Eka sloka prakaranam
The monograph of one verse
Adhi Sankara Bhagawatpada
( Here is absolute knowledge in one verse given by the great Acharya.I have not translated word by word but have given overall meaning . The Sanskrit and Tamil image of the Stotra is taken from Ww.kamakoti.org.My acknowledgements for the same )
Kim jyothi sthavaBhanumaana hani may rathrou prathipadhikam,
Sya devam ravi darsana vidhou kim jyothirakhyajimay .
Chakshusthsya nimileenaathi samaye kim dhee dhiyo darsane ,
Kim thathraaham atho bhavan paramakam jyothisthasmi prabho .
Which light helps you? it is sun in day time and may be lamps at night,
With the aid of which light would you see that sun as well as lamp? It is by using the eye,
What would you do when your eyes are closed? I would use the light of my wisdom?
How would you see that wisdom? Ofcourse there is my soul and so oh lord , soul is the brightest among all