11.43 pithA’si lOkasya charAcharasya

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Chapter 11

<< Chapter 11 verse 42

SlOkam – Original

pithA’si lOkasya charAcharasya thvam asya pUjyaS cha gurur garIyAn |
na thvathsamO’sthyabhyadhika: kuthO’nyO lokathrayE’pyaprathimaprabhAva ||

word-by-word meaning (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

aprathima prabhAva – Oh one with incomparable greatness!
thvam – you
asya charAcharasya lOkasya – for this world which has movable and immovable entities
pithA asi – are the father

(thus)
(asya – for this world)
pUjya: cha – you are venerable
garIyAn guru: cha – you are the revered teacher (who is more revered than one’s father)
lOkathrayE api – in the three worlds
thvath sama: anya: na asthi – there is none equal to you (in your qualities such as mercyc et)
abhyadhika: kutha: – how can there be a person who is greater than you?

Simple Translation (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

Oh one with incomparable greatness! You are the father for this world which has movable and immovable entities; (thus) you are venerable and you are the revered teacher (who is more revered than one’s father); there is none equal to you (in your qualities such as mercy etc) in the three worlds; how can there be a person who is greater than you?

Rendering based on ALkoNdavilli gOvindhAchArya swAmy’s English translation of gIthA bhAshyam

‘O matchless Glory! Father are You of the
world, —mobile and immobile; its Adorable are You; and Teacher Venerable; none is there equal to You, nor superior, in all the three worlds.’1

O Incomparable Glory! Of all this world of moving and stable things, You are Father; also are You its Preceptor; hence its Adorable Worshipful. None is equal to You in point of any virtue such as mercy etc. How could there be any one, in all the three worlds, above You!.

>> Chapter 11 verse 44

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  1. Cp. Bh: Gī: IX-17, and Śvet: Up: ‘Na tat-samaśch-ābhyadhikaścha dṛiśyate.’

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