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« Reply #30 on: May 27, 2016, 11:34:58 AM »
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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« Reply #31 on: May 28, 2016, 10:45:57 AM »
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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« Reply #32 on: May 29, 2016, 10:44:02 AM »
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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« Reply #33 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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« Reply #34 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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« Reply #35 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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« Reply #36 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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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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« Reply #38 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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.