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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #120 on: February 12, 2014, 10:30:46 AM »
In Chapter 41, Nidagha further narrates about becoming the Brahman of Truth Knowledge and Bliss Infinite:

13.

I, indeed, have become the substratum of all.
I, indeed, have become the superimposition of all.
I, indeed, have become the pentad of deities like like Brahma and others,
I, indeed, have become the action of them all.
I, indeed, have become the gods, the humans, and the animals.
I, indeed, have become the mountains (or motionless) and all others.
I, indeed, have become all that is moving and all that is unmoving.
I, indeed, have become the undivided Absolute.

14.

I, indeed, have become delusion, mahat (the cosmic intellect), and such,
I, indeed, have become the Lord Iswara,
I, indeed, have become ignorance, 'I' and such.
I, indeed, have become the multiplicity of beings.
I, indeed, have become the insentient component (tamas, torpor).
I, indeed, have become all the wearisome world.
I, indeed, have become all that is sentient.
I, indeed, have become the Undivided Absolute.

contd..,

Arunachala Siva.           

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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #121 on: February 13, 2014, 02:53:52 PM »
Nidagha further describes his becoming the Brahman, the Truth Knowledge Bliss Infinite, in Chapter 41.

15.

I, indeed, have become Brahma and Vishnu.
I, indeed, have become Hara and Maheswara.
I, indeed, have become the nature of Sadasiva.
I, indeed, have become Siva Himself too.
I, indeed, have become Uma Devi.
I, indeed, have become Skanda and Vinayaka.
I, indeed, have become the retinue of the Supreme Siva.
I, indeed, have become all the circles of devotees.

16.

I, indeed, have become the gods, demons and all.
I, indeed, have become the chief of gods Indra.
I, indeed, have become the deities of the directions. (dhik devatas).
I, indeed, have become the assembly of sages.
I, indeed, have become the rakshasas (demons) and their yakshas (demi gods whose Lord is Kubera, god of wealth)
I, indeed, have become the diverse divisions of gods.
I, indeed, have become all the celestials.
I, indeed, have become all the terrestrials.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       

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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #122 on: February 14, 2014, 12:44:46 PM »
Nidagha further narrates about becoming Brahman, the Truth Knowledge Bliss Infinite, in Chapter 41.

17.

I, indeed, have become all the beings.
I, indeed, have become all the worlds.
I, indeed, have become all the achievements.
I, indeed, have become all the histories.
I, indeed, have become all the Vedas.
I, indeed, have become Brahma and all others.
I, indeed, have become all the differences.
I, indeed, have become all that is differentiated.

18.

I, indeed, have become all the oceans.
I, indeed, have become all the running rivers.
I, indeed, have become all the forests and mountains.
I, indeed, have become all that is contained in them.
I, indeed, have become all the land and waters.
I, indeed, have become all the fire and wind.
I, indeed, have become all the sky.
I, indeed, have become the creator and all others.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva. 

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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #123 on: February 15, 2014, 01:15:23 PM »
In Chapter 41, Nidagha continues to narrate about his becoming Brahman, of Truth Knowledge Bliss Infinite.


19.

I, indeed, have become the body and senses of all.
I, indeed, have become the hearts of all living beings.
I, indeed, have become all the mind and ideas.
I, indeed, have become all the delusion and thoughts.
I, indeed, have become all the ego.
I, indeed, have become all the veilings.
I, indeed, have become all the perplexing projections of the mind.
I, indeed, have become all the revelations.

20.

I, indeed, have become the fourfold body.
I, indeed, have become the wakefulness and other states.
I, indeed, have become the pentad of sheaths.
I, indeed, have become their experiences.
I, indeed, have become the collection of what is separate (vayshti) from the embodied individual of the waking
   state (visvan) onwards.
I, indeed, have become the cosmic (samashti) from the virat (the Self as the cosmic cause of the physical world) onwards.
I, indeed, have become all that is sentient.
I, indeed, have become all that is insentient.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     

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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #124 on: February 16, 2014, 12:30:41 PM »
In Chapter 41, Nidagha continues to narrate about becoming Brahman, the Truth Knowledge Bliss Infinite:

21.

I, indeed, who have become the elements and that which is composed of these elements.
I, indeed, who have become all the objects of the world.
It is I, indeed, who have become all the different worlds.
It is I, indeed, who have become all the millions of galaxies.
It is I, indeed, who have become every manifest object.
It is I, indeed, who have become the world, the individuals and the Supreme.
It is I, indeed, who have become the several conditionings that are postulated.
It is I, indeed, who have become, now, the unconditioned Truth.

22.

What avails explanation in various ways?
It is I, indeed, who have become all that appears as separate in the phenomenal world.
It is I, indeed, who have become the Absolute, just That standing alone.
Divorced from any of the dignified, philosophical dissertations.
What shall I say of the undiminishing greatness of myself,
Rid of all the defects of 'I'.
And established as the undivided Supreme Brahman?
Lord! Is not all this the power of your compassion?

