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Title: The Ribhu Gita -Dr.Lingeswara Rao and Anil Sharma translations:
Post by: Subramanian.R on April 27, 2016, 01:45:37 PM
(This is a translation by Dr.Lingeswara Rao and Anil Sharma.  This is different from Nome and another's
translation.  Bhagavan approved only the Tamizh version done by Ulaganatha Swamigal. The English
version of Nome and another follows this Tamizh version.)

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Bhagavan has said: These readings from Ribhu Gita are as good as Samadhi. It does not matter if one
understands the meanings or not.  Yet the result can be experienced.  It appears from Sri Bhagavan's
words that if there is a book the reading of which attune one's mind to the transcendental state, that is
Ribhu Gita.  What more is there to say? 

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Chapter I:

1. May the Lord Sri Mahaganapati -- who joyously holds the Mount Meru as if it were a madi berry,
who then being pleaded to by the frightened celestial beings lets go of it, only to capture the blue
expanse of the sky taking it to be a jambu fruit  -- may that Lord with huge belly protect me.

2. May Siva the Lord Suoreme -- whose left half is the Mother and right half the father of cosmos
(ardhanarisvara); the tinkling sounds of whose anklets on the lotus feet are the syllables and their
imports -- the basis of language; whose three eyes viz., the sun, the moon and the fire (of knowledge)
are ever the cause of the vision of all - may that sovereign Lord over celestial beings who shines like an
ornament to the divine Mother Parvati protect me.         

3. Suta:  Once the joyous Jaigishvaya in the company of sages, having saluted the six faced Shanmukha,
son of Siva asked him thus:

4,5:  Jaigishavaya:

O repository of compassion,  all knowing one, protector of those who seek refuge, the one ever
contemplating the lotus feet and the three eyes of Siva -- the Lord of Aruna (Parvati), ocean of
mercy and the one resplendent like the Sun, I have heard the glories of the twelve effulgent
Jyotir Lingas.

6.  I am presently eager to hear another account of eminence relating to Siva.  Pray purify me with
the words of nectar flowing from Thy lotus face.

7. Suta:

Pleased with the muni's words of supplication Shanmukha replied to him thus.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     
Title: Re: The Ribhu Gita -Dr.Lingeswara Rao and Anil Sharma translations:
Post by: Subramanian.R on April 28, 2016, 11:09:30 AM
8.  Sri Shanmukha:

Hearken to the ocean of knowledge imparted in Kailasa to sage Ribhu by Sankara Himself, the consort
of Parvati.

9.  Once the brahmana sage Ribhu, son of Brahma, saluted Siva who is omnipresent, bestower of
auspiciousness and the great Lord;  and then extolled His virtues in a state of ecstasy:

10.  Ribhu:

Salutations to Siva glowing with the sun, the moon and the fire (as the three eyes), with a forehead
aglow with the triple stripes of sacred ash;  serpent decked;  with the matted locks tied up as jatajuta
shining with the crescent moon and the one who wraps the elephant hide around his waist as garment.

11.  Protect me O Lord, with eye on the forehead; who punished Daksha in the fire sacrifice;  who has
the great bull gleaming white for mount;  who grants the imperishable fruit of knowledge;  who is with
sacred ashes smeared all over the body and wearing rudraksha (sacred bead) garlands and venomous
snakes on the spacious chest;  who has the dire poison for food; whose lotus feet are worshipped
by the holy mendicants.

12.  O wearer of the Ganga and the moon on the crest; consort of Parvati who is the daughter of the
Himalayas that support the earth!  Grant me the impeccable love for Your lotus feet that removes
pain.  Blessed with the bliss obtained by pleasing Siva, I care not for the celestial beings like Brahma,
Vishnu, Indra and those in the heaven who are all subject to the downfall. Such is my conviction!

13.  I shall have the holy sight of the Lord in the company of mother Uma, whose dance of transcendence
keeps in sway the matted locks and the ornamental half moon encircled by the stars thereof, whose lotus
feet are antagonistic to the wheel of transmigratory existence, which are insuperable and which elevate
the worlds;  which are fatal to the vicious and bestow boons upon the pious.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.             

Title: Re: The Ribhu Gita -Dr.Lingeswara Rao and Anil Sharma translations:
Post by: Subramanian.R on April 29, 2016, 11:11:05 AM
14.  O compassionate Lord with forehead-eye!  Protect my forehead (vision) which is adorned with
the three stripes of ashes and which bends low to touch Thy lotus feet.  O wearer of rudraksha garlands,
protect my throat (speech).  O wearer of snake ear rings. protect my ears (hearing) which revel in the
hissing sounds of snakes Thou adorn.

15.  Sankara, grant me taste for Thy ennobling accounts and the five syllabled Panchakshari  - the
Namah Sivaya Mahamantra.  Train my arms in the unintermittent worship of Thy grand Lingam.
O moon adorned one!  Do protect me with Thy glance of melting love.

16. O Lord with radiant four hands and three eyes of effulgent vision!  Protect my eyes, which are
blessed by the sight of Thy supreme Lingam.  Protect also, O Lord, whose feet twain are worshipped
by Vishnu's eyes as flowers, my own feet that are blessed by going to the temple of Thy Lingam!

17. Though a person may be a victim of the love god Manmatha, if he could gradually cultivate association
with Thy Lingam by having its holy sight and thereafter acquiring self restraint through yoga practices,
worships it with the sacred trilobate Bhilva leaf, choicest lotuses or water, he shall  reach Thy feet
which bestow liberation, O Uma's Lord!

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.   
Title: Re: The Ribhu Gita -Dr.Lingeswara Rao and Anil Sharma translations:
Post by: Subramanian.R on April 30, 2016, 11:01:08 AM
18.  O Lord of Parvati, eulogized by the celestial beings and extolled by the Vedas  Thy thought alone grants
me freedom.   Thy feet alone can be the sole asylum for those wallowing in the quagmire of worldliness.
What other duty can one have than contemplating on them?

19.  O Bharga, dispenser of light!  For those whose feet are locked in the clutches of relative existence
Thy world expunging feet are the sole means of release.  Recitation of Thy name wards off hosts of sin
and evil.  Thy glance of grace is an expert dispeller of misery.

20.  O Viswanatha, Lord of the Universe, sporting Brahma's skull in Thy hand!  In the campaign against
the demonic Tripurasuras Thou hast used the Mount Meru as the bow and the eagle mounted Vishnu
as the arrow, and regaled openly as the Vedas that transformed into horses neighed aloud while
pulling the earth chariot.

21.  O Parvati's better half!  There is no end to Thy glories.  It is by a great fortune that one acquires
the love for union with Thee.  Not to be capable of contemplating Thee is foolishness.  By meditating
within on Thy feet which bestow protection, one transcends the deadly life cycle by the annihilation of
ignorance.

22.  Fount of auspiciousness, O Sambhu!  Let my mind rejoice in identifying with Thee. Let this dusty
Universe be filled with the holy dust of Thy feet.  Glory be to the acts of wearing of sacred bead rudrakshas
and sacred ash - bhasma - which are praised by the Vedas.  Constant mental association with Thy
holy feet reaps a rich harvest of bliss.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva. 
Title: Re: The Ribhu Gita -Dr.Lingeswara Rao and Anil Sharma translations:
Post by: Subramanian.R on May 01, 2016, 10:58:33 AM
23.  Sambhu, my Lord with matted locks!  Wearer of moon, and elephant-hide!  The Upanishads, which
are the crest jewel of the Vedas, invoke Thy holy feet.  Protect me from the multitude of pains, O Lord
sharing half body with Parvati.

24. Sacred ashes are cosmetic powder for Thee and serpents Thy jewllery.  The great bull is Thy mount
and your locks are ever wetted by the Ganga waters.  Linga is verily Thy form.  Thou hast burnt the god
of love Manamatha to ashes (and rendered him body-less thence forth).  Thou art worshipped by the eagle
mounted Vishnu.  Unattachment is Thy true form.  The inner being of the creatures is verily Thee.

25. (Hear the audacity of mine) O Lord of Gods wearing half moon!m  (Considering me ill qualified to
receive Thy grace) You may grant me only limited benediction or cast me aside or even denounce me.
But I dare say unto Thee O Lord, that I am blessed all the same to be considered thus someway or
other.  Do not salty waters, 'forsaken'  by the ocean, transform me into the dark cumulus clouds which
ultimately pour down as sweet and potable waters.

26.  (In Thy abode of Kailash) snakes by shunning violence have become painless at heart.  Therefore,
render me also free from the wrong knowledge of division and multiplicity by your grace.  On  this day,
bestow me with the knowledge emanating as the pellucid spring from Thy face, which obliterates the
pain generating world sense, so that the world may be saved!

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                 
Title: Re: The Ribhu Gita -Dr.Lingeswara Rao and Anil Sharma translations:
Post by: Subramanian.R on May 02, 2016, 11:18:06 AM
27.  (By your grace) Even animals, which are mutually inimical by birth overcome their nature and
begin to shed love.  The deer caresses a lion cub.  The young cow licks a tiger cub. While the cat nurses
a baby swan, the peahen dances to the snake's tune.  If animal passions are sublimated thus what to
speak of humans delighting in the love of Thy feet?  Surely they shall attain the summum bonum of life.

28. Skanda:

Pleased by the above invocation pregnant with sublime wisdom, Siva the great Lord decided to impart
to Ribhu that rare knowledge which erases rebirth and effects union with the Self.  That I will relate
to you Jaigishvaya.  Listen, as you will be released from bondage.

Chapter 2:

1. Isvara:

Son of Brahma O Ribhu!  Hearken to the knowledge bestowing aphorisms succinct with the cream
of the Vedas.

2. Upon the advent of a manvantara cycle in each Yuga (celestial time scales), Vyasa manifest in the
multitudes for the attainment and propagation of the knowledge of Sambhu.  Attaining the state of
Kailash these illustrious ones decorate their bodies with lustrous Vibhuti and dense Rudraksha garlands,
by the simple act of which they plunder my heart.  Surrendering heart and soul to my feet, they
acquire the precious teaching by which dawns in them the light of paramount wisdom.  Using their
rationale nurtured by acute self discipline and guileless love to Me, the sole refuge, they expound this
knowledge thus obtained, and never contradict with the Vedic principles or precepts.

3.  The very first word 'atha' of Brahma Sutras implies that the only 'subject' worth knowing is Brahman.
This knowledge is to be attained through means of Yoga, Jnana, Samkhya and the Upanishads expounding
the codes of self restraint, discrimination (between the real and the unreal), Pranayama, self analysis
and atma vichara (self inquiry) but not by means comprising adjuncts and qualities attributed to the Reality
such as the name and form and His sportive deeds.  Such knowledge of the Self transcending name and form
is to be lived every moment of one's life.  This fructifies as the supreme beatitude of effortless, natural
and permanent experience of the knowledge as one's Being.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.         
 
       
Title: Re: The Ribhu Gita -Dr.Lingeswara Rao and Anil Sharma translations:
Post by: Subramanian.R on May 03, 2016, 11:27:58 AM
4.  One must understand that the world is unreal by way of inquiring into the principles proclaimed by the
Brahma Sutras viz.., 'janmadyasa'.  The supreme Brahman alone has spread out to appear as the
universe by vivarta (manifestation as against parinama - evolution).  With the aid of the scriptural utterances
such as 'yato va' and one's own intellect the truth will shine that Siva alone is the cause behind manifestation.

5.  For all other sacred lore such as Sastras, the Vedas are the basis.  Hence they are in harmony with the latter. The Vedas, which are the exhalation of the Omniscient Siva, were received by the inhalation of the four
faced creator Brahma.  Hence there can be no room for dialogue, argument and controversy and dispute.
Unflinching conviction in the authority of the Vedas is mandatory. The supreme causeless cause is Maheswara
-- the Over Lord.

6.  Clearly, it is by Visvesvara Siva's grace alone parity, unequivocality and harmony are perceived in the
Vedic commandments and thereby inspiration is obtained to follow them. As Brahman is beyond ken of
speech, utterances, however much sacred they be, cannot reveal or explain That.  They lead the aspirant
only to some extent, as the realm of Brahman transcends all guides and pointers in the ultimate sense.
Hence its appellation 'inscrutable'.  The sacred dictum 'atmaivesha iteeva'  (The Self alone is all this)
pronounces that the non dual Brahman has appeared as Isvara -- the sum totality of animate and inanimate.
The crown of the Vedas, the Upanishads, declare that Maheswara is the sole and sovereign Lord.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       

 
   
Title: Re: The Ribhu Gita -Dr.Lingeswara Rao and Anil Sharma translations:
Post by: Subramanian.R on May 04, 2016, 10:10:56 AM
7.  Brahman, though devoid of all senses, witnesses Its creation with absolute intelligence.  Without
the aid of senses It can see, hear, taste, smell and feel.  Endowed with such impossible powers, Its nature
is undoubtedly remains a 'subject' for endless attention and discussion.  If the truth 'Brahman appears all
this' is impalpable, it can be understood that Isvara the All and the cause of Liberation of beings, has entered
every being, thereby rendering them conscious, because of the well known fact that creation does have
a beginning and that as a vibration.

8.  Non discord to the authority of the Vedas under all circumstances must be honored. The appearance
of the formless Reality as one with form is only a phenomenon and does not involve transformation
(evolution). By the negation of the manifestation, realization of its ground and the attainment of bliss
are achieved even as one is apparently a part and parcel of the appearance.

9.  The Upanishads reveal that Parama Siva, the consort of Uma Devi, is the Lord of gods.  His Being
is the basis of existence of one and all.  He is the One acclaimed by the Vedas, as the state of non dual
bliss transcending the pentad of sheaths, viz., annamaya kosa, pranamaya, manomaya, vijnanamaya
and anandamaya.  However dominantly substantial the world phenomenon might appear, being only the
effect, it cannot in any way generate (even the knowledge of) the cause, which is Brahman.

10.  It is clear from the above that Siva alone is the bestower of joy. The Vedic utterances glorify the
Lord as Truth and Infinite.  Ignorant of this, men wallow in the world of illusory happiness.  Lack of
knowledge results in one's imagination of joy in the phatasmagoria that lack even an iota of substance.
Absence of inquiry leads to desire, the consequence of which is the vicious cycle of the miserable
transmigration of the soul.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva. 
             
Title: Re: The Ribhu Gita -Dr.Lingeswara Rao and Anil Sharma translations:
Post by: Subramanian.R on May 05, 2016, 11:22:57 AM
11.  'Brahma puchcham pratistha'  - so goes Taittiriya revelation.  Brahman is the 'stablizing' tail of the
world body.  Maheswara, the great God, is that which remains over after everything is annihilated. 
But He is inexhaustible.  Brahman, the space transcendence,  is seated in the body as Heart Space,
in which the Universe is lodged.  At the time of universal dissolution everything is resolved into the Primal
Source in a retrogressive  fashion.

12.  The state of consciousness called Prajnanam of the Sushupti (deep sleep)  state is no other than Siva.
The duality prevalent in the state of relativity in the form of "Isvara and Jiva" does not hold good in the
unitary state.  At the time of final dissolution the gross body, with the withdrawal of the gross senses,
precipitates into a subtle form to rest in Isvara, the Immutable.

13. In the succeeding generative style, by the gracious glance of Siva, the subtle Jiva (individual) 'awakes'
to see (enjoy) an apparently new round of gross world of materials.  That grace of the Lord operates at
His will and remains unquestionable.  Neither karma and other subtle material causes, nor their effect which
is the world, can influence Him.

14.  Bliss has its origin in Siva, the Self, whether one is aware or not of the dictum  - 'Self alone is worth
knowing'.  But unalloyed and unlimited bliss is the fruit of penance and no other. When the mystery of the
triads proves evasive even Prajnanam, the pure consciousness, appears not to be the primal cause (which
in fact, it is).  Until a well guided effort is embarked upon, Jnana does not dawn even in hundred lives.
That is,  Jnana of a conscious, meaningful and systematically directed practice and defined period of time.
IN short, it is the result of 'active' endeavor and not a time bound passive programme. Intensity of effort
alone determines the speed with which the outcome is attained.  And, the killer of death, upon the subsidence
of all that is perceivable as a result of practice. Aha!

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                               
 
Title: Re: The Ribhu Gita -Dr.Lingeswara Rao and Anil Sharma translations:
Post by: Subramanian.R on May 06, 2016, 11:47:23 AM
15. The Light that lights the world is subtler still than the subtle mahat, the expanded consciousness.
And, who can count it or reckon it which eludes numbers, computing and the allied sciences.  It is
called 'Svabhava' -- the purport of oneself.  This is the one which, by way of expressing itself in a myriad
ways, projects ever and anon the countless worlds of joy.

16.  Anything conceived by the mind, ears, etc., supported by triad or pentad of pranas, cannot
be the Light.  That which is to say, the effort -- though mediated by resources,  which after all are
the products of he Goal -- involves the freedom of oneself from all the media.  In the realm of the knowledge
relating to the Light, sattva or sat is appreciated as it is experienced as 'Being' (I-ness).  In expression it
takes the form of Thou!  "Thou alone art, O Lord!"  This is para bhakti or devotion transcending duality.

17.  Without being rooted  in the spirit of the tetrad of he Mahavakyas (great aphorisms) how is it
possible to explain Jiva and the world?  Even the subtle body, which has its welfare in the pranas,
is not even remotely comparable to Isvara, the Light of transcendence.  Those who imagine truth,
life, bliss, glory and hope in the transient body and the world as opposed to Isvara, the sole source,
even if equipped with the subtlest of intellects cannot appreciate the imports of Mahavakyas.  The scope
of intellect is limited to the world and its components but its origin and originator are beyond it.


contd.,


Arunachala Siva.         
Title: Re: The Ribhu Gita -Dr.Lingeswara Rao and Anil Sharma translations:
Post by: Subramanian.R on May 07, 2016, 11:02:09 AM
18.  All forms of joy except that of Brahman are attainable in the world.  Though apparent, the distinction
between the Jiva and Isvara cannot be overcome without reconciliation with the mandates of the holy texts
such as the Vedas, the Agamas, and the Puranas.  Even though it is sometimes said that the Self is the real
doer of all actions, Jnanis reiterate that in the Self there is no action to begin with.  However, all actions take
place in the universal presence of Siva, the Lord with attributes.  It is He who causes the establishment of the
material ground, the universe, and the multifarious actions and actors thereof.  Impregnating each and every
atom in every nook and corner, this Lord 'plays' the role of the Guru guiding the three worlds (earth, heaven,
and nether world.) toward salvation.

19.  Unlike in the case of he illumined, for the ordinary mortals distinction between Jiva and Deva (Lord)
are not too real to overcome.  Though originated from the Source, one refuses to accept it as stated in the
scriptures.  But a sympathetic attitude to them as a humble beginning leads a long way to the unifying
state of the two.  For all the evolving worlds, the unmanifest and pure Self is the background.  (Isvara
assumes the role of the potter, in the shaping and animation of the diverse forms of the world.)     

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
Title: Re: The Ribhu Gita -Dr.Lingeswara Rao and Anil Sharma translations:
Post by: Subramanian.R on May 08, 2016, 11:32:20 AM
20.  To the one who can 'see', even the trivial worldly happiness appears as the joy of Brahman.  For
such there is no prop or standard other than Siva the Self, the cause of the lofty and the petty alike.
The sun, the illuminator and energizer of the worlds, appears dawning beyond the yonder horizon,
when in reality it is in the eye (the figurative I) of the Knower.

21.  Gross vision calls for distinction resulting in the ideation of an external God.  What of that? 
The tools of this process are derivatives of the five gross elements such as space etc., which are
but forms of the Lord.   Therefore,  there is no manifestation of life independent of the Lord's will.
The fact that Maheswara, the consort of Uma, is the illuminator of the worlds is beyond dispute.
The Upanishads are replete with passages describing His unexcelled and exalted glory.  In the subsequent
sacred lore taking various metrical verse forms, these glories have reached the multitudes.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.           
Title: Re: The Ribhu Gita -Dr.Lingeswara Rao and Anil Sharma translations:
Post by: Subramanian.R on May 09, 2016, 11:09:33 AM
22.  Mahadeva Himself sports in the eight forms (Ashtamurti).  Hence even meditation on those aspects
leads ultimately to the abidance in God.  The Vedic utterances endorsing such practices thus establish
the supremacy of Siva and the inseparable union of the Universe and its Lord, Visvanatha.  Even as prana
(life force) is the fundamental principle behind all the activities of Jivas, the Lordship of Paramesvara (who
is the bestower of prana goes without saying.       

23.  There can hardly be a single objective that is not endowed with the puissant glory of the Lord.  Siva
is the Self while universe is the other -non Self.  The whole manifestation being verily a projection of the
Self, there can be no distinction between the two.  The life current traverses the body in a cyclic fashion
i.e. with a distinct beginning and an end, just as it operates in the outer world also. Though elusive to the
gross or extroverted vision, the Self reveals Itself to the discriminative and disciplined mind. Siva is that
Self of all.

24.  The Vedic texts galore with utterances of solidarity of the unitary and non dual state of existence of the
Lord.  And, this state baffles all types of differentiation resulting from the triad of gunas or the varying
subtleties or grossness of matter.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.   
Title: Re: The Ribhu Gita -Dr.Lingeswara Rao and Anil Sharma translations:
Post by: Subramanian.R on May 10, 2016, 10:33:21 AM
25. Intercourse appears to be the tool for procreation and multiplication of races.  But, the real causative
force is Siva's Sakti (power) immanent in the field of creation.  The wide expanse in the hearts of all
beings is the fundamental creator.  Being the consciousness of beings, Siva is the sole enjoyer of all
fruits.  The world is mortal.  Siva, the indweller and the vanquisher of death is also the inspirer of souls
toward action and relentlessly proves and establishes Himself in all states of existence.

26.  While the Vedas proclaim Siva as the destroyer of the vicious cycle of transmigration, the Upanishads
explain that it is Siva and none else behind various states of relative existence in the diverse forms of
enjoyer and enjoyment.

27.  The husband of Uma is flourishing everywhere as the One who has spread into the atomic (jiva),
the infinite (Isvara), the stationary and the fierceful (Rudra). In the tenement of the finite body He
is the immanent Pratyagatma.

28.  Sambhu means giver of happiness, yea, verily the embodiment of joy.  The Upanishadic aphorism
'Kam Brahma Kham Brahma' states this fact.  The wise contemplate on these words and their imports,
and assimilate the truth of Siva.

29.  Aye, even if one falls short of appreciating these Vedic utterances, being ill equipped, he cannot
but be the non dual Self.  Even by common sense one can tell the cosmos is held fast by a supreme
power - Isvara. 'Bheeesodeti Suryah'  (Taittariya Upanishad) -  such Vedic utterances reveal that the
most potent powers of Nature such as the sun, and the wind perform their functions by submissive
obedience to the Supreme Lord, Paramesvara.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                 
Title: Re: The Ribhu Gita -Dr.Lingeswara Rao and Anil Sharma translations:
Post by: Subramanian.R on May 11, 2016, 11:44:55 AM
30.  Being the in-dweller of all, there is nothing in the world that is outside the ken of Sarva, the heart throb
of Uma.  But, the Jivas are blind to Him who is the most intimate one in their own hearts.  This is the proof
of their inertness.

31. Beware!  A systematic study of the sacred texts by itself cannot put an end to the doubter.  Doubts
cease only to the recipient of Siva's grace.  The intelligent one resorts not to his intelligence but to
Siva's grace for the comprehension of the sacred utterances. The Lord is of the nature described in the
texts and beyond them.

32. Should mutually conflicting descriptions appear in the texts, they must be understood in their
proper context without giving room for controversy.  The truth of Brahman furnished in them is
of a transcendent nature and does not conform to the worldly standards.  All the descriptive utterances,
be even of enlightened ones, are only signposts of that which eschews the very root of description,
the mind.  So, the man of discrimination deriving guidance, succor and courage from the sacred lore,
strives to transcend his own mind, himself, the designer of all ideas of difference and thereby experiences
Sivam, the true Self.

33.  It is desirable to achieve certitude in the supremacy of Siva through texts.  But it is not sufficient
to be content with that, holding certain attitudes toward Him even if as divine.  He is all transcending.
Mere scholarship does not reveal Him.   Sages have proclaimed that the experience of Sivam is unique
and the scriptural revelation provides at best a distant echo or a hazy outline of that.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.             
Title: Re: The Ribhu Gita -Dr.Lingeswara Rao and Anil Sharma translations:
Post by: Subramanian.R on May 12, 2016, 01:38:37 PM
34.  Paramesvara is the bestower of release (for devotees).  The heart-knot is rendered void by His Grace.
Textual revelation and devotee's experience are the testimony to this.  So long as the vital airs take firm
hold of the body, there is no liberation through Isvara, the Sabdabrahman.  At the time of the dissolution
of body, as the vital airs take a reverse course, the distinction between the meditator and the goal dissolves
and the fruit thereof is said to be enjoyed  by Parama Siva.

35.  The chosen devotee, who is recipient of union with the Self while alive, with the immaculate grace
of Siva of perfect glory, the unmodified and one's own Self, cognizes everything as SIVAM and not as other.
Just as curd is a variant of milk, even so the elemental space full of objects is a manifestation of the supreme
space transcendence.  Thus Siva and the Saivite are non different.

36. Even upon condensation into the infinitesimal and perishable gross body, the paramount Sivam is hailed
as divine by the scriptures.  However, commentators on the sacred texts point out the limitations of Jiva
to prove his nature as separate from that of Siva.

37.  Careful investigation reveals that the elemental space is non different from the transcendental.
It is reiterated in the Srutis that even if there be distinction, it is not essential.  The appellations
'pramati' and 'vara' disprove all such divisions.         

38.  The Lord is omnipresent. As He reposes in the body, He is called Purusha.  His presence, though
spread over the body, is found as very minute in the Heart-center by the aspirant.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     
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Post by: Subramanian.R on May 13, 2016, 10:21:46 AM
39.  The experience that He is seated in the heart is corroborated by the scriptural utterances.  Tradiitonally
three levels of proof are respected as the authority - hearing (Sruti); reasoning or discrimination (Yukti)
and experience (Anubhuti). Firm faith that all these are true is required.

40.  The aspirant after experiencing spiritual beatitude realizes its absence in the object, as it lacks any
affinity to the Lord or His essential glories of knowledge, happiness and peace.  Its presence is within,
though transcending the body.

41. In this respect texts of various strata are invariably unanimous.  The variations in the scriptural lore
are limited to secondary details such as cosmic creation.  True appreciation of the primary principles grant
us fruit, knowledge of the Self, which is stainless, undecaying, devoid of body and pure consciousness.
Siva, the Self, penetrating everything in His wake, lodges Himself in the animate and the inanimate, and
wields scepter over the whole universe.  He is the causeless cause of all actions.

42.  He is the One remembered, meditated upon, loved, sought after, longed for and realized -- thus
proclaim all the scriptures viz., Sruti, Smrti, Purana, Itihasa, Veda and Upanishad.  In matters worldly,
He is unattached and beyond compare.  Even for want of knowledge through direct realization, He is
the one unequivocally established  by all forms of authority.  That is, even to be able to deny His existence
He is.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                   
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43. The spiritual aspirant is unperturbed by the challenges of the work a day life.  He is of the conviction
that he is unattached.  In due course, he matures to the state where he sees the flowing of senses into
their objects as their nature and that he has nothing to do with that.

44.  In the realm of world experience, the aspect of sense pleasures appears to be disapproved by the
Vedic commandments.  However, the texts do make promises of higher states of enjoyments to aspirants.
Though unreal and fleeting, these are concessions of solace to those who feel frustrated in their efforts
which, after all, are a walk on the sharp edge of a blade.  For the preserving one the truth in all its simplicity
and purity is revealed. It is neither in the enjoyment nor in the enjoyer.  Giving one's heart to such
enticements will bring in its train a series of transmigrating lives.

45. Conflicts are not uncommon resulting from mutually opposing mandates conveyed by utterances in the
sacred texts. This leads to dilemma and thereby inaction of the senses. However, by certitude in the
ideal, one shall gradually overcome the deadlock and with the mind reinstated into yoga, progress will
be restored.

46.  To attain knowledge as laid down in the Vedas, to overcome the shortcomings in one's dharma
(spiritual course) with utmost patience and to be absolutely tolerant to alien faiths --these are one's
paramount duty.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
             
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Post by: Subramanian.R on May 15, 2016, 11:27:21 AM
47.  The attitude of finding faults with others and other faiths should be nipped in the bud.  Even an
inadvertently permitted lenience in this matter shall cause one's spiritual accomplishment to suffer.
Just as a dash of salt can wreck a whole of milk, so does the scum of intolerance bring havoc to the
aspirant.  Consequently, one loses judgement in matters of action, inaction and non action.

48. If righteous actions are the limbs and their performer the body, it goes without saying that actions
determines the wholeness of the body.  And what is the body?  The whole world! To see the body and
its duties as unrelated is the crux of ignorance, say the wise.  Calm and cool perseverance in matters
of social order and justice must be observed.  Contrariwise attitudes bring only infamy.  Glory or notoriety
results from the motive behind the method of one's actions. All the sacred works have comprehensively
presented these matters.  Strict adherence, with true faith and utmost loyalty, to these commandments
is required.  Discipline at the level of the individual shall echo in the whole society.

49. Sastras sometimes resort to exemplary parables to explain certain cryptic aphorisms of the Vedas.
These by their own virtue cannot stand as standards for a person's deportment but must be understood
in the proper context of their Vedic moorings.  Just as the absence of sunrise is catastrophical to life,
these misunderstandings can lead to dire consequences.

50. The cause and effect principle is too well tested and standardized.  It is wise to fit into this frame
while in the world.  Intelligence should be cultivated based on a neatly worked our balance between the
above principle and the subtle and inexpressible principle.  Any incongruities thereof shall be settled
by Siva Himself.  Objects acquire differing degrees of significance depending on their placement in the
scheme of things  That is to say, their values are not intrinsic.  This knowledge helps to overcome
attachment or hatred to things -- no mean achievement on the spiritual path!

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                   
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51.  Siva is pleased to bless him who relies not on fruits of destiny (accrued from merits of past lives)
but who fords the spiritual currents amidst the worldly tides.  Such a harmonious endeavor is upheld
by the scriptures.  Unruffled by the debate as to whether the ultimate fruit is the result of one's pious
effort or divine grant, one must continue to strive in efforts mundane and spiritual.

52.  From the ultimate standpoint there is none other than Siva Mahadeva to grant fruits.  The diverse     
branches of the Vedas vouchsafe diverse results.  Such values are assigned to the practices by Siva
Himself, who is the true experiencer and therefore the authority also.

53. Again, the Vedas are the solid proof of the truth that Siva is the dispenser of fruits. Siva, the Isvara
(Lord), enables one to realize this.  Siva and the Vedas are inseparably related.  The Vedas proclaim the
state of supreme bliss and the means of attaining them. Siva vouchsafes the realization of these theories
to the one who puts them into practice.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     
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54.  It is not mandatory for self knowledge that one should learn to recite or study the Vedas  - which
are permitted only to some classes.  Putting into practice of the sacred utterances is all that is required.
Surrendering the outcome to the Lord, one must forge ahead in the path of one's capacity.  In the end
the essence of the Vedas is perceived in crystal clarity devoid of any incoherence.

55.  Direct realization of the light of the Self can achieve liberation even without the learning of sacred lore.
By such knowledge both spiritual and mundane aspirations are fulfilled.  Though by nature unconditioned,
Self Knowledge appears as if having adjuncts while imparting to others.

56,57.  Experience of the Self is one and the same or all.  However, qualification and approach of the
aspirant can cause variability in its expression.  If ordinary sense enjoyments can defy description
what to speak of the Self which is the mother of all experiences?  Vigilance is recommended while ascertaining
the consummation of spiritual practice.  As absolutely thought free state is the goal, any conceptualization
of it is only self contradictory.

Even adepts seasoned in the sacrificial Vedic rites cannot boast of any concessions in this aspect.  Because
such practices without the attitude of detachment from doership and craving for fruits fail to remove the
dualistic vision.

58,59. By the power of Vedic chanting and performance of Vedic rituals heavenly realms are attainable.
Even there distinctions are prevalent which give rise to pain.  Therefore, attainment of the non dual
state devoid of all differentiation is the fruit of no mean tapas.  And that tapas has to be flawless.  It is
attained step wise by a steady if not slow process. Yajna performed in thoroughness reaps fruits in
abundance. 

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.             
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60,61:  In the effort to attain the supreme state of the Self, the path of action prescribed by the Vedas
may occasionally grant results of mundane value.  This is clearly due to the incomprehensive performance
of the sacred act.  It is wise in such instances to accept the outcome rather than reject it.  All the same,
complacency should also be avoided.

It is the uniform conclusion of sages and scriptures that the world is a phantom projection of ignorance
and therefore not a lasting entity.  Utmost caution and sweet patience are advocated until the world notion
is nullified and the Beyond realized.

Mistakes and thereby failures are not uncommon in practices of any kind and must be rectified without
blaming others.

62,63:  The Sastras are impeccable. Apparent discrepancies in them are due to faulty interpretation of
immature intellects.  The sacred texts should never be slighted.  Efforts must be made to clear such
inconsistencies from illumined souls.

Any disagreement between the scripture and experience can arise only from an incorrect practice of the
former. It should be detected and rectified. The final beatitude is one of omniscience and transcending
enjoyment.  This is undebatable.  Isvara, who is one without that state, is the creator but not an individual.
Therefore, self examination is the crux of spiritual practice throughout, until that self resolves into the egoless
state. By and by, harmony is achieved even in the elements such as earth, water, air etc., and inequality
is rooted out.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.               
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64.  Even if inconsistency in the scriptures in matters of theories of creation, social life patterns etc.,
should seem too obvious to be ignored, it should cause no alarm.  Diversity of practices, but not their aim,
manifests in the scriptures derived from variance natural with different cosmic time periods.  Each cosmic
cycle being unique, the permutation and combination sequences of the precursor elements are determined
accordingly and the uniqueness is clearly reflected in the resulting world. All incongruities relate to the
phenomenon and the theories about it, but will evaporate in the realm of noumenon, which is the truth
of Siva.

65. Where is the world without the Lord's power?  If it is perceived as flawless and blissful it is because
of the Lord.   Should it appear full of sorrow, even then it is His Will.  In any case, it is the embodiment of
perfection, which is synonymous with the Lord.  Yet, one has the freedom to make one's vision perfect to
be able to see this truth.  It amounts to making the Vedic knowledge the bow, (one's) vital airs the arrow
and aim it and lose it (oneself) in the goal, the Self.  Part-less and doubter-less experience is the result.

66. Anomalies (of phenomenon) do have a meaning and therefore a cause. Check them out with the aid
of Sastras and get rid of them.  Once clarity of vision is gained thus, it will be evident that the problem
is in the perceiver and not in the scriptures.  The Self is one and therefore it can only be flawless.

67.  The Self is eternal and so are the Vedas, which proclaim the Existence, the Knowledge, and the Bliss
of it.  Worlds and their cycles come and go, like  the passing shows on the screen without any progressive
improvement or otherwise.  They are as they are, ever.  The Self IS!  Being timeless, no 'ever' can qualify
IT - One's very SELF.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva. 

           
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68. Temporary enjoyments might be achieved by unbrildled and indiscriminate engagement of the senses
and unloyalty to the scriptures which preach self discipline in all matters.  As knowledge is to a dunce,
so is the Self to the unchecked mind.  Can air which meditates smell, be a medium for light?  Similarly
knowledge of matter such as the triad of qualities etc., cannot relieve one from bondage.  Prajna or the pure
intellect called 'I'  is the medium of knowledge.  Ceaseless pursuit of the I leads to illumination of the Self.

69.  Sinful behavior causes agitation in the mind. Just as ripples ruin any reflection in the water, vacillation
of the mind by thought makes it impervious to illumination.  Even ordinary pursuits demand some kind of
concentration involving the colinearity of the object, sensory organ, mind and intellect.  The manifestation
and the  animation of the objective world is the direct outcome of the fluctuating mind.  the mind under the sway of the world hallucination is said to  be 'away' from the Self. To have one's moorings in the world
while aspiring for the Self defeats the very purpose.  Only the hero who cares not an iota for the object is
said to be qualified or equipped to sing the duet with the non dual Subject.

70. Srutis are like the pole stars for illumination of the aspirant.  What to speak of mundane forces , when
even the celestial forces crave to disturb the aspirant's Samadhi state of sweet quiescence!  But, one can
overcome these obstacles by firmly adhering to the Guru's instruction in the form of mantra, sacred syllable
or such practices, which fetch him the grace of Bhagavati, the divine Mother.  This attainment of unitary state
better be prior to death in this life or else it takes another life for its experience.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                 
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71. The Self is devoid of attributes, adjuncts etc., and transcends the space-time frame of reference
and limitations.  It is as It Is.  It appears to have relationships of a myriad kind.  Form of any nature
or stature is but a fleeting phantasm.  Radiating its own power stream of consciousness it enlivens the
insubstantial universe.  Even if it appears to be entangled, it cannot be touched by a cadaverous world.
Like space it penetrates the inmost recesses of everything, so to say, including space!  Yet, it remains
unmodified like space.

72. Itself being the power-house and repository of consciousness, what other force can there be to
animate, illumine or know it?  Air gets the epithet 'vital' upon entering the body tenanted by the Self.
The body is rendered a corpse the moment the Self withdraws its presence from it, though  it appears
as though 'vital' airs determine the life.  The fact is, air loses its vitality toward the body which is sacrificed
by the Self.  The body charged by the Self acquires motility and the pentad of sub vital airs - naga etc.,
and the fluids streaming inside it.  These body movements are attributed to the inner Self which is ever
unmoving.  Motion simply is not the nature of the Self.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     
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73.  Evidently, the five fold sense organs, the limbs of mind, are the driving forces of the body.
The mind is the interface between the atomic world and the transcendental Self.  In the course of
discharging its power to the mind, the Self assumes affinity to the vital airs and other elements
which are the precursors of the senses.  This phenomenon of the Self -- which is eternal, pure and
enlightened -- appearing to become entangled in the inert world led to a plethora of divergent faiths
and contrasting philosophies.

74. The Self is not different in diverse bodies.  By its very nature, it is spread throughout everything.
As the wind fans the fire or power makes an inert machine work so does the Self mobilize the world.
Though the actors are the inert bodies, actions are ascribed to the unmoving Self. 

Self is not the enjoyer in the ordinary sense, when Jiva acquires a body by past actions, the embodied
Self is dubbed as the experiencer of pains and pleasures.  It lasts until the demise of the body.

75. The septet of dhatus with their motor capabilities causes the movements of limbs.  Being universal,
they drive the worlds to revolve.  In such a state of constant flux and restless motion seekers after peace,
stability and contentment have no other hope than the wise counsels of sages, and retreats in hermitages.
Such recourses fulfill one's spiritual hopes and mundane lacunae as well.

76.  Total abidance in the Self is possible after the eradication of ignorance. Fluctuations of mind caused by
unchecked senses is the hindrance.  This leads to enervation of mind making it incapable to enter the
Heart, the seat of the Self.  These defects can be overcome only by a committed campaign against the
mental traffic.

There are tales and beliefs prevalent endorsing indiscriminate sense indulgence throughout the life and
escape the repercussions by remembering the Lord at the fag end of life.  A serious  aspirant is not duped
by them.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     
               
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77. The period intervening a fresh creation and the dissolution of its previous one is known as Sandhya,
when Mahesvara, the great Lord, withdraws His creational effulgence.  Then all beings rest in Him in
abeyance with their innate tendencies remaining latent.  The Lord who is compassion embodied, designs
a new round of creation so as to enable the Jivas realize their latencies and also evolve spiritually.  Isvara
who is bound by no duty, takes this up for the sake of His children, the Jivas.

What to speak of duty, when He who has no name or form takes it upon Himself just for the upliftment
of His creation.


78.  Jiva receives bodies as determined by their Karma, undergo growth and changes, acquire the
unique privilege of creation called individuality which they consider existence and perish in the end.
Their hard earned personalities are thus rendered naught in a trice.  Whereas, Isvara, the Lord,
Exists, so to say, without the aid of a body.  Body or no body, HE IS!

With no adjuncts or qualities than Being Knowledge Bliss (Sat Chit Ananda), He inspires and elevates
the Jivas unto Himself, relative and chimerical knowledge (material sciences), and sensual and pain
generating bliss (objective enjoyment).  In this effort His patience defies description.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.           
         





   
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79.  Though the Vedas are described as a quartet, they are innumerable.  Taking various names and forms,
they have become established in diverse countries granting a variety of fruits.  Though their immediate
purpose might appear as pertaining to the mundane, having their roots in the ground they coax the beneficiary
into the unlimited good.

Careful examination reveals that the true nature and purpose of these sacred works is in fact the Ultimate.
The reason that is not apparent is not because it is hidden but because it is understood differently under
diverse circumstances.  Therefore, it can only be wise to follow the texts by the word in whatever capacity
or context.

80.  The world is a conglomerate of Jivas of divergent make ups.  It is in the capacity of the Lord and His
utterances, the Vedas, to direct each one of them towards the common goal. Those who reverentially
follow them receive His grace. Those discharged with the authority to take up their study must do so with
full adoration and trust, under teachers of purity and eminence.  Further, they should strive to propagate
their study by others and help maintain their current for the welfare of the world.

81.  However much one progresses forward to higher in the spiritual path, one is not freed from pitfalls
until Liberation from the body is attained.  'It is a walk on razor's edge' warns Katha Upanishad.

Constant vigilance, forbearance and self scrutiny are essential.  Discharging one's duties with reverence
and humility, one must push forth in parallel with one's spiritual practices.

82,83: Just as one eats food until life lasts, so must one perform one's functions until the goal is reached.
Only then the causal force of karma gets exhausted leaving one to march ahead in the path of Jnana.

If Karma gets extinguished prior to siddhi (attainment) it is alright. But it is dangerous to renounce duties
with one's own volition.  Even the temporary relief resulting from such renunciation is not devoid of fear
and doubt. Whereas the limited freedom enjoyed during the performance of duties is fearless and joyful.

contd.,


Arunachala Siva.   

     
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84.  The aspirant must discharge the functions as laid down in the Smritis.  If they are beyond one's capacity
one should rather remain silent than criticizes their mandates.  The path of Karma has never been easy and
aspirants have been oft-tested by trials and tribulations.  But sincerity has always reaped a double harvest,
in matters worldly and beyond.

85.  The texts try to reach people of all strata  -  the excellent, the middling and the poor.  The symbol
varies according to their spiritual capacities. Invariably it points to the non dual Brahman.  The deities
with gross forms and names gradually reduce into subtle mystic words (mantras) or syllables (bijaksharas),
which ultimately lose all their attributes and resolve into the transcendental substratum.  Worship of
any form or name has no other go than Brahman ultimately. The wise recognize this early and follow up
the directs of scriptures.

86.  When the failures occur, the aspirant become vexed and tossed between the worldly attractions
and spiritual ideals. The fear of stagnation in the practices might even push him to incline towards the
glittering of the world show.  But a careful scrutiny of things and situations with a cool and composed
mind reveals the inherent hollowness of all things despite their outer value, and the supreme inner glory
of the spiritual ideal though outwardly it may lack luster.

Even at the basic level of ritualistic worship such as the sacred Vedic fire ceremony (homa)  one must
set Brahma Jnana as one's ideal.

