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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #135 on: February 27, 2014, 01:33:49 PM »
In Chapter 42, Nidagha further describes the greatness of the Treatise, of Its Teacher, and of the Grace of Siva, that
bestows the Knowledge:

13.

Only those who have clung to the compassion of the Supreme Siva
Will understand the extensive meaning of this Treatise.
Those ignorants who have not gained the rare compassion of Siva
Will never understand the rare meaning of this.
Does not the crest of the Vedas proclaim
That only those who divested themselves of all,
And who by constant contemplation of the Supreme Siva have gained his compassion .
Can merge themselves in the undivided Knowledge?

14.

Therefore, only those who have clung to the compassion of Siva,
By meditation upon the undivided, supreme nature of Siva,
Rejecting all in all sincerity,
As set out in this Treatise,
Shall acquire the imperishable meaning of this Treatise,
The undivided supreme Knowledge, without a second.
There is no knowledge that can compare
With the Knowledge of the meaning that has been conveyed in this Treatise.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.   

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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #136 on: March 01, 2014, 01:27:30 PM »
In Chapter 42, Nidagha further describes the greatness of the Treatise, of Its Teacher, and of the Grace of Siva, that
bestows the Knowledge:

15.

In all the varieties of epics and mythical lore,
There is no easy knowledge to compare
With the blemish-less Knowledge of this Treatise,
Directly expounded personally
By the omniscient crest jewel, the Supreme Lord,
As the beneficent essence of the conclusions of all the Vedas,
Without any admixture of the multitude
Of Yoga, Samkhyas, and differing meditations.

16.

The subtle, undivided, supreme Siva Knowledge
Clearly expounded in this Treatise
Will easily be the result
By an appropriate conviction practiced in defect-less devotion.
This Knowledge is easy to attain
Because there is no strain in the non dual bhava.
That all the appearances arising in thought are Siva, all Consciousness,
And That we are.

contd.,

Arunachala 'Siva.   

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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #137 on: March 02, 2014, 12:35:38 PM »
In Chapter 42, Nidagha describes the greatness of the Treatise further, and of Its Teacher, and of the Grace of Siva that
bestows the Knowledge:

17.

In this manner, the Knowledge attained by this Treatise
Will destroy all duality.
The Knowledge that is revealed by this divine Treatise
Will destroy all existence and non existence.
The Knowledge nurtured by this excellent Treatise
Will efface all the world, individuals and the Supreme.
The Knowledge gained in such manner by this Treatise
Will confer undivided, Supreme Bliss.

18.

The Knowledge of this Treatise, as explained,
Will arise only in one who,
Without a day's exception, betakes himself to blemish-less devotion to the Sadguru
Akin to the devotion of to the Supreme Siva.
The Knowledge of this Treatise, coursing through mind,
Will immediately cure all great sorrow.
What avails endless repetition?
This Knowledge is the one which confers the undivided, Supreme Liberation.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
 
         

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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #138 on: March 03, 2014, 12:47:03 PM »
Niidagha further describes the greatness of the Treatise, of Its Teacher, and of the Grace of Siva that bestows the Knowledge,
in this Chapter 42 of Ribhu Gita:


19.

If the disciple who devotedly listens
To this blemish-less treatise in the presence of the Guru
does not perform faultless worship of the revered Guru
With all his resources,
That blameworthy disciple will enter for a hundred births
Into the wombs of wretched dogs.
Besides he will suffer a million births,
As an outcast, which is beneath all castes.

20.

If the disciple who listens joyously
To the said treatise in the presence of the Guru
Decries the blameless, worthy Guru,
He will be consigned to be a hound in hell for numberless births.
One who does not look upon his Guru as the Supreme Siva
After listening to this immortal treatise
Will, with accumulated sin, be born as a boar, birth after birth
And be banished to hell to bide time there.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       

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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #139 on: March 04, 2014, 10:18:53 AM »
In Chapter 42, Nidagha continues to describe the greatness of the Treatise, of its Teacher, and of the Grace of Siva,
that bestows the Knowledge:

21.

Whoever is vainly envious
Of the teacher of this rare Treatise,
Instead of pleasing him,
Will for eons wriggle as a worm in feces.
The teacher who expounds this rare Treatise
Is, indeed, the undivided Supreme Brahman.
What shall we say of the egregious sin
Of one who is vainly envious of him?

22.

What avails limitless repetition?
Only for those who are devoted day after day to the Guru and he Supreme Isvara, the Lord of all the world,
Will the knowledge of this Treatise arise with certitude.
By the Knowledge manifesting in the mind itself,
The magnificent Bliss of Liberation can be embraced.
Those who listen to this with deep sincerity and profound faith
Will have all their blemish removed
And become the Supreme Brahman.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.         

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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #140 on: March 05, 2014, 09:54:18 AM »
Nidagha further describes the greatness of the Treatise, of Its Teacher and of the grace of Siva that bestows the Knowledge,
in this Chapter 42.

23.

Those who pursue with one pointed attention to this Treatise expounded by the omniscient Supreme Siva
Will not have any attraction for any other Treatise.
What is the advantage of an array of words?
Even if all the husk in the world is pounded hard,
Will it yield a single grain of rice?
Likewise, even if all the works are gone through,
The Knowledge of the undivided Supreme Siva
Would nowhere be in sight.

24.

Therefore, only for those who abstain from any treatises
And practice the tenets of this treatise,
Does the difference-less, undivided Supreme Knowledge result
There is not the least trace of doubt of this.
This is, indeed, the direct experience I have had!
How great is this treatise!
How great is the guide whose grace confers this!

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Arunachala Siva.                 

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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #141 on: March 06, 2014, 10:18:05 AM »
Nidagha further narrates the description of the greatness of this Treatise, of its Teacher, and of the Grace of Siva
that bestows the Knowledge, in Chapter 42.  Chapter is completed with these two verses:

25.

Thus did Sage Nidagha,
On the strength of his unparalleled personal experience
And by the divine Guru's greatness,
Describe the glory of this Treatise
In delectable fashion in the presence of the Guru
And abide in the Bliss of identity-less nature.
Thus Skanda graciously expounded this to Jaigheeshavya.
So said Suta to all those assembled.

26.

This is the concluding verse (as in each Chapter) a thanksgiving to Nataraja:

It is the infinite form of our immaculate Lord in peerless, joyous dance that says:
The guide who explained the superiority of this treatise
Pointed out that the other works do not possess the greatness of this treatise
To Sage Nidagha, devoid of 'I'-ness, strengthened by the experience of the great undivided state.

chapter 42 concluded.

Arunachala Siva.     
   
 

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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #142 on: March 07, 2014, 10:10:08 AM »
In Chapter 43 of Ribhu Gita, Nidagaha narrates his attaining of the state of Jivan Mukti, abiding as the nature of the
eternal, pure, realized, liberated, infinite Consciousness by the grace of the Teacher, Sage Ribhu:

1.

The great Sage Nidagha,
In blissful rapture,
With his inner attainment of the undivided supreme Knowledge of Brahman,
Further praised the Guru in joy thus:
Worthy Guide! By your discourse
Delivered in causeless compassion,
I am rid of the delusion of the world and all
And have become Brahman, Truth Knowledge Infinity.

2.

Elite among the Gurus!  By the instruction with which you have graced me
I have become Brahman,     
With all debilitating ignorance and other conditioning effaced,
Established as the infinite expanse of Consciousness,
Blemish-less, part-less, continuous Existence,
Awareness, the unsurpassed Bliss,
The all complete and perfectly full, the peaceful,
The ancient, the motionless nature, the incorporeal, with nothing apart.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.