SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
ahiṁsā kṣāntir ārjavam
‘Reverence, Simplicity, Harmlessness, Forbearance, Rectitude, Teachers’ service, Purity, Faith, Self-control.’
Amānitvam=reverence=absence of affront or contumely for good and great men.
Adambhitvam=Simplicity=absence of ostentation or show in the discharge of pious duties, in order to gain notoriety or a name for piety;
Ahimsā=Harmlessness= absence of hurtfulness to others in word, thought and deed.
Kshāntiḥ=Forbearance=preserving temper undisturbed even when molested by others.
Ārjavam=Rectitude, or sincerity or oneness in tongue, mind and body.
Āchāryopasanam=Teachers’ service1= By prostration, respectful speech etc., services to the Holy Teachers imparting instruction concerning soul.
Śaucham=Purity=cultivation of thought, speech and deed, as dictated by Śastra so as to be fit to strive for and acquire soul-knowledge.
Stḥairyam=Faith=unshakable confidence in the spiritual teachings of Śāstra.
Ātma-vinigrahaḥ=self control=the abstracting or withdrawing the mind from pursuits other than that of the spiritual science.
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- Vide Bh: Gi: IV-34. ↩