87. A firm determination nurtured by unflinching faith to achieve the unitary state of Brahman protects
the aspirant in times of despair defeating even the powerful enticements of the objects. The aspirant
for his part must always eulogize his ideal, Brahman and recognize fully that the ultimate aim of all
knowledge, arts, and religions is attainment of That.

Until the scorching of the latencies and obliteration of the mind is achieved, intensity of longing for
liberation plays the key role in one's spiritual course.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.             
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Post by: Subramanian.R on May 26, 2016, 10:48:43 AM
88. The aspirant must recognize that all the modification of his mind are but the dirty latencies accumulated
over innumerable lives of sinful ignorance.  By comparing and contrasting the material life and the spiritual
path he can see fleeting results of the worldly actions and the lasting peace of the spiritual state.  Though
painful to start with, cleansing of one's mind of its age old taints will, by and by, prove to yield invaluable
results.

89, 90:  The aspirant endowed with pure mind experiences results vouchsafed in the Vedas even if he
may not know their source of authority. He may have fulfilled the requirement of their study and practices
(to some extent) in previous lives.  His experiences are a clear reflection of the Vedic tenets he has been
adhering to over lives. Sage Suka (son of Veda Vyasa) is a glorious example in this context. He has known
Brahman by his own merits accomplished in the past incarnations.

Even the scriptures have eulogized his exemplary life inspiring renunciation and love for the ideal. Even
if such a seer should renounce his body in the inauspicious period of southern solstice, his consciousness
of the Self is unperturbed, and he courses towards the abode of auspiciousness.  Aided by the forces
of Vayu and Varuna, his course takes the path of light and attains the effulgence of supreme beatitude.

Therefore, one should make all efforts to overcome the obstacles to the Vedic practices until the supreme
goal is realized.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.           
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91.  The authority of the Vedas is final.  Smritis follow them and explain them with the help of accounts.
These two are the unfailing guides in the inner path of knowledge.  It goes without saying that a body is
essential for achieving prosperity of any kind.

With that as the basis aided by the light of scriptures, one must progress toward the realm of the Spirit
without getting entangled in the objects.  The firm conviction that the bounty of the Self transcends all
material wealth is the assurance for success.  Let the mind never stoop or droop to anything less and thereby
have liberation assured.

92.  The Self is ever shining of its own.  Ignorance of this causes its veiling.  The result is Jiva devoid of
knowledge and hankering after pleasures.  Removal of this veiling-causing ignorance is the sole means
to know the Self as ever present. Brahman is the space transcendence.  Its aspect of consciousness conditioned by the Jiva (body) is referred to as Atman.  This aspect by constant reflection of the source
Brahman becomes progressively illumined and one learns to see Brahmic light within and without and
attains unity.     

93.  Even with the increased responsibility the aspirant must carry on his practice with increased zeal
and joy.  Intermittent experiences supported by Guru's gracious utterances  erase the world picture
completely and the Self is revealed in all its glory.  Liberation is achieved.  Occasional disturbances
of veiling subside gradually.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
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94.  At this stage of spasmodic efforts, involving subsidence of Atman in Brahman and its emergence,
might sometimes appear to be anomalous.  The texts come to the rescue giving relevant explanations
to the Sadhaka (aspirant).  Then there is no more any looking back for him.  Jnana dawns on him.

95.  These incomparable aphorisms taught by ME are enlightening not only to those who tread the
spiritual path but also inspire those vegetating in Samsara (transmigratory existence). The world
is only a shadow of My universal abode of transcendent joy  - THE SELF.

96.  Skanda:

This esoteric knowledge is verily the embodiment of the three eyed Mahadevadideva Siva Paramesvara.
Siva and His knowledge are ONE!  The mantra (sacred utterances) and artha vada (sacred explanations)
thereof, are like the lotuses which blossom unto the suns called Munis - sages of rare tapas, embodiment
of the self abnegation and whose heart lotuses blossom by the sun called the thought of Siva.

97. These are not intellectual verbiage.  When one transcends the intellect by the mastery over oneself,
there  springs forth a single fount of unitary knowledge from the heart, the seat of love knowledge bliss,
and drenches one with torrents of enlightening utterances.  This is the sweet and profound eloquence
of the heart, not of mind.

Thus concludes chapter two entitled 'The dialogue between Siva and Ribhu in the instruction of the
Sutras' in the sixth amsa called Sankara of Sri Siva Rahasyam.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                 
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Chapter 3:

1,2: Suta:

Ribhu thus became enlightened by Siva's teaching in the form of aphorisms.  Saluting Mahadeva in submission,
he praised the Lord of Kailasa in extemporaneous hymns of devotion. Later, he shared this knowledge
obtained from Siva Mahadeva, with other sages.

Kumara, the son of Girija, narrated Ribhu's hymn to Siva, to Jaigishavaya the great one who conquered
the six foes.

3.  Skanda:

Ribhu hymned Isana, who is with Amba the universal mother and obtained knowledge of the Self. 
That great Sivayogi then praised Hara who revels in the octonary form (the five elements, the sun,
the moon and the Self.

4. Ribhu:

I salute the Lord -

who vanquished the demon  element Gajasura and wrapped the shining hide over His shoulders
covering also the matted locks resembling groups of honey bees flocking onto a rutting elephant's
cheeks wetted by the odrorous secretions, who resembles the fierce lion tearing open the crowns
of elephants with its sharp claws while slaughtering evil forces, the blood trickling  from whose nails
(that resemble incisive knives) is indeed marvelous sight,

whose effulgence envelopes the Vindhya range of hills and who is a great purifier and the embodiment
of purity,

who penetrates the entire universe which is but an emanation from Him,

who is revealed by the Vedas and whose feet are extolled in devotional verses of diverse meters, and who
is the best doctor for the disease called the world arising from the heart.  Protect me, O Sambhu!

5.  Thou has arisen with Thy powerful arms resembling the trunks of ferocious elephants, and lifted
the Mount Meru as bow and punished the invincible Tripurasuras.  In that campaign Thou hast
expanded Thy form to fulfill the great expanse when the moon and stars appeared as ornaments on
Your crown.  When thou hast administered the great bow ambidextrously, it reflected the dazzling
luster of Thy cheeks.

Protect me, Sambhu, who chastised Yama, the death god, with Thy feet.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.         
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Post by: Subramanian.R on May 30, 2016, 12:02:46 PM
6. As Thou danceth in gay abandon, droplets from the Ganga escape from Thy matted locks and rain on
the worlds to hallow them.  And when Thou embark upon the fierce dance, the karparda gets dishevelled
and the locks are let lose.

You impart Grace on the self effacing votaries with the toe nail of Thy bent left foot.

7.  O Sambhu, Lord, dispenser of auspiciousness; stealer of sin, Great God;  who renders one immoral;
granter of goodness and well being; terminator of worldly existence, pray, protect me!

8.  Eraser of desire; having the sun for the chariot's wheel, having an ocean of a quiver; snake decked;
sun eyed, holding the petite deer; having the Ganga locked in the locks; seated in the hearts of the self
disciplined, dispeller of the fear of transmigration and  appearing as the Linga - may we realize that Siva!

9. Sporting the baby deer in the hand; traversing the heart space; vibrating the celestial drum; bearing
countless world like the miniscule seeds in the Oudambara fruit and destroying them; causing the reflection
of Thy extended feet twain unto the hearts of those who have longed for Thee for long; father of broad
bellied Ganesa; the killer of death;  Siva, having bindu -  the space between eyebrows --as the royal seat
of deep significance; with a lustrous moon like face and a body as fair as the Kunda flower;  eulogized
by hordes of pramathas;  remover of worldly fears;  the best among the celestial beings; repository of
compassion; wearing the best among serpents as ornaments; dispeller of lust;  containing the celestial
poison - please protect me.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
                         
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Post by: Subramanian.R on May 31, 2016, 10:27:33 AM
10. O Sankara, eulogized by hosts of attendants having heads of various animals like the donkey, ox, elephant
and the ferocious Sarabha;  who transcends the worldly path conceived by the triad of gunas (sattva, rajas,
and tamas);  praised by the one born in the Sravana marsh (Skanda);  being seated in the solar orb You
cause the evaporation of the oceanic waters;  Thy rosy feet are the refuge to austere Munis;  with the locks
of gleaming copper - make me hallowed.

11. Slayer of Jambasura;  hymned by the Sage Agasthya; blessed Kumbha to become Thy pramatha host;
killed the demon Nisumba;  wiped out hosts of other evil forces;  having Kumara as son, who butchered
Taraka as if in sport; erased the lethargic forces of the demoniac rave of the Vindhya region with Your raised
foot resembling elephant's trunk;  wearing the hide of Gajasura, the elephant demon blinded by egotism;
Thy feet worshipped by Devas, consumers of amrita (nectar); You reach out to those noble ones undertaking
Jnana Yagna of practicing oneness with Three;  giver of boons, render my day fertile worship of Thee.

12.  Protect me O Sambhu, who art fair like the Kunda petals, who revels in the nectarine words of praise
of the Devas;  whose feet shine as if decorated with an anklet of self shining gems;  like unto a fair lotus
bloom in the Sarad Ritu (season in September-October) and a throat darkened by the poison contained
therein;  by sharing the body with the divine mother, You became all the more handsome;  the primordial
Bindu, Thy essential nature, expanded the universe which is Thy symbol, the Linga; with an attractive
reddish face; clad in the sky and established on the Sindhu river bank in the form of groups of Sivalingas.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                   
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Post by: Subramanian.R on June 01, 2016, 11:02:05 AM
13. O snake-embellished one;  who slayed Manmatha;  wearer of ashes; consort of Sailaja, the mountain
born;  one who protects those in distress; moon wearing; dispenser of joy; protect me!

14.  Thou has shattered the great sacrificial Yajna of Daksha; three eyed; mounted on the powerful bull;
with a broad chest sparkling with sacred ashes and snake embellishments and choicest Rudraksha garlands;
rendered Vishnu's son Manmatha to ashes with a glance; devastated the evil Tripuras who sought refuge in
invincible cities; supporter of the myriads of Devas who are like lice in Thy hair; partaker of alms;
who rejoices by the worship of the lotus eyed Hari;  who blinded Bhaga,  one of the twelve Adityas (sun gods)
that supported Daksha Yajna; the inexhaustible, bestower of freedom O Maheswara, great Lord, save me!

15. Confer upon me Thy compassion O Siva; bestower of interminable fruit; auspicious visioned; eraser of
defects; having Takshaka serpent for bracelet; consumer of venom; dazzling eyed; having the earth for chariot; the inexhaustible;  the remover of adjuncts and relative existence; moon decked one who made Hari
as an arrow, grant me the ultimate good.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                 
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Post by: Subramanian.R on June 02, 2016, 09:46:19 AM
16.  I worship the partner of Sailaja, the hill born; the Lord of beings having the great bull mount; gleaming
white with copious sacred ashes; whose eye is the realm of the power that publicly ruined Daksha and rendered Bhaga blind;  Siva who demolished the Daksha Yajna that was celebrated with pompous fanfare and had His paramartha hosts punish all those who supported the enterprise like devas, munis and even Vishnu.

17.  O moon adorned Lord, Chandramouli!  May my mind ever celebrate thoroughly in the services to
Thy lotus feet embellished by the eye of Vishnu, consort of Sri (Lakshmi).  Thy whole body is decorated
by the holy ashes and snakes.  With a speck off Thy fiery eye, the god of love was reduced, like an insect
contacting fire, to heap of ashes.

O Uma's Lord, wearing the Ganga on head, protect me!               

18.  Protect me O Lord extolled by the lotus born Brahma who ever rejoices within;

O companion of Girija, You shine as Shanmukha (Skanda) with six faces and as Panchamukha with five
faces;  decapitated the Durmukha demon; became pleased with the rat mounted Ganesa and the celestial
multitudes; establisher of auspicousness;  you are worhsipped by the bird mounted ones - Brahma and Vishnu.

19.  Better than crores of lives of a pure minded Brahmana undertaking ordained duties; better than those
that have trodden the Vedic path of purification and reduced themselves to ashes;  better than those that
recite the Rudra Mantra Suktam that fetches livelihood, burns all sins and gives liberation, and afterwards
partake of the offerings thus sanctified -- is to worship Isvara with singular devotion and live like a life
for the pleasure of the destroyer of three cities.  For such the state of Kailasa is at hand.

20.  Skanda:

The Lord is serene and an ocean of compassion was delighted by Ribhu's hymn.  Then He replied thus to
please the son of the lotus born Brahma (Ribhu).

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.           
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Post by: Subramanian.R on June 03, 2016, 11:19:38 AM
21,22:  Isvara:

Without loving devotion to the lotus feet of the blue-throated Lord, even if one can recite the sonorous
chants of the Vedas or demonstrate hatha yoga exercises, there is no hope. Such ritualists (devoid of
devotion) even if they be revered as ascetics shall be tormented by wild four legged animals and butchered
with weapons like axes in the abode of Yama, death.  Their agonies are intensified as their heads are shattered
to pieces with clubs.  Heart broken they return (reborn) to the world of dire pain and roam like asses begging
for food.

23. (Despite all this) pure love for the lotus feet of Sambhu does not generate in the life short lived like flash
of lightning. Disposition to adore the sacred ashes, sacred beads, Rudra Suktam and Siva, the kanishtha
(the last, or one who is the end of all) does not arise.  Such ones wallow in abhorrent states like the vermin
in feces.

24.  Further, these hapless fools stoop to increasingly pathetic realms and experience long a viscious
birth dotage death cycle.  They incline their hearts to the service of Siva's effulgent lotus feet.  They
cannot think of Him who is Jyeshtha  - the eldest Sipivishtha - dweller of waters and Ashtakriti - of the
octonary form. 

Consigned to hell full of excreta, they wallow in it for eternity.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       
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Post by: Subramanian.R on June 04, 2016, 12:40:51 PM
25.  Then by chance, they may be born among illiterate idiots and pose like pundits.  By and by, they
get to dabble in scriptures and learn to please the demigods by various means such as sacred syllables,
recitations, praises and sacrificial offerings.  They even care to propitiate out delusion, Pitris (manes)
with much earnestness.  But they refuse to serve with delightful hearts of the Great Lord Sambhu,
who saves those who surrender to Him and confers liberation.

26-29:  Aryas - those with minds turning away from the objects and drawing near Atman - ever take
delight in the worship of Sivalinga, with unscathed trilobate Bhilva (aegle marmelos) leaves and establish
the great Sarva (Siva) firmly in their hearts.  They propitiate Him equally in normal as well as sacred
occasions, with minds consecrated to their ideal and shunning haughtiness.  Blithe with the nectar of
Siva's grace they overcome hurdles with ease.

Wearing the triple strips of Basma on the forehead and smearing it on the rest of the body, and sporting
Rudraksha armbands, they pass their time sweet in the services of the moon adorned Lord's feet with
emancipation as the sole goal.

With their minds consigned to the repetition of the holy sounds such as Panchaksharam, Pranava (Om)
and the sanctifying names of Sambhu that bestow salvation, they worship the Sivalinga installed at
the base of the Bhilva tree with tender and stainless Bhilva leaves.

With such reverential acts of effecting union with Siva, they spend their time sweet and avoid all sorts
of pains and fears accruing from the sinful world cycle or Death.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.               
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Post by: Subramanian.R on June 05, 2016, 11:14:14 AM
30.  He who controls his mind through the eight-fold yoga comprising Yama, Niyama etc., wears Rudraksha
beads and ashes and attains love for the Lord of Girija wearing snake garlands who removes the worldly
sin and transmigration, even if he be a dunce devoid of Vedic knowledge, attains the cherished fruits of
that devotion.

31.  One may learn Vyakarana (Vedic grammar) for a hundred years, one may delude oneself to have
mastered Tarka (logic) and Mimamsa (rituals), one may dredge in the path of Yoga (postures etc.,)
and wander aimlessly in the forest of Vedanta. Of what use are all these without having love for
Sambu's feet that confer salvation?

32.  Of what use are the holy baths in the Ganga and the holy confluence of Triveni at Prayaga on a
Makara Sankarama day, and various sacrificial rites?  Where the great Sivalinga is propitiated there
alone dwell  all the cherished fruits.

33, 34:  Srisaila, the Himalaya, Arunachala, Vriddhachala, Goparvata, the Golden Court of Chidambaram
where the three eyed Lord danceth, the northern and southern Kailasa, the 'never liberated'
Avimukta Kasi of the moon wearing Lord, Omkaresvara, Kalanjara of crores of Rudras, Ganga Sagara
- the sacred consummation of the Ganga in the sea, Gokarna, banks of the Kaveri river born in the
Sahya hills - all are exceedingly adorable stations for the moon decked Lord of Mother Ambika.
Here He dwells in joyous effulgence. Daily worship at these places reveals Sanga's (Siva's) presence in
one own heart lotus.           
           

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
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Post by: Subramanian.R on June 06, 2016, 10:41:06 AM
35.  Wherever the Lord Mahesa as the indwelling Linga is readily worshipped, there the sin effacing Ganga
and other rivers, groups of hallowed hermitage and the Himalayan abodes flourish.

By the devotional worship of the Lord Mahesa, even the world is rendered aglow with power.

36, 37.  One may become proficient in the scriptural knowledge and the allied rituals. Until one's heart
is bound by lust etc., one's body is not decorated by the sacred ashes and Rudrakashas, and one
does not take to the holistic worship of Sankara, he is only a dunce deserving to become wretched even
if he be a scholar and shall be refused a place in My mansion of love. 

38.  On the Ashtami - eighth day of lunar calendar, midnight full moon day, pradosha - on these
occasions one must cleanse oneself of sins by wearing ashes and with mind intent on liberation,
must perform, Abhisheka to the esteemed Sanga Linga with cow milk, panchamrita - (the five
materials of oblation - cow milk, curds, ghee, crystalline sugar and honey) juices of choicest fruits
and Bhilva leaves. And one must avow to eat once a day at night.  Such a devotee must avow to eat
once a day at night. Such a devotee becomes unattached at heart.

39. The one who equates Hari and Brahma with Isana, the supreme and does not propitiate His linga
after wearing bhasma and rudraksha is said to be evil minded.  Jnana does not arise in him.

Jnana does not arise in him who never serves sacred Saiva centers and performs holy oblations
accompanied by Sri Rudra recitations.

contd.,


Arunachala Siva.     
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Post by: Subramanian.R on June 07, 2016, 11:23:03 AM
40.  The ceremonious performance of Abhisheka and Puja to the Linga wearing ashes and sacred beads,
chanting the essentially pure and supreme Panchakshari Mantra and with the heart avidly longing for
Isa, the Lord, dwelling in Saiva centers, singing of Siva's glories and exploits, worshipping the devotees
--- by these pious acts is generated the transcendental knowledge that leads to liberation.

41.  Recitation of the Sri Rudra mantra starting and ending with the Pranava syllable (Om) removes sin.
Brahma and other gods wear on their heads the dust of His feet, to be freed of shortcomings.

42. He who recites the glories and sin effacing septer of Mantras, hymned by the seven Munis derived
from the Atharvana Upanishad, the stainless knowledge that stamps out dire ignorance and egotism;
who avows to sacrifice his heart full of enjoyments, for such a one this teaching is imparted.

43.  To the one who loves his Guru and is earnestly faithful to Me, the intricate imports of these
aphorisms - quintessence of the crown of Vedas -- are easily revealed.  This wisdom entrusted to
you for pleasure is nowhere found.  Therefore, it deserves to be protected in camera from the fools.
However, it can be offered to deserving Munis of purity and discernment.

44. Skanda:

Sage Ribhu was in raptures after pouring out his heart to Siva. He, along with fellow Munis, advanced
toward Kailasa, the abode of Isvara, where the towering Ganga falls from the above. I shall relate
to you what the great seer had proclaimed.  Listen O best among Brahmanas (Jaigishavya)!

45. Ribhu:

O Hara! Let a series of lightning strike me or the ocean engulf the land along with mountains.
Stars and planets may tumble down or else celestial beings may suffer damnation.  Touching
Thy lotus feet I pledge that my mind shall not stray from worship of Thee, come what may!

The third  chapter entitled 'The dialogue between Siva and Ribhu' in the sixth amsa called Sankara
of Sri Siva Rahasya - concluded.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.               
         
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Post by: Subramanian.R on June 08, 2016, 10:47:38 AM
Chapter 4:

1. Skanda:

Once Ribhu was devotee of Sambhu, who was the best among sages and desire-less, was staying
at the Himalyan Peak of Kedara. Wearing the sacred Rudraksha garlands and holy ashes he was
engaged in the worship of the Lord Kedaresvara.  The Munis asked him thus: 

2,3. Munis: O great one, son of the lotus born  (Brahma).  You have obtained wisdom of the Vedas
in the form of Sutras (aphorisms) by worshipping Isana, the Lord of gods on the Kailasa Mountain.
Kindly impart the same to us for our liberation, and enable to cross the ocean of samsara, the
wheel of existence.

4. Suta:

Ribhu considered the words of the noble Munis with pleasure and addressed them, who were
established in the contemplation of the feet of the Lord dwelling in His eight fold form.


5. Ribhu:

O great souls devoted to Sambhu, there is nothing secret to withhold from from you.  Looking at you
from the mansion of love of the three eyed Lord I shall relate the same to you.

6,7. The aphoristic knowledge of Sankara is a great emanation from the crown of the Vedas.  O best
among seekers of the knowledge of Brahman!  Hearken to this spring  of wisdom arising from Siva
which enables one to cross over samsara by conquering the senses through devotion to Siva.
Saluting the great God Mahadeva,  I shall expound the knowledge pertaining to Siva.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.   
   
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Post by: Subramanian.R on June 09, 2016, 11:19:52 AM
8.  The Lord Umapati, consort of Uma, alone is the cause of the universe; the illuminator of the insentient
world and the sole cause of joy.  For that great Lord Isvara, thee is no action or the need of instrument
in shaping the worlds. He, the destroyer (Hara) Himself is the cause of that.

9.  The immovable 'Sthanu' Mahesvara in His Campaign against the Tripurasuras - the demons called
'The Triad'  -- is equipped thus: Vishnu is the arrow, the Mount Meru which supports the earth is the bow;
Vishnu's son Brahma is the charioteer; the Vedas which are the emanations from that charioteer's
(Brahma) face are the horses.  The sun and the moon which are the two eyes of the Rathi -- the one
who is seated in the chariot, Siva -  are the two chariot wheels.  That rathi, the seated one, is the One
to be known by the  'end' of the Vedas (Vedanta - Upanishads) which became the horses, the bearers
of the vehicle.  Serpent Vasuki. the Lord's crown band is the bow string.  The targets of the weapon
are the Tripuras, traversing the space i.e triads having no firm ground.

May the dust of that Sthanu, the immovable great Lord protect us.

10. Then, Ribhu addressing Nidagha, said thus:  I shall give you the exegesis of the the Self -
not found in the three periods of time.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                 
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Post by: Subramanian.R on June 10, 2016, 11:08:18 AM
11.  The most confidential of all secrets was abridged and granted by Siva.  That which is spoken as
Self is non self only;  the mind (which speaks thus) is non self also.  The world too is non self.
Be certain that there is no non self.

12.  Be of the certitude of the absence of non self by rendering naught all forms of thought, by forsaking
all forms and by the conviction that Brahman alone is.

13.  By the non cognition of the mind, there is nothing to be thought of;  by the non cognition of the
body aging is not.  With the knowledge that Brahman alone is, be of the certitude that there is no
non self.I motion and by that of hands action there is none.  With the knowledge that Brahman alone
is real, n be of the certitude that there is non non self.

15.  In the absence of Brahma there is no world;  by the absence of that world there is no Hari.
As Brahman alone is real, be of the certitude that there is no non self.

16. Death is void in the absence of aging; worldly and Vedic matters are naught.  As there is
Brahman alone, be of the certitude that there is non non self.

17. Dharma (righteousness), purity, truth and fear are non existent.  As Brahman alone is, non
self is non existent.

18.  There is no pronunciation of syllables.  My consciousness is imperishable.  As Brahman alone is,
non self is non existent.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.             
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Post by: Subramanian.R on June 11, 2016, 11:17:57 AM
19.  The Guru does not exist nor does the disciple, in truth.  Because there is only Brahman, be of the
conviction that there is no non self.

20.  In the absence of 'one' there is no 'second' and so is 'one' in the absence of the 'second'. Should
there be an iota of the truth, non truth will also manifest.

21.  Should there be non truth, truth also shall appear.  Auspiciousness arises when inauspiciousness
is perceived.  So does the inauspicious arise when auspiciousness is perceived.

22.  Fear exists when fearlessness is imagined.  By the imagination of fearlessness, fear shows up.
There being Brahman alone, be convinced that non self does not exist.

23.  If there be liberation, bondage is.  In the absence of bondage, liberation is not.  If there is birth,
death occurs; without life death cannot be.

24.  'You' being, 'I' is.  Without 'you', 'I' is not. If 'this' is, so is 'that'. 'That' not being, neither
'this' is.

25. 'Is' implies the absence of 'that'.  If there be nothing, even a little cannot be. With effect there
may be some cause, without it there is none.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
                 
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Post by: Subramanian.R on June 12, 2016, 11:10:05 AM
26.  Upon duality, non duality there is; duality ceasing, non duality ceases too.  Seen (scene) brings
in its wake seer also, Scene (seen) ceasing, seer follows suit.

27. If there be inside, outside is true too.  Without inside, outside is not.  If there is perfection,
a little imperfection also gets added.

28.  If there is a little of the mind, it soon becomes all there is no little, nothing arises whatsover,
or wherever.

29.  Hence, all this does not exist in the least -- neither you nor I, neither these nor this.  Brahman
being all that is, be of the certitude that there is no non self.

30.  There is no example in the world; nor is there any example that can be given.  As there is
Brahman alone, be of the certitude that there is no non self.

31.  There is no mind to contemplate 'I am the Supreme Brahman',  'This world is Brahman alone',
you too are only Brahman.'

32. I am consciousness alone.  There is no non self.  Be of this certitude.  Thus, the definition of
the self has been told to you.

33.  Just by hearing this once, one becomes Brahman oneself.

34.  Nidagha:

Who, in truth, are you Lord?  Tell me O best among the eloquent; by hearing which one is liberated
from that very moment on, from the great trammels of transmigration.

35.  Ribhu:

I alone am the Supreme Brahman.  I alone am the transcendental happiness.  I alone am; 
I alone am myself.  I am only Brahman.

36. I am consciousness alone, of the nature of divine knowledge.  I am devoid all letters of
expression.  Brahman alone am I.

37.  I am devoid of any meaning.  'This' is divested of any meaning, I am free from all kinds of
misfortunes.  Brahman alone I am.

38.  I am ever pure, enlightened, eternal and completely taint-less.  Of the form of eternal bliss
am I.  I am only Brahman.               

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
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Post by: Subramanian.R on June 13, 2016, 11:08:54 AM
39. I am of the nature of perfections, ever.  I am Being Consciousness-Bliss.  I am of the form of non duality
only.  I am Brahman alone.

40. I am of the indefinable form.  I am devoid of beginning or end.  I am not of the nature of created
matter.  I am only Brahman.

41.  I am devoid of self will and divested of all nescience.  I am everything.  I am That alone. I am
Brahman only.

42.  I am devoid of all names.  I am without all forms.  I lack all attachments.  I am Brahman alone.

43.  I am the creator of all speech; and transcending the pinnacle of all Vedas (Vedanta). I am the end
of all (measures of) time.  Brahman alone am I.

44. I am the end of all forms.  I am the bliss (manifesting) at the end of all names.  I am the end
of all the eons of time.  Brahman alone am I.

45.  I am happiness and naught else.  I alone am the immeasurable consciousness.  I alone am
everywhere.  I am only Brahman.

46.  The self is Brahman alone and only a solid mass of pure intelligence.  I am alone the undivided
essence.  I am Brahman alone.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
             
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Post by: Subramanian.R on June 14, 2016, 12:11:31 PM
47:  I am of the form that is only knowledge; of a unitary nature.  I am the endless essence.  I am
Brahman alone.

48:  I am of the form that is Being and solitary transcendence.  I alone am.  I am devoid of significance
or the absence of it.  I am Brahman alone.

49:  I am of the form that is immeasurable.  I am of the form that is undefinable by logic.  I am of the
form that is inconceivable.  I am Brahman alone.

50:  I am not of the form of liquid essence.  I am free from the sorrow.  I shine as being pervasive.
I am Brahman alone.

51:  I am devoid of all activity.  I am divested of all distinction.  I am without all doubts.  I am Brahman
alone.

52:  I am without the ego sense.  Neither am I with the sense that I have no ego.  I am ever of the nature
of Brahman. Brahman alone am I>

53:  I am neither Brahma nor others following him.  I have no traits of Kesava (Vishnu) at all nor am I
with aspects of Sankara. I am Brahman alone.

54:  I shine as silence.  I am Brahman alone.  I am neither the most minute or the most grand.  I am
the most minute and the most grand.

55:  I am not the body's luster nor do I illuminate the world.  I am a solid mass of consciousness
and its part.  I am ever of the nature of Being.   
       
contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
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Post by: Subramanian.R on June 15, 2016, 11:27:54 AM
56:  I am with joy.  I am of the nature of the joyous. I am neither a boy nor a youth nor an old man.
I am beyond the beyond.


57:  I am not of the myriad forms.  I am Brahman alone.  The experience of my Self thus expressed
is the Supreme Essence of all the Upanishads.

58:  The rare one who hears this becomes Brahman oneself.

59:  He is neither gross nor atomic, nor is He of the nature of light, air, space, water or earth.
Enveloped by sheaths within all beings, He shines as the indweller, occupying the transcendental
space of the Heart.  Those with limited intellects, who are deluded by Maya into imagining themselves
to be phrases of wisdom and Sutras cannot realize Sankara even by hundreds of such scriptures.

(Chapter 4 concluded.)

contd.,


Arunachala Siva.
         
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Chapter 5:

1. Nidagha:

In such a situation, O Ribhu, who is fit for the Brahmic state?  Please explain in detail that knowledge
revealed through the words of Sankara.

2.  Ribhu:

You are Brahman indeed.  You alone are the supreme Guru.  You are of the form of space only.
Without doubt you are Brahman.

3.  You alone are all the states.  You alone are the import of everything and the undiminishing.
You are devoid of everything.  You are the witness and ever without a witness.

4. You are time. You are without all.  You are ever without a witness.  You are without time.
You are time and ever Brahman, the solid mass of consciousness.  You are of the nature of all
concepts of truth.  Unquestionably you are Brahman.

5. You are the truth.  You are the accomplished one.  You are the ancient.  You are the emancipated.
You are liberation.  You are ever immortal.  You are God.  You are peaceful . You are affliction-less.
You are Brahman, performed and you are the supreme and the ordinary.

6.  You are uniform; you are the truth too;  you are the ancient;  You are the one denoted by the words
like 'truth' and such.  You are devoid of all limbs;  you are ever established; you are Brahman;
you are perfection.  You are the supreme and ordinary.

7.  You are free from all the worldly bewilderment. You are  spoken of by all beings. You ever arise in
all beings.  You are ever devoid of will.  You are Brahman;  You are fullness;  You are supreme and
ordinary.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.         
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8. You are rooted in joy, ever and anon.
You are devoid of hatred ever and anon.
You are without activity etc., ever and anon.
You are Brahman; you are completeness;
You are supreme and ordinary.

9.  You are of the nature of consciousness.  You are awareness alone.  You are the sovereign one.
You dwell as the self alone.  No doubt, you are Brahman.

10.  You are bliss; you are transcendental;  you are void everything and attribute-less. You are only one
and second-less. Without doubt you are Brahman.     

11.  You are of the form of a dense mass of consciousness-bliss.  You are ever of the bliss of consciousness.
Your nature is of absolute perfection. No doubt, you are Brahman.

12.  You are 'That'. You Are!  You are enlightened. You are 'He'.  You know.  You see.  You are consciousness.
You are Brahman-being.  You are Brahman without doubt.

13. You are immortal. You are omnipresent. You are the Lord.  You are supreme.  You are that which is
tainted by speech by way of explanation.  You are Brahman, without doubt.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       
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14.  You are all.  You are without all.  You are peaceful.  You are supreme indeed.  You are the cause.
You are quiescent. No doubt you are Brahman.


15.  You are of the nature of Being only.  You are the universal Being.  You are of the nature of eternal
purity.  You are Brahman without doubt.

16. You are without an iota of everything. You are devoid of even an atom of anything.  You are devoid
of existence.  You are devoid of non existence etc.,

17.That which you are is He.  You are the great one.  No doubt, you are Brahman.

18.  You are without aim and its qualities.  You are only consciousness.  You are devoid of pain.
You are ever the sole undivided essence.  Without doubt, you are Brahman.

19.  You are of the nature of the substratum of all.  You are of the nature of the light of all.
You are devoid of all discrepancies of meaning.  No doubt, you are Brahman.

20.  You are verily Brahman, devoid of differences and devoid of mishaps etc.,
You are the auspicious, lacking any differentiation.   No doubt, you are Brahman.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.         
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21.  You are without any words of transcendental wisdom.  You comprehend your own nature.  You
abide in your own nature.  Without doubt you are Brahman.

22.  You are reduced to your own nature.  You are of the posture of your own nature.  You are immersed
in the sea of Self joy.  Unquestionably, you are Brahman.

23.  You alone are in the kingdom of yourself.  You pay homage to your own Self.  You are yourself of
perfect nature.  Unquestionably, you are Brahman.

24.  You abide in the happiness of your own Self. You do not perceive even a trifling outside yourself.
You shine as the space within your Self.  Unquestionably, you are Brahman.

25. You do not swerve from your nature.  You do not see outside your nature.  You are the nectar of
your own nature.  Unquestionably you are Brahman.

26. You shine with your own nature.  You spread out with your own form.  There is nothing other than
your own nature.  Unquestionably you are Brahman.

27.  You are ever your own Self. You see yourself everywhere. You feast upon yourself.  You are
unquestionably Brahman.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.           
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28. Suta:

Thereupon, Ribhu -- the son of lotus born Brahma -- was pleased by the words of Nidagha, and seeing him
as a fit recipient of the essence of Siva's love (Knowledge), taught him further.

29. Ribhu:

Once, Sankara instructed his son (Kumara) on Mount Kailasa.  I shall recount the same to you.  Listen
with an alert mind.

30.  This world never exists; it never manifested nor does it exist by itself either.  This world, said to be
a wonder, is always naught verily.

31.  The phenomenal world, the mind faculty, the ego sense, the individuality do not exist.  Brahman 
being alone, all these are naught, ever.

32.  The effects of delusions etc., the fear of delusion do not exist.  Brahman being alone, all these do not
exist, ever.

33.  'One' there is none; nor is there any 'double'.  There is no  mantra, tantra and the like also.  Brahman
being alone, all these are naught, ever.

35.  There is no listening or reflection.  Nor there is onepointedness of mind and delusions.  Brahman
being alone, all these are naught for ever.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.               
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Post by: Subramanian.R on June 21, 2016, 11:54:13 AM
36.  The two types of absorption in Self do not exist.  The one who measures, the measurement and such
do not exist.  Brahman being alone, all these are naught, ever.

37.  Surely, ignorance does not exist.  There is never the talk of imprudence.  Brahman being alone,'
all these are naught, ever.

38. The tetrad of related adjuncts or the triad of connections are absent. Brahman being alone,
all these are naught, ever.

39.  Past and future do not exist, at all.  Indeed, the present is completely absent. Brahman being alone,
all these are naught, ever.

40.  Ganga, Gaya, the 'Sethu Bandhana' Rameswaram and the rituals thereof; or other things do not
exist.  Brahman being alone, all these are naught, ever.

41.There is no earth, no water, no fire, no air, no space anywhere.  Brahman being alone, all these
are naught, ever.

42. There is none of the celestial beings, no guardians of directions,  no father and no Guru anywhere.
Brahman being alone, all these are naught, ever.

43. There is no far and near, no terminus, no middle, not any position whatsoever.  There is no unity,
no duality, truth or untruth here.  Brahman being alone, all these are naught, ever.

44.  There is no liberation; there is no bondage.  There is no need for declaration.  Neither are there
'somewhere', 'something', 'real and unreal'  and 'pleasures' and such.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                     

 
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45. Nowhere are there 'pairs of opposites', rituals relating to holy waters,and the self and non self.
No generation, no growth, no growth, no death and the delusion of coming and going.

46. There is no 'here'. There is no 'hereafter'.  There is no Guru or disciple. Real and unreal,  existence,
duty and completed action -- all these are non existent 

47. Race, refuge, caste, convention - all these are non existent. The sextet of self discipline, physical
and mental restraints -- are all indeed non existent.

48. 'All illusion', 'Brahman alone is', 'Consciousness alone is'-  all these words are indeed non existent.
The statement 'I am consciousness' is non existent.

49; 'I am', 'I am eternal' are truly nowhere existent. Brahman being alone nothing ever exists.

50. Whatever conveyed through utterances, whatever contemplated by mind, whatever determined
by the intellect, whatever understood by rational mind;

51. that which is unified through yoga, performed through the senses etc., and the waking,dream
and deep sleep states, and the fourth transcendental state ---

52. all these are non existent.  This is to be realized.  These are all confirmed by limiting adjuncts.
There is never any purification through holy baths;  nor is there any sanctity through meditation.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva. 
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53.  The triad of qualities does not exist in the least.  So does the composition of the triad of qualities.
Expressions such as 'one' and 'two' are non existent; so is the delusion and misapprehension of 'many'.

54.  Delusion and the lack of it are indeed non existent.  Be certain that nothing in the least is there.
These being Brahman alone, nothing in the least remains.

55.  Whoever hears this composedly becomes Brahman oneself.

56.  Isvara:  As bubbles arise on waters of the ocean celestial beings, humans and animals appear
in the ocean of the solid bliss of Uma's beloved, Siva - ever and anon.  Like the recurring waves, they
manifest over and over in future as in the past, out of the illusory potency of the Lord.  There is no
transmigration for those who realize Me thoroughly through experience.

57.  Those who have not overcome delusion cannot realize the Lord to be omniscient, the all devouring,
the casual force of all body functions; the consort of Uma; the effulgent one reflected in the pool of heart
space; the one who is like an eagle to the serpent of mundane existence.

The 5th chapter titled 'Description of Siva's teaching to Kumara' of Part 6 of Sri Siva Rahashya entitled
Sankara' of Sri Siva Rahasya ended.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.

       
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Chapter 6:


1. Isvara:  Religious rituals are illusory.  The worlds are illusory.  The diverse attitudes are illusory.
Mansions are all illusory.  Fear is also illusory.  Supports and such are illusory.  The things experienced
are illusory. The many attachments are illusory.

2.  The Vedas are illusory too.  Words are illusory.  Sentences are illusory.  The diverse things are
illusory.  Wealth is illusory.  Sky is illusory.  The moon is illusory.  Objects are illusory.

3.  The Guru, too, is illusory.  Merits and defects are illusory. Secrecy, also is illusory.  Calculations are
illusory.  Motion is illusory. Movement is illusory.  What is said is illusory.  All are illusory.

4.Sacred lore such as the Vedas, the Sastras and the Puranas cause and effect; Isvara - the Lord,
the world, elements, beings --all these are illusory.  There is no doubt about this.       

5.  Bondage-liberation, pleasure-pain, contemplation, mind stuff, gods-demons, primary-secondary,
the highest and the other are all illusory.  There is no doubt about this.

6. Whatever uttered in this least; whatever fancied through imagination and whatever thought
of the mind -- are all illusory.  There is no doubt about this.

7.  What little decided by the intellect, whenever (one is) led to by the mind, and whatever is compounded
to make up the world are all illusory.  There is no doubt about this.


contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     
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8.  Whatever heard by the ears, wherever looked forward by the eyes, the eyes, the ears and the body
are all illusory.  There is no doubt about this.

9.  That which is substantial; that which is fictitious and whatever objective learning there is, they are
all illusory.

10.  'Who am I?', 'What is that or this?'  'I am He    -  these  and other such statements are naught.
Whatever is imagined of the world is all illusory, no doubt.

11.  All practices, all confidentialities all deluding causes, appellations such as 'all beings' - all these are,
for sure, illusory.       

12.  All differences and distinctions; all delusion of aspiration, all erroneous variability are all, no doubt,
illusory.

13.  'The protector is Vishnu', 'Brahma is the cause of creation', Siva destroys'  - such and other statements
are all, no doubt, illusory.

14.  Ritualistic baths, repetition of sacred sounds, penance, fire ceremony, traditional study, worship of
deities, sacred syllables, lineage and holy company are all, no doubt, illusory.

15.  Everything is illusory.  The world is illusory. So are past, present and future.  The nothingness achieved
by negation is naught. Everything is illusory, no doubt.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     
       
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16.  The virtue of thought and the  manifold world are results of ignorance.  The multitudes of worlds
are all verily Brahman.  Be of this certitude.

17.  The concrete existence of the three worlds, the upsurge of goodness and falsehood, the wise words
repeated by the Masters are all verily Brahman.  Be of this conviction.

18.  The exalted and the base as well, the best the middling and 'That', the sacred syllable Om and the first
alphabet of Sanskrit are all Brahman.  Be of this certitude.

19.  Whatever appears as world, whatever is seen as world, whatever exists in the world - are all
Brahman, be sure. 

20..  Whatever is conveyed by any letter, whatever is compounded, whatever is derived by anything
--that is Brahman, be sure.

21. Whatever is uttered by anyone, whatever enjoyed by anyone and whatever proclaimed by anyone --
are all Brahman, be sure.

22.Whatever is granted by anyone, whatever done by anyone and whatever holy baths undertaken
-- are all Brahman, be sure.   

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.

       
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23.  Wherever there be a holy act, whenever there can be an evil action, whatever is done by you
in truth -- are all illusory, be sure.

24.  All his and all of me are all Brahman, be sure.  Whatever little appears is all illusory, be sure.

25.  Ribhu:

Let me repeat to you the secret and that which is most wondrous, taught to Kumara by Sankara
on the Mount Kailasa.

26.  All is 'That'  alone, consciousness only and the undivided essence only, devoid of even the number
one.  All is awareness alone.

27.  This is all consciousness alone.  All is full of awareness indeed. The reflection of the Self too is
conscious alone.  All is full of awareness, indeed.

28.  All world is consciousness alone.  All is full of awareness indeed.  'You being' and 'my  being' too
are consciousness alone.  There is not a whit besides awareness.

29.  Space, earth, air, fire, Brahma, Hari.  Siva - the least whatever of these and even a trifle other than'
these too -- are all full of awareness indeed.'

30.  Whatever consciousness there is, that is all undivided essence alone.  The past and future are
consciousness only.  All is awareness indeed.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva..         
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31.  Matter and time are consciousness only.  Knowledge is full of consciousness indeed.  The knowable
and knowledge are awareness only.  All is only awareness indeed.

32.  Talk is consciousness alone and speech is full of consciousness indeed.  Truth and untruth are
consciousness alone.  All is indeed awareness only.

33.  The beginning and the end are consciousness alone.  By its very being, a thing is full of consciousness,
ever.  If there be Brahma, he is only awareness.  Vishnu is indeed consciousness alone.

34.   Even Rudra and the celestial beings are consciousness only. Likewise, humans, animals, gods and demons . Guru and disciple are Being, (Sat) alone.  Knowledge is indeed consciousness.

35. Even the seer and the seen are consciousness only.  So are the knower and the known. the fixed and
the unfixed.  All fabulous things are also consciousness alone.  The body is indeed only consciousness.

