Hastamalikiyam is written by Hastamalaka, a disciple of Adi Shankaracharya. Hastamalaka described knowledge like holding a fruit in one’s hand. The fruit which is called amalaka is a small fruit with properties of rejuvenation.
Hastamalaka was totally free from attachment and he was adopted by Adi Shankaracharya as his disciple. In his commentary he wrote that the desire of all living beings was the pursuit of pleasure and to be free of sorrow. It was the intent of mankind to thrive on this. However, there were some human beings, who accumulated merit in their past lives and realized that joy and sorrow were of no consequence. Therefore, they became totally detached and sought self-knowledge.
Who does not love crystals? How they shine and change their colors.
Clear crystals appear to be colored differently, when brought in association with different objects. Again, the full moon appears to be moving, when reflected in shaking water. So do You, O Lord Vishnu appear to be moving only because of the intellects in which you manifest.
Aim Hrim Klim