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« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2013, 10:15:13 AM »
Chapter Twenty Six:

Undifferentiated abidance in the Non dual nature:

I shall give today four more verses:

5.

That in which there is neither a sankalpa nor vikalpa
In which there is neither peace nor perturbance,
In which there is neither mind nor intellect,
In which there is no confusion or conviction,
In which there is no bhava or absence of bhava,
And in which there is no cognition of duality at all --
Being as That itself, without the least fear of duality
Ever abide in unwavering Bliss.

6

That in which there is nothing bad or good,
In which there is neither sorrow nor pleasure,
In which there is neither silence nor speech.
In which there are no pairs of opposites.
In which there is no distinction of 'I' or 'body'
And in which there is not the least thing to perceive --
Ever abide in Bliss, without a trace of sankalpa.
In That itself as That itself.

7

That in which there is no activity of body,
In which there is no activity of speech,
In which there is no activity of any other kind,
In which there is nothing sinful or meritorious,
And in which there is no trace of desire or its consequences --
Ever abide in Bliss, without a trace of a sankalpa,
In That itself as That itself.

8

That in which there is never any imagination,
In which there is no one who imagines,
In which he universe has not arisen,   
In which the universe does not exist,
In which the universe does not get dissolved,
And in which nothing exists at any time --
Ever abide in Bliss, without a trace of sankalpa,
In That itself as That itself.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       

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« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2013, 12:28:46 PM »

Chapter 26 continues....

9.

That in which there is no appearance of maya (illusion),
In which there are no effects of maya (delusion),
In which there is neither knowledge nor ignorance,
In which there is neither Lord (Isvara) nor individual (jiva),
In which there is neither reality, nor unreality,
And in which there is not the least appearance of the world ---
Ever abide in Bliss, without a trace of concept (sankalpa),
In That itself as That itself.

10.

That in which there are no manifold gods,
In which there is no worship or service to these,
In which there is no differentiation as the triad of forms (Brahma, Vishnu, Siva.),
In which there is no meditation on the triad of forms,
In which there is no form of the Supreme Siva,
And in which there is no meditation on the Supreme Siva --
Ever abide in Bliss, without a trace of a concept (sankalpa),
In That itself as That itself.

11.

That in which there is no action suggesting differentiation,
In which there is neither devotion nor knowledge,
In which there is no result to be obtained,
Bereft of which there is no supreme abode
In which there is nothing of means for attainment,
In which there is nothing to be attained --
Ever abide in Bliss, without a trace of a concept (sankalpa)
In That itself as That itself.

12.

That in which  there is nothing of the body or senses or life.
In which there is nothing of mind or intellect or thought,
In which there is nothing of ego or ignorance,
In which there is no experiencer of these,
In which there is no macrocosm or microcosm,
And in which there is not a trace of samsara (cycle of births and deaths) --
Ever abide in Bliss, without a trace of a concept (sankalpa) ---
In that itself as That itself.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       

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« Reply #32 on: November 08, 2013, 01:31:45 PM »
Chapter Twenty Six - continues...

13.

That in which there is no desire and no anger,
In which there is no covetousness and deluded infatuation,
In which there is no arrogance and envious malice,
In which there are no other impurities of the mind,
And in which there is no delusive notion of bondage,
And in which there is no delusive notion of liberation ---
Ever abide in Bliss, without a trace of concept (sankalpa)
In That itself as That itself.

14.

That in which there is neither beginning nor end,
In which there is no bottom or middle or top,
In which there is neither shrine nor deity,
In which there is neither charity nor righteous conduct,
In which there is neither time nor space,
And in which there is no object to be perceived --
Ever abide in Bliss, without a trace of a concept (sankalpa),
In That itself as That itself.

15.

That in which the fourfold means for realization for Brahman do not exist,
In which there is no Sadguru nor diligent disciple,
In which there is no illustrious jnani, the Knower.
In which there is neither of the two kinds of liberation (jivanmukti and videha mukti)
Ever abide in Bliss, without a trace of a concept (sankalpa).
In That itself, as That itself.