36.  Even the symbol is only consciousness and so are cause and effect. The form and formlessness and
thus, virtue and sin are also consciousness alone.

37.  Duality and non duality are consciousness only.  And so are the Vedas and the Vedanta. Even the
directions and the directionless, and their guardians are only consciousness.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva. 
     
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38.  Transactions and such, past, future, and present are awareness only.  Name and form, beings and
worlds are only consciousness.

39. This prana is indeed consciousness only.  All the senses are awareness alone.  The five sheaths and
such only consciousness. Only consciousness is spoken of as bliss.

40.  The eternal and the ephemeral are consciousness only.  All is indeed consciousness only.  There is
nothing eternal but only consciousness. There is nothing truthful  but only consciousness. 

41. Even dispassion is consciousness.  'This' is consciousness only, you see!  The supports etc.,
are indeed awareness and so are the supported, O great one!

42.  Whatever and however much there is, is but consciousness only.  Whatever and however much is
seen far away is all indeed awareness alone.

43. Whatever and however many beings there be, whatever and however many are spoken of, whatever
and however much is said by the Vedas -- are all indeed awareness alone.

44.There is no bondage but consciousness alone.  There is liberation none but consciousness alone.
The only realty is but consciousness only.  This is the truth.  The only reality is but consciousness only.
This is the truth, verily the truth in the name of Siva.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.         
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45. All that is said in the three Vedas is all but consciousness only.  Whatever is explained by Siva to Kumara,
the same has been told to you.  The rare one who hears this even once become Brahman himself.

46, 47:  Suta:

I worship within the One whose body is space transcendent as per the Upanishad manta 'Isvavasya'
and such, and who dwells, in all  bodies.  The services offered to the Lord Isana Linga are symbolic
as follows:

bathing Him with 'abhisheka' liquids Who cannot be wetted,
offering garments to Him Who is clothed in space,
anointing Him with sandal paste Who has no sense of smell,
decorating Him with flowers Who has no sense of form or sight,
offering Him lamps Who is self luminous,
dedicating to Him 'naivedyam' foods  who is the ever contented
all devourer, and saluting Him who strides over the worlds.

For the supplications of love of mine, the serene sentiments of the crest of Vedas,
the Upanishads, are my authority.

48.  The ignorant offer ministrations employing all the prescribed articles without any lacunae.
The wise worship internally, in full consonance with the established injunctions.
Even though Isvara thus deludes the world ever, yet, He grants His state of Self to all those
worshipping Him with diverse attitudes.

The chapter 6, entitled 'Definition of the world as Being-consciousness', in the sixth amsa called
Sankara in Sri Siva Rahasyam is completed.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.             
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Chapter 7: 

1. Ribhu:  I shall explain to you that which is exceedingly marvelous, hard to obtain in all worlds and
the cream of Vedas and Sastras.  Indeed it is ever rare.

2.  Mantra is undivided unitary essence.  The result is undivided unitary essence.  Individual is
undivided unitary essence.  Action is undivided unitary essence.

3.  Earth is undivided unitary essence. Water is undivided unitary essence. Scent is undivided unitary
essence.  Space is undivided unitary essence.

4.  Sastras are undivided unitary essence.  Vedas are undivided unitary essence.  Brahman is undivided
unitary essence.  Religious vows are undivided unitary essence.

5. Vishnu is undivided unitary essence.  Siva is undivided unitary essence.  Brahma is undivided unitary
essence.  Celestial beings are undivided unitary essence. 

6.  Everything is undivided unitary essence.  Oneself is undivided unitary essence. Immanent Self is
undivided unitary essence. Guru is undivided unitary essence.

7.  The spoken matter is undivided unitary essence.  Effulgence is undivided unitary essence.  Body is
undivided unitary essence.  Mind is undivided unitary essence.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     
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8.  Mind stuff (thoughts) is undivided unitary essence. Pleasure is undivided unitary essence.  Knowledge
is undivided unitary essence.  The inconsumable is undivided unitary essence.

9.  The permanent is undivided unitary essence. The beyond is undivided unitary essence.  The
infinitesimal is undivided unitary essence.  I am from undivided unitary essence.

10.  Existence is undivided unitary essence.  Non existence is verily undivided unitary essence.
The other is from undivided unitary essence. The transcendent is from undivided unitary essence.

11. The gross is from undivided unitary essence.  People are undivided unitary essence.  The subtle
is undivided essence.  The pair is undivided unitary essence.

12.  Non existence is undivided unitary essence.  Strength is undivided unitary essence.  The all
pervading is from undivided unitary essence.  The infinitesimal is undivided unitary essence.

13. Non existence is undivided unitary essence.  You are from undivided unitary essence.  Verily
the undivided unitary essence alone is.  'This' is from undivided unitary essence.

14.  Knowledge is from undivided essence.  The existing is undivided unitary essence.  The merged
is undivided unitary essence.  Father is undivided unitary essence.   

15.  Devotees are undivided unitary essence.  Husband is undivided unitary essence.  Mother is
undivided unitary essence.  The sovereign Lord is undivided unitary essence. 

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
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16.  The trunk is undivided unitary essence.  The head is undivided unitary essence. The nose is
undivided unitary essence.  The exterior is undivided unitary essence.

17.  The all-full is undivided unitary essence.  The immortal is undivided unitary essence.  The ear
is undivided unitary essence.  The home is undivided unitary essence.

18.  The confidential is undivided unitary essence.  Siva is undivided unitary essence.  Name is
undivided unitary essence.  The Sun is undivided unitary essence.

19.  The Moon is undivided unitary essence.  The Guru is undivided unitary essence.  The witness is
undivided unitary essence.  The friend is undivided unitary essence.

20. The relative is undivided unitary essence.  I am the undivided unitary essence.  The king is undivided
unitary essence. The city is undivided unitary essence.

21.  Sovereignty is undivided unitary essence.  The Lord is undivided unitary essence.  Mantra (sacred
sound) is undivided unitary essence.  Repetition of mantra is undivided unitary essence.

22.  Contemplation is undivided unitary essence.  The state is undivided unitary essence.  The comprehended
is undivided unitary essence.  The great one is undivided unitary essence.

23.  Light is undivided unitary essence.  The supreme is undivided unitary essence.  The enjoyed is undivided
unitary essence.  Oblation is undivided unitary essence.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva. 
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24.  Fire sacrifice is undivided unitary sense.  Victory is undivided unitary essence.  The heaven is undivided
unitary sense.  Oneself is undivided unitary essence.

25.  There is nothing anywhere apart from the form which is undivided unitary essence. Listen again
to this treasure of eternal experience which overwhelms one with wonderment.

26.  This is rare, very rare.  Rarest in all worlds. I am.  Again, I am the transcendent.  The resplendent
and the Great Being I am.

27.  I am the Guru in all forms.  I am in all forms.  Such a one am I.  I alone am.  I am pure.  I am the
overflowing. I am Supreme.

28.  I am. I am the knower, ever.  I am the truth. I am without impurity.   I am the knowable born of
experience.  I am the exceptional.  I am the common.  I am all.         

29.  I am pure.  I am without sorrow. I am consciousness. I am equal. I am devoid of honor and dishonor.
I am without qualities.  I am Siva.

30. I am completely devoid of duality and non duality.  I am without pairs of opposites.  Such a one
am I.  I am totally devoid of being and non being and the lack of it.  I am without language.
Such a one am I.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.   
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31.  I affect the void and the lack of it.  I am the auspicious.  I am the mind.  I am without equal, or
the lack of it.  I am not of the base nature.

32.  I am without all, ever.  I am the serene.  I ever am.  I am devoid of the number one. Neither am
I one with a second number.

33.  I am devoid of the distinction of being and non being. I am without volition.  I am without the distinction
of plurality of the Self.  What is not even in the least that I am.

34.  I am not.  I am not another.  I am without body and such.  I am without refuge or lack of it.       
I am without support.

35.  I am without bondage, liberation and such.  I am the pure Brahman and such.  Such a one I am.
I am without mind and all such things.  I am the supreme.  I am the beyond.

36.  I am ever of the nature of inquiry.  I am without inquiry.  I am such a one.  I am of the nature of letter
'a'.  I am the letter.

37.  I am without meditation and the absence of it.  I am without an object of meditation.  Such a one am
I.  I am more perfect than the most perfect.  I am perfection.  All full am I.  Such a one am I.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       
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38.  I am of the form that transcends all. I am the transcendental Brahman. Such a one am I.
I am devoid of goal and characteristics.  I am without the quality of merging.  Such a one am I.

39.  I am without measurement and one who could measure me.  I am without the measurable.
Such a one am I.  I am the seer of all that is unreal.  I am without eyes and such.

40.  I am fully developed.  I am fully enlightened. I am pleasant.  I am the beyond. I am without all
sense organs. I am amenable to all actions.

41.  I am satisfied with all the Upanishadic knowledge. I am easily attainable, ever.  I am in joy.
I am without anything that can make me joyous.  I am the reward of all forms of silence.

42.  I am of the form of eternal awareness.  I am real and unreal, and full of consciousness.  There is
not an iota that is unpleasant to me.

43.  I am devoid of the heart-knot.  Emanating from the heart I pervade all.  I am without the six types
of changes.  I am without the six sheaths.

44.  I am freed of the sexes of foes.  I am the innermost of the interior.  I am without space or time.
I am clothed in space and such.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.,             
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45. I am liberated from 'is not' and 'is'.  I am without negative sound 'na'.  I am of the form of all
consciousness.  I am Existence Consciousness Bliss.

46. I am of the form that is.  I am myself. I am of the form of universal mind.  I am without universe.

47.  I am of the form of all kinds.  I am not devoid of the nature of existence.  I am without the triad
of time.  I am without lust and such qualities.

48.  I am bereft of body and its possessor. I revel as one without qualities. I have no liberation.
I am liberated.  I am ever without liberation (to be yet achieved).

49.  I am without reality and unreality.  I am ever the real alone.  I am without any place to go.
I am without movement and such.

50.  I am ever of the nature of remembrance.  I am peaceful.  I am amiable.  Thus, my own experience
has been described. This chapter is great indeed.  Whoever hears this even once becomes oneself
Brahman.

51.  I propitiate the Lord who has arisen to exterminate, the world born out of the mundane egg with
his glorious arms rivaling the elephantine trunk;  who is holding the skull of Brahma; who has the
Mount Meru, the bearer of the worlds, for bow and the eagle mounted Maha Vishnu for arrow.

52.  Those with stainless minds realize Thee as their Being by worshipping Thee O Lord, -- who art
the consort of Goddess Girija, who art of the form of transcendental light, who art beyond form
and of the form of the cosmos.

The chapter 7 is concluded.  It is a dialogue between Ribhu and Nidagha entitled 'Description of
one's Self'.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.           
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Chapter 8:

1. Ribhu:

I shall explain to you the hollowness of the world, which is akin to the horn of a hare. This is hard to attain
in all worlds. Listen with an alert mind.

2. Whatever trace of this world one hears or one sees of it, the form that is seen and the form of seer
are all like the horn of a hare.

3.  Earth, water, fire, air, space, mind, intellect, ego and transcendental light are all like the horn of a hare.

4. Destruction, birth, truth, the world, and heavenly systems, merit, sin, victory and delusion are all
like the horn of a hare.

5.  Lust, anger, greed, delusion, pride, delirium, infatuation, steadfastness, Guru, disciple, teaching and
such are like the horn of a hare.

6.  'I', 'you', the world etc., the beginning, the end, the middle, the past, the future and the present are
all like the horn of a hare.

7.  The gross body, the subtle body, the cause and the effect even, and what little of seen and seeing
there is, are all like the horn of a hare.


contd.,

Arunachala Siva.           
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8. The enjoyer, the objects and the enjoyment, ideal and the non dual characteristic, tranquility,
inquiry, happiness, are all like the horn of a hare.

9.  Ethical regulations, physical restraints, breath control and discourses on such things, movement,
motion, thoughts -- all are like the horn of a hare.

10.  Ears, eyes, body, lineage, secrecy, inertia, Hari, Siva, beginning, end, longing for emancipation
-- are all like the horn of a hare.

11.  The organs of knowledge, the five subtle senses, the groups of organs of action, waking, dream,
sleep and relevant states are all like the horn of a hare.

12. The twenty four tattvas, the group of four spiritual practices, homologous and heterologous groups
-- are all like the horn of a hare.

13.  All the worlds, all the beings, all cultures, those with true significance, all kinds of ignorance and
all types of learning are all like the horn of a hare.

14. All castes, all communities, all holy abodes and holy waters,  all the Vedas, all the Sastras --
are all like the horn of a hare.

15. All types of bondage, all ways of liberation, all wisdom pertaining to the Lord, all periods of time,
all instruction -- are all like the horn of a hare.   
 

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
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16. All existence, all actions, all types of association, with the wise, all duality, all perception of non
existence  -- are all like the horn of a hare.

17.  All Vedanta, all theories, all conclusions on the significance of Sastras, the nature of true existence of
all beings -- are all like the horn of a hare.

18.  Whatever little is comprehended, whatever world appears, whatever is heard from the Guru --
are all like the horn of a hare.

19.  Whatever is thought of by the mind, whatever is willed anytime, whatever is decided by the intellect
-- are all like the horn of a hare.

20.  Whatever is conveyed by speech, whatever meaningful talk is uttered, whatever is grasped by the
sense organs -- are all like the horn of a hare.

21.  Whatever object is renounced, whatever is heard or seen, 'one's own' and 'other's' are like the
horn of a hare.

22.  Whatever shines on account of reality, identity and essence, and whatever is imagined by the mind,
are all  like horn of a hare.

23.  Whatever is determined as the self, whatever is said to be eternal and whatever is investigated
by the mind -- are all like the horn of a hare.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       
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24. When Siva destroys ever, Vishnu protects the three worlds, and verily the creator Brahma builds
the worlds, --- all these are like the horn of a hare.

25.  What is said to  be the soul, whatever speech uttered, and statements like 'this life cycle'  -- all
these are like the horn of a hare.

26.  Whatever is there in the Puranas, whatever established in the Vedas, the truths of entire Upanishads
are all like the horn of a hare.

27.  Whatever told to you in this chapter is all but a horn of a hare.  He who hears this secret himself
becomes Brahman.

28.  Listen well, O noble soul Nidagha!  The certitude that all is Brahman is hard to attain for men and even
for Gods.   

29.  Any form referred to as 'this', and again, as 'I' and whatever is seen, that is all Brahman alone.

30.  The notion 'this is body', that is verily fear itself, it is said.  In all the three periods of time, it is not.
All is Brahman alone.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.   
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31.  The notion 'I am the body'  is verily the inner faculty of cognition, it is said.  In all the three periods of time
it is not.  All is Brahman alone.

32.  The notion 'I am the body'--- that is verily the repetitive cycle of life, it is said.  In all the three periods
of time, it is not.  All is Brahman alone.

33. The notion 'I am the body'  - that is said here to be bondage.  In all the three periods of time it is not.
All is Brahman alone.

34.  The learning 'I am the body' is verily to be remembered as hell.  In all the three periods of time
it is not.  All is Brahman alone.

35. The notion 'I am the body' is referred to as the whole world.  In all the three periods of time it is not.
All is Brahman alone.

36. The notion 'I am the body' is regarded as the 'heart knot'. In all the three periods of time it is not.
All is Brahman alone.           

37.  The notion that I am the threefold body is said to be the knowledge pertaining to body. In all the
three periods of time it is not.  All is Brahman alone.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
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38.  The notion 'I am the body' is verily the ideation of real and unreal.  In all the three periods of time
it is not.  All is Brahman alone.

39.  The notion 'I am the body' is referred to here as the world of five elements.  In all the three periods
of time it is not.  All is Brahman alone.

40.  The notion 'I am the body' -- that itself is ignorance, it is said.  In all the three periods of time
it is not.  All is Brahman alone.

41.  The assertion 'I am the body' is said to be impurities and impressions from past lives.  In all the
three periods of time it is not. All is Brahman alone.

42.  The assertion 'I am the body' -- truly that alone is the individual soul.  In all the three periods
of time it is not.  All is Brahman alone.

43.  The notion 'I am the body' is proclaimed as the supreme hell.  In all the three periods of time
it is not.  All is Brahman alone.

44.  The assertion 'I am the body' is defined as mind only.  In all the three periods of time it is not.
All is Brahman alone.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       
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45.  The assertion 'I am the body' is regarded as the limitation.  In all the three periods of time it is not.
All is Brahman alone.

46.  The understanding 'I am the body' is described as the all sorrowful.  In all the three periods of time
it is not.  All is Brahman alone.

47. The knowledge 'I am the body' is talked about as the great mistouch.  In all the three periods of time
it is not. All is Brahman  alone.

48. The assertion 'I am the body' is remembered as verily death.  In all the three periods of time it is not.
All is Brahman alone.

49.  The assertion 'I am the body' is regarded as unpleasant.  In all the three periods of time, it is not.
All is Brahman alone.

50. The assertion 'I am the body'  is reminiscent as the great sin. In all the three periods of time, it is not.
All is Brahman alone.

51.  The assertion 'I am the body' -- that verily is overwhelming, it is said.  In all the three periods of
time it is not. All is Brahman alone.

52. The notion ' I am the body' is to be remembered as all faults. In all the three periods of time it is not.
All is  Brahman alone.         

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
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53.  The notion 'I am the body' is verily the blemish, it is said. In all the three periods of time, it is not.
All is Brahman alone.

54.  The notion 'I am the body' is said to be the great doubt.  In all the three periods of time it is not.

55,56:  Whatever trace of brooding is there of pain,
whatever trace of reminiscing is there of the world,
whatever trace of remembering is there of desire,
whatever trace of recollection is there of sin,
whatever trace of recapitulation is there of mind,
whatever trace of initiative there is
-- it is defined as the great disease.

57.  What whit of idea there is, is said to be of the great delusion.  What whit of idea there is,
is said to be the triad of afflictions.

58.  What whit of idea is there, is said to be lust and anger.  What whit of idea there is, said to be
attachment, and naught else.

59.  What whit of idea there is,  is said to be all sorrowful. What whit of idea there is, is said to be
the misapprehension about the reality of the world.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva. 
     
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60.  What whit of idea there is,  is nothing but a great fault.  What whit of idea there is, is referred to
as the periods of time.

61.What whit of idea there is, is called name and form.  Wherever there be conception there is gross world.

62. Wherever there be conception that verily is unreal.  What little of idea there is, that is the world,
no doubt.

63. What trace of ideation there be, all of that is naught. Be certain of this.  Mind alone is the whole world.
Mind alone is the great adversary. 

64.  Mind alone is transmigration.  Mind alone is the threefold world.  Mind alone is great sorrow.
Mind alone is ageing etc.,

65.  Mind alone is time and mind itself taint.  Mind alone is will.  Mind alone is the individual.

66. Mind alone is pollution, ever.  Mind alone is magic.  Mind is itself illusion always.  Mind is like the
son of a barren woman.

67.  Mind itself never exists.  Mind itself inert always. Mind is verily thought and mind is egoism only.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
.       
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68. Mind alone is a great bondage. Mind alone is the inner faculty.  Mind alone is the earth and the mind
alone waters.

69.  Mind alone is light and mind alone the mighty wind. Mind alone is space and mind alone sound.

70.  Mind alone is of the nature of touch.  Mind alone fabricates forms.  Mind alone is of the form
of essence. Mind alone is eulogized as smell.

71.  The sheath of food is of the form of mind.  The sheath of vital air is full of mind.  The sheath
of thoughts is of the form of mind.  The sheath of intellect is full of mind.

72. Mind alone is the sheath of bliss.  Mind alone is the waking state.  Mind is verily the dream state
and mind alone is the deep sleep state.

73.  Mind itself is the gods and others.  Mind alone is Yama  (restraint) etc., of the eight fold Yoga.
What little there is, is mind only.  Mind alone is full of mind.

74.  The cosmos is full of mind. This city (body) is full of mind.  This being is full of mind.  This
duality is full of mind.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.   
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75.  The species is full of mind.  This attribute is full of mind.  This scene is full of mind.  This insentience
is full of mind.

76.  Whatever there is, is full of mind.  That which exists as individual is full of mind.  Thought alone is
ignorance.  Thought alone is difference.

77. Thought alone is knowledge.  Thought alone is pairs of opposites.  Thought alone is time.
Thought alone is space.

78. Thought alone is body.  Thought alone is life force.  Thought alone is contemplation.  Thought alone
is listening.

79.  Thought alone is hell.  Heaven too is thought.   Thought alone is consciousness.  Thought alone
is contemplation of the Self.

80. The triviality is thought only.   Brahman is thought only.  What trifle there is, is thought alone.
That is naught, ever.

81. Thought alone is naught, naught alone.   The three worlds are naught, naught indeed. The Guru
is naught, naught indeed.  So too is sishya, the disciple, truly naught.

82.The body too is naught, non  existent.   The mind is not at all existent, never.  Even a trifle is
naught, naught ever.  The whole world is naught, naught.           

83.  The beings indeed are naught, naught indeed.  Everything is non existent indeed, no doubt.
Nidagha, this chapter titled 'All is naught' is revealed to you by me.  Whosoever hears this even once,
he becomes Brahman himself.

84.  The peace of mind attained by the Upanishadic knowledge, by the longing for the lotus feet of
moon-adorned Lord, by divesting oneself of the bondage called the forest of transmigratory life
comprising one's dear consort, sons and their own attachments, by renunciation and such spiritual
practices, by even an occasional meditation on Siva's feet, cannot be achieved by shrewd logic or
vociferous scholarship. 

85.  For those seers, in whom the endless phantasmagoria of the world has subsided and who abide
without free will, there are no states of waking, dream and deep sleep, and no life and death.

This concludes Chapter 8, entitled 'Determination of the world being void and the non existence
of all' in the sixth amsa entitled Sankara of Sri Siva Rahasyam.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.   
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Chapter 9:


1.  Nidagha:

Revered Master, where do you perform your sacred bath?  What is the mantra for ablution?  What is
the auspicious time for ablution and for offering of holy waters?  Please tell me. 

2. Ribhu:

The bath in the Self is the great ablution, the daily ablution and not anything else.  'I am Brahman'  -
This certitude alone is the great ablution.

3. I am of the form of the Supreme Brahman.  I am of Supreme Bliss.  I am of the form, 'I am Brahman'
-- this conviction indeed is the profound ablution.


4. I am of the form of knowledge. I am the Supreme alone. I am of the form of Peace only.  I am without
any impurities.   

5.  I am of the form of the eternal only.  I am imply the permanent.  This, indeed, is the supreme  Brahman.
I am Brahman alone.

6.  I am only of the nature of everything.  I am the leftover.  All this is verily Brahman.  I am Brahman
alone.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.         
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7.  I am of the form that is denuded of everything.  I am the expanse of consciousness.  All is is verily
Brahman.  I am Brahman alone.

8.  I am of the form of the fourth state of transcendence alone.  I am that alone which transcends the
fourth state.  All this is, indeed, the Supreme Brahman.  I am Brahman alone.

9.  I am ever of the form of consciousness.  I am Existence Consciousness Bliss.  All this is, indeed, the
Supreme Brahman.  I am Brahman alone.

10. I am of the form of Unitary nature. I am ever of the form of the immaculate.  All this is, indeed,
the Supreme Brahman. I am Brahman alone.

11.  I am the purity of knowledge alone. I am alone. I am the beloved. All this is, indeed, the Supreme
Brahman.  I am Brahman alone.

12.  I am the unwavering alone.  I am of my own form alone.  All this is, indeed, the Supreme
Brahman.  I am Brahman alone.

13.  I am ever of the form of Satsanga.  I am always the supernal.  All this is, indeed, the Supreme
Brahman.  I am Brahman alone.

14.  I am ever of the form of singularity.  I am never the other than happiness.   All this is, indeed,
the Supreme Brahman.  I am Brahman alone.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     
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15.  I am of the form that is unlimited.  i am endless Bliss.  All this is, indeed, the Supreme Brahman.
I am Brahman alone.

16. I am of the form of true happiness.  I am consciousness-Bliss transcendental.  All this is, indeed,
the Supreme Brahman.  I am Brahman alone.

17.  I am of the form of endless Bliss.  I am unattainable by speech and mind. All this is, indeed, the
Supreme  Brahman.  I am Brahman alone.

18.  I am of the form of Brahmic Bliss.  I am the true Bliss, ever. All this is, indeed,  Supreme  Brahman.
I am Brahman alone.

19. I am of the form of Myself.  I am full of the Bliss of the Self.  All this is, the Supreme Brahman.
I am Brahman alone.

20.  I am of the form of Self effulgence.  I am the essence of the Self light. All this is, indeed, the Supreme
Brahman. I am Brahman alone.

21.  I am without beginning, middle or end.  I am like the sky.  All this is, indeed, the Supreme Brahman.
I am Brahman alone.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       
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22.  I am of the form of eternal Being.  I am ever liberated, ever.  All this is, indeed, the Supreme Brahman.
I am Brahman alone.

23.  I am of the form that is ever full.  I am ever devoid of mind.  All this is, indeed, the Supreme Brahman.
I am Brahman alone.

24.  I am of the form of eternal Existence.  I am ever free always.  All this is, indeed the Supreme Brahman.
I am Brahman alone.

25.  I am of the form of eternal sound.  I am all transcending, always.  All this is, indeed, the Supreme
Brahman.  I am Brahman alone.

26.  I am of the form that transcends forms.  I am of the form of expanse.
All this is, indeed, the Supreme Brahman.  I am Brahman alone.

27.  I am of the form of joy of the Jivas.  I am the joy of language, always.  All this is, indeed, the Supreme
Brahman.  I am Brahman alone. 

28.I am of the form that is seat of everything.  I am ever a solid mass of consciousness. All this is,
indeed, the Supreme Brahman.  I am Brahman alone.     
 
contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
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29.  I am without any body awareness.  I am indeed devoid of thoughts. 
All this is, indeed, the Supreme Brahman. I am Brahman alone.

30.  I am without any thought of the body.  I am Mantra alone, ever am I.  All this is, indeed, the
Supreme Brahman.  I am Brahman alone.

31. I am devoid of all things seen.  I am of the form of the seen alone.  All this is, indeed, the Supreme
Brahman.  I am Brahman alone.

32. I am of the Absolute form, ever.  I am ever-full, ever satisfied always.  All this is,indeed, the
Supreme Brahman.  I am Brahman alone.

33. Of all this is Brahman alone.  I am awareness alone.  All this is, indeed, the Supreme Brahman.
I am Brahman alone.

34.  I am, indeed,  Myself. Naught else is known.  All this is, indeed, the Supreme Brahman.
I am Brahman alone.

35.  I am the great Self. I am the Support. All this is, indeed, the Supreme Brahman.  I am Brahman alone.

36. I am the great void - this is the highest mantra.  All this is, indeed, the Supreme Brahman.  I am
Brahman alone.

contd.,


Arunachala Siva.   
 
 
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37. I alone shine as another.  I alone am as the body.  All this is, indeed, the Supreme Brahman.
I am Brahman alone.

38.  I shine as the disciple and three worlds.  All this is, indeed, the Supreme Brahman.  I am Brahman
alone.

39.  I am above the three periods of time. I am propitiated by the Vedas.  All this is, indeed, the
Supreme Brahman. I am Brahman alone. 

40.  I am defined in the scriptures.  I dwell in the mind. All this is, indeed, the Supreme Brahman.
I am Brahman alone.

41.  Excluding Me there is not even a trifle.  Excluding Me, even the earth is not. All this is, indeed,
the Supreme Brahman.  I am Brahman alone.

42. There is no water outside Me -  This alone is the highest Mantra.  This, indeed, is Brahman.
I am Brahman alone.

43. I am Brahman.  I am pure.  Eternally pure am I, ever. I am without qualities.   I am without
craving.  This alone is the Superior Mantra.

44. I am of the form of Hari, Brahma, and others. I am devoid of even these distinctions.  I am
Brahman alone.  I alone am. I am unconquerable.

45.  I shine of My own, by Myself, verily by Myself and by naught else. I am rooted in Myself.  This
is the excellent Mantra.

contd.,


Arunachala Siva.       
 
   
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46. I enjoy Myself.  I sport within Myself.  I am My own light.  I revel in Myself.

47. I Myself revel in My own Self.  I see My own Self - I am happy in Myself.  This verily is the best Mantra.

48. I am rooted in My own consciousness.   I sport in joy in the kingdom of My own Self.  I am seated
on the throne of My own Self.  This, indeed,  is the greatest Mantra.

49.  For the one who ever perceives the Mantra of the Self and who practices the knowledge of relating
to oneself, the mantra 'I am Brahman am I' destroys the sins pertaining to oneself.

50.  The Mantra - I am Brahman am I  - destroys the defect of duality.  The Mantra -  I am Brahman am I
-- destroys the sorrow of differentiation.

51.  The Mantra - I am Brahman am I - destroys the disease called thinking.   The Mantra -
I am Brahman am I - destroys the disease of intellect.

52.   The Mantra  - I am Brahman am I - destroys the physical and mental diseases.  The Mantra
-- I am Brahman am I -  destroys all worlds.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.



 
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53.  The Mantra - I am Brahman am I - destroys the disease called lust. The Mantra - I am Brahman
am I - destroys the disease called anger.

54.  The Mantra - I am Brahman am I - destroys the defect of brooding. The Mantra - I am Brahman
am I - also destroys volition. 

55.  The Mantra - I am Brahman am I - destroys the sorrow called 'this' (non self).  The mantra -
I am Brahman am I - destroys the impurity called lack of discrimination.

56. The Mantra - I am Brahman am I - annihilates ignorance.   The Mantra - I am Brahman am I -
destroys crores of blemishes.

57.  The Mantra - I am Brahman am I - destroys all rituals.  The Mantra - I am Brahman am I -
expunges the mistaken identity with the body.

58.  The Mantra - I am Brahman am I - destroys the seen and the unseen.  The Mantra - I am
Brahman am I - illumines the knowledge of the Self.

59.  The Mantra - I am Brahman am I - is the bestower of success in the realm of the Self.
The Mantra - I am Brahman am I - is the destroyer of unreality and such.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.   
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Post by: Subramanian.R on July 28, 2016, 11:16:22 AM
60.  The Mantra - I am Brahman am I - destroys all otherness.  The Mantra - I am Brahman am I -
is the granter of undisputable hallowedness.

61.  The Mantra - I am Brahman am I - wipes out the knowledge of non self.  The Mantra - I am
Brahman am I - confers the Bliss of Knowledge.

62.  The seven crores of great Mantras bring in their train crores of birth.  Therefore, renouncing
all the Mantras one must resort to the repetition of this one Mantra.

63.  One attains liberation instantly.  There is no doubt for me about this.  This is the secret of the
countless Vedas pronounced in the chapter of Mantras.  Whoever hears this even once becomes
Brahman oneself.

64.  Isa, the Lord, is the One who is ever Blissful, the source of supreme joy, the eternal, the one from
whom the world full of sorrow arises and shines inseparable from Him.  Such a one is unattainable
through speech, mind, hosts of senses or the body.  He is inscrutable, the doctor for the world disease.
He is the sovereign Lord.  The pure intellect which perceives this attains freedom.

The chapter 9, entitled 'Determination of I am Brahman' in the Sixth amsa called Sankara of
Sri Siva Rahasyam is concluded.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva. 
     
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Post by: Subramanian.R on July 29, 2016, 11:15:53 AM
Chapter 10:

1. Ribhu:

Listen to my words, Nidagha!  I shall describe tarpana - the daily water offering (libation).  This is very
difficult for humans to come by in the Vedas and Sastras.

2. The world does not exist, ever.  Something to be referred to as 'this' does not exist.  Brahman alone
is, being ever perfect.   This alone is tarpana to Brahman.

3.  I am Brahman with form.  Even Existence Consciousness Bliss am I.  I am a solid mass of Bliss -
such alone is tarpana to Brahman.

4. I am always the complete Void.  I am ever with the one with Bliss of the Self.  I am of the eternal
and fleeting forms.  This alone can be tarpana to Brahman.

5.  I alone am the expanse of consciousness.  I am ever the space of the Self.  I am satisfied within
myself.  This alone is tarpana to Brahman. 

6.  I am devoid of the numeration such as one.  I am formless.  I am non dual.  I am of the form
that is eternally pure. This alone is tarpana to Brahman.

7.  Subtler than space am I. I am totally non existent.  I am of the form of the all-shining.  This alone
is tarpana to Brahman.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.   
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Post by: Subramanian.R on July 30, 2016, 11:05:34 AM
8.  I am of the nature of he supreme Brahman.  I am Bliss - high and low.  I am only of the nature of
satra - the sacred oblation, devoid of seer, seen and such.

9.  Whatever little there be, I am not.  I am the profound silence, here.  I am the nature of perfect
freedom.   This alone is tarpana to Brahman.

10.  I am of the form of all blissfulness.  I am always the joy of knowledge.  I am of the form of wisdom
only.  This alone is tarpana to Brahman. 

11.  All this is just Brahman only.  Nothing else is, anywhere, I swear!  That alone am I.  No doubt
This alone is tarpana to Brahman.

12. "Thou art thus", 'That is such"- not even a trace of such exists. I am only pure Awareness -
This alone is tarpana to Brahman.

13.  I am of the form of absolute non existence.  I alone am the higher than the most high.  I alone
am Bliss and nothing else.  This alone is tarpana to Brahman.

14.  'This is all gold" - there is not an iota of such a thing.  I promise you.  I am of the form of joy
devoid of qualities.  This alone is tarpana to Brahman.

15.  I am never a witness, being devoid of witness and being of the nature of Brahman alone.
This alone is tarpana to Brahman.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       
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Post by: Subramanian.R on July 31, 2016, 10:46:03 AM
16. I am without any outstanding qualities.  I alone am the one with name. I am myself non delusion.
This alone is tarpana to Brahman.

17.  I am of the form without the senses.  I am of the form that is stripped of everything.  I am without
bondage and liberation.  This alone is tarpana to Brahman.

18.  I am of the form that is all blissful.  I am one solid mass of all round Bliss.  I am only the ever present
consciousness.  This alone is tarpana to Brahman.

19. I am beyond the scope of speech.  Speech and mind are not at all existent.  I am full of joy of
consciousness.   This alone is tarpana to Brahman.

20.  I am the perfect form everywhere.  I am happiness everywhere.  I am of the inconceivable
form everywhere.  This alone is tarpana to Brahman.

21.  I am of the form of contentment everywhere.  I am full of all encompassing Bliss.  I am of the nature
of complete void.  This alone is tarpana to Brahman.     

22. I am ever of the form that is by Me.  I am the supremely Blissful.  I am the one and the only.
This alone is tarpana to Brahman.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
 
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Post by: Subramanian.R on August 01, 2016, 10:53:24 AM
23.  I am free.  I am of the form of liberation.  I transcend all kinds of silence.  I am of the form of complete
emancipation.  This alone is tarpana to Brahman.

24.  I am ever of the nature of the real.  I am ever the fourth state of transcendence.  I am of that form
which transcends the fourth state.  This alone is tarpana to Brahman.

25. I am Truth and Knowledge alone.  I am Truth alone and Blissful.  I am of the form that is devoid of
oscillation.  This alone is tarpana to Brahman.

26.  I am ever of the form of unborn only.  I am desire-less and stainless.  I am of the form of Brahman
knowledge.   This alone is tarpana to Brahman.

27.  Thus, the tarpana to Brahman has been told by me in this chapter.  The one who hears this even
once becomes Brahman oneself.

28.   I shall expound upon the daily homa fire sacrifice).  This is hard to find in all the Vedas.  It is
the essence of all the scriptures and non dual.  Listen with an attentive mind.

29.  I am Brahman.  I am pure.  I am eternal. I am the Lord.  I am of the form of significance of Om.
This is the rare homa.

30.  I am of the form of the Supreme Self.  I am the transcendental Bliss Supreme.  I am of the form of
Consciousness Bliss. This is the rare homa.         

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
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Post by: Subramanian.R on August 02, 2016, 12:24:00 PM
31.  I am of the form of eternal joy.  I am absolutely untainted only.  I am of the form of consciousness.
This is the rare homa.

32.  I am not of the form of anything in the least. I am not.  I am not He.  I am of the form divested of
activity.  This is the rare homa.

33.  I am not a part.  I am not a shadow.  I am not the mind, nor the senses.  I am neither intellect
nor the oscillation. This is the rare homa.

34. I am not of the form of body etc., I am devoid of triad etc., I am not of the form of waking and
dream. This is the rare homa.

35.  I have no listening, reflection and one pointed absorption.  I have not a whit to contemplate within.
This is the rare homa.

36, 37. The existence of mind is unreal. Any form of intellect is unreal.  Know that the ego is unreal.
The triad of time is unreal.  The triad of qualities is ever unreal.  This is the rare homa.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
   
     
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Post by: Subramanian.R on August 03, 2016, 11:00:33 AM
38.  Know that whatever is heard is unreal and whatever knowledge there is, is ever unreal.  All the
different theories are to be known as unreal.  This is the rare homa.

39.  Know that the myriads of forms are unreal.  Know that the multifarious colors are ever unreal.
Know that the various species are unreal.  This is the rare homa.

40.  Know the scriptural knowledge is unreal. The Vedic knowledge and religious austerities are unreal.
Know that the holy waters are all unreal.  This is the rare homa.

41. Know that the Guru and disciple are unreal.  The Mantra imparted by Guru then is unreal.
Whatever is there to be seen is to be known as unreal.  This is the rare homa.

42.  Know that all enjoyment is unreal and whatever is thought of is always unreal. Know that whatever
is seen is unreal.  This is the rare homa.

43. Know that all senses are unreal.  All the Mantras are also, thus, unreal.  Know that all the vital airs
are unreal.  This is the rare h9ma.

44. Know that life force (jiva) and body are unreal.  Verily, there is none of these in the transcendental
Brahman.  Know that all that is in me is unreal.  This is the rare homa.
 
contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
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Post by: Subramanian.R on August 04, 2016, 10:35:22 AM
45.  Know that what is seen and heard are unreal. The warp and the woof in me are unreal. 
Action and inaction are unreal.  This is the rare homa.

46. Know as unreal the attainment of that which is seen.  Happiness, indeed, is unreal.  Know
that all actions are unreal.  Such is the rare homa.

47.  Know that the all and the naught are unreal. Know that both perfection and imperfection are
unreal.  Pleasure and anguish are unreal.  This is the rare homa.

48. Even as righteousness is unreal, so are virtue and sin always unreal.  Know that profit and loss
are unreal.  Always the body is unreal, ever.

49.  Know that success is ever unreal. Vanity is ever unreal, always.  Know that something full of
mind as unreal, and so are doubt and certitude.

50.  Know that all sounds are unreal. All sense of touch is ever unreal.  Know that all form is unreal.
All tastes are ever unreal.

51.  Know that all smell is unreal.  All knowledge is ever unreal.  Know that past and future are
unreal.  The nature is said to be unreal.

52.  All is ever unreal. All cyclic creation is unreal.  All qualities are unreal only.  This is the rare homa.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
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Post by: Subramanian.R on August 05, 2016, 11:04:51 AM
53.  You are verily like the horn of a hare.  I am indeed like the horn of a hare.  All this is  like the
horn of a hare.  The interior is like the horn of a hare.

54.  Thus the explanation of homa of the Self has been told by me.  The one who hears even once
becomes Brahman oneself.

55. Skanda: 

Out of fear for Isvara - in whom the entire universe, the Lord's joyous feet, is established -
the sun and the moon shine.  The lightning, fire, gods of wind and rain worship Him in awe
and reverence.  In Him manifest the gods, the demons, the various life forms and even all that
is invisible during each cycle of creation.  For Him no action of the beings is so desirable as
contemplation on Him.

56.  Siva, though residing in the midst of beings of the world, because of His subtle nature cannot
be perceived by the regulation of inhalation and exhalations of breath, by the mind, by
reflection, by the intellect, by the five fold retention within the mind, by the withdrawal of mind
from objects or by countless utterances of the Vedas.  But He can be realized through the wise
counsel of the Guru by the one endowed with self control and devotion, and not by any other means.       

Thus concludes the chapter entitled Description of the two fold topics of abulation to Brahman and
oblation of the Self, in the sixth amsa called Sankara of Sri Siva Rahasyam.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.           
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Post by: Subramanian.R on August 06, 2016, 10:16:13 AM
Chapter 11:

1. Ribhu:

I shall explain  the knowledge of Brahman and the traits of a Jivanmukta.  One who is firmly established
in the Self alone is referred to as a Jivanmukta.

2. I am thus Brahman alone.  Without doubt I am the Self.  One who is rooted in the conviction that
the consciousness is the Self is called a Jivanmukta.

3.  I am the consciousness that is the Self. I am the supreme Self. I am without qualities. I am
beyond the Supreme.  One who has such a conviction is called a Jivanmukta.

4. I am beyond the three fold bodies. I am the consciousness that is Brahman.  One whose ultimate
resolve is 'I am Brahman' is called a Jivanmukta.

5.  I am of the form of a solid mass of Bliss.  I am beyond the transcendental Bliss.  For whom the
consciousness is verily supernal Bliss is called a Jivanmukta.

6.  For whom there is no body and such, whose certitude is in Brahman, who is filled with transcendental
Bliss is called a Jivanmukta.

7.  For whom there is no trace of ego, who is established in consciousness alone, who is the supreme
Bliss and who rejoices in Bliss is called a Jivanmukta.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       
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Post by: Subramanian.R on August 07, 2016, 12:13:00 PM
8.  One whose finality is consciousness only, whose nature is consciousness alone, who does not recollect
otherness is called a Jivanmukta.

9.  One who is the perfect Self everywhere, who realizes the Self everywhere, who is the eternal and
perfect Self everywhere is called a Jivanmukta.

10.  One who is ever with the Supreme Self, who is resolved in the Self,  who is the form of Bliss,
and unmanifest is called a Jivanmukta.

11.  One whose self is pure and unitary, who is bereft of all attachment, who is serene as the ever blissful
Self is called a Jivanmukta.

12. One who is of unitary nature, the peaceful Self, divested of thoughts of separateness; one who is
devoid of even a trace of existence is called a Jivanmukta.

13.  I have no mind.  I have no intellect, egoism and senses. Such a one, being Brahman alone,
is called a Jivanmukta.

14.  I have no defects. I have no body.  I have no vital air.  I have nothing at all.  Whose final resolve
is such is called a Jivanmukta.

15.  I have no delusion.  I have no desire. I have no anger.  I am not another one.  I have not an iota
of this either.  Such a one is called a Jivanmukta.

16.  I have no demerits. I have no sex. I have no bondage or any world.  Such a one, who is always
blissful thus, is called a Jivanmukta.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                   
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Post by: Subramanian.R on August 08, 2016, 10:43:27 AM
17.  I have no ears, nor do I have nose.  I have no eyes nor do I have mind.  I have no tongue.  One
whose final certitude is thus called a Jivanmukta.

18.  I have no body.  I have no distinctive traits.  Neither do I have a cause.  I have no fourth state.
One who is rooted in oneself is called a Jivanmukta.

19.  All this is not mine at all; all that is none of mine either.  One who is settled as Brahman alone is
called a Jivanmukta.

20.  The world whatever, wherever, -  I have none of it in the least, I alone am - the one who is established
thus is called a Jivanmukta. 

21. I have no time.  I have no space.  I have no object.  I have no state.  I have no ablution. I have
no eating. Such a one is called a Jivanmukta.

