1. When God gives us problems, it is to humble us and not to tumble us.
2. Pain is a gift from the divine to look into what is happening more deeply.
3. You should be the master of the mind rather than mind being your master. You should use the mind rather than let the mind use you.
4. Mind creates misery by its desires, expectations, anger and jealousy stimulated by unnecessary comparisons.
5. When one is alert, one can transform poison into medicine.
6. A noisy and pushy mind leads one to a state of unhappiness.
7. In a seed, there is an infinite capacity to grow. Infinity exists in a finite seed. A seed planted becomes a tree. From a tree again there is a fruit, from a fruit there is a seed, from a seed a tree, so in a finite seed there is the infinite capacity to grow.
8. Worry is a form of identification. It is useless. Unfortunately many of us think it is right to worry about someone we love. This is madness in motion. Give up this voluntary form of suffering.
9. Learn to be a witness to your thoughts and feelings. In the witnessing consciousness, there is no identification with anything. Identification leads to misery.
10. Can you dwell a little more on the inner world, the mind? Generally, we are present physically in a place while being psychologically elsewhere. Outer seeing makes you see physically where you are. Inner seeing makes you see psychologically where you are.
11. There is no greater force than awareness. When one increases awareness, even a poison can turn into a medicine and with no awareness a medicine can become a poison.
12. There are differences in a relationship. Do not give too much of importance to them. Give importance to your love and commitment, to your commonality, like you enjoy the joy rides in an amusement park, even though it appears scary. It gives you jitters but still you enjoy. Enjoy your relationship.
13. Negative emotions poison life. Like avoiding poisonous food, avoid negative emotions. Like how you are very alert when you see a poisonous snake, be very aware and alert of negative emotions. Let them come, don’t identify with them. Don’t participate in them.
14. If you go on comparing, life becomes miserable. If somebody is better than you, learn from them; enjoy others’ success. No one can have all the good qualities. Someone will always be better than you at some level. Do not whip yourself with this comparison.
15. The Gita encourages us to be calm and serene irrespective of the situations that we face in life. Only such an individual is closer to enlightenment who remains calm. The greatest discipline is in keeping our minds calm in spite of external turbulent situations. This is the core teaching of the Gita.
16. A Zen Master was asked about the secret of his being always happy. The Zen Master replied, ‘When I wake up in the morning, I ask myself whether I want to be in – heaven or hell? Then I decide to be in heaven. The moment I decide to be in heaven, I create heaven in every moment of my life.’
17. The choice in our life is either we come from commitment or complaint. We have to decide that. Invariably we find people who are powerful are those who operate from commitment. And those who are powerless, always operate from complaint. One’s state of being will be powerful if one operates from commitment.
18. Another dimension one needs to add is to operate from selflessness. When we do something that is selfless, we find unknown forces mysteriously strengthen our hands. Pathanjali, a great Yogi says, ‘Do something good … be in the path of goodness, and… you will find forces that mysteriously help you.’
19. Understand that you are the creator of your suffering. This understanding will help you dissolve suffering. An unhappy person in heaven will convert even heaven into hell; a happy person can convert hell into heaven.” So, change is not required anywhere except within oneself.
20. There are two types of sufferings :- • Legitimate; • Illegitimate; Legitimate suffering is sorrow that is proportionate to the situation. For example your son dies in an accident. This sorrow is valid. But if you continue worrying for more than one or two years, then there is a psychological aspect to it. To handle legitimate sufferings, one should understand that such suffering is the result of your past deeds…Illegitimate suffering is suffering that is not proportionate to the situation. For example, somebody calls you a fool. You brood over it for days on end. It is this suffering that one can end through right thinking.
21. When your suffering is due to Karma, your past deeds, you have to understand that you are only repaying your debt.
22. Surrender is a leap from the ordinary to the sacred; from the logical to the cosmic. Surrender is like opening the third eye….
23. Surrender is in the realization that God gives me what I need more than what I want. Surrender is trust. Surrender is being open to life.
24. Mostly, tensions emerge from the way your mind languages your experience. For example, a student runs several miles and enjoys running but when it is made a punishment, running creates tension. Where does the tension come from? It is through the interpretations in one’s mind.
25. Observe a surfer…. the stronger the waves, the more does he enjoy it. He decides that he is going to enjoy the waves while surfing. When waves are strong, he is totally present in the moment. There are no interfering thoughts in him. In such space something in him makes him very alive to the life around him.