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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #125 on: February 17, 2014, 04:52:37 PM »
In Chapter 41, Nidagha continues to narrate his becoming Brahman of Truth Knowledge Infinite Bliss and thanks again Sage Ribhu:

23.

I have become Brahman, Truth Knowledge Bliss.
I have become Brahman, established as motionless.
I have become Brahman, the complete, whole and perfectly full.
I have become Brahman, the eternal Knowledge-Bliss.
I have become Brahman, the pure expanse of Consciousness.
I have become Brahman, with not a word to describe it.
I have become the non dual , the undivided Supreme Brahman .
Revered One!  How great is your Grace!  How great!


24.

I have become Brahman, the peaceful, devoid of all.
I have become Brahman, the Self of all.
I have become the Supreme Brahman, the defect-less, the blemish-less.
I have become the Supreme Brahman, which is all pervasive.
I have become the spotless Supreme Brahman of the fourth state.
I have become the Supreme Brahman, transcending the fourth state.
I have become the the undivided Supreme Brahman, the fault-less.
Revered One!  How great is your Grace!  How great!

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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #126 on: February 18, 2014, 01:16:52 PM »
In Chapter 41, Nidagha continues to narrate his state of becoming Brahman, the Truth Knowledge Infinite Bliss,
and also thanks his Guru Sage Ribhu:

25.

I have become the Supreme Brahman, without any form.
I have become the Supreme Brahman, which abides as the One.
I have become the Supreme Brahman, which is invisible.
I have become the Supreme Brahman, which is unwavering.
I have become the Supreme Brahman, which is immanent as the immaculate.
I have become the Supreme Brahman, which stands as the stainless.
I have become the Supreme Brahman, which is the one and non dual.
Lord!  How great is your grace!  How great!

26.

I have become the Supreme Brahman, the ever enlightened.
I have become the Supreme Brahman, the eternally pure.
I have become the Supreme Brahman, the ever liberated.
I have become the Supreme Brahman, the ever steady.
I have become the Supreme Brahman, the non dual.
I have become the Supreme Brahman, the formless.
I have become the Supreme Brahman, the non dual.
Lord! How great is your Grace!  How great!

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Arunachala Siva.         

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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #127 on: February 19, 2014, 01:21:00 PM »
Nidagha narrates his becoming the Brahman, Truth, Knowledge, Bliss, Infinite, and thanks Sage Ribhu:

27.

I have become of the nature of the triad of forms.
I have become of the nature of the Supreme, which is all Awareness.
I have become of the nature that that has no triad of states.
I have become of the supreme nature, which is vast as the sky.
I have become of the nature, that has no six fold modifications.
I have become of the supreme nature, which exists as the One.
I have become of the nature of the perfectly full Supreme.
How great is your Grace!  How great!

28.

My Guru!  As exhorted by you,
By always practicing constantly,
The faultless, undivided, supreme certitude
That I am Brahman, Brahman is myself, and I am all.
And rid of the misconceptions that constitute bondage.
And attaining the defect-less, supreme Brahman-Bliss,
I exist as the nature that is totally immaculate.
What shall I say of the immensity of your Grace?

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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #128 on: February 20, 2014, 12:11:41 PM »
In Chapter 41, Nidagha further narrates his becoming Brahman, Truth Knowledge Bliss Infinite:
The last verse as in every chapter is a praise of Nataraja of Chidambaram:

29.

I have been describing the undivided, supreme certitude,
In the manner I have obtained it.
Whoever grasps this steadfast certitude
Will attain Bliss.
In addition, whoever listens to this daily
Will become of the nature of the Supreme and be rid of all attachments.
All that is said here is the Truth.
Saying thus, Nidagha abided in the Bliss of the nature of the pure Absolute.

30.

Only those who listen to the meaning of the great aphorisms taught by the guide in his compassion,
And further faultlessly reflect on them
And enter into one pointed, profound meditation thereon,
Are delusion-less and realizes for all the time
That we are the blemish-less, undivided Absolute.
They will be liberated from the misery of worldly existence.
Thus, Skanda, expounded this to Jaigheeshavya.
In the like manner, Suta proclaimed this.

31.

It is the infinite form of our God of gods in a state of joyous dance that declares
The unparalleled experience of Nidagha in the presence of the spiritual Master,
That all the appearances of the mobile and the immobile are only 'I' and nothing apart,
And the 'I' hat is the entirety complete and all pervasive, is the part-less Absolute alone.

Chapter 41 concluded.

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« Reply #129 on: February 21, 2014, 01:14:40 PM »
Chapter 42 of Ribhu Gita:

Here, Nidagha describes the greatness of the Treatise, of its Teacher, and of the Grace of Siva, that bestows the Knowledge.

1.

Sage Nidagha joyously continued thus:
Taintless Guru ! In great compassion,
Mahesvara expounded
This extremely secret Treatise to you,
In indescribable compassion,
You, the reservoir of sympathy,
Explained this to me.
I have gathered this into my heart, as taught by you.

2.

