15.9 SrOthram chakshu: sparSanam cha

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Chapter 15

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SlOkam – Original

SrOthram chakshu: sparSanam cha rasanam grANam Eva cha |
adhishtAya manaS chAyam vishayAn upasEvathE ||

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

ayam – this AthmA
SrOthram – ears
chakshu: – eyes
sparSanam cha – body
rasanam – tongue
grANam Eva cha – nose, these sense organs
mana: cha – mind (which controls these)
adhishtAya – engaging them in their respective senses such as hearing, sight, touch, taste and smell
vishayAn – those matters
upasEvathE – enjoys

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

This AthmA, engaging his sense organs ears, eyes, body, tongue and nose in their respective senses such as hearing, sight, touch, taste and smell, and the mind (which controls these), enjoys those matters.

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

‘Presiding over hearing, sight, touch, taste and
smell, and manas, it (soul) enjoys sense-objects.’

Ruling these senses in such manner as they are fitted to function, the soul enjoys their appropriate objects, viz., sound etc.

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