26. Learn to be in the present. Be aware of the present in total. There is joy being in the present. Do not get lost either in the past or future.
27. Learn to live from the ‘higher self’ and not from the ‘lower self.’ The ‘higher self’ encourages you, as it is filled with positiveness. The ‘lower self’ is an interfering self. It discourages you. It acts more like an obstacle.
28. Can my house be like that of a rich man? Or can my house be better than that of my neighbour? You are always lost in comparison. But life is simple. Ambitions make it complex. Only if you stop the greedy game of going ahead of others, can you be happy.
29. A meditative attitude is very different. Meditation awakens your awareness. Once your awareness is of high order, you realise the foolishness of comparison. You would not allow others’ success to define your failure. You would see the beauty of ‘what is’ and not get lost in ‘what should be.’
30. You would see the uniqueness of yourself. Everyone is unique. Everyone is incomparable. You would learn the art of seeing beauty even in imperfection. You would participate in the miracle of life than being busy in judging life. You would listen to the music of life. You would listen to the mantra of life or the song of life. Your listening would be with your heart. Without this inner and outer, music will not be heard. With this, your perception awakens to newer heights.
31. Commitment is the language of the wise; complaint is the language of the fools. Commitment is a responsibility and also includes accountability. In life, one should be responsible as well as accountable. Generally one takes responsibility without accountability; this weakens one’s being.
32. We have both – an actor and a thinker in us. Every time we lie, the thinker warns us that we are lying and the actor asks us to shut up and continue telling lies. In such a state, there is a split in our being — between the actor and the thinker. It is like riding a chariot with two horses, with the horses going in two different directions. Commitment creates integrity. In this state, it is easier to bring forth the excellence in our lives.
33. Excellence happens when there is love to grow and contribute.
34. Creativity occurs primarily through the power of intention. Intention is like sowing a seed in existence. Allow it to germinate. Allow the forces of nature to nurture life.
35. Commitment also involves dropping illusions. We do not see the world as it is. We see the world projected through our verbose minds.
36. When you are unhappy, there is a pay-off, People give you sympathy. When you are happy, you have to pay a price…. people feel jealous of you.
37. Since childhood you play this racket of getting attention. As you grow up this game continues. Have you seen beautiful girls? They tempt men and when a man falls for them, they push him aside and thus feel strong. This is called the ‘kiss me off racket.’ Men also use anger as a racket to protect their inner wound. Anger in such a case becomes a defence mechanism.
38. Rackets are manipulative games to seek attention. They are types of mental sickness. One’s psychological immune system becomes weak. Hence, one is prone to the path of wrong, like when one’s body’s immune system is weak; one is prone to an infection.
39. Become aware. Each time you are miserable, it is your choice. This is your game. You have some hidden agenda. If you see the foolishness of the hidden agenda, then you will drop it. It is like being tempted to eat excess sweets, but the moment you know it is harmful; you will not be tempted to eat them.
40. Buddha, Krishna and Jesus can still be communicated to, if only you are more meditative. Their ‘presence’ is never destroyed. Lord Krishna in the Gita says, ‘They are fools who consider me to be only the body.’ All great masters can be connected to, if you are more meditative. You need not be frustrated if you can’t meet your master. Be in silence. Ask your question in that space of silence and you get an answer not from the mind but from the beyond. You have to experience this. This is not a matter of logic; it is a matter of experience
41. Do we have likes and dislikes or do likes and dislikes have us? As unconscious beings, likes and dislikes control our lives. Conscious beings are masters of likes and dislikes. When likes and dislikes are under your control, they will serve you and in such a state, you are not messed up. Likes and dislikes are not the problem. However, do they control your life, or are you controlling them, is the real question.
Like Arjuna, Seek Counsel
We often say that a human being is the noblest work of God, and that when God created this masterpiece He gave it a mind, body and soul While the body is transitory and has a normal curve of birth, growth, maturity, decay and death and the mind that is encased in the body also goes along the same route, the soul is beyond death and destruction and joins the cosmic pool when it leaves the body But God who created all living beings on this universe embedded humans with a special characteristic –.that of an intellect capable of knowing his non-being also! But apart from this, our knowledge of the future is zero.
We live in the past with our memories, we live in the present with our pains and pleasures and we live in the future with vague guess work Just as the physical body is vulnerable to injury and disease the mind, too, suffers as a result of what we say and do Medical help is available with doctors and treatments for bringing the body back to good health But when the mind suffers an aberration owing to traumatic events the consequences can be tragic for all those who are close to the person so. Affected and of course, the concerned individual.