22.  I have no holy waters.  I have no services.  I have no deity.  I have no shrine. One who is without
the absence of differences anywhere is called a Jivanmukta.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.               
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23.  I have no bondage.  I have no birth.  I have no knowledge.  I have no position.  I have no words.
One who is settled thus is called a Jivanmukta.

24. I have no merit.  I have no sin.  I have no body.  I have nothing auspicious.  I have nothing to see.
Such a sage is called a Jivanmukta.

25. I have no sound.  I have no touch.  I have no form.  I have no taste.  I have no life.  One who knows
thus is called a Jivanmukta. 

26.  I have no everything.  I have not the least of anything.  I have no vitality.  I have nothing anywhere.
I have no being.  I have no possession.  Such a one is called a Jivanmukta.

27.  I have nothing in liberation.  I have no duality.  I have no Vedas.  I have no duties. I have no distances.
The one who is settled thus is called a Jivanmukta.

28. I have no Guru.  I have no disciple.  I have no teaching. I have nothing supreme.  I have no object
anywhere that is exalted.  Such a one is called a Jivanmukta.

29.  I have no Brahma. I have no Vishnu.  I have no Rudra.  I have no sun.  I have no karma or object
in the least.  Such a one is called a Jivanmukta.

30.  I have no earth.  I have no water.  I have no light.  I have no space.  I have no duty.  One who
is settled thus is called a Jivanmukta.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.   
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31. I have no report.  I have no statement.  I have no lineage. I have no caste.  Learning there is none
for me.  Such a one is called a Jivanmukta.

32.  I have no vibration.  I have no sound.  I have no aim.  I have no worldly existence.  I have no
meditation.  One who is established thus is called a Jivanmukta.

33.  I have no cold.  I have no heat.  I have no delusion. I have no repetition of sacred sounds.  I have
no worship during dawn, noon and dusk.  One who is established thus is called a Jivanmukta.

34.  I have no repetition of sacred syllables.  I have no Mantra.  I have no fire worship.  I have no night
-- none of all these for me. One who is rooted thus is called a Jivanmukta.

35.  I have no fear.  I have no food too.  I have no thirst.  I have no hunger.  I have no self.  One who
is settled thus is called a Jivanmukta.

36.  I have no 'before'. I have no 'behind'. I have no 'above'.  I have no direction.  I have no mind. 
One who is thus resolved is called a Jivanmukta.

37.  I have nothing in the least to say.  I have not even a faint sound to hear.  I have nothing at all
to brood upon. Such a one is called a Jivanmukta.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     
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37.  I have nothing in  the least to say.  I have not even a faint sound to hear.  I have nothing at all
to brood upon.  Such a one is called a Jivanmukta.

38.  I have not even an iota of the enjoyable.  I have not even a whit to meditate upon.  I have nothing
to be remembered whatsoever. Such a one is called a Jivanmukta.

39.  I have no enjoyment.  I have no disease.  I have no yoga.  I have no merging -- none of all these.
The one who is settled thus is called a Jivanmukta.

40.  I have no existence.  I have no deterioration. I have no superimposition.  The one who is fixed
thus is called a Jivanmukta.

41. There is nothing that is superimposed for me.  Refutation is not for me.  Whatever there is as I,
I have none.  Such a one is called a Jivanmuukta.

42.  I have no sanctification.  I have no purification.  Neither do I have one nor do I have many.
I have no past.  I have no work.  Such a one is called a Jivanmukta.

43. 'Who am I?' I have none of it.  I have no 'this' either. 'Not another' is not for me.  I have no
'oneself'.  I have nothing whatsoever.  I have no settlement.  Such a one is called a Jivanmukta.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva       
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44.  I have no flesh.  I have no blood.  I have no marrow.  I have no excreta.  I have no kindness.
I have no being.  Such a one is called a Jivanmukta.

45.  I have nothing at all.  I have nothing that is white, nor there is blue for me.  Separateness there is
none for me.  There is no abidance or 'myself' for me.  Such a one is called a Jivanmukta.

46.  I have no anxiety.  I have no greed. I have nothing secondary.  I have no fame.  I have no philosophy.
One who is stabilized thus is called a Jivanmukta.

47.  I have no delusion.  I have no knowledge.  I have nothing that is confidential. I have no caste.
I have not a white to meditate upon.  Such a one is called a Jivanmukta.

48.  I have nothing to relinquish.  I have nothing to accept.  I have nothing to make fun of.  I have no
merging.  I have no divine.  The one who is settled thus is called a Jivanmukta.

49.  I have no vow.  I have no exhaustion.  I have no grief.  I have no pleasure.  I have no object
anywhere that is inferior.  Such a one is called a Jivanmukta.

50.  For me there is neither knower nor knowledge.  Neither knowable nor myself.  I have nothing
at all.  Such a Jnani is called a Jivanmukta.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.         
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51.  For me there is no 'to you'.  For me there is no 'to myself'.  For me there is no 'outside you'.  For
me there no 'me'.  For me there is no Guru.  For me there is none at all.  Such a one is a Jivanmukta.

52.  I have no inertness.  I have no temple.  I have no fatigue.  I have no prosperity for me.  One who
is fixed in the beatitude 'not for me, not for me' is called a Jivanmukta.

53.  I have no lineage.  I have no aphorisms,  I have nothing that is suitable.  I have no grace.  I have
nothing in the least.  One who contemplates thus is called a Jivanmukta.

54.  I have no self.  I have no non self.  I have no heaven.  I have no fruit.  I have no object anywhere
to be condemned.  Such a one is called a Jivanmukta.

55.  I have nothing to practice.  I have no learning. I have no peace.  I have no restraint. I have
no tenement.  Such a sage is called a Jivanmukta.

56.I have nothing that causes pain.  I have no doubt.  I have no sleep.  I have no mind.  I have
no oscillation.  Such an accomplished one is called a Jivanmukta.

57.  I have no old age.  I have no boyhood.  I have no youth even a little.  I have no death. I have
no darkness. Such a one ios called a Jivanmukta.

58.  I have no world.  I have no enjoyment.  One who remembers 'I have nothing whatsoever' and
who has found 'I have no silence'  is called a Jivanmukta.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     
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59. I am Brahman. Verily I am Brahman.  I am indeed Brahman.  I am awareness.  One with such
certitude is called a Jivanmukta.

60. I am verily Brahman.  I am consciousness indeed.  I am the supreme alone. There is no doubt
about this.  I am myself the light of myself.  Such a one is called a Jivanmukta.

61. One who sees oneself only, one who abides in oneself alone, one who realizes that one manifests
from oneself is called a Jivanmukta.

62. One who enjoys the bliss of oneself, one who revels in the kingdom of oneself, is called a Jivanmukta.

63.  One who is oneself, one who is one pointed, one who is the Lord of oneself, one who sees one's
own form is called a Jivanmukta.

64.  This chapter on Jivanmukta is hard to find in all Vedas.  One who hears  this even once becomes
Brahman oneself.

65.  O Lord!  Those whose intellects are confused with ideas of distinctions generated by the diverse
arguments and theories of the Vedas, emaciate themselves by inflicting great pains of miserable
experiences but can never attain the bliss that arises from Thy feet.

66. Who is able to cross the ocean of transmigratory existence with its succession of birth and death
like the unending waves!  One who is well endowed with the spirit of meditation resulting from the ordained
methods of worship of Isvara alone, can, by means of the boat called undifferentiated knowledge.

Thus concludes the a dialogue between Ribhu and Nidagha, entitled 'Topic of the liberated while alive',
in the sixth amsa called Sankara of Sri Siva Rahasyam.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.         
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Post by: Subramanian.R on August 16, 2016, 10:15:08 AM
Chapter 12:

1. Ribhu:  Hearken to this topic of liberation from the body, which is so hard to find.  One who does not
recollect what is discarded and what is not, alone is a Videha Mukta, one freed from the body.

2.  One who is of the form of Brahman, the serene Self, without any other form, for ever joyous,
with an abiding form and of supreme silence alone is Videha Mukta. 

3. The Self of all, the Self of all beings, the peaceful Self, freed from liberation, freed from the unitary
Self, the witness is verily the Videha Mukta.

4.  The ideal Self, the enchanting Self am I.  The sportive Self - myself only.  The silent Self, the natural
Self.  Such a one is verily the Videha Mukta.   

5.  The immaculate Self, my own Self am I.  The Self of all myself alone.  The unborn Self and verily
the immortal Self alone is verily the Videha Mukta.

6.  The blissful Self, the beloved Myself, the liberated Self whosoever is thus settled and meditates thus
is the Videha Mukta.

7. Brahman alone am I.  Consciousness alone am I.  One who does not think of even the one and abides
in the awareness alone is the Videha Mukta.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.

     
   
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Post by: Subramanian.R on August 17, 2016, 12:30:22 PM
8.  Leaving all other convictions and rooted in the certitude 'I am Brahman', the one for whom
the great body is Bliss verily the Videha Mukta.

9.  Renouncing all such convictions as 'It is all' or 'There is none', and one abides in the certitude
'I am Brahman and not another' is verily the Videha Mukta.

10.  Not remembering the Self even in the least anywhere, anytime and one who is rooted in one's
own Nature is verily the Videha Mukta.

11.  One who does not think 'I am the Self, the supreme Self, verily the Self', and one who is invested
with the certitude that one is ever settled is the Videha Mukta.

12.  Abiding in silence, silence alone, in the certitude that all is silence and not in else in the the least,
I am bereft of any significance. Such is the Videha Mukta.

13.  One who is the supreme Self, above qualities not acceding to the notion 'The Self of all', and one
who is great by all standards is the Videha Mukta.

14. For whom there are no differences of time, space, object, oneself and none  in the least is the
Videha Mukta.

15.  'I, you, that, this, he, this one' are not felt even in the least.  I am intense bliss alone.  Such
one is the Videha Mukta.         

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
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Post by: Subramanian.R on August 18, 2016, 09:37:32 AM
16.  One who is ever determined as being bereft of qualities, devoid of Self, the eternal Self,
the void Self and of a subtle nature, alone is a Videha Mukta.

17. One who is the Universal Self, the Self devoid of the universe, the Self of time, the cause of time;
the Self of gods devoid of gods alone is a Videha Mukta.

18.  One who is the Self as measure, the Self devoid of anything to measure, the Self of the foolish
and bereft of non self, the Self of transcendence, the supreme Self alone is the Videha Mukta.

19.  The Self devoid of insentience everywhere, the inner self of all - the one who is  thus said to
belong to all alone is the Videha Mukta.

20.  One who is divested of all concepts, who is of the nature of Being Consciousness-Bliss alone,
and who does not conclude 'I am established thus'  alone is the Videha Mukta.

21.  One whose conclusion is that all does not exist, That alone exists, Consciousness alone exists,
ever, and that there never is any enlightened, is alone the Videha Mukta.

22.  One who is the supreme Self alone, the embodiment of knowledge only, of the form of Being
alone is a Videha Mukta.         
 
contd.,

Arunachala Siva.   

   
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Post by: Subramanian.R on August 19, 2016, 11:12:10 AM
23.  One who has no settled notion regarding individual soul, Isvara, the temple, the Vedas, the
Sastras, the I and has no notions such as 'such alone is Brahman' is verily the Videha Mukta.

24.  One whose certitude is 'I', and the world as well are Brahman only.  There is not a whit of the
world separate alone is the Videha Mukta.

25.  One who is void of certitudes 'All this is only consciousness, I am consciousness alone' is the
Videha Mukta. 

26.  One who is ever disposed as consciousness alone, sporting within comfortably seated and inwardly
blissful alone is the Videha Mukta.

27.  Of the form of unlimited Self, subtler than the subtlest, immaculate, transcending even the fourth
state, the supreme bliss - such a one is the Videha Mukta.

28.  One who is without even name, the Self of all, the formless, not an atheist either, whose self is
the supreme Brahman alone is the Videha Mukta.

29. Transcending the fourth state, transcending himself, and transcending even this he is all-being;
equanimous in auspicious and inauspicious times, he alone is the Videha Mutka.

30.  Equipoised in bondage and liberation, the Self of all, the inner Self, the Self of the world, the supreme,
the Self alone - such a one alone is the Videha Mutka.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.

             
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Post by: Subramanian.R on August 20, 2016, 07:18:14 AM
31.  The perfect Self everywhere, ever beyond the supreme, the inner Self, the limitless Self alone is
the Videha Mutka.

32.  The Self that is not knowledge and devoid of knowledge, that which is not the inert and bereft of
insentience and without any concepts of truths, the Self of all, alone is Videha Mukta.

33.  One who has no absorption, who is the end of absorption, who is not the goal and devoid of a goal,
who 'Is not' and who 'Is' - alone is the Videha Mukta.

34.  The Self full of awareness, the expanse of consciousness, the bliss of consciousness, clothed in
consciousness, the Self of the form of consciousness alone is the Videha Mukta.

35.  The Self of the form of Being Awareness Bliss, the embodiment of Being Awareness Bliss alone is
the Videha Mukta.

36. Ever full of Brahman eternally, always abiding in oneself, the Self of the form of undivided whole
ever, alone is the Videha Mukta.

37.  The Self that is a solid mass of knowledge, the embodiment of solid mass of knowledge alone is the
Videha Mukta.

38.  For whom there is no body whatsoever, for whom there is no reminiscence of anything in the least,
the eternal Self, abiding in the Self alone is the Videha Mukta.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.

         
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Post by: Subramanian.R on August 21, 2016, 11:36:36 AM
39.  For whom the mind is non existent, whose state is the Self of Brahman, who is the Self of yoga,
who is endowed with yoga alone is Videha Mukta.

40.  One for whom consciousness alone is, all forms of mind are given up, all modifications of qualities
and their absence are terminated -- alone is the Videha Mukta.

41.  One for whom there are no time and space, nothing to comprehend, nothing to remember even if
supreme, who has renounced even certitude, alone is the Videha Mukta.

42.  One whose bliss is of the Bhuma - the Ground, and the transcendental, who is purged of all material
enjoyment, who is the witness, devoid of any witness for oneself is the Videha Mukta.

43.  Let it be 'he'.  Let it be 'someone'.  Let it be 'none'.  Be it a little.  Be it not even a little.  Be it none.
Be it Self or non self, the conscious Self and consciousness or inertness - all these am I.

44. One for whom the world is non self, not even of the form of Brahman, who is of the form of oneself,
who is the light of oneself alone is the Videha Mukta.

45.  One who is blissful transcending words, bereft of all senses, who is beyond all transcendental states
is alone the Videha Mukta.

46.  One who is beyond the modes of the mind, who does not illuminate them and who is devoid of all
such mental activity alone is the Videha Mukta.

Arunachala Siva.
 
           
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Post by: Subramanian.R on August 22, 2016, 11:31:11 AM
47.  One who has no remembrance of the body - neither huge nor emaciated  - at the time
of disembodiment alone is the Videha Mukta.

48.  One who abides as the negligible, ever devoid of everything, who is settled as Brahman alone
is the Videha Mukta.

49.  The supreme Brahman, the supernal Bliss, the supreme Self, beyond the beyond.  One whose
exterior and interior are unseen by others alone is the Videha Mukta.

50.  One who is the pure essence of the Vedanta, who abides in the pure, serene Self, who has purged
that distinction too alone is the Videha Mukta.

51.  Enjoying the nectarine essence of Brahman, abiding as the nectarine elixir of Brahman, one who
is immersed in the immortal elixir of Brahman, alone is the Videha Mukta.

52. The substratum of the nectarine essence of Brahman, oneself the nectarine essence of Brahman,
one who is contented with nectarine essence of Brahman alone is the Videha Mukta.

53. Blissful in the supreme Brahman, resplendent as the essence of Brahmic Bliss, the transcendental
light of Brahmic joy - such a one alone is the Videha Mukta.

54.  One who is joyous in the Brahmic Bliss, the gap-less nectar  of Brahman, the Brahmic joy,the
ever Blissful alone is the Videha Mukta.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                 
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Post by: Subramanian.R on August 23, 2016, 10:36:10 AM
55.  One whose experience is the Brahmic Bliss, whose worship of Siva is the Brahmic nectar, who
relishes the Brahmic nectar alone is the Videha Mukta.

56. One whose wedlock is in the essence of Brahmic Bliss whose family is the nectar of Brahman, who
is associated with people in the Brahmic Bliss alone is the Videha Mukta.

57.  Living in the choicest nectar of Brahman, seated in the temple of Brahmic Bliss, one whose constant
repetition is of the Brahmic nectar alone is the Videha Mukta.

58.  The finale of whose body is Brahmic Bliss, whose senses display Brahmic Bliss, whose learning
is full of Brahmic nectar alone is the Videha Mukta.

59.  Intoxicated by the vigor of Brahmic Bliss, suffused with the essence of Brahmic nectar, one who
ever reposes in the Self that is Brahmic alone is the Videha Mukta.

60.  This chapter on liberation from the body is so rare to come by all in the texts.  It has been revealed
to you by me O great Yogi!  Emancipation from the body occurs by listening to this.

61.  Skanda:

I worship Your feet O Lord of the helpless, consort of Uma and wearing the ruler of night, the moon, in the
crown of Your matted locks.  Save me Lord of the Pramatha hosts, who with a spark emanating from the
fiery forehead the love God Manmatha to ashes.

62.  O three eyed Lord, whose body is smeared with the holy ashes!  Let my mind-lotus ever attain association
with Thy eyes by a momentary side glance.  Thereby I shall be able to overcome the vicious cycle of
transmigration full of sorrow deluding the multitudes into bondage, the escape from which is not known
to the Vedas ir ever their crest, the Upanishads.

The chapter 12, a dialogue between Ribhu and Nidagaha, called the 'description of the chapter on liberation
from the body, in the sixth amsa called Sankara in Sri Siva Rahasyam.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                     
 
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Post by: Subramanian.R on August 24, 2016, 11:13:22 AM
Chapter 13:

1. Ribhu: Listen to that which is hard to find in the world, the cream of all essence and the most high.
All this is the form of the Self. Nothing in the least exists besides the Self.

2.  All is the Self, the Supreme, the highest Self, the all transcending, the Self of the form of eternal bliss.
Nothing exists other than the Self.

3.  Of the perfect form is the great Self; the sacred Self;  the eternal Self.  The Self is of the nature of the
changeless, the blemish-less Self; of the nature of the selfless.

4.  The Self is of the nature of peace and peace-less-ness   There is not a whit other than the Self.  The
individual self is verily the Supreme Self.  The Self which is full of consciousness is with and without
consciousness.  The one Self, the Self of a unitary nature, the Self which is not singular, it is diversted
of the self.

5.  The Self is of the nature of the liberated and the unliberated.  It is devoid of liberation and non-
liberation.  The Self is of the nature of freedom. There is not an iota other than the Self.

6.  The Self of the nature of dual and the non dual.  It is bereft of duality and non duality.  The Self
is void of everything.  There is not a trace besides the Self.

7.  The Self is of the nature of joyful and joy less.  The Self of liberation, the divine Self, the Self is
thought free essence.  There is not an whit besides the Self.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.           
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Post by: Subramanian.R on August 25, 2016, 11:19:02 AM
8. The peerless Self, the stainless Self, the Self that is intelligence, the Self that is the primordial person,
the blissful Self, the birth-less Self -  there is not a bit besides the Self.

9.  The incalculable Self, the Self of the multitudes, the immortal Self that is the interior of immortality,
the Self of the past, the present and the future -- besides the Self there is nothing.

10.  The Self that is all, the conceivable Self, the measurable Self inferred by imagination; the
transcendental and serene Self -- besides the Self there is nothing.

11.  The Self  that is ever directly present;  the ever directly proven.  The Self is of the nature devoid
of otherness.  There is nothing besides the Self.

12.  The Self is of the nature devoid of unreality with nothing besides It, It is verily the sovereign Lord.
The pure Self is neither knowledge nor ignorance and is devoid of measure and measureless.

13. The Self bereft of permanence and impermanence is different from the fruits of 'here' (world) and
'yonder' (heaven etc.,).  The Self is devoid of the sextet of sama, dama, uparati etc.,  Besides the Self
there is nothing.

14.  The Self is without even the craving for liberation.  The Self that is sound, the Self is dama (self-
restraint), the Self is uparati (self withdrawal) ever -  besides the Self there is nothing.

15. The Self is titiksha (forbearance) and at all times.  Samadhana or Samadhi (spiritual absorption)
ever abides in the Self. The Self is pure and ever abides within.  There is nothing besides the Self.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva. 
         
   
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Post by: Subramanian.R on August 26, 2016, 10:35:15 AM
16.  The Self is devoid of the gross sheath of food.  The Self is without the sheath of vital airs.  The Self
is without the sheath of mind. There is nothing besides the Self.

17.  The Self is devoid of the sheath of intellect, bliss, and such.  The Self is devoid of the five sheaths. 
There is nothing other than the Self.

18.  The Self is of the nature of the unwavering.  The Self is devoid of oscillation.  The Self is without
the Sabdanuviddha Samadhi.  Besides the Self there is nothing.

19.  The Self is bereft of the gross body.  The Self is without the subtle body.  The Self is without a
causal body.  Besides the Self there is nothing.

20.  The Self is devoid of the Drsyanuviddha Samadhi.  The Self is without beginning, middle or end.
Peaceful, the Self is void of Samadhi. There is nothing besides the Self.

21.  The Self is devoid of aphoristic statements of Prajna.  It is rid of phrases like 'I am Brahman'.
The aphorism 'That thou art' and such are the Self.  There is nothing besides the Self.

22.  The Self is not 'This is the Self'.  It is devoid of all aphorisms regarding the Self.  The Self of Om.
The Self of qualities - there is nothing behind the Self.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.   
 
 
       
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Post by: Subramanian.R on August 27, 2016, 11:05:13 AM
23.  The Self is of the nature devoid of waking state.  It is without the dream state.  The Self is of the form
of bliss and perfect.  Besides the Self there is nothing.

24.  The Self is the past.  Again the Self is of the future.  The Self is the imperishable.  The Self is the form
of consciousness.  The Self is the form devoid of beginning and middle.  Besides the Self there is nothing.

25.  The Self is without all types of thought, clear, just consciousness and undiminishing.  The Self is
devoid of knower, knowable, and such.  Besides the Self there is nothing. 

26.  The singular Self, the Self devoid of one, is rid of duality and non duality.  The Self is oneself.
The Self is natural.  Besides the Self there is nothing.

27. The Self that is the fourth state is also the eternal Self.  Whatever trifling is here, it is the Self.
The Self is the measure.  The Self is without measure.  Besides the Self there is nothing.

28.  The Self of the many is the limit of words.  Rejoicing within, it is the joy of speech.  The Self is
without all.  The Self is all.  There is nothing besides the Self.

29.  See the Self alone.  Meditate within yourself.  Enjoy yourself within yourself.  Verily, there is nothing
besides the Self. 

30.  Be happy within yourself.  You yourself are the Self.  Look at the Self yourself, listen to the Self
yourself.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                 
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Post by: Subramanian.R on August 28, 2016, 10:51:48 AM
31.  Being contended within oneself, filling oneself by oneself, render oneself to ashes.  There is truly
nothing besides the Self.

32. Oneself is one's joy, one's Self is the adorable to one.  One's Self alone is worth knowing.  Verily,
there is nothing besides the Self.

33.  The Self alone is to be heard.  Let the Self alone be that which you hear.  Seek the Self always.
Worship the Self ever.

34.  Hail the Self always.  Rule yourself.  Long for the Self always.  There is nothing besides the Self.

35.  The earth is only the Self.  This water is Self alone.  This Light is only the Self.  Besides the Self
there is nothing.

36.  This air is only the Self.  This sky is the Self alone.  This egoism if the Self alone.  There is nothing
besides the Self.

37.  This thought stuff is the Self alone.  This mind is the Self aloe.  This intellect is the Self alone.
There is nothing besides the Self.

38.  This body is only the Self.  This quality is only the Self.  This knowledge is only the Self.
Besides the Self there is nothing.

39.  This Mantra is only the Self.  This Japa (repetition of the mantra) is only the Self.  This world is only
the Self.  There is nothing besides the Self. 
               

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.

   
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Post by: Subramanian.R on August 29, 2016, 10:56:55 AM
40.  This sound is the Self alone.  This essence is the Self alone.  This touch is the Self alone.
Nothing exists besides the Self.

41.  This smell is only the Self.  This composure is only the Self.  This sorrow is only the Self.
This joy is only the Self.

42. The world is of the Self only.  Of the Self alone is this dream state.  The state of deep sleep
also is of the Self only.  There is nothing besides the Self.

43.  Action is only the Self, the Self alone.  It is always the second-less Self.  Non duality is the Self
only.  Nothing exists besides the Self.

44.  Whoever is here is the Self alone.  Wherever it be, it is the Self.  This world is the Self alone.
Nothing exists besides the Self.

45.  That which is seen here is the Self alone.  These people are only the Self.  All this is only the Self.
There is nothing besides the Self.

46.  This Sambhu (Siva) is only the Self.  This world is only the Self.  This Brahma is only the Self.
There is nothing besides the Self.

47.  This sun is only the Self.  This inertness is only the Self.  This meditation is only the Self.
This result is only the Self.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
   
     
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Post by: Subramanian.R on August 30, 2016, 12:14:48 PM
48  This Yoga is the Self alone.  The world is filled with the Self.  All the beings are filled with
the Self.  There is nothing besides the Self.

49.  All that is to happen is filled with the Self.   The Guru is entirely full of Self.  The disciple
is all full of the Self.  There is nothing besides the Self.

50.  The Lord is full of the Self.  All the fruits are filled with the Self.  The ideal is full of the Self.
There is nothing besides the Self.

51.  The  holy waters are filled with the Self. Oneself is all full of the Self.  The liberation is all
full of the Self. Nothing exists besides the Self. 

52.  The desire is all full of the Self.  The actions are full of the Self. The anger is full of the Self.
Nothing exists besides the Self.

53. All knowledge is full of the Self. All the directions are full of the Self.  The greed is all full of
the Self.  Nothing exists besides the Self.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
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Post by: Subramanian.R on August 31, 2016, 09:58:55 AM
54.  The infatuation is all full of the Self.  The fear is all full of the Self.  The anxiety is all full
of the Self.  Nothing exists besides the Self.

55.  The courage is all full of the Self.  The determination is all full of the Self.  The truth is all
full of the Self. Nothing exists besides the Self.

56.  The instruction if all full of the Self.  The firmness is full of the Self. The measurable is all
full of the Self.  Nothing exists besides the Self.

57  The secretive is all full of the Self.  The goodness is all full of the Self.  The purity is all full
of the Self.  Nothing exists besides the Self.

58.  Everything is all full of the Self.  Truth is the Self.  Eternity is the Self.  Perfection is the Self.
Decay is the Self.  Supreme is the Self.  It is beyond the beyond.

59.  Even 'henceforth' is the Self. 'Thence' too is the Self. It is  the Self alone from everywhere,
verily the Self.  'Everything is the Self alone' is the truth.  There is nothing besides the Self/


contd.,

Arunachala Siva.   

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Post by: Subramanian.R on September 02, 2016, 11:13:55 AM
60.  Everything is verily of the nature of the Self - the visible and the invisible, the moving and the non moving.  Hearing that all is the Self, man attains liberation.

61. Bhagavan Siva,  who is the consort of Uma Parvati, is the immutable Lord. He alone His own power
of Maya is the true cause behind the waking world of wondrous beings and the succession of phenomena.

Thus concludes the chapter 13 a dialogue between Ribhu and Nidagha entitled  All is the Self.
in Siva Rahasyam. 

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
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Post by: Subramanian.R on September 03, 2016, 12:24:27 PM
Chapter 14:


1.  Ribhu:  Hearken!  All is Brahman alone.  This is the truth, verily the truth in the name of
Siva.  In the certitude of the Self, O chief of the Yogis, there  is no other even in the least.

2.  The unreality is infinitesimal.  All this is infinitesimal for sure.  The body too is infinitesimal
for sure.  The body too is infinitesimal.  There is no other even the least. 

3. All is only the Self, the pure Self.  All is consciousness alone without a second; the eternal,
pure taint-less Self.  There is no other even in the least. 

4. If  the Self is thought of as infinitesimal, all is not even an atom.  Absence of thought is only an atom.
There is no other even in the least.

5.  Thought is only consciousness.  Consciousness is the paramount state.  Bliss is the supreme
measure.  This, which is visible is nothing at all.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva. 
   
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Post by: Subramanian.R on September 04, 2016, 03:19:41 PM
6.  The syllable  'Om' is consciousness alone.  Everything is consciousness by itself.  Bliss
the supreme measure.  This, which is visible, is nothing at all.

7.  I am myself bliss alone.  I am consciousness and un-diminishing. Bliss is the supreme measure.
This, which is visible is nothing at all.

8.  I alone am the secret Self.  I alone am the gap-less.  Bliss is the supreme measure. This, which
is visible, is nothing at all.

9.  I alone am the Supreme measure.  This, which is visible, is nothing at all/

10.  I alone am the basis of everything. I alone am the happiness surpassing happiness.
Bliss is the supreme measure.  This, which is visible, is nothing at all.

11. I alone am the transcendental light.  I alone am the Self of all.  Bliss is the supreme measure.
This, which is visible, is nothing at all.

12. I alone am the satisfied Self. I alone is the supreme measure.  This, which is visible,
is nothing at all. 

13.  I alone am the complete Self. I alone am the ancient one.  Bliss is the supreme measure.
This,  which is visible, is nothing at all.


contd.,

Arunachala Siva.               
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Post by: Subramanian.R on September 05, 2016, 09:54:25 AM
14.  I alone am the peaceful Self.  I alone am the permanent.  Bliss is the supreme measure.
This, which is visible, is nothing at all.

15. I alone am omnipresent.   I alone am the well established.  Bliss is the supreme measure.
This, which is visible, is nothing at all.

16.  I alone am the individual Self.  I alone am the beyond the beyond.  Bliss is the supreme measure.
This, which is visible is nothing at all.

17. I alone am the import of the sacred utterances.  I alone am Sankara, the bestower of auspiciousness.
Bliss is the supreme measure.  This, which is visible, is nothing at all.

18.  I alone am the impossible goal.  I alone am the illuminator.  Bliss is the supreme goal.  This,
which is visible, is nothing at all.

19.  I alone am me, me only.  I alone am myself, my own Self.  I am the highest Bliss.  I am indeed
consciousness.

20. I alone am the pure Self.  I alone am full of truth.  I alone am the void Self. i alone am the all-
reaching.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva. 
             
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21.  I alone am the Vedanta,  the pinnacle of knowledge.  I alone am the consciousness supreme.

22. I alone am the consciousness only.  I alone am full of awareness.  Being consciousness I am
nothing else in the least.  I am devoid of anything exterior.

23.  I am nothing at all.  I am the Self that is Brahman.  I am not anything else.  I am the supreme.
I am eternal, pure and free ever contented and stainless.

24. Bliss, the transcendental bliss.  Nothing else, not at all.  Nothing whatsoever, nothing at all.
Beyond the supreme there is nothing at all.

25. All this world is only the Self. All that is mind born is verily the Self.  All this happiness is only
the Self.  This world is the Self alone.

26.  Everything is Brahman, only consciousness. I am  Brahman alone.  Bliss is the highest measure.
This visible thing is nothing at all.

27.  All that is seen is the supreme Brahman.  That which is seen is ever non existent.  Brahman
alone is all thought.  Nothing whatsoever but Brahman is the supreme.  Bliss is the supreme
measure.  This, which is visible, is nothing at all.

28. Brahman is indeed Brahman, of the form of awareness.  This world is full of consciousness,
consciousness alone.  The whole world is unreal.  The phenomenal world is all unreal.

29.'I alone am' is indeed unreal. 'You are alone'  is indeed unreal. The modes of mind are unreal.
Attributes and their absence are unreal indeed.

30.  The whole of earth is indeed is unreal. Water is always unreal indeed.  Indeed the world and sky
are unreal.  Light is ever unreal indeed.

Arunachala Siva.   
   
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31.  Air is ever unreal indeed.  Even all this is only unreal.  Ego and intellect are unreal.  The hosts
of beings in the world are Brahman only.

32.  Thought force is always unreal. 'This' is unreal, there is no doubt. The demons  are all unreal.
The Lord's forms are unreal.

33. The universe is always unreal.  Hari (Vishnu), is always unreal.  Brahman is always unreal.
His creation too is unreal.

34. The great Lord is unreal.  The chief of hosts is unreal.  Again Uma (Parvati) is always unreal.
Skanda and Ganesa are unreal.

35.  The individual Self is always unreal.  The body is unreal.  The Vedas are always unreal.
The termination of the body too is unreal. 

36. The Dharamsastras and the Puranas are only unreal and betray the truth.  Everything is verily
unreal.  Lineage too is unreal.

37.  All this is unreal from beginning to end.   The sages are unreal.  The worlds are always unreal
unreal.  All that are seen are also unreal.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.   
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38.  Sorrow and pleasure are unreal.  Victory and defeat are unreal.   The great bondage is unreal.
Even liberation are unreal, indeed.

39. Death and birth are only unreal.  The insentient and the non sentient are unreal only.  The whole
world is unreal.  The concept of self is only unreal.

40. Forms too are unreal.  The state of auspiciousness is unreal.  'I' always are unreal.  'You' too is unreal
indeed.

41.  Unreality is omnipresent.  The moving and unmoving are only unreal.  All beings too are unreal.
All results are unreal. 

42.  The entire universe is unreal.  All attributes are unreal.  All the remaining is unreal.  All duality
is unreal.

43.  All sin is unreal.  The threefold listening is unreal.  The homogeneous and the heterogeneous
groups are unreal.

44.  All power is unreal.  All objects are ever impermanent.  The gods and such are unreal.
Purpose is unreal.

45.  Tranquility always is unreal.  Forbearance is ever unreal.  Doubt is only unreal.  The god demon
wars are unreal.

46, 47:  The concept of Isa, Lordship, is unreal.   The worshipped is indeed unreal only.  Time and space
and such are unreal.  The concepts of pilgrimage centers et cetera are unreal.  Merit and demerit
arising thereof arising thereof, and the related conclusions are unreal.  The misapprehensions of one's
own and others are unreal.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       
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48. The notion of existence of mind is too unreal.  The gross body too is unreal.  The subtle body
too is unreal -= truly, very truly,. I say in the name of Siva.

49. Heaven and hell are unreal.  The pleasure thereof is unreal.  All grasping is unreal.  All
that is grasped is unreal.

50.  That which shines as the truth is unreal, yes untruth I say, in the name of Siva.  That which
is known as present is real.   That which is past is unreal.

51. That which is known as the future is verily unreal.    It is the truth the truth.  I say this in the name
of Siva.  The beginning is unreal, the middle is unreal, so is the end of this world unreal.

52.  Age is always unreal,  unreal indeed.   There is no doubt of this.  Knowledge is ever unreal,
and so are ignorance and the knowable.

53. The universe is always unreal.  The inert is always unreal. The seen is always unreal.  These
shine like the horns of a horse.

54.  Imagination is always unreal. The products of sheaths are unreal.  All mantras are unreal.
This is the truth, the truth. There is no doubt of this.

55.  Other than the Self there is no world.  There is nothing of this non self ever. Any of this other
than the Self is unreal.  There is no doubt that this is truth, the truth.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
     

 
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56.  There is no happiness apart from the Self.  There is not a whit apart from the Self.  There is
no refuge other than the Self. Remain in the Self always.

57. There is nothing anywhere apart from the Self.  Not blade of grass is apart from the Self.
There is no even an iota other than the Self.  Nowhere there is anything apart from the Self.

58.  This exposition of the Bliss of the Self is explained to you by me.  The wise one who hears
this, oneself becomes Brahman.

59. Hearing this alone is capable of imparting instantaneous emancipation.  By grasping the meaning
of the text, one is freed from all limitations.

60.  Suta:  Worship with a disciplined heart the great Lord Mahasa who is the perfect, the true and the one
devoid of interstices.  Such a one becomes here in this world eternal, without agitation, of the form
of Brahman and the Self established.  The knot of the heart cut asunder, he shines within and rests
inwardly.  As the world becomes dead to him, he becomes one with the auspicious and  blemishless
feet   of Isvara.

The chapter fourteen, a dialogue between Ribhu and Nidagha entitled, 'The description of the topic
called the Bliss of the Self'  in the sixth amsa called Sankara in Sri Siva Rahasyam.


Arunachala Siva.           
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Chapter  15:

1.  Ribhu:  I shall again reveal the great secret that is more confidential than any secret and hard to
attain in the world.  All is just Brahman alone.

2. Brahman alone is all this.  Brahman alone is not unreal.  Brahman alone is all that is heard.
All indeed is Brahman only.

3. Brahman alone is the great mystic design.  Brahman alone is the fruit of action.  Brahman alone
is the great aphorism.  All is indeed Brahman only.

4. Brahman alone is the whole world.  Brahman alone is the sentient and the insentient.  Brahman
alone is the Supreme and the body.  All is indeed Brahman only.

5.  Brahman alone is said to be the attributes.  Brahman alone is 'I' and the projected light.  Brahman
alone is the supreme Brahman.  All is indeed Brahman only.

6. Brahman alone is this object.  Brahman alone is that man too.  Whatever little there is, is Brahman
alone.  All indeed is Brahman only.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.   

 
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7.  Brahman alone is the limitless Self.  Brahman alone is the transcendental happiness.
Brahman alone is the supreme knowledge. All is indeed Brahman alone.

8.  Brahman alone is the ultimate shore.  Brahman alone is the triad of cities (states).  Brahman alone
is the multiplicity.  All indeed is Brahman only.

9.  Smell is indeed Brahman only.  The supreme transendence is Brahman alone.  The sense of smell
is indeed Brahman only.  All is indeed Brahman alone.

10.  Touch is indeed Brahman only.  All is indeed Brahman only. Form is indeed Brahman alone.

11. The world is indeed Brahman only.  The mind is indeed Brahman only.  All is indeed Brahman alone.

12.  The word 'that' is Brahman and the word 'you'  is indeed Brahman only.  The word 'art' is
Brahman as in 'That thou art'.  Union with Brahman  alone, is ever.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     
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13. The secretive is indeed Brahman alone, and the exterior is Brahman alone.  The External is indeed
Brahman alone.  All is indeed Brahman alone.

14.  Brahman alone is 'waters are That'; the state of the beginning  and end of the world.  Brahman
alone is the beginning and end of the world.  All is indeed Brahman alone.

15. Being and non being are Brahman only.  I am only Brahman -  there is no doubt of this.  Whatever
is the least there is,  is Brahman only.  All indeed is Brahman only.

16.  Waking state is all Brahman only.  I am the supreme Brahman only.  Truth and existence are
Brahman only.  Brahman alone is the said to be the fourth state.

17. Being is Brahman, Brahman alone.  Regard for the Guru is Brahman alone.  The noble attitude
of the disciple is Brahman alone.

18. The before and the after are Brahman only.  The complete and the ancient is Brahman alone.
The direct presence is Brahman alone.  All is indeed Brahman alone.

19.  Being Consciousness Bliss is Brahman, Brahman is the perfect, the ancient.  The direct presence
is Brahman alone.  All is indeed Brahman alone.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.             
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20.  Brahman alone is Being Consciousness Bliss,  Brahman alone.  Joy is Brahman everywhere
manifesting as the adorable.

21.  The individual exhibiting auspicious tendencies shines as Siva always.  The individual with sinful
traits remains to experience hell.

22. Brahman alone shines as senses, Brahman alone as the objects and the activity is only Brahman.
All is indeed Brahman alone.

23.  All joy is only Brahman.  Brahman alone is knowledge personified.  The operation of Maya is
said to be Brahman alone.

24. The process of sacrifice is Brahman alone.  The heart-space is Brahman alone.  The essence of liberation
is said to be Brahman only.  All is indeed  Brahman alone.   
 
25.  The pure and the impure are only Brahman.  The cause of all is Brahman alone.  The affairs of the
earth are Brahman alone.  All is indeed Brahman alone.

26.  The ever satisfied Self is Brahman alone.  All the days are Brahman only.  The silent Self of the beings
is Brahman only.  All is indeed Brahman alone.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     
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27.  The essential import of the Vedas is only Brahman.  Brahman alone is realized through meditation.
The accomplishment of all yogas is said to be Brahman only.  All is indeed Brahman alone. 

28.  Brahman appears as diverse forms because of the limiting adjuncts.  When this is realized as only
as an illusion, nothing exists by its own virtue.

29. Brahman alone shines as the world. Brahman alone is as the people also.  Brahman alone shines as
the form.  All indeed Brahman alone.

30.  Brahman alone is forms of the divine.  Brahman alone is assembly of sages.  Brahman alone is of the
form of meditation. All indeed is Brahman alone.

31.  Brahman alone is absolute and relative knowledge.  Brahman alone is the supreme Lord.  Brahman
alone is the pure, enlightened Self.  All is indeed Brahman alone.

32.Brahman alone is the highest happiness.  Brahman alone is the expanding light of consciousness.
Brahman alone is the paramount fulfillment.  All indeed is Brahman alone.

33. Brahman alone is the form of sacrifice.  Brahman alone is the sacred offering.  Brahman alone is the
Self of the living being.  All indeed is Brahman alone.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.   
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34.  Brahman alone is the whole world.  Brahman alone is the Guru and disciple.  Brahman alone is
all the accomplishments.  All is indeed Brahman alone.

35.  Brahman alone is all the Mantras. Brahman alone is all the repetition.  Brahman alone is all
the actions.  All is indeed Brahman alone.

36.  Brahman alone is all peacefulness.  Brahman alone is the core of the heart.  Brahman alone is
all unitariness.  All is indeed Brahman alone.

37.  Brahman alone is the state of the imperishable.  Brahman alone is the characteristic of the
imperishable.  Brahman alone is of the form of Brahman.  All is indeed Brahman alone.

38.  Brahman alone is the abode of truth.  Brahman alone am I - there is no doubt of this.  Brahman
alone is the import of the word 'that'.  All is indeed Brahman alone.

39.  Brahman alone is the import of the word 'I' and Brahman alone is the supreme Lord.  Brahman
alone is the meaning of the word 'you'.  All is indeed Brahman alone.

40.  Whatever supreme there is, is Brahman alone.  Brahman alone is the ultimate resort.  Brahman alone
is the objective knowledge.  All is indeed Brahman alone.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.         
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41.  Brahman is all - there is no doubt of this.  Brahman alone are you, the ever auspicious.  Brahman
alone is this entire world.  All is indeed Brahman alone.

42.  Brahman alone is all so attainable.  Brahman alone is the Self by itself.  As Brahman alone is only
Bliss, all is indeed Brahman alone.

43.  Brahman alone is all, only Brahman.  Anything apart from Brahman is ever unreal.  Brahman
alone is only Brahman, the Self.  All is indeed Brahman alone.

44.  Brahman alone is the significance of all utterances.  Brahman alone is the supreme state.
Brahman alone is truth and untruth too.  All is indeed Brahman alone.

45.  Brahman alone is the one devoid of beginning and end.  Brahman alone is the One - there is no
doubt of this.  Brahman alone is the one bliss of consciousness. All indeed is Brahman alone.

46.  Brahman alone is the one eternal happiness.  Brahman alone is the sole support.  Brahman alone           
is the one supreme Brahman.  All is indeed Brahman alone.

