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srkudai

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Ribhu Gita - Meditation on the Verses
« on: January 28, 2010, 12:49:35 PM »
Ribhu Gita is an Excellent Text. I have made it a habit to listen to it every day ... Its very useful for a sadhaka. This thread is to discuss some verses from Ribhu Gita... Randomly chosen --- how does the order matter ? :) Every verse is saying the same thing !


Chapter 25 of Ribhu Gita [I guess Ramana mentioned Chapter 26 as very special, but I really enjoy chapter 25 more ... perhaps, if i were to meet Ramana ,he might have told me to read chapter 25 only ... coz instructions are often with respect to the disciple's attitude and bent of mind]

Chapter 25 starts with the verse:

Vakshye prasiddham atmanam sarva loka prakashakam
sarvakaram sada siddham, sarvatra nibidam mahat.

I shall tell about the Atman which is what "Lights" the whole world
Which is seated in All Forms and Is embedded in everything!

Please observe the beauty of this simple verse. That Atman is also God ... So if we observe it that way ... God is embedded in everything ... so nowhere is it possible to go "away" from God even by a wee bit! Sarvatra nibidam mahat. That is every where its he alone! So , where is a "Seeker" left? Where to Seek that which is in and through  everything --- we atonce recognize the stupidity of it all ... its like a fish in water searching for water!


And the next verse says :

Tat Brahmaham na sandehah, iti nischitya tishta Bho
Chidevaham chidevaham , chittram chet ahameva hi!

That Brahman [Self/God] is ME! Thus Convinced, Remain as it is!
I am Consciousness! I am Consciousness! Its Really Strage, I alone AM!

What a way to express the Truth! I am Consciousness!
If we look within this body ... The body is like a vehicle at best! So inside someone has to "Rule" it! And that there is really no one "ruling" it ... only Consciousness within, Consciousness Without! Such a beautiful recognition! That is Liberation! coz there is no one left to suffer the limitations of body or mind! the Consciousness is ever untouched ... and there is no one other than consciousness within ... there is no "I" who can take the burden of bondage and suffer! Who is there that is bound ?

The Self Cannot be bound! Consciouness cannot be bound!
and the body cannot be liberated!

What a beautiful understanding this is !

Its all so beautifully & simply expressed ... The body/mind can have hundreds of limitations ... and no one can remove their limitations, no matter how much they try! And the Consciousness cannot be bound no matter how one may try!

This body is like a pillow case , Ramakrishna used to say ...

Within is merely Consciousness ... Consciousness outside too! Consciousness is the body ... As even one of the next verses says :

Stula Deham chidevedam , sukshma deham chideva hi

This Gross body is Consciousness, this subtle body is also Consciousness Alone!!!

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Re: Ribhu Gita - Meditation on the Verses
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2010, 08:53:16 AM »
Dear srkudai,

Nice.  The first three verses of Ribhu Gita, Chapter 25, as done in Tamil by Ulaganatha Swamigal and translated into verses by Dr. H. Ramamoorthy and Nome read as under:-

(SUPREME LIBERATION BY THE BHAVA (CONVICTION) OF
THE PURE BRAHMAN)

In order that the Knowledge of the exalted undivided Supreme
 Brahman may be made firm and strong,
In this discourse, I shall speak to you again
About the bhava (conviction) of being the the pure Supreme.
If you have that bhava (conviction) as instructed,
The sankalpas and vikalpas of the mind,
Will cease withouot the least remnant.
Son! If they are destroyed, in the intellect that has eliminated
  sankalpas and vikalpas,
The perfectly full Knowledge shall arise.

*

I am, indeed of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, which is
 mere Consciousness alone.
I am, indeed of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, which is an
  expanse of Consciousness.
I am, indeed of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, which is
  blemishless.
I am, indeed of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, which is
  ever without inter-space.
I am, indeed, of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, which is all
  reality.
I am, indeed ever of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, which
  is ever Bliss.
I am, indeed of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, which is
  only myself.
Be rid of vikalpas with such constant bhava (conviction)

*

         
I am, indeed of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, which is pure.
I am, indeed of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, which is the
  mass of Bliss.
I am, indeed of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, which is
  eternal.
I am, indeed of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, which is
  taintless.
I am, indeed of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, which is
  reality.
I am, indeed of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, which is
  changeless.
I am, indeed of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, which is
  nondual.
Be rid of the vikalpas with such bhava (conviction) always.

*

The original Sanskrit version contains 50 chapters as translated
by Sri Lingeswara Rao.  The Tamil version of Ulaganatha Swamigal
has got 44 chapters.  The contents are the same.  Only the rescensions are different.


(Source: The Song of Ribhu, Tr. Dr. H. Ramamoorthy and Nome.
Society of Abidance in Truth, California, USA.)

Arunachala Siva.