Treatment for disturbed minds is not so easily accessible Moreover, seeking psychiatric help is viewed as something only ‘mad’ people do, and so there is a stigma attached Hence there is need for counseling centers and an openness to encourage people to come forward to seek help This will help reduce the anxiety and stress levels, leading to a better quality of life for individuals and families and by extension, friends, colleagues and society as a whole The more depressed you get, the.more anxiously you seek isolation that only deepens the depression.
We are no strangers to this state of mind Arjuna was the earliest known victim of this kind of dejection when the Mahabharata war was about to begin His charioteer Lord Krishna empathized with Arjuna and took the responsibility of pulling Arjuna out of his predicament The result was the Bhagavad Gita The dilemma of Arjuna was that he found it unacceptable that he should wage war with his own kith and kin Though as a soldier his duty was to fight, how could he be happy after killing his.relatives? Krishna advised Arjuna to be more focused on his duties and the vows he had taken so that he does not suffer from inner conflict.
The war was dharma yuddha, and when Draupadi was humiliated Arjuna had vowed to fight for justice and bring the
violators to book When the land of the Pandavas was taken away by his cousins fraudulently, he had fretted and fumed and vowed to remedy the adharma, the injustice, when the time came And now at the battlefield the time had indeed come In everyone’s life there are uncertainties We all go through inner conflicts It would be a mistake to think that all things are under our control In.times of frustration, dejection, grief and similar tragedies in life – it will be foolish to abandon hope altogether.
Why We Are UnHappy
People say, “I am unhappy. I am suffering.” But Vedanta asks, ‘What is the weight of sorrow? Does the sorrow weigh 50 gm, 200gm, 500 gm, or 1 kg? Has anyone measured the mass of sorrow? What is the color of sorrow? What is the form of unhappiness? What is the force of sorrow?’ It has no force of its own. Nobody has seen sorrow having any mass, color, form or power. God has no sorrow to give to us. We don’t want unhappiness. Still, we are suffering. God has not created sorrow nor has nature done so. Does the mother create sorrow for her child? No! Why then do children become unhappy? It is due to lack of understanding. Going to school is for the benefit of children but they are unhappy being sent to school; only due to lack of good sense. Bathing is good for health; soap washes the dirt away but children cry when mother bathes them. Unhappiness has no mass, color, form or force, other than lack of good sense.
There are two types of Creation. One is the Creation of God. There is no sorrow in it. The other is our (mental) creation. We create it due to our foolishness. Diamonds, pearls, rubies are created by God. But one becomes unhappy thinking, ‘He has diamonds, pearls and rubies. I don’t have.” But the one who has them will also die leaving the gems and jewels behind. If you will have them you too will have to depart leaving them behind. Right now, you should thank God almighty for giving food and shelter. What if you have the stones and what if you don’t? The one who possesses them feels proud, “I have diamonds, pearls and rubies.” He is ensnared by egotism and you are ensnared by foolish envious thinking. The diamonds created by God do not cause pain to anybody nor do they give joy to anybody. God has created diverse forms, colors and events for your joy, your knowledge, and enhancing your divine love. After birth you came in your mother’s lap. Neither your mother nor father nor grandfather made the milk. Mother ate rotis and vegetables but God made milk for you in mother’s body before your birth. You suckled it as and when you wished and then turned your face away. It is not considered to be defiled; it needs neither boiling nor storing in a refrigerator. Had it been too sweet, it would have caused hyperglycemia; had it been tasteless, you would not have liked it. Had it been too hot, it would have burnt your tongue; had it been too cold, it would have aggravated Vata. Neither much cold nor much hot, neither much sweet nor tasteless. The excellent and healthful drink! Was it made by any insentient machine or Supreme Consciousness? Was it made by any enemy or Supreme benefactor? No, it was made by the Supreme Lord, the supreme well-wisher and friend of all; and it was made out of compassion with great care and attention.