16.

That in which there are no scriptures like Veda-s and such,
In which there is no inquiring individual,
In which there is no confusion and clarification,
In which there is no position to be established,
In which there is no position to be rejected,
In which there is nothing at all except oneself --
Ever abide in Bliss, without a trace of a concept (sankalpa),
In That itself as That itself.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.         

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« Reply #33 on: November 09, 2013, 10:36:50 AM »
Chapter Twenty Six continues....

17.

That in which there is no disputation,
In which here are no victories or defeats,
In which there is no text or its meaning,
In which there are no words with which to give expression,
In which there is no differentiation of individual (jiva) and the Supreme,
and in which there are no conditionings --
Ever abide in Bliss, without a trace of a concept (sankalpa)
In That itself, as That itself.

18.

That in which there is no listening (sravana) or connected practices (manana, nididhyasana),
In which here is no exalted samadhi
In which there is no differentiation between objects  of the same particular group,
In which there is no differentiation as affording pleasure or otherwise,
And in which there are no words or their meanings --
Ever abide in Bliss, without a trace of a concept (sankalpa)
In That itself, as That itself.

19.

That in which there is no trace of the fear of hell,
In which there is no pleasure of heaven, either,
In which there are no worlds of the Creator or others,
In which there are no fruits to be enjoyed there,
In which there are no other worlds,
And in which there exists no universe --
Ever abide in Bliss, without a trace of a concept, (sankalpa),
In That itself as That itself.

20.

That in which there are no elements,
In which there is not even a trace of any derivatives of the elements,
In which there is no egoism or sense of possession,
In which there is no trace of the kingdom of the mind,
In which there is no defect of attachment,   
And in which there is not the slightest trace of vikalpa
Ever abide in Bliss, without a trace of a concept (sankalpa)
In That itself as That itself.

contd.,
 
Arunachala Siva.   

 

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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2013, 10:18:04 AM »
Chapter Twenty Six of Ribhu Gita continues.....

21.

That in which there is no triad of bodies (gross, subtle, causal),
In which there is no triad of states of existence (waking, dream and deep sleep),
In which there is no triad of souls (ever free, having attained freedom, bound),
In which there is no triad of afflictions, (caused by bodily and mental factors, caused by external factors, caused
      by supernatural and cosmic factors),
In which there is no pentad of sheaths, (physical, vital energy, mental, intellectual, blissful),
And in which there is no experiencer of any of these ---
Ever abide in Bliss, without a trace of a sankapa
In That itself as That itself.

22.

That in which there is no sentient being,
In which there is no power of veiling,
In which there is no array of differences,
In which there is no power of false projection,
In which there is no delusion of a manifest world --
Ever abide in Bliss, without a trace of a sankalpa, 
In That itself as That itself.

23.

That in which there is nothing of action,
In which there is no performer of action,
In which arises unsurpassed Bliss,
Which is, indeed, the changeless state,
Knowing and realizing which none returns (to mortality or illusion) 
And becoming which one is freed from bondage of worldly existence --
Ever abide in Bliss, without a trace of a sankalpa
In That itself as That itself.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
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« Reply #35 on: November 11, 2013, 01:23:04 PM »
Chapter Twenty Six:

continues...

24.

That by realizing which and in Bliss of which
All other joys appear to be the joys of That,
That after realizing which with very firm certitude as oneself
Nothing else will be something apart,
That by realizing which with very firm certitude as oneself
All kinds of jiva-s will attain Liberation --
Ever abide in Bliss, without a trace of a sankalpa
In That itself as That itself.

25.

That which by knowing firmly as oneself
One has no need to know anything else in the least,
By knowing which with full conviction as oneself
All is know for ever,
And by knowing which as oneself in complete certitude
All actions are accomplished in their entirety --
Ever abide in Bliss, without a trace of a sankalpa,
In That itself as That itself.

