॥ एकश्लोकी ॥किं ज्योतिस्तवभानुमानहनि मे रात्रौ प्रदीपादिकं स्यादेवं रविदीपदर्शनविधौ किं ज्योतिराख्याहि मे । चक्षुस्तस्य निमीलनादिसमये किं धीर्धियो दर्शने किं तत्राहमतो भवान्परमकं ज्योतिस्तदस्मि प्रभो ॥ इति श्रीमत्परमहंसपरिव्राजकाचार्यस्य श्रीगोविन्दभगवत्पूज्यपादशिष्यस्य श्रीमच्छङ्करभगवतः कृतौ एकश्लोकी सम्पूर्णा ॥ Is it your light that shines in the day as the sun and as the bright lamp in the night? Let it be. Which light shines when i close my eyes? (in mental vision) Which light illumines in my intellctual perception? You are that supreme light that illumines the awareness of `aham' and I am that light. In short `that thou art' or `ahambrahmasmi.' I am that by the light of which the world is illumined in the day and the night also by the lamp, beause the Brahman is the source of all light, agni or surya. He is the light through which the indriyas function . When the eyes are closed, there is no perception, the eyes implying perception through all indriyas, then the mind functions with the help of the intellect , which in its turn functions by the light of the atman, which is beyond body, mind and intellect and that am I, the supreme reality, Brahman.
Translation by Dr. Saroja Ramanujam from Chennai
% Text title : ekashloki % File name : ekashloki.itx % itxtitle : ekashlokI % engtitle : Ekashloki % Category : ekashlokI % Location : doc_z_misc_shankara % Sublocation : shankara % Texttype : stotra % Author : Shankaracharya % Language : Sanskrit % Subject : hinduism/religion % Transliterated by : Sunder Hattangadi sunderh at hotmail.com % Proofread by : Sunder Hattangadi sunderh at hotmail.com % Translated by : Saroja Ramanujam sarojram18 at yahoo.com % Send corrections to : Sanskrit@cheerful.com % Site access : http://sanskritdocuments.org