Dr.K Prabhakar Rao- English Poetic Translation of MANISHA PANCHAKAM
Adi Sankaracharya-English poetic translation by Dr K Prabhakakr Rao
1
The one who is free of the illusion of outside world
And knows that the experiences while awake,
And while in sleep and also while in dream,
That Brahman is behind such all experiences and stakes
It manifests in each and every being from ant to Brahma
One who realizes these truths would be my teacher
Although he may be a Chandala or Brahmana or from any stream
And this is my firm resolve and final decision.
2
One that realizes the Brahman
Flawless, supreme, and eternal it is
Surely realizes that this entire universe we see
It is the manifestation of tiny Brahman and feels at ease
Such men realize that feeling of the world
As the result of ignorance owing to the three human traits within
He is my teacher; he may be a Chandala or Brahmana
Know this is my firm resolve and final decision.
3
Those who realize from the teachings of a learned teacher
That world is not permanent and undergoes constant change
Those who control the mind and keeps it in peace and balance
And burn the past, present and acquired deeds in the fire of knowledge
Those who dedicate the body to the cause of knowing the truth
And strive hard to know the Brahman the supreme living within
He is my teacher; he may be a Chandala or Brahmana
Know this is my firm resolve and final decision.
4
Those who realize that the one manifesting in trees animals, men and gods
And being identified with the body and the fad of me and mine
Those who realize that the Brahman illuminates the idle, stale and minds
Like clouds brightened by sun that again cover up the sun
That yet remains self illuminated and that is Brahman
As realized by one and know he is my teacher;
He may be a Chandala of lower birth or Brahmana
Know this is my firm resolve and final decision.
5
The one under bliss realizes the truth
That God Indra and others derive happiness and satisfaction
That result from smallest fraction of happiness
The one who submerges his mind in eternal happiness
And becomes a Brahman and worshiped even by Indra the king of gods
Know! He is my teacher;
He may be a Chandala or Brahmana
Know this is my firm resolve and final decision.
Note. Chandala... Untouchable

Thanks to Sri Prabhakar Rao for Nice poetic Translation
SB