ओम् श्रीगणेशाय नमः
om shriiganeshaaya namah
Om radiant Ganesh
As some of you know from my About Page, I have studied ancient languages (Latin and Greek) as well as modern language, languages, and linguistics. Last spring I had begun studying Sanskrit with a tutor for a few months, but had to set that aside for a while. Now I would like to get back to studying Sanskrit, but this time on my own here on the blog. (For those who have studied Sanskrit, feel free to critique my studies, as it would help me learn!) Since it will take some time to learn where all the Devanagari letters are on a phonetic alphabet keyboard, these posts may be slow in coming at first.
To study, I will be translating different mantras and threads of sacred texts. Today I will start with a gurustotram गुरुस्तोत्रम्:
गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णु््र्गु्रुर्देवो महेश्वरः ।
गुरुः साक्षात् परं ब्रह्म तस्मै श्रीगु्रवे नमः । १ ।
(1) gururbrahmaa gururvishnurgururdevo maheshvarah
guruh saakshaat param brahma tasmai shriigurave namah
(1) The teacher is Brahma, Vishnu, and God the Supreme Being
The teacher is clearly the highest reality; praises in the name of the radiant teacher.