When God brings favorable circumstances in life, it is to encourage us. And when, at times, He brings adversities in our life, it is to caution against becoming haughty. He gives illness to teach us not to be unrestrained in diet. He gives us health to serve mankind and to engage ourselves in devotional practices or to know Him. So tell me whether God causes pain to us or elevates us; God is our well-wisher or enemy? He is our well-wisher not enemy. God wants our progress, He is our well-wisher, and we also want to progress for our good yet why the sorrow? Why the unhappiness? The reason is that we don’t accept God’s will. We want God to fulfill our wishes. You see palaces, mansions and gardens in a movie. But if the viewer wants to keep on viewing a scene forever! No, the scene will go and others – of roads, thieves, dacoit, good people, dancers, and lovers – will come. All these are ever-changing scenes of the cinema. If somebody wants to keep a particular scene stationary or to prevent some scene one does not like, it is not possible. If somebody wants a particular scene to go away, it is not possible. You cannot keep any scene stationary or prevent any scene or change a scene at your will. This is only a film for your amusement, entertainment or education.
Likewise, God has made Shastras; He has prescribed paths of Jnana, Bhakti and Karma. God wants our well-being. If we view films, deceive others or do other unworthy things like drinking, gambling, slandering, are not we ourselves sowing the seeds of misery?
So sorrow is formless, weightless and colorless. Unhappiness is the other name for foolishness, it is the lack of good sense, of insistence.
Somebody dies. His death does not make you unhappy or sad. It is the feeling of ‘he is my relative…’ that makes you sad. Birth of a person does not give happiness by itself. It is the belief ‘a son or daughter is born to me’ that gives you joy. We take the body as ‘I’ and the things and persons related to the body as ‘mine’. But if we take the Self, the Supreme Self from where the ‘I’ arises as ‘mine’ and the world as a dream and conduct ourselves in the world judiciously, there is happiness and bliss all the way. ‘These are my diamonds. These are my pearls. This is my house…’ They were possessed by someone else in the past and will be possessed by some other person in the future. The land which you believe to be yours belonged to somebody else before it became yours. And when you die or may be before that its ownership will pass on to somebody else. So do these things actually belong to me? No. You may believe them to be yours superficially, but know within that all this is but a dream and the One Who ‘knows’ it i.e. God alone is mine. He is mine who does not leave my company even after death. This realization leads to perennial bliss.
God did not create sorrow! Neither was it created by nature, brother! Attachment-aversion, ignorance, egoism are the causes of sorrow. Ignorance will be removed by the knowledge of essence, attachment-aversion will be eliminated by worshipping the Lord, by meditation. That’s all, your love for Lord is accomplished and attainment of the Supreme bliss is done.
‘Wisdom dawns not without association with the saints and such communion cannot be easily enjoyed without the grace of Lord Rama.’
(Sri Ramacharitamanasa Bala-Kanda: 2.4)
One gets human birth with the simplest grace of God. One gets faith and a Guru with special grace of God. With more divine grace one gets initiated into Guru Mantra and love for the Lord is kindled in one’s heart. Divine love will lead sooner or later to the divine Knowledge also.
Your Self is eternal and immortal.
‘The individual soul is a part of God, immortal, conscious, untainted by illusion and by nature perfectly blissful.’
(Sri Ramacharitamanasa Uttar Kanda: 116.1)
You are blissful by your very nature but these visitors – worries, passions and beliefs etc. – make you unhappy. You do not want sorrow; and it is not created by God or Maya or nature. Unhappiness is on account of ignorance. Don’t intensify your pains and sorrows thinking you to be miserable or suffering. ‘The mind is afflicted with unhappiness; the body is afflicted with the pain; I am the Immortal son of God, the Knower of all.’ – Thus Self-enquiry can eliminate your pains and sorrows.
Focus Your Vision and Lend Your Ears!
“No one understands me”, is the grumbling of many.
When, even my wife does not understand me. What should I do? – this is the cribbing of many a husband.
If a person cannot develop a good relationship with his wife, then who else can be got along with?
E-mail and Internet have brought people from all over the world much closer than ever before. No country or people operate individually, in isolation. In the information age, friendship and contacts with people the world over, have become imperative.
But, what is the reality? We find it difficult to even begin a conversation with an unknown person. We are unable to strengthen existing friendships. We move away from others with complaints such as – “He has no manners, she is an egoist, etc.”
You greet your superior and he fails to respond. This one incident makes you conclude “He thinks too high of himself and does not respect others.” This is where the trouble starts. Perhaps, your superior may not have noticed your greeting.
A Philipino monk came to me to learn the Vedas – ancient Indian texts. During a brief interaction, I taught him Sanskrit. In return, he offered to teach me Tantra. “Tantra” does not mean black magic or some such mumbo-jumbo! There is a technique to read the minds of other people.. He offered to teach certain methods; but I refused saying that I do not need them. When my mind itself is a big mystery, why should I try to know the minds of other people?
