Sl. No.231; Paramaatmaiva; Abhang; Saanskrit. Note:
Do perceive this whole creation as nothing but the
manifestation of the supreme spirit. Alas! It is an illusion to limit
the glory of God to only a name or a form. This is just as futile as
believing that man can be represented by a form made from wood. If one
places his implicit faith at the pure lotus feet of Lord PADMANABHA,
he will obtain bliss.
How can one not get bliss while associating oneself with His feet which
removes all illusions? That association cleanses the enemies like the
desire and anger originating in the mind. It destroys lust, which is
like forest fire and lights the lamp of enlightenment that gives bliss
to the mind. One who serves the feet of Lord PADMANABHA will gain all
these benefits without any difficulty.
One who thus performs the ordained duties, placing his mind on Lord
PADMANABHA, will enjoy the wealth of incomparable bliss and the supreme
enlightenment. That word, praised by the scriptures and perceived through
them is most venerable. Ascetics proclaim that word PADMANABHA with
Let my mind always revel in the name of Lord PADMANABHA, the manifestation
of handsome HARI. May I rejoice His smiling visage. May I exult in His
Lotus like eyes, and His neck adorned with shining KAUSTUBHA gem, robes
brilliant like molten gold. May I revel in the beauty of His rich tresses
resembling the dark cloud; He is the Lord of SYANANDURESA.
(Translation by Dr. T.K Govinda Rao)