47.  Brahman alone is Consciousness itself, self-abiding.  Brahman alone is rid of adjuncts.  Brahman alone
is the eternal all.  All is indeed Brahman alone.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.   
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48.  Brahman alone is all that is pure.  Brahman is the ever easily accomplished.  Brahman alone is
the truth of truths.  All is indeed Brahman alone.

49.  Brahman alone is happiness, verily happiness.  Brahman alone am I, the blissful Self.  Brahman
alone is the ever spoken of.  All indeed is Brahman alone.

50.  Brahman alone is the complete Brahman.  Brahman alone is the one witness of all.  Brahman alone
is the lavish abode.  All is indeed Brahman alone.

51.  Brahman alone is the all round perfect Self.  Brahman alone is the undiminishing essence.
Brahman alone is the root cause.  Brahman alone is the refuge.

52.  Brahman alone is the Self of all beings.  Brahman alone is the embodiment of happiness.
Brahman alone is the eternally satisfied Self. All is indeed  Brahman alone.

53.  Brahman alone is the Self that is non dual only.  Brahman alone is the space like Lord.  Brahman
alone is the joy of heart.  All is indeed Brahman alone.

54.  There is nothing higher than Brahman.  Apart from Brahman there is no world either.  Apart from
Brahman I am not I.  All is indeed Brahman alone.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       
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55.  Other than Brahman there is no joy.  Apart from Brahman there is no fruit.  Apart from Brahman
there is not a blade of grass.  All is indeed Brahman alone.

56. Any state apart from Brahman is a myth.  Other than Brahman there is not a trifle. The world
apart from Brahman is illusory.  All is indeed Brahman alone.

57.  The 'I' apart from Brahman is illusory.  Brahman alone am I, indeed.  Other than Brahman there
is no Guru. All is indeed Brahman alone.

58. Any action other than Brahman is unreal.  The body apart from Brahman is unreal.  Apart from
Brahman there is no mind.  All is indeed Brahman alone.

59.  The world other than Brahman is a myth.  Other than Brahman there is not a bit.  Apart from
Brahman there is no egoism.  All indeed is Brahman alone.

60.  This chapter 'all this is Brahman alone' is expounded by me.  One who reads  or listens to this
become Brahman oneself, at once.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     
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61.  'That which is, is Brahman, all this too' so say  the Vedas.  He who knows this, and all the
real and the unreal, so also the utterances of the Vedas  -  all arise from Brahman and are verily
Brahman, alone knows.  Knowing that this world which falls out due to delusion, is Brahman,
the form of knowledge, he becomes verily Brahman.

Thus ends chapter 15, a dialogue between Ribhu and Nidagha, entitled 'Description of the topic of
Brahman is all'.  in  the sixth amsa called Sankara of Sri Siva Rahasyam.

Chapter 16:

1. Ribhu: I shall tell you that which is the hardest to find in the Vedas, the Sastras, the Agamas etc.,
Hearken carefully. All ;is just unreal indeed.

2.  Whatever little appears in the world, whatever little is spoken always, whatever little is experienced
wherever - all this is only unreal.

3.  Whatever little repetition there be, bath or holy water, whatever that is apart from the Self is all
unreal.  There is no doubt of this.

4.  Action of the mind, action of the intellect and action of the illusory potency too - what little there
be apart from the Self is all only unreal. 


5.  A form other than egoism, be it 'this', 'you'  or 'this is the truth', and whatever trace there is
apart from the Self is all only unreal.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                 
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6.  Appearance is verily diversity.  Transactions, from wherever they be, are of the Self everywhere --
all these are only unreal.

7.  Differences relating to knowledge, differences of the world -- all of these are only unreal.

8.  Differences of duality, differences of appearances, and differences of the wakefulness are
entirely of the mind.  Differences relating to 'I' and differences of 'this' are simply unreal.   

9.  Differences of the dream state, differences regarding deep sleep, differences of the fourth state,
without differences;  differences of doership, differences of action, differences of qualities,
the embodiment of essence, differences of sex, differences relating to 'this' - are   only unreal.

10. Differences of the Self, differences of the unreal, differences of the real - even a trace there of
is unreal.  Differences of the utterly unreal or real -  are only unreal.

11. Differences of the 'present', differences of the 'absent', non differences - are delusions of
difference. Differences owing to delusion, differences due to existence are only unreal.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.         
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12.  Again, differences of existence in another context, and this fear too in a different context,
differences of virtue and differences of sine  -- are only unreal.

13.  Differences of volition, differences of 'that', differences everywhere, always, full of knowledge and
ignorance -  are all only unreal.

14. Differences such as brahmana, differences such as kshatriya, physical differences of beings, differences
such as 'this', differences such as 'I' - are only unreal.

15.  Differences of the Vedas, differences of the gods, so as the differences of the world, and the five
syllabled mantra panchakshari (Namasivaya) are ever unreal, only unreal.

16. Sensory organs are only unreal. Organs of action are unreal.  Likewise, their results to are unreal.

17.  The five elements are unreal.  The five deities are unreal. The five sheaths are unreal.  All are unreal only.

18.  The sixfold changes and such are unreal.  The sextets of anxieties is unreal.  The group of six foes are
unreal. The six seasons too are unreal.

19.  The twelve months are unreal. Likewise the year is unreal.  The sextets of states is only unreal.
The sextets of time is unreal.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.   

       
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20.   The sextet of philosophical systems is unreal, verily unreal indeed.  Knowledge is always
unreal, verily unreal indeed.

21.  What cannot be uttered, what is not uttered are unreal.  This topic dealing with the unreal
is hard to come by in all Vedas.

22. O master of yoga, listen again. I shall tell you about the actual liberation.  I am only Being, the Self,
Existence Consciousness Bliss alone.

23.  The blissful Self that is full of existence is bliss of conscious and solid being teaming with joy
of awareness.  It is the bliss consciousness alone.

24.  The light of joy is awareness alone, the embodiment of the light of consciousness, the Lord of the
light that is consciousness alone, ever the joy alone.

25. All is light of consciousness only. I am the light that is consciousness that is everything.  All is just
consciousness only.

26. The mind stuff is just consciousness alone. Mental reflections are just consciousness alone.
Listening too is just consciousness.       

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
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27.  I am just consciousness only.  All is just consciousness only.  The attribute-less Brahman is just
consciousness.  The Supreme with qualities is just consciousness.

28.  I am verily you, just consciousness.  All is just consciousness only.  Heart is just consciousness
only, ever just consciousness, full of consciousness.

29.  You are only consciousness.  I am only consciousness.  All is just consciousness alone.  Peacefulness
is only consciousness.  The quality of peace is just consciousness.

30.  Knowledge is just consciousness only.  Brahman is just consciousness alone.  Volition is just
consciousness alone.  The three worlds are just consciousness only.

31.  Only consciousness alone is ubiquitous.  The all pervading Guru is just consciousness. Purity
is just consciousness alone.  Brahman is just consciousness alone.

32. Awareness is just consciousness alone.  The sun etc., are just consciousness.  Existence alone
is just consciousness.  The world is just consciousness only.

33. Right action is just consciousness alone.  Eternal goodness is just consciousness.  Brahman
is just consciousness only.  Hari is verily consciousness alone.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
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34. The quiescent Self is just consciousness only.  Accomplishment is just consciousness alone.
The created is consciousness alone.  Happiness is just consciousness alone.

35. Sky is just consciousness alone.  Mountain and water are just consciousness.  A star is just consciousness
alone.  A cloud is just consciousness only.

36.  The forms of gods are only consciousness. Worship of Siva is verily consciousness.  Hardness is only
consciousness alone. Cold water is just consciousness.

37.  Consciousness alone is to be contemplated. Consciousness alone is the concept of vision.  Consciousness
alone is all.  Consciousness alone is the world and the father.

38.  Consciousness alone is the mother.  Apart from consciousness there is not a trifling.  Eye is
consciousness only.  Listening and happiness are only consciousness.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.           
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39.  Consciousness alone is the instrument.  Consciousness alone is the play of the Lord.  Truth,
full of consciousness, is consciousness alone.  There is never anything like 'consciousness alone
is the non existence.'

40.  The Vedanta is consciousness alone.  The certitude in Brahman is only consciousness.  That
which is to happen truly is indeed consciousness alone. Only consciousness shines always.

41. The world of form is just consciousness.  The paramount state is only consciousness.  The nature
of consciousness is only consciousness.  The undiminishing consciousness is only consciousness.

42.  The form of Siva is only consciousness.  The personification  of Siva is only consciousness.
All of this is just consciousness.  Happiness and unhappiness are forms of consciousness.

43.  The inert form is only consciousness.  The gap-less is just consciousness.  The nature of comprehension
is only consciousness.  The form of the individual is only consciousness.   
 

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
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44. The form of god is only consciousness.  The propitiation of Siva is only consciousness.  You are just
consciousness.  I am just consciousness. All is just consciousness only.

45.  The supreme form is just consciousness.  The affliction less is only consciousness.  Only consciousness is
ever.  Consciousness is the refuge.

46. Dispassion is just consciousness alone.  The attribute-less is only consciousness ever.  Movement is
only consciousness.  Mantra and Tantra are only consciousness.

47.  This cosmos is of the form of consciousness.  The triad of worlds is of the form of consciousness.
Ego is of the form of consciousness.  Of the nature of consciousness is the highest of the the most high.

48.  This variance is of the nature of consciousness. Even a blade of grass and such are of the nature
of consciousness. The expanse of consciousness is of the nature of consciousness.  The formless is of the
nature of consciousness.

49.  The great joy is of the nature of consciousness.  Of the nature of consciousness is the exceeding
happiness. The joy of enjoyment is of the nature of consciousness.  The supreme Guru is of the form
of consciousness.         

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
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50.  This universe is of the form of consciousness.  This man is of the form of consciousness.  The unborn
and peaceful is of the nature of consciousness.  The painless is of the nature of consciousness.

51.  Beyond the highest is of the nature of consciousness.  Consciousness alone is of the form of consciousness.
The space of consciousness is of the form of consciousness.  The space of consciousness is of Siva alone.

52.  The mind stuff is ever of the form of consciousness.  The form of consciousness is always immortal.
The expanse is of the form of consciousness and the innermost of all as well.

53.This fullness is of the nature of consciousness.  This adorable is of the nature of consciousness. All
this is of the form of consciousness.  I am ever of the nature of consciousness.

54.  This position is of the form of consciousness.  The expanse of heart is of the form of consciousness.
The teaching of the consciousness is a form of consciousness.  The expanse of consciousness is ever widespread.

55. The ever perfect is a form of consciousness.  The great fruit is a form of consciousness.  The transcendental knowledge is of the nature of consciousness.  You, the Supreme, are of the nature of consciousness.

56.  The perpetual joy is of a form of consciousness.  The dead is ever of a form of consciousness.
The supreme Brahman is of the nature of consciousness.  I am consciousness, awareness am I - ever.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
         
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Post by: Subramanian.R on October 01, 2016, 10:01:18 AM
57.  I am awareness, I am awareness.  The mind is one's own - there is no doubt of this.  Te form of the
world is only consciousness.  Siva, the bestower of auspiciousness,is only consciousness.

58. The form of sky is only consciousness.  The chief of hosts is only consciousness.  The form of the world
is only consciousness.  The motion of the world is only consciousness.

59.  The form of heart is only consciousness.  The master of the heart is only consciousness.  The form
of the immortal is only consciousness.  The basis of movement is only consciousness. 

60.  I am only consciousness.  Only awareness am I; full of consciousness, filled with awareness ever.
True faith is only consciousness.  The contemplation of Brahman is only consciousness.

61.  The Supreme Lord is only consciousness.  The heart shrine is only consciousness.  Every form is
only consciousness.  The assemblage of people is only consciousness.   

62.  All joy is only consciousness.  Sweet speech is only consciousness.  You are only consciousness. 
I am just awareness.  All is just consciousness only.

Contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
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Post by: Subramanian.R on October 02, 2016, 12:38:56 PM
63.   The supreme meditation is only consciousness.  The supreme adoration is only consciousness.
You are only consciousness.  I am just awareness.  All is just consciousness only. 

64.  This chapter, called 'You are consciousness alone' is hard to to find in sacred lore.  The rare one who
hears this surely becomes Brahman oneself. 

65.  By the practice of yogic meditation, one, whose existence is controlled by the seemingly eternal cycle
of birth and death, gains freedom from the infatuation of Maya.  The knots born of fear of heart are sundered,
his desires are fulfilled by His vision that transforms the world to transcendence and he becomes eternal and
immutable in the world.  He verily becomes Brahman within himself.

Chapter 16, a dialogue between Ribhu and Nidagha entitled 'You are consciousness alone' in the sixth
amsa called Sankara of Sri Siva Rahasyam, is concluded.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     
     
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Post by: Subramanian.R on October 03, 2016, 11:28:16 AM
Chapter 17:

!. Ribhu:  Listen to me, O Nidagha, the most secretive and the compendium of all systems of philosophy.
This duality and non duality are naught.  The peaceful Brahman is alone, is ever.

2.  I alone am the supreme Brahman. I alone am the higher than the highest.  This duality and non
duality are naught. The peaceful Brahman alone is, ever.

3. i alone am the peaceful Self. I alone am the all reaching.  I alone am them pure
Self, I alone am the eternal. 

4. I alone am the Self in diversity.   I alone am the attribute-less.I alone am the perpetual Self. i alone
am the cause.

5. I alone am the whole world.  This too am I alone.  I alone am the joyous Self.I alone am the bestower
of liberation. 

6.  I alone am conscious.  I alone am full of awareness.  I alone am consciousness.  I am ever the interior
of all.

7. I alone am the Self of beings. All that is physical is but me.  I am verily you, indeed I am, verily,
I indeed am.

8. I alone am the individual Self, verily I am.  I alone am the supreme Lord, ever.  I alone am the Lord
ever. I alone am myself always.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                   
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Post by: Subramanian.R on October 04, 2016, 11:18:55 AM
9.  I alone am the imperishable that is evident.  i alone am adorable to me.  I alone am ever Brahman.
I alone am the ever undiminishing.

10.  I alone am in the front of myself, indeed. I alone am the interior of the innermost recesses.  I alone
am the space of awareness.  I alone am the space of awareness.  I alone am the illuminator.

11.  I alone am the creator always.  I alone am the protector.  I alone am the sportive Self.  I alone am the
certitude. 

12.  I alone am the witness always.  You are verily the ancient Yourself.  You alone are the Supreme
Brahman.  You alone are the intersticeless.

13. I alone am me, verily myself.  I alone am verily you, indeed.  I alone am the non dual form.  I am the
body-less.

14. I alone am my support.  I alone am the Self ever.  I alone am the quiescent Self. I alone am the
enduring.

15. I alone am equanimity. I alone am earnestness too.  I alone am the great expanse. I alone am the self
consisting of parts.

16.  I alone am the end of desire.  I alone am the interior, ever. I alone am the anterior.  I am the
posterior myself ever.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
               
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Post by: Subramanian.R on October 05, 2016, 10:42:00 AM
17.  I alone am the universal Self.  Indeed, I alone am.  I alone am the supreme Brahman.  I alone
am beyond the beyond.

18.  I alone am the joy of awareness. I alone am happiness and unhappiness.  I alone am the ideal of the
Guru too.  I alone am the infallible ever.

19.  I alone am the end of the Vedas.  I alone am brooding.  I am the body, verily the pure consciousness.
I am bereft of doubt.

20.  I alone am the supreme light.  I alone am the supreme state.  I alone am the indestructible Self.
I alone am the ancient.

21. I am Brahman - there is no doubt of this.  I alone am the part-less.  I am the fourth - there is no
doubt.  I am the Self, there is no doubt.

22. I lack even 'I'.  I am purged of the 'I' concept.  I alone am the end of notions. I alone am elegance.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.           
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Post by: Subramanian.R on October 06, 2016, 10:38:13 AM
23.  I transcend even a moment of time. I alone am auspiciousness.  I alone am incorruptible joy.
I alone am the constant.

24. I alone am the inscrutable Self.  I am devoid of thought.  I am the enlightened and the supreme
abode.  I am bereft of intellect.

25.  I alone am the truth always.  I alone am happiness always.  I alone am the ever attained.  I am
the easily found cause.

26.  I am the knowledge easily attainable, ever hard to attain for the wise.  I am the Self that is just
consciousness alone. I alone am the solid mass of consciousness.

27. I alone am you, indeed I am.  Brahman alone am I, there is no doubt.  I am the Self, there is no
doubt. I alone am the all pervasive, there is no doubt.

28.  Truly I am the lovable Self, truly truly, again and again.  I am the pervasive Self without senility.
I alone am my own Guru.

Arunachala Siva.       
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Post by: Subramanian.R on October 07, 2016, 11:37:38 AM
29.  I am alone the immortal and liberation.  I alone am the unmoving.  I alone am the ever present Self.
I am the emancipated, there is no doubt.

30.  I alone am the ever pure.  I alone am the attribute-less. I am purged of the world.  I am devoid of
body. 

31.  I am bereft of desire. I am devoid of delusion.  I am the Self prone to errors. I am devoid of the wheel
of transmigration.

32.  I am Siva devoid of volition and vacillation.  I am the Self of the fourth state.  I alone am the blemish-less.

33.  I alone am the light, always.  i alone am the Lord, always.  I alone am the Brahman.  I alone am the
supreme, always.

34.  I alone am the knowledge, always.  I alone am the ever smooth.  I alone am the mind and I am
devoid of pride. 

35.  Ego is the cycle of life and death.  Ego is ever unreal.  I alone am just consciousness.  Apart from me
there is nothing, nothing indeed.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.         
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Post by: Subramanian.R on October 08, 2016, 11:01:29 AM
36.  I alone am my reality, verily.  Besides me there is nothing at all.  The state of 'that' is not apart from me.
The state of 'Thou' is not apart from me.

37.  There is never anything as merit.  'Sin', there is none of it.  Nor there are differences such as 'this thing',
differences as 'this person' or differences of real and unreal.

38.  There is nothing that is yours, truly, truly, truly - again and again.  Everything is naught, ever -
nothing, nothing at all.

39.  This alone is supreme Brahman.  I alone am Brahman which is you alone.  Time is Brahman.  A fraction
is Brahman.  Action is Brahman and so is a moment.

40.  All is Brahman indeed.  I am Brahman.  There is no doubt that I am Brahman.  Thought is Brahman.
Mind is Brahman.  Truth is Brahman - that I ever am.

41.  Attribute-less Brahman, eternal, pause-less, and the supreme am I.  I am only Brahman from
beginning to end.  There is not a whit of beginning or end.

42.  There is not even a statement such as 'I am', remembrance or utterance.  All is Brahman alone--
there is no doubt of this.  There is not a trace of 'you' ever.

43. There is none who can expound this -- there is no doubt.  This explanation is so hard to find.  This is
capable of bestowing instant liberation.  It confers immediate liberation.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.           
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Post by: Subramanian.R on October 09, 2016, 11:22:52 AM
44.  Surely one will instantly attain the Brahman-state.  The rare one, just by listening to this, will
attain instant emancipation.

45.  This is rare to obtain in this world, rare indeed in all the three three worlds.  'I am Brahman -
there is no doubt' - thus alone one must contemplate strongly.  Then renouncing everything, one
must happily abide in quiescence. 

46.  Taking recourse to the yoga of meditation supported by its limbs just as Yama (moral restraint)
and niyama (physical restraints);  realizing the illusive nexus between the physical world and
the transcendental expanse of heart, smearing the body with sweet pleasure the holy ashes, having
renounced the craving for sensual delights and the fettering sheaths, their joyous hearts seeking the
Supreme, the votaries of Siva are transformed into Siva themselves.

Thus concluded chapter 17, a dialogue between Ribhu and Nidagha entitled 'Topic of the compendium
of all systems of philosophy' in the sixth amsa called Sankara of Sri Siva Rahastyam.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       
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Post by: Subramanian.R on October 10, 2016, 12:51:49 PM
Chapter 18:

1. Ribhu:  Listen again to the supreme knowledge that confers liberation immediately.  All is Brahman
alone, always.  All is tranquility - there is no doubt.

2. All this is the imperishable Brahman of the form of the supreme.  This is verily void.  What is said
to be this and spoken as 'we' is wrong.

3.  Whatever little of reminiscing there be is non existent.  Whatever little of even meditation or whatever
little of the form of knowledge -  all that is Brahman only.

4.  Whatever few words are there about Brahman, whatever few words of the Vedas, whatever little said
by the Guru - all that is Brahman only.

5. Whatever little blemish there be in truth, whatever little sweet speech there be, whatever little reflection
there may exist - all that is Brahman only.

6.  Whatever little of regular listening, whatever little of meditation undertaken, whatever little of certitude
and earnestness there be -- all that is Brahman only.

7. Whatever little instruction of the Guru there is, what little thinking about the Guru there is, whatever
little diversity there be in the yoga practices - all that is Brahman only.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.               
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Post by: Subramanian.R on October 11, 2016, 10:32:13 AM
8. Getting rid of all, leaving the Guru, forsaking everything, ever, established in Brahman in silence.
Bliss alone is.

9.  Ever rejoice by renouncing all.  The renunciation of all is great joy.  Renunciation of all is transcendental
bliss.  The renunciation of all is supreme happiness. 

10.  Renouncing all is renouncing the mind.  Renouncing all is renouncing the ego.  Renouncing all is great
oblation.  Total renunciation is supreme happiness.

11. Total renouncing is great liberation.  So is the sacrifice of the mind.  Mind alone is the world ever.  Mind
alone is transmigration.

12.  Mind alone is great delusion.  Mind alone is the generator of the body.  Mind alone is the bodily fear.
Mind alone is full of thought.

13.  Mind alone is what is called the world.  Mind alone is the blemish.  Mind alone is all insentience.
Mind alone is the senses etc.,

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     
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Post by: Subramanian.R on October 12, 2016, 12:54:03 PM
14.  Mind alone is always real.  Mind alone is not at all existent.  Mind alone is great treatise.  Mind
alone is begetter of thought.

15. Mind alone is the great sin.  Mind alone is concept always.  Mind alone is referred to as the all.
Always conquer the mind alone.

16. Upon the thought that there is no mind, the Self alone shines.  If one thinks that there is mind
oneself is the mentality.

17.  Oneself alone is referred to as the mind. Oneself is Brahman - there is no doubt.  Mind alone
is referred to as the all.  Mind to be remembered as being all.

18.  Brahman alone am I, the self luminous. Brahman alone am I - there is no doubt.  All is Brahman
-- there is no doubt of this.  All is only the light of consciousness.

19.  I am Brahman alone, the eternal Self, always fuller than the fullest.  I am with the earth and such.
I am the distinctive.

20. I am the interior of the subtle body.  i alone am the ancient.  I alone am the measuring Self.
All is indeed Brahman alone.     

21.  I am only of the nature of consciousness and the perfect.  Of the form of consciousness is the space
of consciousness.  I am ever the space of consciousness.

22.  You alone are the space of consciousness.  Space of consciousness am I, always.  This is only
consciousness, the space of consciousness.  There is nothing in the least other than consciousness.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.   
 
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Post by: Subramanian.R on October 13, 2016, 10:10:02 AM
23. Everything is pervaded by the space of awareness. The space of consciousness is the illuminator.
The form of mind is Space of consciousness and is a solid mass of awareness.

24.  The supreme Brahman is space of consciousness.  Again, space of consciousness is full of consciousness.
Space of consciousness is auspiciousness directly.  I am always space of consciousness.

25.  I am of the form of Being Consciousness Bliss, the eternal Being Consciousness Bliss only, the true
Being Consciousness Bliss is the spirit of Being Consciousness Bliss.

26.  I am full of Being Consciousness Bliss, the cause of Being Consciousness Bliss, the mass of Being
Consciousness Bliss, the Lord who is Being Consciousness Bliss.

27.  I am the eternal Being Consciousness Bliss, the mark of Being Consciousness Bliss, only the Being
Consciousness Bliss.

28.  The Self alone is all this.  I am the Self alone - of this there is no doubt. I am the supreme truth,
the Self.  The Self alone is the supreme state.

29.  The Self alone is of the form of the world.  The Self alone is the three realms. The Self alone is the
most precious of the world.  The Self alone is the fullness of the mind.

30.  The Self alone is the liberation of worlds.  The Self alone is the Guru of oneself.  The Self shines variously.
The Self alone is the highest of the Self. 

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
 
 
   
   
 
 

 
 
 
   
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Post by: Subramanian.R on October 14, 2016, 10:58:28 AM
31.  The Self alone is the Supreme Brahman.  I am the Self alone - there is no doubt of this.
The Self alone is the supreme abode.  The Self alone is the supreme Self.

32.  The Self alone is the form of the individual soul.  The Self alone is the embodiment of Isvara.
The Self alone is the Blissful Hari, (Vishnu).  The Self alone is verily oneself.

33.  The Self alone is a mass of bliss.  The Self alone is this happiness always.  The Self alone is the ever-
pure Self.  The Self is indeed the world and the supreme.

34.  The Self alone is the Self of five elements.  The Self alone is the light of the Self.  The Self alone is ever,
not another.  The Self alone is the undiminishing and the Supreme.

35. The Self indeed is the Self that illumines the Self.  The Self alone is the un-diminishing, sovereign Lord.
The Self alone is the knowledge of Brahman.  The Self alone is I, and, indeed you too.

36.  The Self alone is supreme bliss.  I am the Self full of the world. I am the Self alone. illuminator of the world. I am naught else but the Self.

37.  The Self alone is the bath for the Self. The Self alone is the incantation of the Self.  The Self alone
is the joy of the Self.  The Self alone is the beloved of the Self, ever.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                   
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Post by: Subramanian.R on October 15, 2016, 01:09:37 PM
38.  The Self alone is the Self eternal.  The Self alone illuminates the qualities.  The Self alone is of the form
of the fourth state.  The Self is all transcending and beyond that.

39.  The Self alone is the eternal and perfect Self.  I am the Self alone - there is no doubt.  You and I are
the Self, indeed the Self.  All is only the Self.

40.  I am eternal. I am the eternally perfect.  I am eternal, ever and anon.  I am the Self alone; the world
is not different; the immortal and ancient Self.

41.  I am the ancient. I am the Purusha (God) and the Lord.  I am beyond the beyond.  I am Parameswara.
I am the bestower of worldly existence.  I am the destroyer of worldly existence.  I am the granter of
happiness and the form of non dual happiness.

42.  I am Bliss. I am endless. I am immortal - there is no doubt of this.  I am birth-less. I am of the form
of the Self.  There is naught else that is lovable. 

43.  I am Brahman alone.  This is Brahman.  All is the undiminshing Brahman always.  There is never the word 'all'.  'All' is always naught.

44. I am attributeless. I am support-less.  I am ever non existent.  There is no cause for calamity at all.
There is not a trifling of delusive affects.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
           
 
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45.  There is never any potency of ignorance.  I am Brahman - there is no doubt of this.  All is Brahman,
the space of consciousness.  That alone am I - there is no doubt.

46.  That alone am I. And, I am myself.  The Beyond also am 'I', the supreme Lord.  I am the possessor
of knowledge (or, Vidyadhara, a class of celestial beings).  There is nothing like knowledge and ignorance.

47. I am consciousness; I am the consciousness ever.  I am the fourth state; cause of the fourth state;
the supreme. All is Brahman only, only Brahman. All is Brahman, I am, - always.

48.  There is not a trifle other than me. And there is no Brahman anywhere outside me. Apart from me,
there is nothing supreme.  Apart from me there is no any state of consciousness.

49.  There is no state of reality apart from me. For me there is no state of consciousness outside me.
There is no dwelling other than me.  Apart from me there is no Brahman even.

50.  There is no cause apart from me. Apart from me there is not even an atom.  Apart from me there is
no serenity.  Apart from me there is no purity.

51.  Apart from me there is no sanctity.  Apart from me there is no word as 'that'.  Neither there is
righteousness apart from me nor there is everything.

52.  Anything apart from me here is only unreal.  Anything outside me is only illusory. Anything and
everything that shines other than me are like horns of hare.   

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
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Post by: Subramanian.R on October 17, 2016, 10:52:45 AM
53.  If anything shines apart from me, it is due to illusion.  Anything apart from me is like magic.  There is
no doubt apart from me, nor there is 'cause and effect'  apart from me.

54.  All this is just Brahman; I am He - this is the meditation.  All this is spoken by the Lord. Such alone
must be the certitude.

55.  Why repeat this so much.  O Yogi?  Have this certitude ever. The rare one who attains this conviction
becomes Brahman oneself.

56.  This world of forests and hills is not apart from Sankara.  This world of demons is verily that Lord of gods.
It is revealed to the subtle intellect that the body, mind and movements, the sheaths and the one who
shines amidst there is but He, the supreme Siva.

57.  The eyes, the ears, the mind and the vital airs manifest from the expanse of the heart within.  Inspired
by the latent tendencies they course through and in the end merge therein alone.  Then the mind becomes
illumined as the Heart that is inaccessible to the senses, the speech and the mind.  Such nectar of Brahman
alone is referred to as the consort of mountains born Girija (Siva).

Thus concludes the chapter 18, a dialogue between Ribhu and Nidagha entitled 'The dialogue between
Ribhu and Nidagha in the 6th amsa called Sankara in Sri Siva Rahasyam.

concluded.

Arunachala Siva.         
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Chapter  19:


!. Ribhu:  I shall expound the bliss of Brahman, which is rarely found in the three worlds.  By hearing
of that, one can achieve perpetual freedom.

2.  I am only the Self that is supreme bliss, ever just bliss alone.  I am of the nature of absolute bliss.
The world is fully Consciousness-Bliss.

3.  I am ever endless, unending.  This world is Knowledge Bliss.  I am of the nature of enlightened bliss.
This mind is eternal bliss.

4. I am singular bliss alone.  I am the knower of unitariness.  Cultivate this attitude for the sure subsidence
of the world. 

5. I am ever the truth, the light of transcendence, ever the qualities such as Truth etc., ever the Self devoid
of truth etc; ever the light, the adorable.

6.  The Self as the illusory world is naught.  The illusory mind stuff is naught.  The Self with the appellation
of illusion is naught.  The rogue of a mind is naught.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     
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Post by: Subramanian.R on October 19, 2016, 10:24:09 AM
7.  The very foolish in the world are non existent.  The most foolish people there are none.  I alone am
the supreme Brahman.  I alone am verily Myself, ever.

8.  'Here' and 'beyond' are non existent.  Just I alone am.  I am Brahman, the pure.  All is indeed
Brahman only.

9.  The whole world is ever non existent.  Thought alone is the world in full.  Thought alone is said to be
the world. Thought alone is the cause of the body.

10.  Thought alone is the great folly. Thought alone is the small  boy.  Thought alone is this great
soul.  Thought alone is the great unreality.

11. Thought alone is the illusory Self always.  Thought is like the hare's horn.  'Thought is naught' -
is ever true.  Thought is like the son of a barren woman.

12.  Thought is void - there is no doubt of this.  Brahman alone is the whole world.  Verily, I alone
am consciousness.  I am attribute-less indeed.

13. Mind alone is the transmigratory existence.  Mind alone is the circle. Mind alone is the bondage.
Mind alone is sin.

contd.,


Arunachala Siva.       
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14.  Mind alone is great sorrow.  Mind alone is the cause of body.  Mind alone is said to be the world.
Mind alone is the body.

15.  Mind alone is the great serenity.  Mind alone is the four headed Brahma.  Indeed, mind alone is
Hari.  Mind alone is known as Siva.

16. Mind alone is said to be magic.  Only mind is will.  Mind alone is great sin.  Mind alone is the evil one.   

17.  Mind alone is said to be the all.  Mind alone is the great fear.  Mind alone is the supreme Brahman.
Mind alone is the unitariness.

18. Mind alone is the form of consciousness.  Mind alone is the cause of the mind.  Consciousness alone
is the supreme form.  Consciousness alone is the supreme state.

19.  I am verily the supreme Brahman right now.  I alone am the supreme Brahman.  I alone am the satisfied
Self.  I am the embodiment of bliss.

20.  I am the Self with fully grown intellect, ever un-moving and blemish-less. I alone am the peaceful
Self.  I am devoid of beginning and end.

21.  I alone am the resplendent Self.  I am indeed Brahman alone.  I am eternal - there is no doubt of this.
I am always adorable to the intellect.

Contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
     
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22.  I alone am. I alone am; the One. I alone am all, the immortal. I alone am the self agreement.
I alone cause acceptability.

23. I alone am. You are only I, the Self of all, devoid of all.  I am the Supreme Brahman.  I am indeed
beyond the beyond.

24.   I have no ego. I have no sorrow. I have no blemish. I have no pleasure. I have no intellect.
I have no thought.  I have no body, I have no sense.

25. I have no lineage.  I have no eye.  I have nothing that is suitable.  Not a blade of grass there is for me.
I have no repetition or the sacred syllables. I have no world nor do I have a friend.

26. I have no relation.  I have no enemy.  I have no mother nor do I have a father.  I have nothing to
be enjoyed nor there is an enjoyer for me. I have no occupation.  I have no caste.

27.  I have no race.  I have no creed. I have no ears.  I have nothing whatsoever.  I have no exterior.
I have no intellect.  No position for me nor age.

28.  I have no meaning.  I have no world.  I have no peace.  I have no community.  I have no anger.
I have no lust. I am Brahman alone.


contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     
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29.  By being Brahman alone I am just myself only. I have no attachment or greed.  I have no hymn or
recollection.

30.  I have no delusion.  I have no craving.  I have no friendship. I have no quality.  I have no sheath.
I have no childhood.  I have no youth or dotage.

31. Everything being the one form of Brahman, it is certain that oneness is Brahman.  There is nothing
beyond Brahman.  There is not a whit other than Brahman.

32. Other than Brahman 'this' is non existent.  Other than Brahman this is naught.  Apart from the Self
there is never anything.  I am Self alone.  There is no doubt about this.

33.  Other than the Self there is no happiness.  Other than the Self I am not.  I am bereft of anything to be
grasped or any one to grasp.  I am devoid of renunciation or anything to renounce.

34.  I have nothing to renounce nor is there anything to acquire.  I have neither bondage nor liberator.
I have nothing to see.  I have nothing inferior.  I have nothing that is the superior, nor there is slander.

35. I have no strength.  I have no caste such as the brahmin or chandala, outcaste.  I have nothing  to
drink nor do I have shortness.  I have no deterioration nor do I have poltency.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       
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Post by: Subramanian.R on October 23, 2016, 11:23:07 AM
36.  I have no power. I have no food.  I have no divinity.  I have no separateness.  Being only Brahman
alone and the eternal alone, there is nothing whatsoever apart from me.

37. I have no path, nor do I have any illusion.  I have no truth, nor body anywhere.  There is no 'I'.
Why, even the name Brahman there is none.

38.  Whatever worlds there are, whatever wise words of the Guru there be, all that is Brahman, I am
indeed.  All that is regarded as awareness.

39.  Brahman  is awareness, full of awareness; existence, full of existence always. One alone is Brahman
oneself. One alone is the supreme oneself.

40.  One alone is liberation oneself.  Oneself is the intersticeless. Oneself is knowledge.  Oneself is
non existentialism.

41.  Oneself is ever the essence. One alone is beyond oneself.  Oneself is the void self.  Oneself is the
plunderer of mind.

42. Abidance in silence alone is holy bath.  Abidance in silence alone is repetition of Mantra.  Abidance
in silence alone is ceremonial worship.  Abidance in silence alone is supreme.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       
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Post by: Subramanian.R on October 24, 2016, 09:29:07 AM
43.  Inquire into the mind ever and be of the certitude 'I am Brahman'.  I am Brahman - there is no
doubt about this.  Such a silent abidance is Japa (repetition of Mantra.)

44.  All is Brahman, nothing else exists.  All is full of knowledge - this is penance.  There is nothing as
'oneself alone'.  Of the form of the all-transcending am I.

45.  I transcend speech. Repetition of words aloud is futile.  This is the highest significance of the mind.
Such distinctions are not for me.

46.  All the beings are corpses.  Everything put together is a corpse.  The world is unreal.  The universe
is all unreal.

47.  The existence of a thing apart is not true.  Speech being unreal has no existence. Existence is of the form
of the unreal.  Brahman alone is ever by itself.

48.  The Vedas and their limbs are unreal.  The conclusions of the scriptures are unreal.  This listening
is verily unreal.  Contemplation on that is unreal.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
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Post by: Subramanian.R on October 25, 2016, 09:14:04 AM
49.  One-pointedness of meditation too is unreal. Classification into a group of like traits is unreal.
Classes of different traits is said to be unreal.  This is the truth, the truth.  There is no doubt of this.
All is Brahman, ever Brahman, the one Brahman, the undiminishing consciousness.

50.  This universe is verily the product of the sport of consciousness. It blossoms in fullness by the grace
of the Overlord of the universe, not by another means.  Liberation results by following the sacred words
of the crest of the Vedas -- the Upanishads and by acting according to the mandates outlined in the
scriptures.

The chapter 19 concludes, a dialogue between Ribhu and Nidagha, entitled 'The topic of Brahman bliss'
in the sixth amsa of Sri Siva Rahastyam.

Arunachala Siva.                     
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Post by: Subramanian.R on October 26, 2016, 10:57:31 AM
Chapter 20:


1.  Listen to this one and the only, intensive, secretive and the supremely wondrous,
most mysterious and the ever and instantly liberation conferring.

2.  Easy is the knowledge of Brahman, easy, auspicious and the best.  It is easy for those travelling in Brahman; it is easy and bestows total knowledge of everything.

3.  It is easy for those accomplished ones who have fulfilled their duties, easy for those abiding in themselves.  It is easy and causeless, easy for those abiding in Brahman.

4. It is easy for those who bereft of thought, for those who are 'That' themselves by virtue of themselves, for those who are devoid of the transmigratory cycle. Thought
is said to be the recurrent cycle of life.

5. This world is not created.  It is only Brahman.  It is not the mind.  It is indeed
Brahman. There is no fear. It is Brahman alone, nothing else.

6.  All is unreal is indeed Brahman. Their support is Brahman alone.  These bodies
are only Brahman.  This is Brahman alone.  There is not a blade of grass apart.

7. Brahman alone am I, not anything else. This is Brahman, not the world.  This is Brahman, not space.  This is Brahman, not activities.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.           
       
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Post by: Subramanian.R on October 27, 2016, 10:12:39 AM
8.  Brahman alone are these great ones.  This adorable is ever Brahman.  This boundless
universe is Brahman alone.  Brahman alone am I.  There is no fear.

9.  Brahman alone am I and ever the mind.  Brahman alone am I, not 'this'.  Brahman
alone am I and verily the illusory.  Brahman alone am I and this delusion.

10.  Brahman alone is all settled theories. Brahman alone is the seat of mind.
Brahman alone is all the homes.  Brahman alone is the assemblage of Sages.

11.  Brahman alone am I, not another.  Brahman alone is worship of the Guru.
Brahman is not even a trifle of something other.  Brahman is all ever.

12. Brahman alone is of the form of the triad of qualities.  Brahman alone is of the form of Hari.  Other than Brahman there is no state.  There is not a moment other than Brahman for me.

13.  Brahman alone am I, not another word.  Brahman alone am I, nothing else that is heard. Brahman alone am I without par.  All is indeed Brahman alone

14.  Brahman alone am I.  I have no enjoyments.  Brahman alone am I.  I have no separateness.  Brahman alone am I;  there are no great ones.  Brahman alone is of the form of Brahman.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       
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Post by: Subramanian.R on October 28, 2016, 10:14:58 AM
14. Brahman alone am I.  I have no enjoyments.  Brahman alone am I.  I have no
separateness.  Brahman alone am I; there are no great ones.  Brahman alone is of the
form of Brahman.

15.  Brahman alone is the, ever resplendent.  Brahman alone is the paramount happiness. Brahman alone is of diverse forms.  Brahman alone am I the great love.

16. Brahman alone is adorable by Brahman.  Brahman alone is the Guru of Brahman.
Brahman alone is the mother of Brahman.  Brahman alone is I, father and son.

17.  Brahman alone is the Lord of Brahma.  Brahman alone is Brahman and its victory. Brahman alone is of the form of meditation.  Brahman alone is the quality
of Brahman. 

18. The Self is indeed the ever present Self.  Apart from the Self there is not even an
iota.  The Self indeed is the Self, always.  The Self indeed is the Guru of the Self.

19.  The light of the Self is the individual I.  The Self is indeed ever by itself. I am verily Brahman indicated by 'That thou art'.  Being the illuminator, I shine by myself.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.   
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Post by: Subramanian.R on October 29, 2016, 10:59:25 AM
20.  I am myself the peacefulness of the individual.  I myself am the form of Isvara.
I am myself Brahman, the supreme Brahman.  I alone am, the inexhaustible.

21.  I am myself the ruination and the theory.  I am myself the Self, the illuminator.
I am myself the radiant form.  I am myself the extremely blemish-less.

22.  I am myself the eternal Self, indeed.  I am myself the pure, the desirable.  I am
myself the metrical form.  I am myself devoid of the body and such.

23.  I am myself the flawless Self.  I am myself seated as the space.  There are
no 'this' or 'this one'.  There are no differences such as 'this'. 

24. Brahman alone shines as the mind.  Brahman alone is always like Siva. Brahman
alone shines as the intellect. Brahman alone is always like Siva.

25.  Brahman alone shines like the moon.  Verily Brahman itself is the gross;
Brahman alone ever, not another.  Brahman alone is its Guru.

26. I am the light of the Self.  I am naught.  I am myself ever.  I am myself the
supreme Brahman.   I am myself the inexhaustible consciousness.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       
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Post by: Subramanian.R on October 30, 2016, 11:18:12 AM
27.  I am myself the Self Light shining everywhere.  I am myself Brahman, myself
the body, myself the wholesome, the transcendent person.

28.  I am myself Brahman, the import of 'That thou art'; myself the self shining illuminator.  I am myself the subsidence of individuality.  I am myself the nature of
Isvara.

29. I am myself the supreme Brahman.  I myself am the inexhaustible solitude.
I am the theory and thesis.  I am myself the illuminating Self.

30.  I am myself the resplendent form.  I am myself the completely blemish-less.
I am myself the eternal Self, indeed. I am myself the pure, the lovable and the
unlovable.

31.  I am myself the self abiding; myself divested of the body; myself the Self devoid
of faults; myself abiding as the space.

32.  I am undivided and the whole; filled with essence and un-partitioned.
I am, indeed, the indivisible bliss and the embodiment of the limitless.

33.  Being of this certitude, I am the perfect Self, Brahman alone am I, not
different.  I alone am the eternal Self indeed.  I am the permanent.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva. 
           
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Post by: Subramanian.R on October 31, 2016, 11:27:22 AM
34.  I am indeed Brahman, 'That'.  Brahman indeed am I,  Lord of the universe.
Brahman indeed am I without reflection.  Brahman indeed am I, the affliction-less.

35.  Brahman indeed am I, the space of consciousness. Brahman indeed am I, the gap-less. Brahman indeed am I, the great joy.  Brahman indeed am I, Self, ever.

36.  Brahman indeed am I, the end-less Self.  Brahman indeed am I, the supremely
silent and divested of all stories.

37.  Brahman indeed am I; 'this' is unreal. Brahman indeed am I; the world is
naught.  Brahman indeed am I, the body I am not.   Brahman indeed am I, the
great non-dual.

38.  Brahman alone shines as the mind. Brahman alone is Siva, ever.  Brahman
alone shines as intellect. Brahman, indeed, is the fruit by itself.