The next day, while returning, the monk told me, “It is terrible to know what is in the minds of others. I am able to see all the lies, slyness, ulterior motives and perversions. I am unable to show affection to anyone; tolerate it. When someone talks highly of me, I am unable to listen to that! My whole attention is riveted to what he is thinking inside.”
The reason for relating this incident is to tell you not to worry about what the other person thinks of us. If you interact with others with this intention, you may not even be able to listen to what they are saying!
Why learn skills, that create problems? Why pick on inessentials?
The ability to know what is essential and what is not is called Viveka – meaning discrimination, in Jainism.
A tramp was limping with a high-heeled boot on one foot and none on the other. Seeing him struggling, a passer-by asked, “Have you lost one of your shoes?” He said, “No” and added that he found one boot; hence he wore it.
We pick up the inessential and suffer.
To develop friendship, it is essential to listen to others attentively. This helps us build interpersonal relationships. Interpersonal skills are essential to develop friendships with others around us, at home, at the workplace….. etc.,
Once, Leo Buscaglia came across a stranger at a park.
“Hello! How are you?”, he greeted the stranger.
“We have not even met each other earlier. How can you say hello to me?”, asked the stranger, and moved away.
The next day, Leo met the same person again. He said, “Hello, how are you? We have met before!” and the person could not help but laugh!
What does a person with interpersonal skills do when he meets a business associate for the first time? He begins to build a rapport.
If the associate is sitting straight, the other person would also sit straight. If the associate is sitting in a relaxed position, the other person too would sit in a relaxed manner. This is known as “body match.”
Those who are experts in interpersonal skills do not talk continuously denying others the chance to speak. They listen attentively, and encourage others to talk; thus they indicating their interest in others.
The next most important point is “eye contact.” If someone is talking to us and we look elsewhere, the speaker will infer that we are bored, and will stop speaking. So, no matter who we are talking or listening to, it is imperative to have eye contact during the interaction.
शिव ताण्डव स्तोत्र
जटाटवीगलज्जलप्रवाहपावितस्थले, गलेऽवलम्ब्यलम्बितां भुजङ्गतुङ्गमालिकाम्।
डमड्डमड्डमड्डमन्निनादवड्डमर्वयं, चकारचण्डताण्डवं तनोतु नः शिवो शिवम् ॥१॥
जटाकटाहसंभ्रमभ्रमन्निलिंपनिर्झरी, विलोलवीचिवल्लरी विराजमानमूर्धनि।
धगद्धगद्धगज्ज्वलल्ललाटपट्टपावके, किशोरचंद्रशेखरे रतिः प्रतिक्षणं ममं ॥२॥
धराधरेंद्रनंदिनी विलासबन्धुबन्धुरस्फुरद्दिगंतसंतति प्रमोद मानमानसे।