26.

That which can be easily attained in an unimpeded manner
By the certitude that I am Brahman,
In which, by quiescence after such certitude,
One completely full, ineffable Bliss will reveal itself,
And by merger of the mind in which
One will be joined with unsurpassed, incomparable contentment --
Ever abide in Bliss, without a trace of sankalpa,
In That itself as That itself.


27.

That by merger of the mind in which
All sorrows will cease to exist in the least,
By merger of mind in which
Neither you nor I nor anything else will exist,
And by merger of the mind in which
All these differences will disappear --
Ever abide in Bliss, without a trace of a sankalpa,
In That itself as That itself.           

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2013, 01:15:26 PM »
Chapter Twenty Six:

28.


That by merger of the mind in which
One abides as oneself with no sense of duality,
By merger of the mind in which
Not a trace of anything separate will remain,
and by merger of the mind in which
Incomparable Bliss alone will reveal itself --
Ever abide in Bliss, without a trace of a sankalpa,
In That itself as That itself.

29.

That which is, indeed, of the nature of undifferentiated Existence,
Which is, indeed, of the nature of undifferentiated Consciousness,   
Which, is, indeed, of the nature of undifferentiated Bliss,
Which is, indeed, of the nature of non duality,
Which, is indeed, not different from the Self,
And which, indeed, is of the undivided Supreme Brahman --
In the firm certitude that 'I am That',
Abide in the Bliss of ever being That itself.

30.

That which, indeed, is 'I' and 'you',
Which, indeed, is everyone else,
Which, indeed, is the substratum of all,
Which, indeed, is One without a trace of anything else,
Which, indeed, is utmost purity,
And which, indeed, is the undivided, complete, perfect fullness ---
By the conviction that 'I am That',
Be in the Bliss of ever being That itself.

31.

That in which there are no varying modes,
In which there is not the least thing different,
In which all egoism is extinguished,
In which all desires or imaginings get destroyed,
In which mind and such perish,
And in which all delusion is destroyed ---
By the firm conviction that 'I am That',
Be in the Bliss of ever being That itself.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       
 
 

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« Reply #37 on: November 13, 2013, 09:49:29 AM »
Chapter Twenty Six:

32.

That in which the body and others cannot be discerned,
In which there is no perception of manifestation whatsoever,
In which the thought itself is destroyed,
In which merges the jiva,
In which all the imaginings get dissolved,
And in which even certitude disappears --
By the deep conviction that 'I am That',
Be in the Bliss of every being That itself.

33.

That in which all meditation is merged,
In which all yoga is obliterated,
In which all ignorance is dead,
In which all knowledge is nullified,
In which there are no interactions involved,
And which is the state of Absolute Truth --
By the very firm conviction that 'I am That',
Be in the Bliss of ever being That itself.

34.

Merging in which one attains happiness always,
Merging in which one never experiences sorrow,
Merging in which one perceives nothing,     
Merging in which one never takes birth at all,
Merging in which one never experiences a sense of being separate,
Merging in which one abides as the Supreme (Para) itself --
By this deep conviction of 'I am That'
Be in the Bliss of ever being That itself.   

35.

That which is verily the nature of the Supreme Brahman,
Which is verily is of the nature of Supreme Siva,
What verily is of the nature of the Supreme State,
Which is verily of the nature of the Knowledge of Reality,
And which verily is of the nature of the Supreme Truth ---
That, indeed, am I.
By such conviction, be in the Bliss of ever being That itself.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     
 

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« Reply #38 on: November 14, 2013, 12:36:01 PM »
Chapter Twenty Six:

36.

That which is verily of the nature of the Pure Absolute,
Which verily is of the nature of a mass of Bliss,
Which verily is of the nature of the subtle Supreme,
Which verily is of the nature of the non dual,
Which verily is of the nature of self luminous,
And which verily is of the nature of the meaning of the undifferentiated --
That, indeed, am I.
By such conviction, be in the Bliss of ever being That itself.