39.  Brahman alone always shines as the form. That itself is Brahman; of this,
there can be no doubt.   Brahman alone shines as time.  Brahman alone takes
the form of everything.

40.  Brahman alone shines as the sentient.  Brahman alone shines by itself like
the insentient.  Brahman alone is everything as Om. Brahman alone is of the form
of Om.

41. Sound Brahman is Brahman alone. There is no difference or no non-dual.
It is the truth. There is no an iota apart from Brahman.   

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
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Post by: Subramanian.R on November 01, 2016, 09:00:23 AM
42.  Brahman indeed is all, verily the Self.  There is not a trace apart from Brahman.
Everything is unreal, the world is unreal.  Being appearance, it is like the pot and such.

43.  Brahman indeed am I; there is no doubt of this. Being consciousness I ever am.
Brahman indeed, being of the nature of the pure and the seer, is itself the greatest.

44.  I alone am the supreme Brahman.  I alone am the beyond the beyond.
I alone am the one beyond the mind.  I alone am the world transcending.

45. I alone am the eternal Self. I am of the illusory  nature. Bliss am I, without
support. Brahman alone is, nothing else.

46. I am Brahman, nothing else; naught else but the undiminishing awareness.
Anything other than the Self is despicable.  Other than Self, there is no 'I'.

47.  Other than the Self, I have no body.  The Self alone am I.  I have no impurities.
My mind is only established in the Self. I am only the Self.  It is not separate.

48.  I am the Self alone. I am the void.  The Self alone am I; nothing is mine.
The Self alone is; there are no qualities.  The Self alone is; there is nothing  separate.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva. 
 
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49.  You are totally non  existent.  All these are, likewise completely non existent.
All of this is totally non existent. Even an iota is absolutely non existent.

50.  The Self alone am I, the supreme Brahman.  All of the three worlds are illusory.
I am indeed the supreme Brahman.  I am indeed the supreme Guru.

51.  The idea of the individual is ever unreal.  The same notion of Siva is like wise.
The concept of Vishnu is illusory.  Everything is like the horns of hare.

52.  I am indeed ever perfect.  I am indeed intersticeless.  Ever-satisfied and formless, I am Brahman indeed.  There is no doubt of this.

53.  I am indeed the supreme bliss. I am indeed of a momentary existence.  I alone
am.  I am you only.  You and I indeed non existent, verily non existent.

54. I am indeed inaccessible to speech; not formulated by speech or mind.
I am indeed Brahman, the Self of all.  I am Brahman indeed, the blemish-less.

55.  I am indeed Brahman, consciousness alone.  I am indeed Brahman, the perpetual. 'This' is ever unreal.  I am indeed ever stable.
       

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
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56.  This is joy.  I am Brahman.  This is joy.  I am insentient.  'This' is Brahman -
of this there is no doubt.  This is the truth, this is the truth - again and again.

57. The glory of the 'Self has been thus enunciated. It is rare to come by in all the worlds.  The rare one just by hearing this, becomes Brahman itself.

58.  Those who are burdened by worldly existence; whose support is in peace and
self restraint; who revel in the glory of moon adorned Lord of death ever shining
within, attains quiecence by the words of the Upanishads, the crown of the Vedas.

Thus the chapter twenty, a dialogue between Ribhu and Nidagha entitled 'The topic             the Glory of the Self' in the sixth amsa called Sankara of Sri Siva Rahstyam.

concluded.

Arunachala Siva.
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Chapter 21:

1. Ribhu:  I shall tell you a great secret which is more confidential than the Vedas,
by listening of which one becomes Brahman oneself.

2.  I am just Being Consciousness- Bliss.  All is impregnated with Existence Awareness.  By the cognition of That only as Brahman, one becomes Brahman oneself.

3.  I am Brahman.  This is Brahman.  Plurality is Brahman.  There is no doubt about this.  Truth is Brahman, ever Brahman. I too am Brahman alone.

4.  The Guru is Brahman. Quality is Brahman.  All is the supreme Brahman, that
I am Brahman.  All is the supreme Brahman, that I am.

5. The supreme Brahman is to be cognized through the Vedas.  Brahman is especially
known through knowledge.  The Self is Brahman. I am Brahman. The beginning and the end is Brahman.  I am He.

6. Truth is Brahman, ever Brahman, nothing different;  ever the supreme.  I am Brahman.  I am non existent; not bound by egoism.

7. I am Brahma. This is non existent.  This Self is ever the great. Brahman-Self is to be realized though the Vedas. The trivial is like the horns of a hare.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                     

 
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Post by: Subramanian.R on November 05, 2016, 11:59:12 AM
8.  There is no past, no future.  Brahman stays constant.  I am consciousness.
The insentient is insignificant.  The destruction of the body is only consciousness.

9.  Wherever there be the mind even in the least, I, of the Self, annihilate the mind.
That which is truth, knowledge and infinity is not falsehood, insentience or painful.

10.  The Self is truth and infinite.  The Self is body only -- of this there is no doubt.
Whatever news is heard that is all unreal.  I alone am the light of the lights.

11.  Even the numeration one is unreal.  Brahman alone is real, ever I am.  Indeed
everything is unreal, being an emanation from the Supreme always.

12. Though devoid of all limbs, being eternal, I am the Supreme alone.  All that is
seen is naught for me in the least.  I say this because I am consciousness.

13.  I have no anger whatsoever.  I say this because I am consciousness.  There is
nothing whatsoever to be denoted as 'this' -- nothing at all.

14.  I am the attribute-less Brahman, being taught by the wise Guru.  Relative
knowledge is Brahman with attributes.  I am knowledge personified.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
       
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Post by: Subramanian.R on November 06, 2016, 08:53:14 AM
15.  I am attribute-less.  I am part-less.  I am the existent.  I am the sustainer.
I am god.  I abound in material wealth.  I am pure.  I am devoid of anything.

16.  I am the essence.  I am devoid of essence.  I am the fourth state.  I am the
auspicious thought.  I am desire.  I am devoid of action.  I am the eternal and
pure form.

17.  I am devoid of the fruits of rituals. I am Brahman alone.  All this is supreme
Brahman.  This is the Self. There is no wonder in this.

18.  The nature of the Self is complete and incomplete; ever the embodiment of the
Self of all.  The nature of the Self is paramount Bliss without any limitations whatsoever.

19. 'I am the Self alone that is unitary and taint-less nature.'  contemplate thus associated with I-am-ness, combined with 'I am' feeling.             

20. See the Self of all as peace.  The idea of peace is an impurity of the mind.
Renouncing 'I am the body' thought, be of the conviction 'I am Brahman.'

21.  I am indeed Brahman, just Brahman and nothing in the least other than
Brahman. 'I am not this, I am not this, I am not this' - remember thus ever.

22.  "I am He. I am He. I am Brahman" -contemplate thus.  'Consciousness am I,
Consciousness am I, Brahman.  Consciousness am I, Consciousness am I' - proclaim
thus.       

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
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Post by: Subramanian.R on November 07, 2016, 12:32:40 PM
23. Not this, not this, ever not this. Neither you, nor I' - meditate thus.   All is Brahman
- there is no doubt of this.  All knowledge is naught.

24.  Everything is a fabricated structure of your words and meanings.  The fear of
all the worlds is naught. All the holy waters are not true; neither are all the temples.

25.  All being consciousness, the name all never exists. 
Forsaking all forms of the certitude 'all is Brahman.'

26. Brahman is all and its reality.  The world and its phenomena do not exist.  Renounce the remebrance of the phenomenal and take hold of the recollection
of Brahman.

27.  Thereafter forsaking even that be established in your own state.  Renouncing
the stable state be the Self alone.

28. Renouncing even the renunciation, ever forsake the idea of differentiation.
Being enveloped by yourself, attain yourself by yourself.

30.  'All' is the thought.  There is no doubt of this. 'All' is naught.  There is no doubt
of this.  'All' is trifling.  There is no doubt of this. 'All' is illusion.  There is no doubt of
this.

29.  What the finger points out as 'this' is only lifeless being dead. This saying is to be
perceived through the sacred writings and utterances.


contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
           
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Post by: Subramanian.R on November 08, 2016, 09:40:14 AM
31.  You are Brahman, the 'I'.  There is no doubt of this.  This is Brahman indeed.
There is no doubt of this.  All is mind. There is no doubt of this.  All is Brahman.
There is no uncertainty in this.

32. As it shines apart from Brahman, it is illusion.  All is illusion from top to bottom.
There is neither body nor the five elements nor the mind, being only illusory.

33.  Not there is the existence of the intellect or the senses.  Nor there is liberation,
being just Brahman. There can be not a moment of uncertainty, because of which
thought is naught.

34.  Know that egoism is unreal; that being so conceit is naught. Nor there is
thought or remembrance and therefore no ageing.  There is no doubt of this.

35. If vital air is there, there is life.  The sense of smell being, smell, there is.
If there be eyes, there are beings. Ears being, hearing exists.

36.  If skin exists, there is the presence of touch. If tongue exists, there is the
ability to taste.  If there is individual, there is life.  If there are feet, there is walking.

37.  If there are hands, there is action.  If there is a creator, there is the possibility
of creation.  If there is something to be protected, there is the protector Vishnu.               
If there is something to be devoured, there is the devourer, Siva.

38.  All is Brahman. There is no doubt of this.  All is indeed Brahman alone.
If there is something to be worshipped then there is worship.  If there is something
to be illumined, there is the illuminator Siva.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       
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Post by: Subramanian.R on November 10, 2016, 03:00:04 PM
39.  All is illusory.  There is no doubt of this.  All is only consciousness indeed.
If the existence of cause is real, the effect will also occur.

40.  If non existence be, I am without non existence.  Brahman alone am I, the refuge.
All this is only endless sorrow.  The undiminishing is unending bliss.

41. Life is endless and non stop struggle. Everything is total impurity.  The beyond
is endless purity.

42. Exceedingly evil is imagination.  I am totally pure.  Blemish is ever endless.
Goodness is ever endless.

43.  Fairness is ever endless.  Impurity is ever endless.  I am ever endless.  This is
ever endless.

44.  Brahman is ever endless.  The world is ever endless. There is no fear by what
has been uttered so far.  There is not the slightest difference as 'I'.

45. Real and unreal too are naught. Sentences that are considered as real and unreal
too are non existent.  They are non existent.  There is no doubt of this - Brahman alone am I. There is no doubt of this.

46.  Cause and effect are all non existent.  There is no doubt of this.  So it is with doer, enjoyer and action; there is nothing to be enjoyed nor there is any contentment
of enjoyment.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                   
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Post by: Subramanian.R on November 11, 2016, 10:02:50 AM
47. All is Brahman. Of this there can be no doubt.  The term 'all' is not true.
Past. future and present, and activity are ever non existent.

48. Real, unreal, distinguished and distinction; qualities or the differentiation
of qualities -- none of these exist. Purity and impurity are naught, even in the least
non existent.

49.  Speech or that which speak even, are naught; not in the least existent.
Great strength or utmost weakness, I or you are nowhere existent.

50.  That which is grasped, that which grasps, that which is to be ignored
none of these have anything in the least to do with the Self. So it is with holy
waters, any form of abulation, deity or the worship thereof.

51. There is no cause whatsoever for life or death.  Truth or any form of it
does not exist, not at all.

52.  Mother, father or body do not exist in the least.  There is nothing whatsoever
here of any form of the seer or the seen.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                   
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Post by: Subramanian.R on November 12, 2016, 02:18:00 PM
53.  There is nothing here whatsoever in the least of illusory activity or illusion.
There is nothing here whatsoever of knowledge or the variety of knowledge.

54.  The topic of rejection of the whole world has been thus enunciated to you. 
The rare one who wears this even once attains the nature of the Self.

55.  Skanda:

The dissolution of maya with the three fold qualities results by the propitiation
of the Lord's lotus feet who wears the crescent moon as crest jewel and who is     
the father of Ganesa, the chief of hosts, but not by another means.

The heart blossoming  Knowledge, like a burst of lightning and with a glance
of utmost compassion, illumines the heart-lotus of the one whose penance is not
small one.  Such a one's emancipation is lasting.

That concludes chapter 21, a dialogue between Ribhu and Nidagha, titled
'Description of the topic of the expendability of the whole world'  in the sixth
amsa called Sankara of Sri Siva Rahasyam.

Chapter 21 concluded.

Arunachala Siva.
     
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Chapter 22:

1.  Ribhu:  I say, all is full of Brahman.  All is naught.  The world is unreal.
I am Brahman;  I have no worry. I am Brahman. I have no insentience. 

2. I a Brahman;  I have no defects. I am Brahman;  I have no fruit.  I am Brahman;
I have no news.  I am Brahman; I have no second.

3. I am Brahman;  I have no permanence.  I am Brahman;  I have no goal.
I am Brahman;  I have no mother.  I am Brahman.  I have no father.

4.  I am Brahman. 'He is this' - there is none for me.  I am not Vaisvanara,
the digestive fire.  I am Brahman, the space of consciousness. I am Brahman
-   there is no doubt of this.

5-7.  I am the interior of all;  I am the perfect Self; the interior of all and the innermost of the mind. I am indeed the end of the body.  I am indeed, the firm,
ever.

8.  By worshipping the wise ones, a person becomes liberated while alive.  By offering
food and gifts to such sages, a person becomes instantly liberated.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
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9-12:  I am Brahman.  There is no doubt of this.  I am indeed the highest Guru.
I am tranquil.  I am pure.  I am indeed different from the qualities; transcending
the qualities; transcending the humanity; transcending the supreme; transcending
the mind; transcending feeling; transcending the mind;  transcending the Vedas;
surpassing the learned; surpassing the body and such, and the states of waking,
dream, and deep sleep; surpassing the unmanifest and transcendent -- such alone is the certitude of knowledge. Renouncing by and by and leaving everything one should be like a mute.

13-14:  The quiescent Brahman, the supreme Brahman, the eternal Brahman is oneself. Even an atom of glory of such a Jnani is distinctly clear.  Even Hari and Hara
or Brahma or the celestial beings cannot describe it even in hundreds of crores
of Kalapas of time.

15-16:  The knowledge 'I am Brahman' is hard to find in the three words. It is hard
to serve the feet, or converse with or even to just have a look at such great ones
of right discrimination abiding in Brahman alone.  If by chance one has a bath
in the waters sanctified by the touch of such ones, one becomes Brahman oneself.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       
         
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17.  All is illusory. Of this there is no doubt.  All is, indeed, Brahman alone.  This topic
is said to be the summary of all schools of philosophy.

18. The person who attains Brahman by the study of this with earnest devotion is a rare
one. I say to you, all is Brahman, not something else.  All the world is a myth.

19-20:  Brahman alone is of the form of the world. Brahman alone is the supreme
state.  I alone am the supreme Brahman, devoid of even this 'I', the consciousness
purged of everything; the awareness bereft of everything; the peaceful Self denuded
of everything; the personification of auspiciousness.

21. I am Brahman, the supreme Brahman.  'This' is not real, not mine, not mine.
The past or future are not for me. No castes for me.  There is no doubt of this.

22. Brahman alone am I. The paltry is not for me.  I am Brahman, the paramount
penance.  All this is the form of Brahman, of the nature of painless Brahman.       

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
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23.  Brahman alone shines among differences.  Brahman alone; not another.  It is
the supreme.  The Self alone manifests as the duality.  The Self alone is the supreme
state.

24. Brahman indeed is without distinction.  Differentiation is the worst fear. The
Self alone am I.  I am blemish-less.  The Self alone is the three worlds.

25.  The Self alone is everywhere, not another.  All is Brahman and none else.  I alone shine ever. Brahman alone am I.   The supreme am I.

26. I am the supreme Brahman without impurities and bereft of activity.  I am ever
of the pure and singular form;  ever the consciousness alone.

27.  I am the supreme Brahman, the certainty.  I am the truth.  I am everything.
I am the imperishable, the supreme Brahman.   I am Siva.  I am the pinnacle.

28. I am uniform. I am peaceful.  I manifest as 'that', the undiminishing consciousness.  I am eternal and ever Brahman indeed, ever with the character of
just consciousness.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       
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29.  Ever of the undivided nature am I;  ever devoid of measure.  Ever of the
pure and singular form am I;  ever the consciousness alone.

30. Ever of the nature of true measure am I; ever the illuminator of existence.
Ever of the form of philosophy am I; ever pious and auspicious.

31.  One who is convinced thus is liberated.  One who is ever like this is choicest.
One who is with this attitude, is indeed the supreme Brahman, ever.

32.  One who has the conviction 'I am Brahman' alone is the wise one, whose Self is
Brahman.  He alone is the man in this world who is settled, as 'I am Brahman'.

33.  He alone is the man, the sage; the one who is liberated while alive, the Self.
Brahman alone am I, the great Self, the embodiment of Being Consciousness-Bliss.

34.  I am not the individual.  I have no differences.  I am not thought nor do I have
any mind.  I am not flesh nor do I have bones nor am I the body with ego.

35.  I am not the one who measures.  I am not that which is measured.  I am not all.
I am the supreme.  I am of the form of complete knowledge.  I am not all at any time.

36.  I am not the dead.  I have not another life. I am not just consciousness.  I am
not that which is spoken of.  I am not the liberated.  I am not the enlightened, for ever.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.             
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37.  I am not void.  I am not a fool.  I am not at all.  I am transcendent.
Ever Brahman alone am I.  I am not the essence, Sadasiva.

38.  I am not the nose, nor I am the scent.  I am not the symbol. I have none who is dear.  I am not an individual. I am not the essence; nor am I Varuna (god of rain and
water) or the planets. 

39.  Brahman alone am I.  There is no doubt of this.  I have no name and form in the least. I am not the ears.  I am not the sound.  I am not the cardinal directions or the witness.

40.  Neither am I nor are you, nor is the heaven.  I am neither the air nor the witness. I am neither the organ of excretion nor the excretion; neither death nor the witness.

41.  I am not the genitals nor the pleasure thereof.  I am not the god Prajapati.
All is Brahman.  There is no doubt of this.  All is indeed Brahman.

42.  I am not the mind or the thought; nor am I the moon or the witness. I am not the sense of intellect or Brahma.  I am not of a definite form.

43. I am not the ego or Rudra; neither am I the conceit or the witness.  I am not the
mind.  I am neither Vasudeva, the supporter, nor am I this Isvara.

44.  I am not the waking consciousness, Visva, or the waking state.  I have no gross body anywhere.  I am not the individual reflection nor am I of the transaction.

45.  I am not the Lord in the highest sense. I am not the inert sheath of food.
I am not the sheath of vital air.  I am not the sheath of mind.

46. I am not the sheath of intellect.  I am not the sheath of bliss. Brahman alone
am I.  There is no doubt of this.  I have no name and form at all.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                     
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47.  Whatever has been uttered so far in terms of name and form, all of it should
be forgotten in a trice and cast aside like a scrap of wood or junk metal.

48, 49.  All of this is ever unreal;  always like the son of a barren woman.  This is
nothing but the horn of a hare. That is just like the horn of a man; like a flower of the
sky; just like a mirage; like the imaginary city and just like wizardry. 

50.  Whatever is regarded in the form of the five elements is only unreal always.
Duality plays role only at the time of initiating the disciple.  It has no true significance.

51. When the mother is dead, people are hired for crying therefore is only acting,
not real.  The five elements too is like the wailing unreal.


52.  This is the non duality enunciated by me. Forsaking everything, remain like a wall. Be of the firmness 'I am Brahman'. Be of the disposition 'I alone am'.                     

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
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53.  I alone am Bliss.  I alone am, nothing else.  I am consciousness alone,
Brahman alone - be of such certainty.

54.  I blemishless, pure.  I am different from the individual soul.  I am Brahman
only, the Self of all, resplendent as 'I'.

55. I alone am, just consciousness. I alone am the attribute-less. I am Brahman,
the intellect of all.  Just as consciousness alone am I, the ever auspicious. 

56. I am of the form of the eternal auspiciousness, the person who is ever the all
full liberation. Being of this certitude always, ever abide in yourself, by yourself.

57. Brahman alone am I.  There is no doubt of this. Name and form are nowhere
in the least.  This form of topic is hard to be found in all Vedas.  The rare one
who hears this even once, indeed himself becomes Brahman.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
 
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58. The twice born wise realize Him through the glorifying utterances of Vedas
and other texts, by performing great sacrificial rituals and by consuming only the
food sanctified thus;  by observing sacred vows; by charity; by fasting;  by practicing
the Yogic methods such as Yama, etc, To that fore of Manmatha, the love god, worship
of His Linga is the most pleasing to His heart.  By that alone, Isvara readily bestows
the knowledge that destroys all delusion.

Thus concludes the chapter 22, a dialogue between Ribhu and Nidagaha entitled
Topic of the abandonment of name and form in the sixth amsa called Sankara of
Siva Rahasyam.

concluded.

           
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Chapter 23:

1. Ribhu:  Listen O Nidagha!  I shall explain to you that which is hard to obtain
in all the worlds.  This is Brahman.  The supreme is Brahman; it is only Being
Consciousness Bliss.

2.  The diverse peoples of the world, the diversity due to cause and effect -- anything
other than Brahman is all unreal;  it is only Being Consciousness Bliss.


3. I am Brahman, always Brahman.  I am indeed Brahman alone.  Time is Brahman.
A moment is Brahman.  I am Brahman.  There is no doubt of this.

4.  The Veda is Brahman.  The supreme is Brahman. Truth is Brahman, the higher than the highest.  Hamsa is Brahman.  Hari is Brahman. Siva is Brahman, the
never diminishing consciousness.

5.  All the Upanishads are Brahman.  Homogeneity is Brahman.  I am uniform.
The unborn is Brahman.  The essence is Brahman. Sky is Brahman which is the
beyond the beyond.

6. A tiny moment is Brahman. Mind is Brahman. The single is Brahman, ever joyous.
This is Brahman, the highest Brahman.  Knowledge is Brahman, ever the sacred repetition.
       
7. I am indeed Brahman, the letter 'a'.  The letter 'u' am I.  There is no doubt of this.
The letter 'm' am I, Brahman indeed, the mantra (Aum), Brahman mantra supreme.

8.  I alone am the Brahman syllable 'si'; Brahman syllable 'vaa' only, and the
syllable 'ya' is ever.  I am the five syllable Panchakshara supreme.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.         


   
 
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9.  Exhalation is Brahman, Being is Brahman.  Inhalation is Brahman always.
Kumbhaka is Brahman, I, am the all. Comprehensive retention is Brahman always.

10.  Brahman alone is, nothing else. All that is Being-Consciousness-Bliss.  One who
is convinced thus is instantly liberated indeed.  There is no doubt of this.

11, 12. Some idiots, super buffoons, worst fellows even, yea, great clowns supreme.
None of their lot for me. I am just knowledge.

13.  Everything being only consciousness and bliss.  I have no fear.  Indeed, even
'I am' naught and there is no such thing as the highest.

14.  Brahman alone is and nothing else. All that is but Being Consciousness Bliss
transcending time, transcending joy, the all transcending and beyond.

15.  Transcending the eternal and the impermanent Brahman, the unlimited  alone is.
Brahman alone is, but nothing else. Whatever there is, is just Being Consciousness Bliss.

16.  The intellectual conviction that duality is real and the dualistic mentality --
do not remember them.  All is indeed Brahman; there is nothing separate. All
is indeed Brahman alone.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.         
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17,18: Transcending intellect, transcending mind,  transcending Vedas, higher
than this; transcending oneself, transcending humanity, transcending the beings
and attribute-less; transcending inertness of wood, transcending parts, transcending
dance, the highest joy - perceive all as Brahman and be of Brahman alone.

19.  Be of Brahman, ever.  Just Consciousness am I; there is no doubt of this.
I am only the joyous light, the bliss of my own Self alone.

20. I am the Self that is just blissful void. Remember that I am Consciousness alone.
I am just Being here, ever distinct from time and attribute.

21.  I am of the form of the eternal Being, just the Self that is pure bliss.  I am of
the form that is world-less; just Being Consciousness Bliss.

22.  I am just the bliss of conviction. I am just the bliss of unitariness. I am just
the highest bliss. Indeed, the total bliss am I.

23.  I am versed in the extent of duality.  I am of the character of the soverign
state.  Achieving this conviction, be as you please in all the triads.

24-26:  Being the Self of the nature of firm conviction filled with the Reality of firm
conviction, being the peaceful Self of firm conviction, with a mind of firm conviction,
being the all full Self of firm conviction, being the individual Self of firm conviction,
being the auspicious one of firm conviction, being the individual Self of firm conviction
-- all doubts are destroyed thus.  Firm conviction alone is the hall mark of the knowledge of Brahman here.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                       
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27. Firm conviction alone is the criterion of verbal knowledge. 
Firm conviction alone is the cause for the wealth of liberation here.

28. The abidance that Brahman alone am I, should be the practice always --
Brahman alone am I.  There is no doubt of this.  Being Consciousness Bliss alone
am I.

29.  'I am of the nature of Self that is Bliss.  Nothing else exists' -
feel thus.  Then renouncing even that abide as the one alone.

30.  Thereupon, forsaking even that ever remain attribute-less. Renouncing even
that the attribute-less-ness, thereafter, one should transcend speech.

31.  Renouncing even the transcendence of speech rest just being consciousness
alone.  Renouncing even that transcendence of the Self, have succor in just Brahman.

32. Renouncing being just consciousness too, to be supported by complete quiescence. Renouncing the complete quiescence also, be of the great quiescence.

33. Renouncing the great quiescence too take refuge in quiescence of mind.  Renouncing the quiescence of mind too, take up the quiescence of jiva.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.   

           
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34.  Renouncing the quiescence of jiva rest in the void of jive.  Renouncing the
rejection of the void, be as you are.

35.  Renouncing even the abidance, go beyond speech and mind.  Thereafter,
there is nothing to say nor there is anything to perceive.

36. Or else, renounce every thing.  'Brahman alone am I' - proclaim thus.
Remember always. Reflect always.  Ever meditate upon the attribute-less.

37. Ever abide as the knower of the Truth, ever the wise one, ever the supreme.
Ever blissful, ever transcendent, ever faultless,

38.  ever serene, ever contented, ever effulgent, ever the quintessence, ever the
eternal, ever pure, ever enlightened, ever merged,

39.  ever Brahman, ever joyous, ever blissful, ever the supreme, ever oneself,
ever the void, ever calm, ever auspicious,

40.  ever everything, ever the friend, ever the ablution, ever the sacred repetition,
ever forgetting everything, ever renouncing the vow of silence.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                       
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41.  Renouncing affinity to the body, renouncing mental realities, -- always be thus
alone - I am the Self I am myself.

42.  Abiding thus, you will be liberated without having to do anything.  What little there is, is all Brahman only, just Being Consciousness Bliss.

43.  I am Brahman.  This is Brahman.  You are Brahman without a break.  You are that, which is revealed by Prajnanam Brahman (Awareness is Brahman.).  You are only Brahman.  There is no doubt of this.

44.  Achieving firm certitude thus, bring blessedness to yourself.  Brahman is ornament of the mind, it is the supreme ornament of the mind.

45.  The doer is the ornament of the mind.  I am indeed Brahman that watches everything. Brahman alone is Being Consciousness Bliss; the embodiment of Being
Consciousness Bliss.

46.  Being Consciousness Bliss is everything. Being Consciousness Bliss alone is.
The individual is Being Consciousness Bliss, the embodiment of Being Consciousness
Bliss, the embodiment of Being Consciousness Bliss.

47. Non duality is Being Consciousness Bliss.  The auspiciousness - bestowing Sankara is Being Consciousness Bliss. Enjoying is Being Consciousness Bliss.

48.  The all full self is Being Consciousness Bliss.  The generative cause is Being
Consciousness Bliss.  The sport of Being Consciousness Bliss is the Self.  Being
Consciousness Bliss is the treasure.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.           
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49.  All the limbs are Being Consciousness Bliss.  Being Consciousness Bliss is sandal
paste.  Philosophical theory is Being Consciousness Bliss.  The cause of Vedas is Being
Consciousness Bliss.

50.  The import of the scriptures is Being Consciousness Bliss.  The sacred text
is Being Consciousness Bliss.  The sacred oblation is Being Consciousness Bliss.  The king is Being Consciousness Bliss.

51, 52:  The all full Being Consciousness Bliss is the Self. That which fulfills is Being
Consciousness Bliss.  Being Consciousness Bliss is reality only, even if read by
dullards. Even if this be imparted to fools, it can remain only pure.  For those on the
path of knowledge, this stands appropriate.  People of discrimination should not interact with those indulging in sense objects.

53.  The rare one who hears this but once becomes oneself Brahman. If a woman
aspires to learn this, it can be so through the mouth of a Brahmin.

54.  All being consciousness, differences such as females is not recognized.   
A twice born Brahmin without knowledge is not a Brahmin even if endowed with the
study of the Vedas.

55. Brahman alone is the sacred thread that binds those aspire after liberation. The
entire secret has been told  by none other than Sankara.

56. The enjoyment of the fruits resulting from the worship of the lotus feet of the moon crowned Lord Siva, is not possible by following diverse ways of Yoga or listening
to sacred texts, let alone pious activity.  Whereas, even if a rock can be inspired into such spiritual path by grace, which is possible only through the inner experience resulting from a prudent training of the mind.  To the unattached one reveling in
Siva, the mass of non sensory solitary bliss - what is there left to be received?

Thus concludes chapter 23, a dialogue between Ribhu and Nidagaha, entitled 'The topic of secret instruction'  in the sixth amsa called Sankara of Sri Siva Rahasyam..

Concluded.

Arunachala Siva.   
   
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Chapter 24:


1.  Ribhu:  I tell you again and again  the most supreme;  anything apart from the Self
is unreal by itself.  There is nothing to talk about unreal.  The real being ever present,
there is nothing to say about it.

2.  I shall speak of the determination of the Self unto the aspirant eagerly practicing
the knowledge of Brahman; even that at the immediate outset and with an auspicious
inauguration shall I preach.

3.  All is Brahman.  I alone am consciousness and nothing else in the least.  I alone
am the Consciousness Self.

4. I and mine are verily non existent.  There cannot be anything as 'I am illumined'.
I am pure. I am of the Brahman.  I am bliss, unborn and ungenerated.

5.  I am divine.  I am divine resplendence. I am the fourth state.  I am the present
and the future.  I am the ego born.  i am without remainder.  I am the innermost of the interior.

6.  I am immortal.  I am eternal.  I am totally the greatest.  I am of the highest and lowest forms. I am the essence of the eternal and the ephemeral.

7. I am without qualities and absence of qualities.  I am the essence of the fourth state and the absence of fourth state.  I am bereft of peace and the absence of peace.
I am the essence of knowledge and ignorance.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       
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8.  I am bereft if time and timelessness.  I am devoid of Self and non self.  I am without
any gain or unachieved and such.  I am the all round void and unconsumable.

9.  I am verily myself.  I am indeed the beyond and without beyond.  I am permanent.
I am without goal. I am the Self, not the all full.

10.  I am indeed from the expression 'et cetera'.  Neither am I the 'this is the first'.
I am freed from the phrases such as 'and so on';  bereft of all I am the invincible.

11.  I am gap-less. I am the past. I am the present. I am without existence.  I am without aim or attributes. Devoid of action, I am the quickly moving.

12.  I am devoid of forms of space and such.  I am of the form of space and the unswerving.  I am the innermost awareness.  I am devoid of the innermost.

13.  I am of the nature of all philosophies and devoid of all defects. I am never the liberated.  I am the never bound.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.         
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14. Acting only thus always remember 'I am indeed Brahman'.  Even with this
much you will be emancipated for sure.

15.  I am just Consciousness.  I am verily Siva.  I am only blessedness ever.  I am of the form of truth.  I am liberated, ever unknown through speech. 

16.  I am ever the all round perfection, devoid of the adjuncts of knowledge.  I am devoid of the activity of mind.  There is nothing such as mind for me. 

17. What little there is, is non existent.  There is nothing as sweet speech. Something
dear to the Self or non self are in actuality non existent for me.

18. 'This sorrow, this pleasure, this shining am I' - is naught.  I am of the nature that is bereft of everything and the Consciousness that is devoid of everything.

19.  Indescribable am I, the indescribable.  I am the supreme Brahman, the essence.
I am Brahman.  There is no doubt of this.  I am indeed beyond the beyond.

20.  I am the Self of Consciousness being;  not the gross body ever, nor the subtle body nor the casual body.

21.  'I' renounced, I am the highest.  I am of the nature of Brahman, bereft of lust,
transcending differentiation of time and beyond the supreme.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                   
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22.  Brahman cannot be realized as 'this'' nor as I-ness nor as any type of attitude.
When all doubts are extinguished, that state is 'I am Brahman'.

23.  Certitude too I do not have in the least.  Being thoughtless I am always the un-decaying.  Consciousness am I.  Consciousness am I, Brahman. Consciousness am I,
ever.   

24.  Associated with such contemplation, leaving all doubt, be happy.  Renouncing all
association be unified with the Self always.

25, 26:  I shall tell you what association means.  The conviction 'I am Brahman;
I am the truth; I am the supreme Self; I alone am myself, by myself.

I am not the body, nor the vital airs, nor the pairs of opposites, nor the blemish-less
too'. Such alone is the true association - Sat Sangha.  This alone is without blemish.

27. Right association is great.  Meditation on Brahman is great. That is the lofty state.
I am that in which all the potencies are pacified.  I am Brahman.  There is no doubt of this.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                 
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28. I am divested of my own form.  I am divested of brooding etc.,  Such alone is the
true association.  Such alone is eternal. You are I.

29.  I am divested of all thoughts and all types of brooding. I am immortal, unborn,
eternal and beyond fear of death.

30. I am of the form of all round auspiciousness; always of an adorable nature. Though
with tarnished body, I am beyond blemish.  I am ever the follower of Brahman always.

31.  I am only unlimited  Being, with the form of true knowledge.  I am the interior of sound, without name and form.

32. I am completely without non difference, divested of beginning, middle or end.
Always practice only this with intensity and attain personal experience.

33.  Only by such regular disposition in the Self, be Self, be happy. By the attainment
of such happiness in the Self, rebirth does not occur.

34.  One becomes instantly liberated and firmly abides as the form of Brahman.  This universe is of the form of the Self.  I am of the great Self.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.           
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35.  The Self alone is, not another being.  Mind is the Self alone.  The Self alone shines as thought.  The Self alone shines as a kind of memory.

36.  The Self alone shines as thought; the Self alone ever as anger. Similarly,
listening is the Self alone and so is reflection of the Self only.

37.  Commencement is the Self, ever.  Conclusion is the Self alone.  The Self alone shines ever as the equal.  The Self alone is the unexpected fruit.

38.  The Self alone is like the praise.  The supreme Self alone is the account.  That which is embarked upon as wish is Brahman.  That which is initiated as wish is the supreme.

39.  The desire of the beyond is Brahman.  The potency of desire is Consciousness alone.  The power of desire-less-ness is the Self only.  The power of the desire of the
Beyond is undiminishing.

40.  The supreme Self is the sovereign.  The objects are of the supreme Self.  The
relationship is indeed the supreme Self. The purpose is the supreme Self.

41.  Brahman alone is the supreme association.  The fruits of action are associated
with Brahman.  Brahman alone shines as the product of delusion.  Pairs of opposites
are but Brahman, nothing else.

42. 'All is Brahman' -- such certitude is the bestower of instant liberation.  It abides as the quiescence associated with oscillation.  Verily, it the ripple-less quiescence.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       
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43. (The Samadhi) associated with sound is Brahman, only.  Brahman is (the samadhi) associated with appearance.  Brahman is indeed the primal quiescence.   That is the intermediary quiescence.

44. Brahman alone is the Void for sure  That said, it is not able to be contemplated.
The absence of body conceit is the quiescence resulting from detachment.

45.  Subsidence with such disposition is the quiescence of liberation while alive.
Endless and all round peacefulness is the quiescence of liberation from body.

46. All of this is spoken for the practicing aspirants, this all comprehensive subject.
Forget all, forget. Renounce, again and again renounce.

47. Void of all thought I abide, verily liberated, forgetting that I do not abide thus
and also forgetting that I shine.

48.  Leave out the attitude 'Consciousness am I'. Forsake the disposition 'only Being am I', cast aside renunciation.  Leave alone meditation.

49.  Relinquishing everything in mind, quickly, let go remembrance also.  Even a speck of remembrance is like a great ocean of transmigration here.

50.  Even a trace of remembrance becomes great grief here. Relative existence is
the great defect and bondage. Mind means a hundred births.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.             
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51.  The knot of heart is the accumulated Karma of horrendous sins such as killing
a Brahmin etc.,  Only remembrance alone but naught else, is the cause of bondage and release here.

52.  This chapter of 'I am Brahman' destroys all sorrows; causes the subsidence of all worlds, confers instantaneous liberation, always.  Just by listening to this one becomes Brahman oneself.

53.  By devotion and steady meditation on the feet of Siva, worshipped by the lotus
eyed Hari, the mind overcomes its own intrinsic nature of endless vacillation in a myriad ways and becomes emancipated.  Such a one of great virtues and abiding devotion, renouncing all the trivial thought, achieves exalted peace and experiences
the love of Siva, the ocean of compassion. 

Thus concludes chapter twenty four, a dialogue between Ribhu and Nidagha, entitled
'The topic of establishing 'I am Brahman', in the sixth amsa called Sankara in Sri
Siva Rahasyam.

concluded.

Arunachala Siva.   
     
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Chapter 25:

1:

Ribhu:  I shall speak of the Self which is well known, the illuminator of all the worlds,
of all the forms, ever ready everywhere, solid and great.

2:  'That Brahman am I, there is no doubt of this' - be rooted in this certitude, eh!
Consciousness am I.  Consciousness am I.  Being the wonder, I alone am.

3. I am the God and limit of words.  Consciousness alone is mind and the Beyond.
Consciousness alone is the 'I', the supreme Brahman.  Consciousness alone is the state of all.

4.  This gross body is Consciousness alone.  The subtle body is only Consciousness indeed.  Consciousness alone is the instrument.  That I am.  The body is indeed Consciousness only.

5.  The undivided mode of mind, the best, the intermediary, the lowest, the bodiless
and I are Consciousness only.  The subtle body is indeed Consciousness alone.

6.  Consciousness alone is the cause.  That I am. The dullard is Consciousness alone.
I am Consciousness devoid of any attitude.  The blemish-less is only Consciousness.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.           
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7.  'Existence is Brahman' - is indeed naught.  'Brahman is non existent' - is verily
naught, 'Being and non being' are verily naught,  I am indeed Consciousness alone.

8. All is indeed non existent, verily non existent. 'Being with form' - is non existent,
indeed.  What little there is, is non existent.  I am indeed Consciousness only.

9.  Harmony and opposition, and denunciation in the beginning, middle or end -
all being only of the form of Consciousness, are only I, verily awareness alone.

10.  All that is ordinary, real and unreal, cause, effect, and agent - all are indeed
non existent, simply non existent.  Verily I alone am.

11.  Impurity, purity, non duality, duality, the one and the many -- all are indeed
non existent,  Verily, I alone am.

12. The unreal and the real, what are not pairs of opposites, what are pairs of opposites and that which is higher than the supreme -- all are just non existent.
Verily, I alone am.

Arunachala Siva.
 
           
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13.  The past, present, the future, delusion and non delusion, equality and inequality
-- all are just non existent, simply non existent. Verily, I alone am.

14.  A moment, a trice and a wink of Brahman, the word 'you' and the word 'that' --
all are just non existent, simply non existent.  Verily, I alone am.

15.  The word 'you' and even the word 'That', and their unification are indeed, I alone.
All are indeed non existent, verily non existent. Indeed I alone am.

16. Bliss, supreme bliss, the complete bliss, the true and the great -- are all indeed
non existent, verily non existent.  Indeed I alone am.

17.  I am Brahman.  This is Brahman, of Brahman is the transcendental syllable.
All are indeed non existent, verily non existent. Indeed I alone am.

18.  Vishnu alone is the supreme Brahman. Siva is Brahman - that I am.  All are indeed non existent, verily non existent.  Indeed I alone am.

19.  The ear is Brahman, the supreme Brahman.  The sound is Brahman; the auspicious word.  All are indeed non existent, verily non existent. Indeed I alone
am.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.   
             
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20.  'Touch' is Brahman; the word is 'skin'.  Skin and Brahman are together.  All are
indeed non existent, verily non existent.  Indeed I alone am.

21.  By the divine sight alone the supreme Brahman is to be realized.  All indeed are
non existent, verily non existent.  Indeed I alone am.

22.  Brahman is everything, ever only Being Consciousness Bliss.  All are indeed non
existent, verily non existent. Indeed I alone am.

23.  I am just Bliss, full of consciousness, this universe, ever this. All are indeed non existent, simply non existent.  Verily I alone am.

24. Whatever in the least there is, it is all Brahman indeed.  That Brahman I am.
There is no doubt of this.  All are indeed non existent, simply non existent.  Verily
I alone am.

25.  Whatever name is uttered through speech and whatever thought of by the
mind, all are indeed non existent, simply non existent.  Verily, I alone am.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     
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26.  Whatever us created by cause, whatever remains as quiescent always, whatever
is enjoyed by the body, whatever imagined through senses  - all are indeed non
existent, simply non existent, simply non existent.  Verily, I alone am.

27.  Whatever action is ordained in the Vedas as mandatory, whatever is instructed,
whatever is instructed by the Guru as philosophy, whatever illuminates the pure and
impure,

28.  the notion if desire and such, the notion of Brahman and other gods as separate,
the notion of those liberated while alive, the notion of those liberated from the body,

29.  the notion 'This is Brahman', the notion of chosen ones among knowers of Brahman, the concept of the greater, the notion of the best,

30.  the determination 'I am Brahman', the ideation that 'I am Consciousness',
the concept of the great knoweldge', the ideation of 'the great illusion',

31.  the concept of 'the great void', the ideation of the 'great thought', the concept of
'the great world', the ideation of the 'great truth',

32.  the concept of 'the great form', the ideation of 'the great thought', the concept of 'the great form', the mind stuff that creates all concepts, the mind that creates all
thought,

33.  are all only non existent, indeed non existent.  All are indeed Brahman only.
All duality is the form of the mind.  All sorrow is the form of the mind.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.           
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34.  Consciousness alone am I.  There is no doubt of this.  This triad of worlds is
consciousness alone.  Whatever little speech there be, whatever little japa by the
mind, whatever little action of the mind - all are Brahman alone.

35. 'All is naught' is the true mantra.  The individual is of the form of Brahman.
'Brahman is all this' is the best of all the great mantras.

36.  The unuttered mantra is the true mantra.  Absence of thought is supreme and grand. The conviction 'All is Brahman' - this is indeed the supreme state.

37. The certitude that all is Brahman is the glorification of Mahadeva.  The certitude
that all is Brahman is equal to the great worship of Siva.

38.  The experience that all is Brahman is the form of everything.  There is no doubt of this.   The conviction that all is Brahman is described as true renunciation.

39.The conviction that all is Brahman routs the presence and the absence of modes of mind.  The determination that all is Brahman is verily Mahadeva for sure.     

40.  The certitude that all is Brahman disentangles one from the reality of time.
The conviction that all is Brahman sets free from the realty of bodily existence.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
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41.  The determination that all is Brahman is the embodiment of Existence Knowledge
Bliss.  I am everything, indeed, Brahman alone.  All is indeed Brahman alone.

