SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
etāṁ dṛṣṭim avaṣṭabhya
kṣayāya jagato ’hitāḥ
‘Adopting this view, the soul-lost, small-witted, and deed-cruel, vile (beings), become the ruin of the Universe.’
Adopting : means embracing or holding.
Nasht-ātmānaḥ = Soul-lost, or those who have lost their souls, or who have not seen that a soul is distinct from body (either by faith or by experience).
Alpa-buddhayaḥ = Small-witted = those who cannot cognize that there is a ‘cognizer’ —Ātma— in the ‘cognized’ body, which is like a pot (which one sees as a separate object).
Ugra-karmāṇaḥ = Deed-cruel = Those who are persecutors or molesters of all beings, by their cruel acts.
These creatures are pests who undermine the Universe.
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