कृपाकटाक्षधोरणीनिरुद्धदुर्धरापदि क्वचिद्विगम्बरे मनोविनोदमेतु वस्तुनि ॥३॥
मदांधसिंधुरस्फुरत्वगुत्तरीयमेदुरे मनोविनोदद्भुतं बिंभर्तुभूतभर्तरि ॥४॥
भुजंगराजमालयानिबद्धजाटजूटकः श्रियैचिरायजायतां चकोरबंधुशेखरः ॥५॥
सुधामयूखलेखया विराजमानशेखरं महाकपालिसंपदे शिरोजटालमस्तुनः ॥६॥
धराधरेंद्रनंदिनीकुचाग्रचित्रपत्रकप्रकल्पनैकशिल्पिनी त्रिलोचनेरतिर्मम ॥७॥
निलिम्पनिर्झरीधरस्तनोतु कृत्तिसिंधुरः कलानिधानबंधुरः श्रियं जगंद्धुरंधरः ॥८॥
प्रफुल्लनीलपंकजप्रपंचकालिमप्रभा-विडंबि कंठकंध रारुचि प्रबंधकंधरम्।
स्मरच्छिदं पुरच्छिंद भवच्छिदं मखच्छिदं गजच्छिदांधकच्छिदं तमंतकच्छिदं भजे ॥९॥
अखर्वसर्वमंगला कलाकदम्बमंजरी-रसप्रवाह माधुरी विजृंभणा मधुव्रतम्।
स्मरांतकं पुरातकं भावंतकं मखांतकं गजांतकांधकांतकं तमंतकांतकं भजे ॥१०॥
जयत्वदभ्रविभ्रमभ्रमद्भुजंगमस्फुरद्धगद्धगद्विनिर्गमत्कराल भाल हव्यवाट्।
धिमिद्धिमिद्धिमिध्वनन्मृदंगतुंगमंगलध्वनिक्रमप्रवर्तित: प्रचण्ड ताण्डवः शिवः ॥११॥
तृणारविंदचक्षुषोः प्रजामहीमहेन्द्रयोः समं प्रवर्तयन्मनः कदा सदाशिवं भजे ॥१२॥
कदा निलिंपनिर्झरी निकुञ्जकोटरे वसन् विमुक्तदुर्मतिः सदा शिरःस्थमंजलिं वहन्।
विमुक्तलोललोचनो ललामभाललग्नकः शिवेति मंत्रमुच्चरन् कदा सुखी भवाम्यहम् ॥१३॥
निलिम्प नाथनागरी कदम्ब मौलमल्लिका-निगुम्फनिर्भक्षरन्म धूष्णिकामनोहरः।
तनोतु नो मनोमुदं विनोदिनींमहनिशं परिश्रय परं पदं तदंगजत्विषां चयः ॥१४॥
प्रचण्ड वाडवानल प्रभाशुभप्रचारणी महाष्टसिद्धिकामिनी जनावहूत जल्पना।
विमुक्त वाम लोचनो विवाहकालिकध्वनिः शिवेति मन्त्रभूषगो जगज्जयाय जायताम् ॥१५॥
इमं हि नित्यमेव मुक्तमुक्तमोत्तम स्तवं पठन्स्मरन् ब्रुवन्नरो विशुद्धमेति संततम्।
हरे गुरौ सुभक्तिमाशु याति नान्यथागतिं विमोहनं हि देहनां सुशंकरस्य चिंतनम् ॥१६॥
पूजाऽवसानसमये दशवक्रत्रगीतं यः शम्भूपूजनपरम् पठति प्रदोषे ।
तस्य स्थिरां रथगजेंद्रतुरंगयुक्तां लक्ष्मी सदैव सुमुखीं प्रददाति शम्भुः ॥१७॥
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कर्पूरकान्तिधवलाय जटाधराय दारिद्र्य दुःखदहनाय नमः शिवाय || १||
गौरीप्रियाय रजनीशकलाधराय कालान्तकाय भुजगाधिपकङ्कणाय |
गंगाधराय गजराजविमर्दनाय दारिद्र्य दुःखदहनाय नमः शिवाय || २||
भक्तिप्रियाय भवरोगभयापहाय उग्राय दुर्गभवसागरतारणाय |
ज्योतिर्मयाय गुणनामसुनृत्यकाय दारिद्र्य दुःखदहनाय नमः शिवाय || ३||
चर्मम्बराय शवभस्मविलेपनाय भालेक्षणाय मणिकुण्डलमण्डिताय |
मंझीरपादयुगलाय जटाधराय दारिद्र्य दुःखदहनाय नमः शिवाय || ४||
पञ्चाननाय फणिराजविभूषणाय हेमांशुकाय भुवनत्रयमण्डिताय |
आनन्दभूमिवरदाय तमोमयाय दारिद्र्य दुःखदहनाय नमः शिवाय || ५||
भानुप्रियाय भवसागरतारणाय कालान्तकाय कमलासनपूजिताय |
नेत्रत्रयाय शुभलक्षण लक्षिताय दारिद्र्य दुःखदहनाय नमः शिवाय || ६||
रामप्रियाय रघुनाथवरप्रदाय नागप्रियाय नरकार्णवतारणाय |
पुण्येषु पुण्यभरिताय सुरार्चिताय दारिद्र्य दुःखदहनाय नमः शिवाय || ७||
मुक्तेश्वराय फलदाय गणेश्वराय गीतप्रियाय वृषभेश्वरवाहनाय |
मातङ्गचर्मवसनाय महेश्वराय दारिद्र्य दुःखदहनाय नमः शिवाय || ८||
वसिष्ठेन कृतं स्तोत्रं सर्वरोगनिवारणं |सर्वसंपत्करं शीघ्रं पुत्रपौत्रादिवर्धनम् |
त्रिसंध्यं यः पठेन्नित्यं स हि स्वर्गमवाप्नुयात् || ९||