37.

That which is verily of the nature of Truth,
Which is verily of the nature of the peaceful Absolute,
Which verily is of the nature of the eternal,
Which verily is of the nature of the attribute-less,
Which verily is of the nature of the Self,
Which verily is of the nature of the undivided Absolute --
That, indeed, am I.
By such conviction, be in the Bliss of ever being That itself.

38.

That, indeed, which constitute the entirety of interactions,
That even the least of which, cannot indeed, be conveyed by the 'highest truth',
Which, indeed, is the Existence Consciousness Bliss,
Which, indeed, is ever peaceful,
From which, indeed, there is nothing apart,
And which, indeed, abides self existent, all by itself,
That, indeed, am I.
By such conviction, be in the Bliss of ever being That itself.

39.

Thus, have I explained to you, Nidagha!
The state of being established as That itself, without any duality.
You shall enjoy perpetual Bliss
By attaining this state by constant
Continuous, changeless certitude       
Of the undifferentiated Absolute
There are no more miseries of mundane existence at all at any time in the future
For you are Brahman alone.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #39 on: November 15, 2013, 12:59:06 PM »
Chapter Twenty Six:

40.

Casting aside all impure Vasanas
By the pristine tendency left by the practice of
'The Absolute Existence Consciousness Bliss, is all,
And That I ever am',
And subsequently effacing even that tendency,
Son! You will be established in the perfect, full absorption
In and as the non dual Supreme Brahman itself
And attain the Liberation of being the undifferentiated, undivided One.

41.

All impure vasanas are of a state of the mind.
The tendencies (vasana-s) about the Pure Absolute are also of a state of the mind.
The Supreme has no such tendencies (vasana-s).
Hence, be established in this state,
Without any tendencies (vasana-s) of the mind,
Whether considered pure or considered impure,
Like a motionless piece of stone or wood
And without any strain, be in Bliss.

42.

Having disassociated from the imaginings of all other thoughts,
By the conviction (bhava) of being the undivided Absolute,
And forgetting even the said conviction (bhava) of being the Absolute,
You yourself abide as the perfectly full Supreme Brahman.
Even if a great sinner in this world
Hears this explanation now proclaimed
And understands it, he shall, rid of all the great sins of his ego,
Abide as the nature of the undivided, undifferentiated Absolute

43.

The endless Veda-s
In revealing here and there,
The means of meditation for mental purification,
Have indicated only rock-like, motionless merger with and absorption in
The unafflicted mass of Bliss,
The undivided, completely, perfectly full Siva,
As the means for the happy Liberation
Of those who are mentally purified.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
         

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« Reply #40 on: November 16, 2013, 12:18:46 PM »
Chapter Twenty Six:

44.

Therefore, one can here attain
The undifferentiated Liberation by abiding as just That itself
And with a purified mind arising out of the practice of the meditation
That whatever is known is Siva
And that Siva am I.
Whatever stated here is the Truth
Thus, the Sage Ribhu explained in full to Nidagha
The abidance in the True State.

45.

It is the undivided form of our Supreme Lord in a state of sublime, joyous dance that says:
By the conviction that I am ever the Reality, which is Existence Consciousness Bliss,
And by the state of abiding at one with That being That itself,
The empty bondage of the world can be cut asunder and pure Liberation attained.

With this, Chapter 26 of Ribhu Gita is completed.

We shall see one or two verses from the remaining chapters.

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« Reply #41 on: November 17, 2013, 01:13:18 PM »
Chapter Twenty Seven:  Suddha swarupanandam produces Shanti.  Peace by Inquiry in to the Immaculate Nature:


9.