42.  Whatever trifle of 'this' there is, that is Brahman only.  There is no doubt of this.
The woes of hell are apprehension.  Heaven too is an illusion.

43.  Brahma and Vishnu are illusory.  The form of Siva is illusory.  The various lordships such as Virat, Svarat, and Samrat and the inner being connecting all - these too are only illusory.

44.  The gods and the actions of gods, the motions of the sun and the moon, the saintly munis, the progenitors Manus, the Siddhas of extraordinary powers are only
illusory. There is no doubt of this.

45.  All the gods and demons are illusory and so also are their fights and births.  The incarnations of Vishnu and the legends thereof are just illusory.

46.  The creative deeds of Brahma, the stories of Rudra are fully illusory.  The fourteen fold worlds are due to illusion.   

47.  The categories of castes and orders of life are only illusion.  There is no doubt of this.  The propitiation of Brahma, Vishnu, Isa and Rudra are only illusion.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.   
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48. And again, the mystic designs and the sacred sounds are only illusion.  There is
no doubt of this.  Brahman is incomprehensible by speech.  And all is full of Brahman.

49.  All is non existent only, indeed non existent.  I am only Consciousness alone.
Proclaim thus and abide firm.  You shall be instantly liberated.

50. Whatever in the least has been spoken so far, that is all only naught.  There is
no doubt of this.  The moment it penetrates you, the firm certitide that 'Brahman alone is' results immediately.

52.  Firm determination here becomes the prime cause.  This determinatioin later resolves into Oneself.

52.  For the yearning aspirant, the world is referred to as the product of 'That',
which is dependent upon conscious ideation and which is subject to the six states
of transmutation appearing supremely miserable.

Upon the abandonment of the conceptualization, it dissolves along with the element,
senses, mind and speech, and loses its identity in the blemishless solid mass of the
Great God Mahesa, like the salt in the ocean.

Thus concludes chapter 25 entitled 'The topic of determination of Brahman being
all forms' in the sixth amsa called Sankara in Sri Siva Rahasyam.

contd.

Arunachala Siva.             
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Chapter 26:

1. Ribhu:  I shall explain the Existence Consciousness Supreme Bliss which is
ever joy by its own virtue.  It is by itself the core of the essence of all the Vedas
and Puranas.

2. There is no difference, duality or pairs of opposite characters;  no difference and nothing devoid of differences.  This alone is supreme Brahman, affliction-less and attainable by knowledge.

3.  There is nowhere anything as 'This alone am I', nothing that is decay-less,
nothing beyond the beyond.  This alone is supreme Brahman, affliction-less and attainable by knowledge.

4.  There is no outside, no inside, no 'I', no will or form.  This alone is supreme Brahman, affliction-less and attainable by knowledge.

5.  There is no truth, none who has renounced, no accounts, no corruption of values.
This alone is supreme Brahman, affliction-less and attainable by knowledge.

6.  There is no quality, no qualified statement, no mental certitude, no japa,
no limitation, nothing pervading and unreal fruits.

7.  There is no Guru, no disciple, nothing fixed, nothing auspicious or inauspicious,
nothing uniform or of different form, no liberation and nothing that binds.

8.  There is no meaning for the word 'aham' or the word 'that', no senses nor the objects, no doubt, nothing trifling, no certitude nor anything made.

9.  There is nothing of the form of peace, no non duality, nothing above nor below, no trait, no sorrowful body, no pleasure and nothing fickle.

10.  There is no body, no sign, neither cause nor the absence of cause, no sorrow,
no conclusion, no 'I', nothing mysterious and no transcendent state.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                       
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11.  There is no karma that is accumulated nor that is yet to be realized, no truth,
no you or I, no ignorance, no knowledge, no dunce and no pundit.

12.  There is no base hell, no conclusion, no liberation and nothing purifying, no craving,
no learning, no 'I', no knowledge and no deity.

13.  There is no sign of the auspicious or the inauspicious, no death, no life, no satisfaction, nothing enjoyable, no undivided unitary essence and no non duality.

14.  There is no will, no world, no wakefulness or sovereignty, not even a trifle of the defect of 'equality' whatever, no delusion of counting the fourth state.

15. There is no 'all' or impure, nothing adorable, no morality, no worship, no world,
no plurality, no admixture of other sayings.

16.  There is no satsangha or the lack of satsangha, no Brahman, no inquiry, no practice, no speaker, no ablution and no holy waters.

17.  There is no merit nor there is sin, no actions causing defects, nothing related to the Self, nothing related to the physical, nothing related to the divine.

18.  There is no birth or death anywhere; no states of waking, dream and sleep;
no realm of the earth or the nether world, no victory or defeat.

19. There is no wretched, no fear, no sensuality, no quick death, nothing unthinkable, no one guilty, nor the delusion of the sacred lore.

20. There is no quality such as serene or the active or the excessive dullness, no Saivism, no Vedanta, no sacred study, nor the related interest.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                   
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21. There is no bondage nor liberation either, no sentence, no characteristics of identity,
no female form, no male form, no condition of being neither male nor male nor female.
no permanent state.

22. There is no praise, no slander, no hymn, verily no eulogy, nothing worldly, nothing pertaining to the Vedas, no scripture, not any commandment.

23.  There is no drinking, no emaciation, none of this, no joy, no arrogance or the absence of it, no mood or the lack of it, no caste nor name and no form.

24.  There is nothing outstanding, nothing base, no prosperity nor verily the opposite of it, no blemishness or excretion, no individual  soul or control of mind.

25. There is no manifestation of peace, nothing attainable, no peace, no restraint of senses and mind, no sport, no part of existence, no transformation and no defect.

26.  There is nothing whatsoever in the least, nothing of the 'I' anywhere, nothing of what is called Maya (delusive power), nothing associated with Maya, no righeouslenss anywhere in the least, no persecution of dharma.

27.  There is no youth, no boyhood, no senility, no death and such, no relative, no one unrelated, no friend, and no brother.

28.  There is no 'all', nothing in the least, no Brahma, no Kesava Vishnu, no Siva,
no guardians of the eight cardinal directions, no experience of the waking state or
of the dreaming state.

29.  There is no experiencer of deep sleep, nor the fourth state, no Brahmana, no Kshatriya, or the highly learned.  This is indeed the supreme Brahman, the affection-less nectar of knowledge.

30.  There is nothing that is reborn, nothing to manifest in future. There is no manifestation of the worldly life.  There is no appearance of time, no 'I'.  There is no
reason for dialogue.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                                 
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31.  There is no above, no inner faculty, no talk of just consciousness, no duality
that I am Brahman, no duality that I am just consciousness.

32.  There is no sheath of food, nor the sheaths of vital airs or mind or that which is
not sheath, no sheath of intellect, no sheath of bliss as separate.

33. There is nothing of the form of instruction, nothing to be instructed, none to teach
here - it is all illusory.  There is none to be prosecuted; none to prosecute -- being
illusory, no conclusive knowledge based on triads - Knower, Knowable, Knowledge.

34.  There is none to measure, no standards of measure, nothing to be measured,
no fruits arising.  This alone is the supreme Brahman, the affliction-less nectar of knowledge.

35.  There is nothing mysterious, no resplendence, nothing gigantic nor atomic, no world perceivable, no manifestation whatsoever.

36.  There is no world of inner faculties, no misapprehension of mental world, no world of thought, no world of intellect.

37. There is no world of transient beings, no transmigratory cycle of the nature of latencies, no world of distinctive traits, no transmigratory cycle full of ignorance.

38.  There is no world of the form of the Vedas, no cycle of Sastras and Agamas, no world as separate, no variance causing distinction.

39.  There is no reckoning of differences or non differences, no imagining of defects
or the absence of defects, no world of peace and peacefulness, no transmigratory cycle of qualities or the absence of qualities.

40.  There is no feminine gender, no masculine gender, no transmigratory cycles of neuters, no stationary beings, no mobile beings, no sorrow or joy whatever.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                 
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41.  There is no forms of the virtuous or non virtuous, no certainty of the qualified
and unqualified, no forms of the duality mode, no traits of the witness mode.

42.  There is no condition of undivided nature, no joy of the undivided essence, no
thought of 'I am the body' nor the pronunciation 'I am Brahman'.

43. There is no condition of the undivided conviction, no single great undivided essence, no expression of the whole range of thought, neither the destruction of all thoughts.

44.  There is no convention of all thoughts, no emancipation of all thoughts, no destructive end of all thoughts, no nullifying of all thoughts.

45.  There is nothing of the thousands of thoughts that get perished moment by
moment, no witness of all thoughts, nor the attitude that oneself is Brahman.

46.  There is no world, no mind, no finale, no execution of action whatever, no curse,
no praise and no sovereign nature.

47.  There is no characteristic of virtuous, no traits of the righteous nature, no sign
of absorption, no accumulation of karma.

48.  No thought of Brahman, no reality of the Self, no mark of any dream about the
Beyond, none of the excellent, no one supreme, none to be controlled, none of the highly select, nothing to mean beyond That.
   
49.  The one who is devoid of Self Knowledge alone is the great sinner indeed.  The ne lacking this knowledge is a greatly sick person for sure.

50.  I am Brahman.  There is no doubt of this. I am of the nature of the undivided
essence. I am of the definite experience that Brahman is all this.

51.  Such one is intensely liberated.  There is no doubt of this.  That very instant one becomes the embodiment of direct knowledge. Such alone is the knowledgeable in this world. Such alone is Paramesvara.

52.  All this is indeed the supreme  Brahman, the nectar of knowledge fulfilling the mind. Whoever hears this topic is verily Brahman oneself.

53. The state of Sadasiva is neither unitary nor manifold, neither atomic nor gigantic,
neither cause nor effect, neither the universe nor the Lord of the universe, devoid of
taste and odor, ever formless, neither bound nor liberated, the most high and without
anything higher than itself, ever the joy of the greatest unitary happiness, the joy of being the Ground, unconnected with birth, senility, sickness and such - verily the
Great!

Thus concludes chapter 26 entitled 'The description of the topic of the mind filled with
nectar of knowledge' in the sixth amsa called Sankara of Sri Siva Rahasyam.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     
                 
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Chapter 27:

1. Ribhu:  I shall tell you about the topic of mind full of true Brahman Bliss.
'This' is indeed bereft of cause and effect and full of perpetual bliss.

2.  I am indeed the undecaying bliss, the illuminator of the joy of the Self.  I am
of the joy of the Self.  I am of the form of the bliss of knowledge, ever full of the bliss
that is the ideal.

3.I am void of the bliss related to things and the illuminator of illusory joy.  I am Self
devoid of the bliss of mental modes and transcend the bliss of the thoughtless mode.

4.  I am the Self that illuminates the bliss of insentience. I am the essence of the bliss of the Self.  I am devoid of the bliss of the Self.  There is no any form of the bliss of the Self.

5.  I am devoid of the bliss of activity. I am the Self of the aspect of the bliss of activity.  I am devoid of the bliss due to qualities.  I am of the form of the concealed
happiness. 

6. I am of the form of secret joy.  I am the great one of the bliss of action.  I am devoid of the bliss being the known.  I am without any hidden joy.

7. I of the form of perpetual joy.  I am the Self that is joyous bliss, the bliss of the world, the great bliss.  'This' is the great one transcending the world.

8. I am the bliss of difference, the bliss of consciousness, the bliss of well being, the non dual, the bliss of action, undiminishing bliss and devoid of the joy of thoughts.

9.  I am the bliss of being the all, the undeteriorating bliss, the bliss of consciousness,
undiminishing, the bliss of Being, the bliss of Beyond, the instantaneous bliss, highest than the highest. 

10.  I am the bliss of speech, the great bliss, the bliss of Siva, the non dual, the bliss of the blessedness, devoid of the bliss of the beginning and the later.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       
     
 
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11.  I am the blemishless Self, the supreme bliss, the bliss of consciousness, the non
dual, the bliss of thought, the bliss of thought, the bliss of the beyond, transcending knowledge and verily blemishless.

12. I am the bliss transcending cause, the bliss of consciousness, the non dual, the bliss of all, the bliss of the beyond, the disposition that I am the bliss of Brahman.

13. I am the bliss of life, bliss of subsidence, of the form of the bliss of consciousness,
of the form of bliss of consciousness, of the form of pure bliss, the bliss of the intellect, saturating the mind.

14.  I am the bliss of sound, the great bliss, the bliss of consciousness, the non dual,
the Self beyond void of bliss and non-bliss, completely devoid of the bliss of differences.

15.  I am the Self inspiring the bliss of duality, the bliss of consciousness, the non
dual. Be of the conviction that all the aforesaid forms of bliss am I.

16. I am verily the bliss of peace, the illuminator of the bliss of awareness, the unitary
bliss, the supreme bliss, the one and the only un-diminishing consciousness.

17.  The one and the only great Self, devoid of the numeration one, the great bliss
of the one reality, devoid of philosophical variance.

18.  I am devoid of any conquest of bliss, devoid of subjugation of bliss.  I am the great peace of joylessness. I am rendered peaceful by the conviction that I am peaceful.

19.  I am the peace of the bliss of 'mine'. I am primal illuminator.  I am ever at peace
with the body, devoid of the attitude 'I am peaceful'.

20.  I am the one and the only great bliss, the one and the sole imperishable, the one and the only imperishable Brahman, the one and the only imperishable syllable.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.         
       
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Post by: Subramanian.R on February 07, 2017, 01:41:58 PM
21. I am the one and the only great bliss, the one and the sole imperishable, the one and the only imperishable Brahman, the one and the only imperishable syllable.

22.  I am the one and the only great Self, the one and the only plunderer of the mind,
the one and the only non dual, the one and the only and not another.

23.  I am the one and the only, not the world etc., I am the one and the only exceedingly peaceful, the one and the only blissful Self.

24.  I am the one and the only, not the self full of desire.  I am the one and the only,
not the angry.  I am the one and only, not the greedy self.  I am the one and the only,
not the deluded.

25.  I am the one and the only, not the arrogant. I am the one and the only not the essence.  I am the one and only, not the mind stuff. I am the one and only, not another.

26.  I am the one and the only, not the existing Self. I am the one and the only,   
without ageing and death.  I am the one and only; indeed the complete Self.  I am the one and the only, unmoving indeed.

27. I am the one and the only, the great joy. I am the one and the only One.  I am devoid of 'I am the body' concept. I am the eternal, as 'I am peaceful'.

28. 'I am Siva' - thus I am at peace. 'The Self alone am I'  - thus settled I am. 'I am the individual' - thus I am at peace.  I am eternal, pure and the dweller within the Heart.

29. Meditate thus.  You shall be undoubtedly delivered into the non duality in a trice.
Read this aloud everyday without wavering. 

30.  It is told by the scriptures that the manifestation of the world by the regulation of elements is a function of time. As the world is insentient this turns out to be only a notion. It comes into being only by the will of Isvara.

Thus concludes chapter 27 entitled 'The demonstration of the nature of Bliss' in the
sixth amsa called Sankara in Sri Siva Rahasyam.

Chapter 27 concluded.

Arunachala Siva.           
     
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Post by: Subramanian.R on February 08, 2017, 12:55:56 PM
Chapter 28:

1. Ribhu: Brahman alone am I.  Consciousness alone am I.  Blemish-less am I without
interstices. I am only of a pure nature. I am of the eternal form and the supreme.

2.  I am of the eternally blemish-less form. I am the embodiment of the eternal awareness.  I am of the form without beginning or end.  I am bereft of the duality in the beginning or the end.

3. I am  of the ever happy nature. I am one with an ever blissful nature. I alone am the foremost liberated. I am devoid of cause.

4.  I am indeed the supreme Brahman.  I alone am, indeed, I alone am.  Achieve this disposition always and be happy in the blemish-less Self.

5.  Abide in joy.  Abide in happiness.  Be happy continually.  All the Vedas are non different from you.  Imagination is ever naught.

6.  There is never anything called thought force.  There is never any wheel of transmigration. There is nothing ever, never.  The world never is.

7.  There never is the talk of the world.  Then where is the talk about the body?  All is Brahman, just consciousness.  Indeed, I alone am.

8. There is nothing such as 'this is the mind'.  Nor is there anything as 'there is mind'.
The certitude about the existence of something, the talk of the world being real - are false.

9.  The one who posits the existence of something and such statements, the notion that the world has existence, the protector of the world apart from one's Self, the conviction that I am the body.

10.  The notion that this one is a chandala (out-caste), the certainty that someone is a great Brahmin - all are non existent.  Hence, there is neither the phenomenal world nor the mind-stuff, nor the intellect.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                 
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Post by: Subramanian.R on February 09, 2017, 02:27:14 PM
11. 'There is nothing, there is nothing' - achieve this flawless certitude at once.
That which is seen is verily naught, indeed non existent.  It is naught, verily naught -
meditate thus.

12.  I am indeed the supreme Brahman.  I am indeed peerless.  I alone am.  Of this
there can be no doubt.  I am indeed happier than the happiest.

13. I am indeed the divine Self.  I am indeed the unitary One.  I am simply imperceptible to speech.  I alone am, not another.

14. I am indeed the Self of all.  I am indeed ever adorable.  I am indeed the Self of imagination. I am indeed of thought.

15. I am unlimited.  I am without discontinuity.  I am indeed purged of brooding.
I am indeed the Sadguru.

16. I am indeed the witness ever. I alone am, indeed I alone am. I am neither hidden
nor unhidden.  Neither am I the Self that shines ever.

17. I am neither insentient nor am I just consciousness. 'That' is, wherever and whenever.  I am not the vital air, nor the insentience.  That is altogether misapprehension always.

18.  I am endless bliss.  I am extremely blemish-less.  I am the omniscient Self.  I am the complete bestower of auspiciousness.

19.  I have none in the least of 'I am such'.  I have no recollection of 'I am such'.  I am devoid of all that is before me;  devoid of every joy and good.

20.  Brahman is beyond the beyond. The person is beyond the beyond.  I am verily
beyond the beyond everything and beyond further.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.               
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Post by: Subramanian.R on February 12, 2017, 11:26:37 AM
21. Devoid of all bodies am I.   Bereft of all actions, am I.  I am the peaceful Self of all
mantras, beyond all the inner faculties.   

22.  I am devoid of all invocations.  I am the illuminator of all the gods. I am the Self devoid of all ablutions.  I am the one, the foremost and without a second.

23.  In the sacred center of the Self, in the sacred waters of the Self, in the mind overcome by the bliss of the Self, realizing that I am the Self alone, I repose and revel
in the Self.

24. The Self alone is the enjoyment for the Self, the contented Self, the happy Self.
The Self alone is the Self of the Self.  The Self alone am I, the supreme.

25.  I am the Self, I am the Self that I am.  I am the Self not of the world.  I am the Self of all. I am the perpetual Self. I am the eternal Self different from qualities. 

26.  Meditate thus regularly.  Meditate always thus for accomplishment. The goal is ever attained as simply awareness.  That is just certitude.  Even that certainty shall subside. Be happy by yourself.

27.  O Lord!  The innumerable Vedas with their diverse branches proclaim you alone,
the only one, variously as Vishnu, Indra, Brahma, Yama the god of Death, Agni the fire god, Vayu the god of air, the Lord of beings and the Lord of the hosts.

Thus conclude chapter 28 entitle 'The topic of the Self being without characteristics', in the sixth amsa called Sankara of Sri Rahasyam.

Arunachala Siva.       
     
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Post by: Subramanian.R on February 13, 2017, 01:23:17 PM
Chapter 29:

1. Ribhu:  That which is exceedingly full of 'That' I shall tell you. Even for Yogis it is hard to attain.  It is a secret hard to find in the Vedas and the Sastras and among the gods.

2.  That which is the supreme Brahman, the Self of everything, the embodiment of Being Consciousness Bliss, the Self of all, verily the supreme - be ever full of That.

3.  Of the form of the Self is all this, without beginning or end, the invincible, which is neither action nor inaction - be ever full of That.

4.  That in which there is no fear of the second, wherein awakens non duality, wherein, the pair of peace and peace-less-ness are absent - be ever full of That.

5. That in which there is nothing that ills, wherein delusion is unknown, wherein again the mind is naught - be ever full of That.

6.  That in which there is nothing as 'in Brahman', wherein there is neither the false notion of 'in becoming'm wherein the entire world is naught - be ever full of That.

7.  That which is thought and thoughtlessness or the wavering due to mental delusion,
wherein the talk of delusion are naught - be ever full of That.

8. That in which there is no pleasure, nothing to formulate  that 'I am the body' idea,
which is absolutely divested of all will - be ever full of That.

9.  That in which any thought devoid of Brahman and defects are unknown, wherein the apprehension of pairs of opposites are non existent - be ever full of That.

10.  That in which actions of speech and body and great periods of time have undergone dissolution, wherein the world does not manifest - be ever full of That.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                     
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Post by: Subramanian.R on February 14, 2017, 02:34:27 PM
11.  That in which there is no expression of delusion, nor the activity of illusion, where
the seen has disappeared - be ever full of That.

12.  That in which there is no scholar or scholarship, where there is no one's own
side or opposite side, where there is no defect or non defect - be ever full of That.

13. That in which there is no distinction such as Vishnu, in which Brahman does not
exist, where there is no distinction such as Siva - be ever full of That.

14.  That in which there is no distinctions as real and unreal, where there is no state of cognition, where there is no cognition of the individual - be ever full of That.

15.  That in which there is no meditation on Sankara, where there is no supreme state, no form of comprehension - be ever full of That.

16. That in which there is nothing atomic or cosmic, no fabrication of happiness, where the world becomes naught - be ever full of That.

17.  That in which there is no cognition of the body, in which there is no inquisitiveness, in which there is no conception of the mind - be ever full of That.

18.  That in which there is no intellectual knowledge, where there is no Self full of mind, where there is no conception of desire - be ever full of That.

19.  That in which there is no repose of liberation, where there is no form of bondage,
where there is no permanent knowledge - be ever full of That.

20.  That in which there is no calculation of time, where there is no feeling of sorrow,
where there is no perception of body - be ever full of That.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.           
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Post by: Subramanian.R on February 15, 2017, 11:18:12 AM
21.  That in which there is no dispassion of the individual soul, where there is no confusion of the scriptures, where I am of the Self, myself - be ever full of That.

22. That in which there is no liberation while alive, where there is no liberation of the body, where there is no proposed activity - be ever full of That.

23. That in which there is no conception of beings, wherein there is no influence of separation; wherein there is no distinction of individuals either - be ever full of That.

24.  That in which the state of bliss is Brahman, wherein the blissful state in joy,
wherein the quality of bliss is eternal - be ever full of That.

25.  That in which there is no manifestation of things, wherein there is no defeat or victory, wherein there is no narration of sentences - be ever full of That.

26.  That in which there is no branch of inquiry into the Self, wherein there is no yearning to listen, wherein there is no great bliss too - be ever full of That.

27.  That in which there is no homogeneity, wherein there is no heterogeneity, wherein there is no difference within - be ever full of That.

28.  That in which there is no terrifying hell, wherein there is no wealth of heaven,
wherein there is no realm of Brahman - be ever full of That.

29.  That in which there is no union with Vishnu, wherein there is no Mount of Kailash,
where there is no sphere of the cosmic egg - be ever full of That.

30.  That in which there is no praise, wherein there is no slander, wherein there is no
defect of equanimity  - be ever full of That.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     
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Post by: Subramanian.R on February 16, 2017, 01:36:11 PM
31. That in which there is no expression through the mind, wherein there is no contradiction, wherein there is no experience of sorrow, - be ever full of That.

32. That in which fear of sin, or the five sins not in the least existent, wherein there is
no defect of attachment - be ever full of That.

33.  That in which the triad of afflictions is naught, wherein the triad of individual consciousness is naught, wherein the universe is said to be unreal - be ever full of That.

34.  That in which there is no generation of knowledge, wherein the triad of individual
consciousness is naught, wherein the universe is said to be unreal - be ever full of That.

35.  That in which there is no dominion of the mind, wherein lies supreme happiness, verily wherein is the state of permanence - be ever full of That.

36.  That in which is the cause of peace, verily wherein is all round happiness, attaining which there is no return - be ever full of That.

37. By realizing which everything is released, by realizing which nothing is left to be known, realizing which there is no other knowledge - be ever full of That.

38.  That in which defect does not arise, wherein is the motionless state, wherein alone the individual is indeed is destroyed - be ever full of That.

39. That in which the Self eternally satisfied, wherein is unruffled bliss, wherein is unruffled peace,  - be ever full of That.

40. That in which is the all round bliss, wherein indeed is the Being realized, wherein
indeed is the embodiment of certitude - be ever full of That.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.             
         
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Post by: Subramanian.R on February 17, 2017, 10:27:02 AM
41.  That in which I am not, wherein you are not, wherein you yourself are not yourself,
wherein is the peace of certitude -- be ever full of That.

42.  That in which one rejoices eternally, wherein joy flourishes, wherein there is no fear of sorrow - be ever full of That.

43.  That in which is the embodiment of consciousness, wherein indeed is the ocean of bliss, wherein the supreme is directly realized - be ever full of That.

44. That in which is indeed oneself, wherein oneself is verily That, indeed, wherein that which is referred to as one's Self is naught - be ever full of That.

45. That in which there is the bliss of transcendence, wherein oneself is the supreme joy; wherein indeed is the expression of non-difference - be ever full of That.

46.  That in which there is not even an atom, wherein there is no blemish of the mind
and wherein there is no such thing as 'I give'-- be ever full of That.

47.  That in which the mind stuff is dead, one's body and mind have deceased, wherein the memory has undergone dissolution - be ever full of That.

48. That in which the mind stuff is dead, one's body and mind have deceased, wherein the memory has undergone dissolution - be ever full of That.

49.  That in which the trinity of gods have merged, wherein the body etc., are dead,
wherein there is no activity - be ever full of That.

50.  Merging in which there is no exhaustion, merging in which one does not see,
merging in which there are no birth etc., - be ever full of That.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       
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51.  Merging in which reflection ceases to be, wherein waking is unknown, wherein delusion is indeed dead - be ever full of That.

52.  That in which, indeed, time suffers death, wherein yoga undergoes dissolution,
wherein indeed the resolve of right association ceases - be ever full of That.

53. That in which indeed is the form of Brahman, wherein indeed is bliss alone,
wherein indeed is supreme bliss - be ever full of That.

54.  That in which the universe does not exist in the least, wherein there is no world,
wherein the inner faculties do not exist - be ever full of That.

55.  That in which joy alone is, wherein bliss alone is, wherein indeed is supreme
bliss - be ever full of That.

56. That in which only consciousness of Being exists, wherein there is just consciousness alone, wherein shines the fullness of bliss - be ever full of That.

57.  That in which the supreme Brahman is directly present, wherein the Oneself is the verily supreme, wherein peace is the supreme goal - be ever full of That.   

58.  That in which is the significance of the undivided, wherein evidently lies the support, wherein destruction etc., are non existent - be ever full of That.

59. That in which oneself alone is, wherein oneself is verily the victory, wherein evidently is the great Self - be ever full of That.

60.  That in which is the supreme truth, wherein oneself is verily greatness, wherein lies direct knowledge -- be ever full of That.\

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.         
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Post by: Subramanian.R on February 19, 2017, 01:52:05 PM
61. That in which the transcendence of qualities is evident;  indeed, wherein evidently
is blemishlessness, wherein evidently is eternal purity - be ever full of That.

62.  Wherein directly is the supreme Self, wherein directly is the joy of joys, wherein
indeed is knowledge and wisdom - be ever full of That.

63. Wherein indeed oneself is the Light, wherein indeed oneself is without a second,
wherein indeed lies the supreme bliss - be ever full of That.

64.  Thus the practice of being 'full of That' has been enunciated.  Practice this alone
ever and ever- Brahman am I, Existence Consciousness Bliss. Undivided am I, ever joyous.

65. I am wisdom that is Brahman alone.  I am He, the serene and the supreme.
I am Consciousness devoid of mind stuff.  'I' am not. I am resolved as He.

66.  I am That.  I am Consciousness. I am He. I am blemishless.  I am supreme.
I am the highest. I am verily the supreme. Divested thus pf everything, be happy.

67. All this residue of mind stuff spoils purity. Divested of all this, having forgotten
everything as mere dead wood.

68.  Renouncing the corpse like body, remaining ever as a log or a piece of metal,
casting aside remembrance too, abide in Brahman alone as the support.

69. One who listens to this explanation even once perhaps, even if one should be associated with great sins, is freed from all, and reaches me the Most High.

70.  Though shining in diverse forms you are unattached to them, so the Vedas proclaim. Though firmly associated in the heart cavern of all beings, you are the
undivided Ground, the Self.

Thus concludes chapter 29 entitled 'Topic of the teaching of being full of That' in
the sixth amsa called Sankara of Siva Rahasyam.

concluded.

Arunachala Siva.                           
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Post by: Subramanian.R on February 20, 2017, 10:16:48 AM
Chapter 30:

1. Ribhu: I shall speak about the supreme that is Brahman, along with the renunciation
of the world. By one who hears it even once the supreme Brahman is attained.

2. Brahman is supported by Brahman alone, attributeless, ever blemishless, permanent,
poised and absolute.  There is nothing apart from Brahman.

3. I am truth - the joy of beyond, pure, eternal, and taintless.  All is, indeed, only Brahman. That Brahman am I. There is no doubt of this.

4. I am the singular undivided essence, ever perfect in every way.  Brahman is everything, nothing else is. All is Brahman.  There is no doubt of this.

5. I am the unitary self always.  All is eternally Brahman.  I am of the form of bliss alone.  Nothing else is permanent. 

6. I am of the nature of pure bliss.  I am the pure wisdom of the self.  I am of a uniform nature.  I am not bereft of the unitary existence.

7. I am of the pure internal knowledge. I alone am the refuge. All is indeed only Brahman.  There is no doubt of this.  I am that Brahman. Of this there can be no doubt.

8.I am devoid of multiple themes. Oneness too does not exist. All is indeed, Brahman.
There is no doubt of this.  I am that Brahman.  Of this there can be no question.

9. I am of all possible forms, devoid of even the term 'all'.  All is indeed, Brahman.
There is no doubt of this.  I am that Brahman. Of this there can be no question.

10.  I am of the form of blemishless knowledge. Even 'I' does not exist. I am of the nature of the pure Brahman, bereft of the word 'pure'.     

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.             
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Post by: Subramanian.R on February 21, 2017, 11:38:48 AM
11.  I am of the nature of eternal joy.  I am ever the bliss of knowledge. I am more subtle than the subtlest, devoid of the expression 'subtle' etc.,

12. I am just the undivided bliss, the embodiment of undivided bliss. I am ever of the immortal nature, ever the embodiment of the unitary.

13.  This is the bliss of Brahman.  All of this never exists, never.  I am devoid of the nature of the individual self. I am devoid of the nature of Isvara, the universal Being.

14, 15:  I am the embodiment of the Vedas and Sastras.  I am the cause of the remembrance of the scriptures.  I am the cause and effect of the world and of the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara; the distinctions of speech and subject matter, the agency of gross, subtle and causal bodies, the states of waking, dream and sleep, and the primal beings thereof -- prajna, taijas and visva.

16. I am the nature of all the sacred texts. I am ever the total bliss, transcending
all forms of imagination.

17. Duality and non duality, joy and sorrow, profit and loss, victory and defeat -- all are Brahman.  There is no doubt of this.  I am that Brahman. Of this there is no  uncertainty. 

18,19:  The differences of the qualities sattva (serenity) and rajas (oscillation), doubt,
the fruits of desires in the heart, the seer, the seen, the total seer, the elements, beings and divinities -- all are Brahman. There is no doubt of this,  I am that Brahman. Of this there is no uncertainty.  I am verily the form of Turiya, the Forth
state. I am ever the form of Knowledge.

20, Ignorance too is, indeed, naught and that where from its activity arises. All is Brahman. There is no doubt of this. I am that Brahman.   Of this there is no uncertainty.

contd.

Arunachala Siva.                   
         
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Post by: Subramanian.R on February 22, 2017, 01:01:06 PM
21. The sport of mental mode and even the intellect are non existent. I am without
the idea of the body, the intellectual resolve or imagination.

22. All are Brahman.  There is no doubt of this.  I am that Brahman. Of this there is no uncertainty. I am of the form of the certitude of intellect.  Oho, even this certainty goes.

23.  The diverse ways of egoism, the I am the body notion, all are Brahman.  There is no uncertainty of this.  I am that Brahman. There is no uncertainty of this.

24.  I am Brahman. Even at that, I am the blind. I am the deaf and I am the supreme.
All is Brahman.  There is no doubt of this. I am that Brahman.  There is no uncertainty
of this.

25.  The awareness 'I am the body' is the unification of the body and the supreme self. All is Brahman.  There is no doubt if this. I am that Brahman, there is no uncertainty of this.

26.  The awareness 'I am all', is the unification of all with the supreme self - achieve this disposition with endeavor, 'Brahman, indeed, am I - O Lord.'

27. Such is the firm certitude.  True. True. I am the supreme. That firm conviction results from the certitude on the Guru's utterances.

28.  Abide, ever established as the supreme in the sovereign state of strong conviction. I am indeed the supreme Brahman, the illuminator of the bliss of the self.

29, 30: Being Siva, where is worship of Siva for me?  Being Vishnu, where is the propitiation of Vishnu for me?  What little is comprehended, whatever certainty achieved anywhere;  'That indeed are thou'.  'Thou art indeed I' - nothing of this sort in the least.  This mind stuff and that which is seen - none of this exists indeed.

31.  Even if concepts of real and unreal should remain, distinctions such as 'this' and 'that' do not shine.  All of is not of any joyous nature.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.

                   
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Post by: Subramanian.R on February 23, 2017, 11:02:56 AM
32. Many differences, a rare difference, total differences do not exist.  Brahman is bliss.
There is no doubt of this.  That Brahman am I.  There is no uncertainty about this.

33. The distinction such as Brahman, the distinctions such as the fourth state, difference such as the individual self, the cause of non distinction -- none of these has arisen, none of these, ever.

34.  The indication 'he is God' never, never indeed is.  If it were so, it can be expressed. As it does not, how can it be expressed?

35. In me there is never anything in the least such as 'the supreme', 'the extraordinary'. Vacillation and indeed the mind are non existent, verily non existent.
There is no doubt of this.

36. Be ever fulfilled thus alone and abiding without desire and with intellect subsided never even thinking 'I am Brahman, the all I am perfection.'

37.  'I am bliss. I am the choicest. I am Brahman' -- none of these exist ever.  Nor. 'I am the bliss of Brahman, the great bliss of the Self.'

38.  The great destroyer is never existent. The expression 'This is all', the misunderstanding 'This is not bliss' do not exist.

39.  All is Brahman. There is no doubt of this. That Brahman am I.  There is no doubt
of this.  The concepts of the ideal and its traits, the triad of seer, seen and seeing are completely non existent.

40. Endless non experience and many experiences, all are Brahman.  There is no doubt of this.  I am that Brahman, without doubt.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                       
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Post by: Subramanian.R on February 24, 2017, 10:40:36 AM
41.  The confidential, the mantra, the quality, the scripture, the truth, he ear, the body,
death, birth, effect, cause, the sanctified, the auspicious,

42. lust and anger, covetousness and delusion, pride, jealousy, the defect of duality,
fear, sorrow -- all are indeed non existent, always.

43. 'This' is verily naught, indeed naught. All pleasures are non existent. The reflection
'this is Brahman', the contemplation 'I am Brahman',

44. The reflection 'I am Brahman', the knowledge 'you are Brahman, the imperishable', the reality of Brahman is wisdom.  The concept of the unreal can never cause any affliction.

45.  The self is verily supreme, the one and the only. Being one is to be devoid of burden.  All is Brahman, always Brahman.  That Brahman am I.  There is no doubt of this.

46.  The form of the individual self the concept of individual self and the words 'the individual self' - the triad of these are naught.  The form of Isvara, the universal self,
the concept of Isvara, the word Isvara - are but fanciful.

47.  There are no letters, nor the entire, no word, nothing said, nor any subject; not even an iota of the heart, mantra, tantra, mind or intellect.

48. There is none who is dull, wise, with discrimination or even pure.  Determination, tara the Pranava (Omkara), this Self, Guru and disciple,

49. quiescence, stillness, supreme tranquility, silence, or the concept of silence, the radiating, the discrimination between the self and the non self,

50.  the yoga of meditation, the Raja Yoga, the eight limbed Yoga, -- all are Brahman.
There is no doubt of this.  That Brahman am I.  There is no uncertainty about this.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                 
                   
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51.  The discussion on existence, the discussion relating to non existence, the self of the form of the fifty letters, the self of sixty four arts -

52.  all are Brahman.  There is no doubt of this.  I am that Brahman.  There is no uncertainty about this.  Brahman alone am I, the serene self.  Brahman alone am I, the inexhaustible consciousness.

53.  I am removed from the scholarship of the scriptures; aloof to the wisdom of the Vedas.  All that is uttered is the supreme Brahman.  There cannot be an iota of doubt about this. 

54. Brahman indeed am I. There is no doubt of this.  That Brahman am I. There is no uncertainty about this. Brahman alone am I, the serene self. Brahman indeed am I,
the  non diminishing awareness.

55. Such is Brahman which is just 'That'. Because of that, this becomes adorable to you.  'All is Brahman.  There is no doubt about this' -  the mortal who always realizes thus, who hears this regularly, becomes verily consciousness and blemish free.

56.  The multifarious transformations of the world, though parts of one whole such as the limbs of the body, can cause disturbance by generating endless doubts.  Those who do not soil their hearts by transcending this delusion attain liberation from body by the gracious glance of Siva.

Thus concludes chapter 30 entitled 'The topic of the demonstration of the unitary nature of Brahman' in the sixth amsa called Sankara of Sri Siva Rahasyam.

concluded.

Arunachala Siva.

         
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Post by: Subramanian.R on February 26, 2017, 11:26:36 AM
Chapter 31:

1. Ribhu: I shall tell you the most confidential matter which directly illumines one about
Brahman.  It is the core of all the Upanishads, hard to obtain in all worlds.

2. 'Prajnanam Brahma' (the immanent awareness is Brahman). Active certitude in the utterance which is a compound of two words. It is one of the four great aphorisms present in the Vedas such as Rik, Yajur, and Sama.

3. My awareness alone is Brahman. Brahman am I. This world is only knowledge.  The whole world is indeed knowledge. Nothing else there is, other than knowledge.

4. After the attainment of knowledge everything is seen as the form of knowledge. What is the wisdom and of Brahman is verily my own, not different.

5. The import of prajnana is the individual self and that of Brahman is Isvara, the Lord.  Their union is the undivided meaning, the one undivided all pervasive essence.

6. Being in the undivided nature is referred to as Jivan Mukti - the state of liberation while living.  Reality is the one undivided essence.  The divestment of body is called Liberation.

7.  Brahman alone am I, not of the cycle of birth and death.  I am Existence Consciousness Bliss. I am attribute-less. I am part-less. I am supremely blissful.

8.  I am eternal. I am without wavering. I am consciousness.  I am Consciousness, always, The mind which abides in Brahman as the self is defined as being in the undivided mode.

9.  As salt in water becomes indivisibly one with it, so is the one undivided Essence, I shall describe the features of liberation out of the body.

10. forsaking the word Prajna, and indeed the word Brahman, leave out the expressions 'I am', 'I am the great', 'I am the accomplished';

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                 
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11. renouncing remonstrance too, and thoughts created by the mind stuff, leaving aside everything within and being in a state of total void;

12. forsaking even the quiescent state and the oscillating silence thereby, the mind stuff -a feature of contrasting thoughts, and the world fancied by the mind;

13.  forsaking the 'I am the body' egoism referred to as the duality mode, 'I am the all witnessing Brahman' - such alone is the firm determination.

14, 15, and 16: Brahman is ever the doubtless - this is the witness mode. The duality
mode, and the undivided mode, which is the one undivided essence - thus, there are three modes in vogue in the world. The first is a rootedness in duality, the second is the doubt of the witness mode; the third is said to be firm certitude. Investigating the significance of the three modes and casting them aside, become settled.

17.  Abiding in the nature of the one undivided essence, always revel being full of that.  This is the instructions for practice, always the basis for practice.

18. Just as the sandalwood tree is tested, so is the supreme utterance, for reflection.
The three word sentence (Aham Brahmasmi - I am Brahman) exemplified, is to be
meditated upon subjecting It to reasoning.

19.  The import of the word aham (I) is the individual self - The word Brahman denotes Isvara, the Lord. The word asmi (am) symbolizes the state of the nature of being undivided.

20.  Inquiring with the mind, renounce the triad of words and attain the state of the one undivided essence.  This is the characteristic of liberation without the body.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                   
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22. I am Brahman. I am eternal.  I am peaceful. I am the supreme.  I am without qualities.  I am without desire. I am without parts -  this should always be remembered.

23. I am the Self.  There is no doubt about this. I am the one, undivided essence. Thus realizing 'That' uninterruptedly, the supreme self should me meditated upon.

24. Even as this is an utterance of experience, so it is to be experienced always.
The utterance in the beginning and the second one should be remembered as statements of practice.

25. The third is 'tat tvam asi' (That thou art) and in the standard interpretation of it the three words tat (That), tvam (you); asi are defined thus:

26. The import of the word 'That' is Isvara, the Lord. The meaning of the word 'tvam'
is the individual soul.  The significance of the word 'asi' is unification - the state of one undivided essence.

27.  Of the dual mode, witness mode, and the undivided mode, the undivided is
is Existence Consciousness Bliss.  That alone are you.  Be certain of that.

28. You are Brahman.   There is no doubt of this.  You are, indeed, the undiminishing
awareness.  You, are indeed, Being Awareness Bliss.  You are, indeed, undivided certitude.

29.  If it is thus said by the Guru, he is indeed the supreme Guru.  The ideal disciple
achieving certainty that I am Brahman becomes the supreme self.

30.  No other is the Guru, no other disciple.  You are Brahman, the supreme Guru.
He who can initiate one into all the Mantras is the Guru; He is the supreme Guru.

21. (which was left behind, by oversight.)   I am Brahman, just consciousness,
the embodiment of Being Awareness Bliss.  Such should be the bearing after hearing
the great aphorism 'I am Brahman.'.
   
contd.,

Arunachala Siva.           
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31.  He who teaches that you are Brahman alone is the Guru.  Be certain of this.
Again, you are that, Brahman.  You alone are the true Guru.

32.  Certitude in the sadguru's words means certitude in knowledge.  He who endeavors
thus always becomes liberated.  There is no question about this.

33.  The statement 'tat tvam asi' is the great aphorism and the Guru's utterance as well. The mind which hears this alone said to be listening. Nothing else is worthy of  calling as hearing.

34. The crux of all utterances of Vedanta is the abidance in the non dual Brahman.
This much is heard from the Guru's mouth.  Thus hear about Brahman.

35. The Guru is no other but the seer of the Mantras.  The sadguru is only one.  By whom it is said 'You are Brahman', he alone is the sadguru.

36.  Listening to Vedanta is called hearing. Nothing else is worth calling hearing.  Inquiring by way of reflection is called reflection.

37.  Thus the sandalwood tree and whatever is heard are examined. Even after 'You are Brahman' is said, doubt is perceived.

38.  Investigate. Be determined.  Thus, inquire well about the self. I tell you here what reasoning is - that the perishable body is not I.

39.  The gross body, the subtle body - gross, subtle and causal; as these three are absent  in the fourth state, all is only consciousness.