My guide! By listening attentively
To just one chapter of this Treatise,
I have attained the undivided Supreme Siva-Knowledge,
The sun dispels and fully clears
The mass of darkness, maya, (delusion),
That mystifies the mind.
Lord! Even by listening to one stanza of this,
The Bliss of Liberation without a second second can be attained.

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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #130 on: February 22, 2014, 01:18:00 PM »
In Chapter 42, Nidagha continues his description of the greatness of the Treatise, of its Teacher, and of the Grace of Siva
that bestows the Knowledge:

3.

One who has listened to it and understood even one verse of this scripture
Will obtain liberation, which is non dual,
This is, indeed, the Truth.
If one understands the meaning of this poem,
That all is Brahman, ever, and we are That,
There is no need to inquire unnecessarily into a plethora of texts.
The Knowledge of the undivided Absolute can be attained
By just one verse of this wonderful work.

4.

Only the excellent Guru who naturally
Gives instructions in this Treatise in this manner is a real Guru.
What is the use of the weird teachers who give instruction
In multifarious treatises in diverse ways?
He who gives instruction in this Treatise on a lofty plane
Is, indeed, the Supreme Brahman, which is Knowledge and Awareness.
This is the Truth, there is not the least doubt about this.
In the name of the feet of Siva, I say, there is no doubt of this.

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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #131 on: February 23, 2014, 10:14:59 AM »
In Chapter 42, Nidagha describes further the greatness of the Treatise, of Its Teacher, and of the Grace of Siva that bestows
the Knowledge:

5

One who expounds this treatise in compassion is verily the incomparable Siva;
There is no doubt of this.
One who expounds this Treatise in compassion is verily the incomparable Devi;
There is no doubt of this.
One who expounds this Treatise in compassion is verily Vinayaka;
There is no doubt of this.
One who expounds this Treatise in compassion is the shining Shanmukha:
There is no doubt of this.

6.

Whoever graciously expounds this is Nandikeswara;
There is no doubt of this.
Whoever graciously expounds this is Dattatreya;
There is no doubt of this.
Whoever graciously expounds this is Dakshinamurti;
There is no doubt of this.
Whoever graciously expounds this is the undivided Supreme Siva;
There is no doubt of this.

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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #132 on: February 24, 2014, 01:27:56 PM »
Nidagha fuirther describes the greatness of the Treatise, of Its Teacher, and of the grace of Siva, that bestows the Knowledge:

7.

What avails such verbiage?
He who expounds this Treatise without any uncertaiknties is, indeed, the Supreme Siva.
Foremost among men! But for you,
Not one is competent in all the worlds,
Among gods and sages,
To easily expound the meaning of this Treatise in this manner.
There is an atom of doubt about this.
True it is, I would say this touching the feet of Siva.

8

As the Guru who graciously teaches this treatise
Is, indeed, the Supreme Siva,
The disciple who has received such teaching without reservations
Should never do any disservice to that excellent Guru
By any of the triad of means.
To the extent of his capacity,
He would worship him with wealth and other means.
Is there any real relative apart from the defect-less Guru?

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« Reply #133 on: February 25, 2014, 12:53:21 PM »
In Chapter 42, Nidagha describes further the greatness of the Treatise, of its Teacher, and of the Grace of Siva, that bestows
the Knowledge:

9.

The father and the other relatives cannot remove the origin-less bondage of worldly existence
Simply because they giver one only an endless succession of bodies;
If inquired into with deep thought,
All such relatives are only enervating enemies.
The Guru, the embodiment of endless grace, will, on the other hand,
Graciously confer the undivided, supreme Knowledge and save one,
Scouring out the attachments that are the origin-less bondage of worldly existence until one is spotless.

10.

Supreme Guru! Even if the Supreme Siva, the Supreme Lord (Isvara),
Is the Supreme Guru,
If the blemish-less Supreme Siva at some times become angry.
The peerless treasure of compassion, the Guru, will save one.
If the Guru, the embodiment of Grace,   
Becomes angry any day,
None saves the disciple in all the three worlds
Or clears up his confusion.               

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Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #134 on: February 26, 2014, 01:50:46 PM »
Nidagha further describes the greatness of the Treatise, of its Teacher, and of the grace of Siva that bestows the Knowledge:

11.

Therefore, it is only those who have fathomless faith
Towards the Guru, towards this Treatise,
And towards the Lord of all the world, the Supreme Lord, (Isvara),
That are fit to practice the tenets of this Treatise.
Others who are faithless fools
Will never be competent.
To beneficially comprehend even a stanza of this Treatise
Truth this is; there is not an atom of doubt of this.

12.

To attain the Knowledge of the identity of the individual and the Supreme
Nothing else can be the cause except faith.
Have not the Vedas declared that it is only by sincere faith, suffused with earnestness,
That the worriless, Supreme Knowledge can be obtained,
The Knowledge that all is non existent,
That only the undivided Supreme Brahman by itself is what exists,
And That we are,
And that by nothing else can the undivided Knowledge be reached?

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.