viditakila sastra sudha jalatheâ
mahitopa nisatkathi tarthanidhe
hrdayekalaye vimalam saranam
bhava sankara desika me saranam ||1||

Meaning :

o thou, the knower of all the milk-ocean of scriptures! the expounder of the topics of great upanisadic treasure-trove! on thy faultless feet i meditate in my heart. be thou my refuge o master, sankara

 

karuna varunalaya palaya mam
bhvasagara dukha vidunahrdam
racayakhila darshana thatvanidam
bhava sankara desika me saranam ||2||

Meaning :

o the ocean of campassion! save me whose heart is tormented by the misery of the sea of birth! make me understand the truths of all the schools of philosophy! be thou my refuge o master, sankara

 

bhavata janata suhita bhavita
nijabodha vicarana charumate
kalayeshvara jiva vivekavidam
bhava sankara desika me saranam ||3||

Meaning :

by thee, the masses have been made happy. o thou who hast a noble intellect skilled in the inquiry into self-knowledge! enable me to understand the wisdom relating to god and the soul. be thou my refuge o master, sankara.

 

bhava eva bhavaniti me nitaram
samajayata chetasi kautukita
mamavaraya moha mahajaladhim
bhava sankara desika me saranam ||4||

Meaning :

knowing that thou art verily the supreme lord, there arises overwhelming bliss in my heart. protect me from the vast ocean of delusion. be thou my refuge o master, sankara

 

sukrte dhikrete bahidha bhavato
bhavita sama darshana lalasata
atihinamimam paripalaya mam
bhava sankara desika me saranam ||5||

Meaning :

desire for the insight into unity through thee will spring only when virtuous deeds are performed in abundance and in various directions. protect this extremely helpless person. be thou my refuge o master, sankara.

 

jagatimavitum kalitakritayo
vicharanti mahamana saschalatah
ahimam sturivatra vibhasi guro
bhava sankara desika me saranam ||6||

 Meaning :

oh teacher! for saving the world, the great asume various forms and wander in disguise. of them, thou shinest like the sun. be thou my refuge o master, sankara

 

vidita na maya vishataikakala
nacha kincana kancanamasti guro
drutameva videhi krupam sahajam
bhava sankara desika me saranam ||7||

Menaing :

not even a single branch of knowledge has been understood by me correctly. not even the least wealth do i possess, o teacher. bestow on me quickly thy natural grace. be thou my refuge o master, sankara