SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
SlOkam – Original
sukham thu ihdAnIm thrividham SruNu mE bharatharshabha |
word-by-word meaning (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)
bharatharshabha – Oh leader of bharatha clan!
idhAnIm – now
sukham thu – happiness
thrividham – three kinds
mE SruNu – listen from me
Simple Translation (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)
Oh leader of bharatha clan! Now listen from me, the three kinds of happiness.
Rendering based on ALkoNdavilli gOvindhAchArya swAmy’s English translation of gIthA bhAshyam
‘Now listen from Me, Bharatarshabha!1 the three kinds of Happiness.’
All the aforesaid, Knowledge, Act, Actor etc., are with reference to, or to subserve the purpose of, obtaining Happiness. This is of a threefold complexion. Listen:
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- A nom de guerre of Arjuna: The Bull of the Bharata-race. ↩