40.  All of this is naught, because of being insentient, being the seen and being like the pot (unlike space in it which is not subject to destruction).  I am only consciousness here and because of being the seer not subject to dissolution.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                 
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41. Being, knowledge, and immortality are qualities natural to the self.  Death, insentience, and sorrow are the qualities prevalent in the world.

42. Therefore, I am Brahman alone. All this is unreal - thus reflects always the knower of Brahman.

43. I shall tell you about nidhidhyasana, the profound meditation on the subject and the traits of two fold renunciation.  The listening to 'you are Brahman' is sravana. The contemplation on 'I, indeed am' is  manana.

44. The renunciation of these is nididhyasana, involves the contemplation of homogeneity of one's inferiority is the renunciation of the heterogeneous.

45.  Forsaking all forms of renunciation, cast aside the fourth state too.  The essence
of just Brahman consciousness alone is said to be realization.

46.  Being is defined in the great aphoristic teachings. Likewise, 'I am Brahman' is defined as the teaching for experience.

47.  The import of the aphorism 'Prajnanam Brahma' is said to be for the purpose of practice.  The import of the aphorism 'Ayam Atma Brahma - The Self is Brahman's is said to be that of realization.

48.  'Ayam' is one word, 'atma' is another 'Brahma' makes it three.  The meaning for the word 'ayam' is the individual and that of 'atma' is Isvara, the supreme.

49.  And the meaning of the word Brahman is the undivided mode.  The merger of the three words is the one undivided essence.

50.  The self is itself the one undivided essence eternal, pure and liberated. Everything
emanates from that alone.  About this there is no question.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.             
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51. God is the one undivided essence.  'Ayam' is one word, atma is one word and Brahman is one word.

52.  The meaning of 'ayam' (this) is the individual; atma (the self) is said to be Isvara,
the import of 'asmi' (I am) is the undivided meaning - the state of the one undivided essence.

53.  Dual mode, witness mode, and the undivided mode - then, after the one undivided essence, be of the disposition 'I am He'. 

54.  Thus, the essential meaning of the four great aphorisms has been discussed. As such the statements are with adjuncts.  Hence only the implications are revealed.

55. Limited knowledge and such are the traits of the individual, and omniscience and such are that of Isvara.  The individual is the limited being with consciousness. 'Isvara am I' is an individual revelation.

56.  Renouncing everything as void, be of the conviction 'I am Brahman'. I am Brahman, there is no doubt of this. I am the embodiment of Being Awareness Bliss.

57.  Merging the 'I' with the Supreme, O great one, abide as your own self.  All of this is one great illusion, non existent. There is no doubt of this.

58.  All is naught.  There is no doubt of this. All is Brahman. There is no doubt of
this.  The undivided essence is unitary.  That I am.  Of this there is no doubt. This form of vastness is Brahman. I am that Brahman. There is no doubt of this.

59. Suta: This universe, which has arisen from the face of Brahman who is an
emanation from Siva, is miserable as it involves creation and destruction.  Therefore, be enlightened, inspired by ideals suffused with sublime and lofty sentiments, and by knowledge born of instruction and experience.  Those who have their bodies besmeared with ashes, and with a heart overflowing with love and joy, adore the one who sports snakes as refined ornaments and who roams free amidst the celestial garden called the universe.

Thus concludes the chapter 31 entitled 'Topic of the determination of the meaning of the great aphorisms' in the sixth amsa called Sankara of Sri Siva Rahasyam.

concluded.

Arunachala Siva.     
                         
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Chapter 32:

1. Ribhu: I shall reiterate upon the renunciation of the unreal and, indeed, certainty in Brahman too.  Just by hearing this, man becomes liberated at once.

2. The existence of thought force, the existence of mind, the existence of Brahman,
the existence of any different state -- are all illusory.  There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahman.  There is no uncertainty about this.

3. The existence of body, the existence of signs, the existence of thoughts, the existence of the undecaying state are all illusory.  There is no doubt of this.  I am only Brahman.  There is no doubt of this.

4.  The seen, the seeing, the seer, the doer, the inspirer of action, and the deed, -- are all illusory.  There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahman - There is no uncertainty about this.

5.  Oneness, double, separateness, concepts such as existence and non existence -- are all illusory.  There is no doubt of this, I am only Brahman.  There is no uncertainty about this.

6.  Variance in the texts, variance in the Vedas, the different concepts of liberation -are all illusory. There is no doubt of this.  I am only Brahman.  There is no uncertainty
about this.

7. The distinctions of species, the variance of caste, definitions of purity and impurity
-- are all illusory.  There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahman.  There is no uncertainty about this.

8. The mode of undivided form, the supreme and undivided essence, -- are all illusory.
There is no doubt of this.  I am only Brahman. There is no uncertainty about this.

9.  Contradictory thoughts of high and the low and opposing thoughts on virtue and sin -- are all illusory.  There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahman.  There is no uncertainty about this.

10.  The duality of the imaginary and the non imaginary, the concepts of mental imagery -- are all illusory.  There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahman. There is no uncertainty about this.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                       
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11.  The attained, the attainable, and the means thereof, destruction, the disposition
as Brahman - are all illusory.  There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahman.  There is no uncertainty about this.

12. Knowledge of the Self is the function of the mind - where from can it arise in the absence of mind?  All are illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahman.  There is no uncertainty about this.

13. Ignorance too is a function of the mind - where from can it arise in its absence?  All are illusory.  There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahman.  There is no uncertainty about this.

14. Control of mind and control of senses are functions of mind - in the absence of which where from can they arise?  All are illusory.  There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahman.  There is no uncertainty about this.

15.  Bondage and emancipation are a function of the mind.  In its absence where from do they arise?  All are illusory.  There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahman.  There is no uncertainty about this.

16. All is illusory.  The world is illusory. The body is illusory due to insentience. All are illusory.  There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahman. There is no uncertainty about this.

17.  The realm of Brahman is ever illusory. It is only a form of intellect.  All are illusory. There is no doubt of this.  I am only Brahman.  There is no uncertainty about this.

18.  The sphere of Vishnu is ever illusory.  It is always auspicious indeed.  All are illusory.  There is no doubt of this.  I am only Brahman.  There is no uncertainty about this.

19. The region of Rudra is ever illusory.  It is of the nature of egoism.  All are illusory.
There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahman.  There is no uncertainty about this.

20.  The plane of the moon is ever illusory.  It is the fabricated form of the mind. All are illusory.  There is no doubt of this.  I am only Brahman.  There is no uncertainty about this.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.               
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21.  The world of the cardinal directions is ever illusory.  It is associated with ear and sound.  All are illusory. There is no doubt of this.  I am only Brahman.  There is no uncertainty about this.

22.  The world of the Sun is ever illusory. It is an association of eye and form. All are illusory.  There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahman.  There is no uncertainty about this.

23.  The world of Varuna (waters) is ever associated with tongue and taste. All are illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahman. There is no uncertainty about this.

24.  The world of Vayu (air) is ever illusory.  It is associated with skin and touch.  All are illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahman.  There is no uncertainty about this.

25.  The world of Asvins is associated with the duality of smell and nose. All are illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahman.  There is no uncertainty about this.

26.  The world of Agni (fire)m is ever illusory. It is associated with speech and utterances. All are illusory.  There is no doubt of this.  I am only Brahman. There is no uncertainty about this.

27.  The world of Indra is ever illusory. It is associated with hands and feet. All are illusory.  There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahman. There is no uncertainty about this.

28.  The great world of Upandra (Vamana Vishnu) is associated with feet and motion. All are illusory.  There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahman. There is no uncertainty
about this.

29. Death never is, associated with anus, the organ of excretion. All is illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahman.  There is no uncertainty about this.

30. The lofty world of Prajapati (Manes) is associated with the pleasure of private organs.  All is illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahman.  There is no uncertainty about this.         

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.             
 
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31.  All is illusory.  There is no doubt of this.  All is certainly the Self.  Forbearance, deep meditation, earnestness and the utterances of teacher,

32. the longing for liberation and emancipation, the ideal of living for liberation, the definition that one endowed with the four types of spiritual practice is the qualified one,

33.  the ideal of the unification of the individual and Brahman, the certitude that the wide expanse is Brahman, the Vedantic teaching of Brahman and the teacher, -- are all said to be bondage.

34.  The divestment of all forms of Knowledge results in the attainment of Bliss. Thus have proclaimed the primal utterances, the Vedas, that all is unreal, ever.

35.  All forms of words and their imports, and even the conclusive conviction, are unreal. Brahman alone is the supreme Truth.  All else is untrue, ever.

36. Listening to innumerable saying and inquiring into their significance is all illusory.
There is no doubt of this.  I am only Brahman.  There is no uncertainty about this.

37.  It is said that the words pertaining to the study of Brahman are indeed great. All of this is revealed at the time of initiation into Brahma Jnana.  There is no doubt.

38. 'Brahman alone am I', 'this duality', concepts regarding the existence of mind, 'awareness alone am I', 'this is duality', concepts of the individual and Brahman,

39. the mantras 'I am just Consciousness' or the thoughts on cause and effect, Knowledge of the undecaying joy, the one undivided essence, without a second.

40.  'The supreme is Brahman', 'This is Brahman', 'The peaceful Brahman is itself the world', Knowledge relating to the internal senses, the subjugation of the external senses,

41.  all appointed times for instruction, identity, residue, the lofty emanation, earth,
water, fire, air, space, mind and intellect,

42.  cause and diversity of effects, interpretations of the scriptural methods, utterances such as 'I am Brahman', 'This is Brahman' and All is Brahman'-

43. none of these are of the nature of Reality, not even in the least. There is never anything in the name of truth. Doubt, contradiction, and the cause of will are only misapprehension.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                           
 
         



     
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44. There is nothing in the least apart from the Self.  All is illusory.  There is no doubt
of this. The great ones of the present, those who undertake Mantras, clarity of intellect,
auspiciousness and inauspiciousness,

45.  diversity in place, diversity in objects and diversity in consciousness are naught.
Concepts of separateness from the Self, determination of separateness from the Self,

46.  name and form other than the Self, auspiciousness and inauspiciousness apart from the Self, reality of things outside the Self, the triad of worlds apart from the Self,

47. joy and sorrow apart from the Self, thinking apart from the Self, the universe parted from the Self, victory and defeat other than the Self,

48. worship of God other than the Self, worship of Siva other than the Self, any great meditation apart from the Self, whatever progression of Knowledge outside the Self -

49. are all only illusory.  There is no doubt of this.  Brahman is all.  There is no uncertainty about this.  All this has been revealed by the Lord.  Ever contemplate on this, one pointedly. 

50.  Just by hearing this one's heart knot is put to an end, the karma of the ignorant ones is destroyed and the blessed ones certainly attain liberation.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     
           
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51.  The horrendous sin of millions of births is reduced to ashes. This is the truth. This is the truth. Again and again, this is the truth.  Everything shall perish. Liberation dawns immediately.  There is no doubt of this.  There is neither auspiciousness nor inauspiciousness.

52.  For the one who has realized the unifying wisdom of the crest of the Vedas, the Upanishads, where is the appearance of variance, and where sorrow and delusion in the heart?  Even as the world is an emanation from Him, that Mahesa alone is its Life. He alone is its Life.  He alone abides in it just as the cobweb in the spider.

Thus concludes chapter 32 entitled 'Topic of the determination of the illusory nature of all', in the sixth amsa called Sri Sankara of Sri Siva Rahasyam.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       
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Chapter 33:

1. Ribhu: I tell you, the supreme Brahman alone is.  This word is ungenerated.  I am only the state of Being and Bliss.  This world is ungenerated.

2. I am only the self, the supreme Brahman, not the world that seen separate. I am only the state of Being and Bliss. The world is ungenerated.

3. I am only the state of Being and Bliss. I am the embodiment of the state of Awareness and Bliss. I alone am, I alone am, the only one.  I alone am higher than the highest.

4. Being Consciousness Bliss, this one am I, indeed,Brahman alone. I am, ever resplendent. Such a form from wherever, is unreal.

5. 'You' - this much is the supreme Brahman, the form full of Consciousness and Bliss.
The form of Consciousness, the expanse of consciousness; consciousness alone is the supreme joy.

6. I am only the Self, not the unreal.  I am the established, the supreme Guru.  There is no time. There is no world either, only erroneous conception.

7. I alone am the supreme Brahman. I alone am the ever existent Siva. I am only Pure Awareness, the experience of pure serenity.

8.  I am only non dual Bliss. I am inexhaustible, I am the great one. All is always only
Brahman. All is only blemishless Brahman.

9.  All is Brahman and naught else. All is Brahman, the sentient. I am of the form of the all illuminating. I am indeed the mind adorable to all.

10. I shine alone. I am without the attained and the unattained.  I am of the form of the indweller of all, with the characteristic of the all witnessing.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
   
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11.  It is certain that I am of the form of quiescence, inquiry and joy.  I am the supreme Self, the transcendental Light, the beyond and bereft of any other.   

12.  I am of the nature of the all-full. I am the infallible and the supreme self. I am of the nature of the Veda and the conclusion of all the scriptures.

13. I am of the nature of the Bliss of the world, the definition of the essential happiness. All is indeed Brahman. There is no world.  Brahman is the cause of all.

14.  All is only Brahman, there is nothing purposeless.  All is Brahman, itself the best. I am the ever decay-less. I am the eternal, bestower of auspiciousness to all.

15. I am the light of Reality and Knowledge. I am the embodiment of the highest knowledge. I shine as the fourth and other than the fourth state. I am bereft of accomplishments, non accomplishments and the like.

16.  All is Brahman always.  All is Brahman, ceaselessly. All is Brahman, the space of consciousness, the eternal Brahman, the taint-less.

17.  All is Brahman, transcending qualities. All is just Brahman. All is only Brahman -
achieve this certitude always.

18.  Brahman is everything - be of this conviction always. All is Brahman - with this certainty be joyous.

19.  All is always Brahman - being and non being are Consciousness only.  There is no scope for arguments, none whatsoever, about duality or non duality here. There is no doubt of this.

20.  I am only absolute knowledge. It is certain that all is Brahman. I am He, more mysterious.  I am above qualities and without a second.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                     
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21.  Investigate into the comparisons and contrasts, and actions and inactions of things. I am if the form of Being Awareness Bliss. This world is ungenerated.

22. Brahman alone is all of this. This world is expanse of consciousness.  Brahman alone is the supreme bliss, the Lord, akin to all pervasive space.

23. Brahman is indeed Existence Awareness Bliss, ever unapproachable by speech.  Brahman alone is all of this. Some say it is, some say it is not.

24. Even an iota of Bliss, is real and unreal as well.  Brahman alone is all this  -- always just real, indeed.

25.  Brahman alone is all of this, a mass of Consciousness and Bliss, embodied. Brahman alone is being and reality.  I am the ancient and the great.

26. Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, stationed as the warp and woof. Brahman is indeed Existence Awareness Bliss, the form of all and the ancient.

27.  Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, the undiminishing, supreme Bliss. Brahman is indeed Existence Awareness Bliss, transcending the delusive power of
Maya and taintless.

28. Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, simply existence, joy of joys. Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, of the nature of unitary consciousness.

29.  Brahman is indeed, Being Awareness Bliss, bereft of all distinction. Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, abiding here as manifold forms.

30.  Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, the subject  and circumstance as well. Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, of the nature of transcendental Light.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                                   
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31.  Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, eternal, motionless and undiminishing.
Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, the frontier of words, the Essence that is.

32.  Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, the one self, ever the one self. Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, doing nothing, nor standing still.

33.  Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, neither going nor staying.  Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss. There is nothing in the least apart from Brahman.

34. Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, neither fair nor dark. Brahman is indeed
Being Awareness Bliss, the substratum of all and inexhaustible.

35.  Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, neither quiet nor garrulous. Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, neither you, nor I, nor anything in the least.

36. Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, beyond the beyond, ungenerated, Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, beyond the tattvas, (the twenty four cosmic principles), the grand celebration.

37.  Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, the supreme wide expanse. Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, always in the form of the Guru.

38.  Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, ever the blemishless form. Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, the vast and pure consciousness.

39.  Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, the self, shining by itself. Brahman is
indeed Being Awareness Bliss, the certitude and thus the cause of itself.

40. Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, shining by itself. Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, manifests as the manifold.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.

               
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41.  Brahman alone is of the form of Being Awareness, of the nature of the seat of the delusion.  Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss.  All is naught, non existent for me.

42.  Brahman is beyond the expression of words, the embodiment of Being Awareness Bliss.  I am the form of Being Awareness Bliss.  This world is never generated.

43.  Brahman alone is this, always real, eternally free and taint-less. Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, the only one, ever joyous.

44. Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, more perfect than the most perfect and the great. Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, the all pervading Lord.

45.  Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, luminous with name and form. Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, the pure and endless joy.

46.  Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, the bestower of the highest joy.  Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, just being, beyond real and unreal.

47.  Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, transcending all and undiminishing.
Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, of the form of liberation, the auspicious and inauspicious.

48. Brahman is indeed Being Awareness Bliss, not in the least limited whatsoever. Brahman is all of this, pure, enlightened and stainless.

49,50.  I am of the form of Being Awareness Bliss.  This world is unmanifest.  This chapter is the Truth, and the bestower of instantaneous liberation. It is the remover of all forms of sorrow and the giver of complete knowledge, bringing about perennial joy;
the giver of peace and self control.

51.  One whose heart is like the honey bee constantly engaged in the enjoyment of the lotus feet of the Great Lord, the killer of Death,  -- at whose stainless and divine feet celestial beings in multitudes bow in veneration, and who is the sole cause of creation - he shall become worthy of His Grace.

Thus concludes chapter 33 entitled 'Topic of the form of Being Awareness Bliss' in the sixth amsa called Sankara of Sri Siva Rahasyam.

concluded.

Arunachala Siva.         
         
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Post by: Subramanian.R on March 16, 2017, 12:17:54 PM
Chapter 34:

1. Ribhu: Listen to the knowledge of Brahman, the wondrous, the most hard to attain, a single hearing of which is enough to bestow the supreme liberation.

2. Truly, truly, the world does not exist and so not do thought, understanding and the like.  The knowledge of Brahman alone is by itself, ever, eternally brimming with bliss;

3. blissful, inexhaustible, peaceful, uniform and painless. The world of mind does not exist. Neither is there activity in reality.

4.  The concept of the world is non existent, nor is there any form in the least to be seen.  Thought and its activity are of the form of unreality.  The world is verily naught.

5. All is thus indeed unreal. Unreal also are the time and Isvara.  The world is a concept, likened to the fear of a son of a barren woman.

6.  The world appears in front of me like the peak of a castle built in air. The world would exist if one could quench one's thirst from a mirage.

7. This world is like the instance in which a man is killed by the peak of a hill and not an arrow.  If the imaginary castle is true, so would be the world always true.

8.  Like the blue color of the sky reflecting in the ocean the world seems to become real. The world is indeed true, if the silver in the pearl oyster could become a real ornament.

9. The recurrent world becomes evident just like the man dying from fear of a rope,
mistaking it to be a serpent, or even as an arrow of flowers quench a raging fire.

10.  The world exists if cooking were possible using the green trunk of banana plant as fuel.  The eternally blissful Brahman is ever by itself alone.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.         
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Post by: Subramanian.R on March 17, 2017, 10:39:02 AM
11.  If the babies mature instantaneously, the world too can be real.  The eternally blissful Brahman is ever by itself alone.

12.  The world can arise if a crow can find food in an imaginary forests, or, if the explanation of a powerful Mantra could take place as a pleasing, light conversation.

13.  The world would exist, if a human dead a month ago comes back alive. If buttermilk can revert to milk, we can say the world can also occur by and by.

14.  The world would be real if the milk arising from a cow's udder were to flow back into the source.  Let the world be real if clouds can be formed from dust.

15. The world would be if a rutting elephant could be rendered by the hairs of a tortoise.  The world exists if the mount Meru could be moved by the tendrils of a lotus stalk.

16.  This world would be if the ocean could be held by a garland of waves. The world would exist if a lotus could flourish amidst a circle of firms.

17. The world would be if a huge mountain becomes the abode of Indra. The perpetually blissful Brahman is ever by itself alone.

18.  The world is existent if a fish were to rest inside the lotus, or, if a tiny wave could engulf the ocean or if the mount Meru were to have a tail.

19.  The creation would be if a lion was killed and consumed by a mosquito.  The world would be if the triad of worlds was to fit into the nook of an atom.

20.  The world exists if an object in dream stays put in the waking state.  The world can always be if a speeding river were to stand still.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                     
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Post by: Subramanian.R on March 18, 2017, 12:18:03 PM
21.  The world would be if one who is blind by birth becomes an expert in the evaluation of gems.  The world exists if the eclipse (Rahu) can be seen without the sun and the moon.

22. The mental creation would be if defective seed were to germinate. The world would exist, if the destitute were to enjoy the pleasures of the affluent.

23.  The world would exist if the milk that has been milked could revert to its source or if there were a reflection in the mirror without any object.

24.  If there were a reflection in the vacant sky, the world would exist.  An elephant cannot be born from the womb of a ram, so too there is no world in the Self.

25.  Just as the filament of cobweb are  product of a spider, so is the world full of Brahman (from which it has arisen).  Just as the cotton, upon burning, does not leave any residue, so too is the world non existent.

26.  Brahman is supreme, the light transcendental, beyond the transcendental and beyond all.  Differential knowledge and concepts of duality or non duality do not exist.

27. If the modes of mind which alone are the afflictions of the world exist, so would be their destruction. If bondage, which is the result of thought, should ever exist, resort to the contemplation on Brahman.

28. The concept of duality arises with ignorance, action, body and such.  Mind is the chronic disease.  Should it prevail, resort to the antidote called Brahman.

29. If 'I' becomes an enemy, be of the disposition 'I am Brahman alone'. If there should be affliction 'I am the body', counter it with the conviction 'I am Brahman.'

30.  If there is the devil of doubt, destroy it by Brahman itself. If possessed by the ghost of duality take refuge in the sacred ashes of non duality.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.               
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Post by: Subramanian.R on March 19, 2017, 12:17:57 PM
31.  Should there be the goblin of non self, tether it fast by the incantation of the Self.
Brahman is full of perpetual joy and is ever by itself alone.

32.  Thus Brahman has been established by way of sixty four examples.  That man who hears this regularly is emancipated.  There is no doubt of this.

33.  He is ever the accomplished one. There is no discussion about this.

34.  O Maheswara, Thy lotus feet are unreachable to mind and speech, without form and devoid of scent, ever abiding in the heart cavern, ever bestowing bliss to the wise, enlightening, and radiating luster all around.

Thus concludes Chapter 34 entitled 'Topic of attaining Brahman through examples' in
the sixth amsa called Sankara of Sri Siva Rahasyam.

concluded.

Arunachala Siva.               
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Post by: Subramanian.R on March 20, 2017, 08:56:38 AM
Chapter 35:

1. Ribhu:  Listen, O Nidagha, to what I say. This is the secret and the bestower of instant liberation to men.  All of this is the Self, nothing else.  I am the untroubled supreme Self.

2.  I am indeed the supreme Brahman, the embodiment of Being Awareness Bliss.
I am.  I am great. I am Siva. I am the highest.

3.  The supreme Brahman is not seen.  It is not of a different nature.  All is indeed
non existent, indeed, non existent. I am just Brahman alone.

4. I am the peaceful and supreme Brahman, ever eternally blemish-less. All is indeed non existent, indeed, non existent.  I am just Brahman alone.

5. I am free from all thoughts and devoid of all joys.  I am the embodiment of time,
action, the world, duality, the seer and seeing.

6.  I am bliss, ever happy, alone and the beloved of the world. I am of uniform nature. I am eternal, the past, the future, the unborn and the victorious.

7.  I am just Consciousness and ever liberated.  The individual and bondage do not exist.  Listening, the six of characteristics and a world like this do not exist.

8. I am devoid of the mind and the world.  The world is ever Consciousness. Mind alone is amiable to body.  Non inquiry is the great foe.

9.  Non  inquiry is the sorrow of the world. Non inquiry is the great fear.  I am satisfied immediately and always, the all perfect, the supreme and grand.

10.  I am eternally pure. I am enlightened. I am the space of consciousness and sentience. All of this is the Self, verily, nothing else.  I am the supreme Self, unbroken.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                       
 
 
   
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11.  I am without defects.  I have traversed everywhere.  I am of the nature that transcends speech.  I am the supreme Self, unbroken. 

12. Transcending the wondrous and duality, I am the supreme, joyous, equanimous, without inside or outside, without beginning or end and undefined by distinction of all kind.

13.  Bereft of egoism, strengths of all kinds, lust and anger, acquisitiveness, Brahma,
Indra, Vishnu, Varuna, convictions of being and non being,

14. reality of individual, reality of the world, reality of delusion, distinctions such as the Guru and the disciple and certainties of action and inaction --none of these exist in the least.

15. One who proclaims 'You are Brahman', and 'I am Brahman' there of, all knowledge of the Vedanta, the inquiry into all the Vedas,

16. the true nature of the substance called 'this', the experience in the form of 'I', the Vedas, the Siddhanta and worldly distinctions -- none of these exist.

17. All is Brahman.  There is no doubt of this.  Verily, there is nothing as all; just as the peaceful Self, Brahman. I alone am the constant.

18. Differences such as auspicious and inauspicious, defect and non defect are not for me; so also, the existence of mind, existence of the world and the outburst of the intellectual mode.

19. Brahman alone is, ever.  This is true.  This is true, this is the true word. 'This' is the form of Self, duality is only illusion. Man is not supreme.

20.  I am only Being Awareness Bliss.  All is simply the changeless. Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, Sadasiva and Isvara,

21. differences of the mind, the world and 'I', activity of the mind, and fear of world, all is bliss, great bliss, the endless bliss of the Self.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                                     
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22.  The world -- an iota of it or even an infinitesimal part, do not exist.  The word 'world' or its remembrance
does not exist.

23.  There is nowhere an internal world nor an external world; (nor is there) any thing quiescent, whatever
little there be, ever, wherever!

24.  'By that', 'by whom', 'whenever', 'whatever little', 'of this', or 'whose' - these statements are not in the least.
Nor is there pure or impure form. The statements about Brahman are not difficult to comprehend.

25.  Nothing in  the least is worth saying as this or that.  Brahman alone is all, always. Brahman alone is all mind.

26. Bliss, supreme bliss , eternal bliss, ever the non dual, Consciousness alone is ever.  I am not another,
not at all.

27. The world is always naught.  The world is a picture.  Thought alone is the recurring world.  Nothing else is the recurring world.

28.  Mind alone is the repetitive world, of the form of 'I am tbe body'.  Thought alone is the recurrent world.
Upon the destruction of that this is also destroyed.

29.  Thought alone constitutes birth. When it is destroyed, this is also destroyed.  Thought alone is poverty.
When it is destroyed, this is also destroyed.

30.  Thought alone is reflection, when it is destroyed, this is also destroyed.  This is the Self alone, nothing else.  I am the supreme Self, whole.         

contd.

Arunachala Siva.
 
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31.  I am, indeed, the eternal knowledge, pervaded by the Self.  I am, indeed, great, ever. This is the Self alone, nothing else.  I am the supreme Self, unbroken.

32.  By being of this disposition always, you shall quickly become free.  You are, indeed the form of Brahman.  You are, indeed, the embodiment of Brahman.

33.  This alone is the supreme bliss.  By meditating and meditating on this, be happy.  The whole world is only happiness.  The phenomenal world is only beloved.

34.  This world is only insentience.  This is just Brahman, always.  All of this is Brahman alone.  I am the supreme Self, the inexhaustible. 

35.  This is ever only One; the One without interstices.  The One alone is the supreme Brahman, the One alone the changeless consciousness.

36.The One alone is beyond qualities, the One alone joy bestowing. The One alone is the great Self, the One alone the unintermittent.

37. The One alone is the form of Consciousness, the One alone is the conclusion of the Self.  This is only Brahman, not another, the supreme Self, unbroken.

38.  I am nothing else but the supreme Self, the temple of supreme joy. Always be of this disposition; always brimming with consciousness alone.

39.  Suta:  Let us adore the punisher of Brahma,m (who spreads out the world), the killker of Manmatha bearing five fold arrows, the wearer of golden mount Meru as the bow and the chief of bandits. One who sprinkles a little water on the crown of the Linga even once, is instantly released from the sin.  There remains nothing behind.

Thus concluded Chapter 35 entitled 'Topic of instruction on the disposition in Brahman' in the sixth amsa called Sankara of Sri Siva Rahasyam.

concluded.

Arunachla Siva.                       
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Post by: Subramanian.R on March 23, 2017, 09:17:23 AM
Chapter 36:

1. Ribhu: Listen, O chief of Brahmins, to the affirmation 'All is Brahman', by hearing which you shall at once attain liberation.

2.  'This', indeed, never is.  I am, indeed, alone.  The self is, indeed, ever non existent. The Self is indeed, the symbol of joy.

3.  The Self is, indeed, the supreme Reality.  The Self is, indeed, the cluster of worlds.
The Self is, indeed, of the form of space and the Self is, indeed, of the form of space and the Self is, indeed, constant.             

4.  The Self is, indeed, the truth, verily Brahman.  The Self is, indeed the sign of the Guru.  The Self is, indeed, pervaded by consciousness, ever.  The Self is, indeed the
non decaying and non diminishing.

5.  The Self is, indeed, of the form of the accomplished.  The Self is verily the Self.  There is no doubt of this.  The Self is, indeed, of the form of the universe.  The Self is verily the Self, itself by itself.

6.  The Self is, indeed, the measure of peace.  The Self is, indeed, the mind and space. The Self is, indeed, the all, whatever there is in the least.  The Self is, indeed, the highest state.

7.  The Self is, indeed, of the form of the universe.  The Self is, indeed, the immutable love.  Other than the Self there is nothing anywhere; neither anything which consists of mind outside the Self.

8.  The Self is, indeed, the whole of knowledge.  The Self is indeed, the prime treasure.  The Self is, indeed, of the form of the beings.  The Self is, indeed, the great cycle of birth and death.

9.  The Self is, indeed, the eternally pure.  The Self is, indeed, its own Guru.  The Self is, indeed, the disciple of itself.  The Self dissolves in itself.

10. The Self is, indeed, the target of meditation for itself.  The Self is, indeed, its own goal.  The Self is, indeed, the oblation to itself.  The Self is, indeed, the Japa of itself.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.               

   
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11.  The Self is, indeed, the satisfaction of itself.  There is nothing in the least outside the Self.  The Self is, indeed, the root of itself.  The Self is, indeed, the vow unto itself.

12.  Knowledge of the Self is the daily act of sacred vow, knowledge of the Self is the supreme happiness. Knowledge of the Self is the supreme Bliss. Knowledge of the Self
is refuge.

13.  Knowledge of the Self is Brahman.  Knowledge of the Self is the greatest vow.
Knowledge of the Self is self realized.  Knowledge of the Self is the great treasure.

14. Knowledge of the Self is the supreme Brahman. Knowledge of the Self is the great joy.  Knowledge of the Self is the great Self. Knowledge of the Self is the people's abode.

15.  Knowledge of the Self is the great sacred waters.  Knowledge of the Self is the bestower of success.  Knowledge of the Self is the supreme Brahman. Knowledge of the Self is moving and non moving.

16.  Knowledge of the Self is the supreme science.  Knowledge of the Self is beyond
compare.  Knowledge of the Self is the supreme yoga. Knowledge of the Self is the supreme goal.

17.  Knowledge of the Self is the supreme Brahman. Such alone is the strong resolve. Knowledge of the Self is the destruction of mind.  Knowledge of the Self is the supreme Guru.

18.  Knowledge of the Self is the termination of thought.  Knowledge of the Self is the liberator.  Knowledge of the Self is the dispeller of fear. Knowledge of the Self is the generator of joy.   

19.  Knowledge of the Self is the great effulgence. Knowledge of the Self is the great good. Knowledge of the Self is the form of the pious.  Knowledge of the Self is amiable to the virtuous.

20.  Knowledge of the Self is the liberation of the saintly.  Knowledge of the Self generates discrimination. Knowledge of the Self is the supreme dharma.  Knowledge of the Self is the constant repetition (japa).

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       
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21. Self Knowledge is like the knowledge of the Self alone.  Anything like Self Knowledge never was and never shall be.

22. Knowledge of the Self is the supreme mantra.  Knowledge of the Self is the supreme penance.  Knowledge of the Self is verily Vishnu.  Knowledge of the Self is Siva, the supreme.

23. Knowledge of the Self is the supreme Creator.  Knowledge of the Self is amenable to the Self.  Knowledge of the Self is itself the merit. Knowledge of the Self is the great sanctification.

24.  Knowledge of the Self is the great holy waters.  Knowledge of the Self is tranquility etc., Knowledge of the Self is the loving mantra.  Knowing of the Self is self purifying.

25.  What is called the knowledge of the Self?  It is the certitude 'I am Brahman'.  It is the faith that 'I am Brahman'.  Knowledge of the Self is the great emanation.

26-28:  The Knowledge of the Self is the disposition 'I am Brahman'. I am eternal. I am the accomplished. I am bliss, the supreme joy.  I am pure, the ever undiminishing.
I am of the form of the expanse of consciousness, the eternal Being Awareness Bliss. I am changeless. I am the peaceful. I am everywhere, continuous. I am always of the form of bliss, bereft of all defects.  I am devoid of all thoughts.  I am always myself.'

29.  Read silently to yourself regarding the experience that all is Brahman. The merits that result from a crore of horse sacrifices are obtained in a trice.

30.  Being with the certitude 'I am Brahman', one attains the fruit of giving the Mount Meru in charity. Compared to the abidance of 'I am Brahman', the offering of all the land in charity is only infinitesimal.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                 
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Post by: Subramanian.R on March 26, 2017, 01:07:06 PM
31.  Even giving away millions in charity is nothing compared to the abidance of 'I am Brahma. All pleasures are just like grass when compared to the abidance of 'I am Brahman.'

32.  The fruit of the disposition 'Brahman is indeed, all' is verily itself.  The equivalent of the abidance of 'I am Brahman' is Brahman alone.

33. Therefore, even while in dream and at all other times, having renounced all with effort, I am Brahman.  There is no doubt of this.  I am my own refuge,

34. I, indeed, am ever, naught else. I alone am ever the Guru. I am the supreme Self.
I alone, am, never another.

35.  I alone the Guru and the disciple. Be of the certainty 'I alone am'.  The limited world pointed out as 'this' is naught.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.               
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Post by: Subramanian.R on March 28, 2017, 11:58:26 AM
36. There is no earth, no water, no fire, and no space. All being Consciousness, there is nothing whatsoever in the least.

37.  Being of this disposition be happy released from the body.  I am the Self. This is naught, all being Consciousness.

38. I am, indeed, the perfect Self, the ocean of bliss and affliction less. 'This' is, indeed, always non existent.  Being insentient, it is verily unreal.  This is Brahman, always Brahman. Be happy that 'this' is naught.

39.  Those men, celestial beings, and sages with a firm certitude in the knowledge of the Self inspired by the Vedas, look upon the latencies of desire as horns of the horse and they adore Siva, who though united with Uma Parvati, is ever unattached.

Thus concludes chapter 36 entitled 'Topic of instruction on the disposition in Brahman'
in the sixth amsa called Sankara of Sri Siva Rahasyam.

concluded.

Arunachala Siva,                   
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Post by: Subramanian.R on March 29, 2017, 12:27:25 PM
Chapter 37:

1. Ribhu: Nidagha!  Listen to the mysterious and the most wondrous secret that I am going to tell you.  Just by hearing even one verse, you shall attain instant liberation.

2.  This, what is seen as the supreme Brahman, appears so due to mind. All being only Consciousness, nothing in the least exists whatsoever.

3.  'This' verily does not exist.  Even the one nearby does not exist.  Evan an atom, be it one, is naught, is naught.  There is no doubt of this.

4. This transaction wherever it be, the news wherever it be, any form of bondage, any account of bondage, any activity of bondage or the highest,

5.  any true act, any truth, the certitude 'I am Brahman', sorrow, pleasure, or teaching, practice and the determination of attainment,

6. anything such as the Self, the supreme Self, or the individual Self, -- none of these exists separately. I am the body. I am the form. I am knowledgeable and wise,

7. I am of the form of effect and cause and the activities of the internal senses; not even one exists, not just one - contemplate thus.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                       
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Post by: Subramanian.R on March 30, 2017, 03:41:03 PM
8. All is simply mental resolve. The whole world is Brahman.  The knowledge of the Self is supreme Brahman.  The significance of repetition Om is bliss.

9.  Duality or non duality, constant duality and honor and dishonor -- all being just
Consciousness, nothing in the least exists as separate.

10.  I am Brahman, the bliss of the Self.  The immanent awareness is Brahman, indeed.
The form of 'this', the form of 'I', the analysis of likes and dislikes,

11.  whatever is experienced in the world, whatever created by effort, what is endless and the concept of Brahman -- are all fabrications of mind.

12. I am, indeed, the gross body here. I am, indeed, the subtle body too.  Differences of the intellect, distinctions of the mind, ego, insentience and 'that' --

13. everything being just Consciousness, nothing else in the least exists as different -
be it listening, reflection, or inquiry about realization.             

14. I am, indeed, the Self, the supreme. I am myself not full of delusion.  All of this is
Brahman alone.  Brahman, indeed, is the supreme state.

15. Brahman alone is the cause and effect.  Brahman alone is the victory over the world.  Brahman is all Consciousness. Brahman alone becomes the mind.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     
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16.  Brahman alone sports as the individual.  Brahman alone manifests as Hari.  Brahman alone shines as Siva.  Brahman alone is dear to the Self.

17. Brahman alone shines as peace.  There is nothing in the least other than Brahman.
There is no 'I'.  There is no 'this'.  There is no  'other'.  There is nothing beyond the supreme.

18.  There is no 'this', no significance of scriptures, no mimamsa, (a branch of knowledge, no generation; no characteristics, no Vedas etc.,  no thought stuff,
no mind for me.

19. For me there is no 'this', no 'this - this', no resolution of intellect ever, nothing whatsoever, not in the least, truly, truly.

20.  None of 'just one',  no 'this', no inside no outside. There us not an iota of duality,
nor the generated, nor the appearance,

21.   no thinking, no remembrance, no forgetfulness -- not even an atom of these.
No comprehension of time and space, no will, no perception,

22. no knowledge, no body as separate, nothing as my being, knowable, no transmigration.  For me there is no sorrow. For me there is no liberation, no path or no ruination.

23. I am not the Self. I am not the jiva, I am not the centrally established Lord.
I am not the body. I am not the ear, not the skin, nor the deities, presiding over the
senses.

24. All being just Consciousness, all is simply non existent, ever. Being of the form of the undivided, all is always non existent.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       
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25. The need for any threatening sound, or the manifestations of the threatening  sound
does not exist at all, verily non existent, never exists whatsoever.

26.  Even a trace of any substance apart, anything separate, any talk as separate, anything real or unreal apart from the Self is verily illusory.

27.  All is just non existent, non existent, verily non existent. The very word 'non existent itself does not exist.  All being only awareness, all is verily naught, ever.

28. All is Brahman.  There is no doubt of this. Brahman alone am I.  There is no uncertainty about this.  Sentence, the collection of texts, the speaker and the pair of
triads,

29. the differences of knower, knowledge and the known, the dear expressions of the
measure and the measurable; whatever is defined in the sacred texts,whatever is established in the Vedas,

30. the supreme and the lowly, the transcendent concept that I am transcendent and unknowable, the Guru, the teaching of the Guru, I say, are naught whatsoever.

31.  The form of the Guru, the faith of the Guru and Guru himself are non existent, ever.  The Self alone is.  The Guru is the Self alone, as nothing else is.  There is no doubt of this.

32. As nothing else is, the Self is the goodness of the Self. There is no doubt of this.
The fondness for the Self, is the Self itself. The Self alone is, nothing else, in the least there is.

33.  The happiness of the Self is the Self alone. There is nothing else. About this there
can be no doubt. The power of the Self is the Self itself. The love of the Self is the Self alone.             

34. The bath of the Self is the Self itself. The enjoyment of the Self is the Self itself. Knowledge of the Self is the supreme good. Knowledge of the Self is hard to attain.

35. Knowledge of the Self is the supreme Brahman. Knowledge of the Self  is the highest of all happiness. There is nothing beyond the knowledge of the Self. Besides the knowledge of the Self there is nothing to remember.

36. Brahman is verily the Self.  There is no doubt of this.  The Self alone is Brahman
itself; it is itself verily full of Awareness;

37. itself the expanse of Consciousness, itself the gap-less, itself the manifold Self, itself, not another;

38. itself transcending the qualities, itself the greatest joy, itself the serene Self, it itself the part-less.         

39.  It is itself the bliss of Awareness, itself the Great God, itself ever the witness,
itself Sadasiva,

40.  itself verily Hari, itself the progenitor Brahma, itself the supreme Brahman, it is
itself ever Brahman.   
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41. All is  Brahman, itself Brahman, Brahman itself. There is no doubt of this. You must
achieve this certainty ever and anon.

42. Inquiring about Brahman itself, you will yourself become Brahman.  The certitude
'I am Brahman'  is verily the supreme Brahman.

43. The conviction 'I am Brahman' alone is the great liberation.  That alone  is fulfillment, that alone is ever the happiness.

44. This alone is always the knowledge, itself Brahman, itself great. I am Brahman -
this alone is knowledge always, great by itself.

45.  I am Brahman - this alone is the natural state that is ever true. I am Brahman -
this alone is always the permanent, ever by itself.

46. I am Brahman - this alone is the destruction of bondage. There is no doubt of this.
I am Brahman - this alone is the conclusion of all the philosophical theories.

47.  I am Brahman; there is no doubt of this -- this is the declaration of the Vedanta.
The universe is all full of bliss - this is the essence of all the Upanishads.

48.  The purpose of the great aphorisms is the certitude 'I am Brahman'.  The proclamation of Siva Himself is the conviction 'I am Brahman.'

49. The philosophy of Narayana is the determination 'I am Brahman'.  The conclusion of the four headed Brahma is the resolve 'I am Brahman.'

50.  This is the heart of the sages.  This is the teaching of gods.  This is the settlement
of all the Masters  - the certainty 'I am Brahman.'

contd.,

Arunachala Siva. 
           
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51.  For everything and all the beings this is the greatest teaching.  'I am Brahman' is the great emancipation and the highest.  Thus, I am that myself.

52.'I' and the experience thereof -- this is highly confidential.  I am Brahman - this alone
is ever the knowledge which is great by itself.

53.  I am Brahman - this alone is the grand effulgence, this alone the great mantra,
this alone the supreme Japa.

54.  The certitude 'I am Brahman'  - this alone is the great sacred bath.  The certainty 'I am Brahman' - this alone is the great sacred waters.

55.  The resolve 'I am Brahman' - this alone is the great Ganga.  The conviction 'I am Brahman' - this alone is the supreme dharma.

56.  The firmness 'I am Brahman' - this alone is the lofty expanse.  'I am Brahman alone ' - this alone is wisdom. The determination 'I am Brahman' - this is the consummation of everything.

57. The cowherdesses of guileless hearts while wandering hither and thither in search of water, behold the golden hearted Sambhu in the center of the 'lotus friend' sun,
who with his hands of rays reaching out to all worlds, nourishes them and enriches the flora by raining down waters drawn from their sources. 

Thus concludes Chapter 37 entitled 'Topic of all settled conclusions' in the sixth amsa
called Sankara of Sri Siva Rahasyam.

concluded.

Arunachala Siva.