12.13 adhvEshtA sarvabhUthAnAm

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Chapter 12

<< Chapter 12 verse 12

SlOkam – Original

adhvEshtA sarvabhUthAnAm maithra: karuNa Eva ca |
nirmamO nirahankAra: samadhu:khasukha: kshamI ||

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

sarva bhUthAnAm adhvEshtA – not hating any creature
maithra – being friendly towards all creatures
karuNa Eva cha – showing mercy towards them (when they suffer)
nirmama – being free from possessiveness
nirahankAra: – being free from ego
sama dhu:kha sukha – seeing joy and sorrow equally
kshamI – patient

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

One who is not hating any creature, is friendly towards all creatures, shows mercy towards them (when they suffer), is free from possessiveness, is free from ego, sees joy and sorrow equally and is patient …

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

‘Whoso is non-hater of any being, benign and clement, exempt from selfishness and self-love, unaffected by pain and pleasure, patient;’

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