From the above glossary, prepare the following phrases –
No. Phrase Sanskrit in
1 You only mother __________ __________ __________ __________ 2 and Father you only __ _______ ________ __ _______ ________ 3 You only brother and __________ __________ ___ __________ __________ ___ 4 friend you only __________ __________ __________ __________ 5 You only knowledge __________ __________ __________ __________ 6 Wealth you only __________ __________ __________ __________ 7 You only everything of me __________ __________ ________ __________ __________ ________ 8 Oh God ! Oh God __________ __________ __________ __________
Now you can write down two phrases in one line. By that it becomes a good four-line verse, a good prayer !!
I am sure you will like this prayer. Learn it by heart.
Now you have learnt a prayer, of which you also know the meaning.
Say it by yourself whenever and wherever you like. Maybe you can meditate with this prayer.
If someone prays to God, calling Him mother, father, brother, friend, knowledge, wealth, everything, very earnestly, He will answer!!
You may find this prayer on the internet in Devanagari. You would find one small difference.
OK, let me give that to you here itself. In phrase 3, you will find that बन्धुः च is written as बन्धुश्च. That difference is simple and logical.
बन्धुः + च (bandhuH + cha = bandhush-cha). Hence, बन्धुश्च
A vertical line at the end of each line (।) is really the “full stop” in Devanagari. Two vertical lines (॥) denote the end of a stanza.
Do you really need a “key” to the exercise 1 ?
Anyway, here it is –
|Blissful be it||shubhamastu||शुभमस्तु|