I am ever the undivided Supreme Brahman.
Which has sextet of modifications such as birth and others,
Which is ever of the nature of Consciousness,
Which is beyond the reach of the mind and such,
Which has not an atom of conditioning like delusion and such ,
Which is not affected by the qualities of the Lord (Isvara) or the individual (Jiva).
Be immersed uninterruptedly
In this inquiry with total commitment.

14.

As the fickle mind exists not,
Where arise sankalpa and vikalpa?
As the five elements do not exist,
Where arise the manifold natural forces?
As there is no god in whom to take refuge,
Where arise worship and such?
Be immersed in the inquiry of how the taintless Supreme Brahman is all
And That, indeed, am I.

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« Reply #42 on: November 18, 2013, 10:48:55 AM »
Chapter Twenty Eight:

This speaks of the four Maha Vakyas:

2.

Absolute Knowledge is Brahman (Prajnanam Brahman
Which appears at the end of the eminent Rig Veda, is one such aphorism.
The aphorism I am Brahman (aham Brahmasmi)
Which is at the end of the faultless Yajur Veda, is another,
The aphorism That You Are (tat tvam asi)
At the end of the delusioness Sama Veda, is one such aphorism.
This Self is Brahman (Ayam atma Brahman)
At the end of the rare Atharva Veda is one such aphorism.

3.

Of these four great aphorisms
That are in the four Vedas,
I shall first give the meaning of the first --
Prajnanam Brahman
Son! There are two words in this:
Absolute Knowledge and Brahman.
Listen to the essential explanation
Of the former word - Prajanam - Absolute Knowledge.

4.

Knowledge, itself, is called Absolute Knowledge.
All is perceived by Knowledge.
As well the world that is seen in Knowledge
Is seen as illusion in Knowledge
There is nothing apart from Knowledge.
All the world and everything else is Knowledge only.
Knowledge is our real nature.
Knowledge is the nature of the Supreme Brahman.

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« Reply #43 on: November 23, 2013, 01:25:21 PM »
I shall post from the same Chapter 28, some verses about the first Mahavakya, Prajnanam Brahman:

6.

The Reality that is Absolute Knowledge is Brahman.
The Reality that is Brahman is the Absolute Knowledge.
By such conditioning as ignorance,
The undivided Absolute appears as dual.
When all the conditionings disappear
By the understanding of the aphorism 'Absolute Knowledge is Brahman',
The One Reality -- the mass of Knowledge -
Remains as the undivided meaning.

7.

The direct meaning of the word Prajnanam (Absolute Knowledge)
Is the separated, conditioned individual (Jiva).
The direct meaning of the word Brahman
Is the infinite Lord Isvara conditioned by illusion (Maya).
The one unconditioned Reality
Is the indicated meaning of both words
The identity of the indicated meaning of both words.
Is the undivided meaning of the great aphorism.

8.

Knowing the undivided meaning of the great aphorism as explained,
With the mind being filled with that Knowledge,
Forgetting all else, all sheaths unveiled,
And existing illusion-less
Can be said to be the mind in complete immersion in the undivided mode.
It is only those who have realized the undivided mode as told above,
Who can easily realize Liberation while alive (Jivan mukti)
It is so said in various places.

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« Reply #44 on: November 24, 2013, 09:26:23 AM »
Chapter 28 - I shall give now some verses describing the second Mahavakya - Aham Brahmasmi:

18.


The circumscribed knowledge due to the conditioning of differentiation
And all-embracing, shining omniscience -
All these are of the nature of the said individuals (Jivas) and the Lord
When the conditioning is inquired into and rejected,
Only the identitry of the jiva and the Supreme will remain.
That is the meaning of the word "undivided"
By the aphorism 'I am Brahman' (Aham Brahmasmi)
Abide as the nature of of that meaning of the undivided.

19. 

Pure One! ever knowing the meaning of the statement I am Brahman
As bestowed by the Guru,
One should still again reflect upon it with one's own reasoning,
And, if misapprehensions are eradicated,
In order to end all distortions,
One should daily practice, assiduously Aham Brahmasmi.


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