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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #90 on: January 10, 2014, 12:10:33 PM »
In Chapter 38 of Ribhu Gita, the author further describes the greatness of this Treatise in the some more verses.
Some verses are given below:

44.

My Guide!  Of the words that you in your grace have bestowed,
I have taken up for reflection one of the statements of certitude that you have uttered.
Thoroughly effacing all attachment and holding fast to the supreme Bliss,
I have become of the nature of Supreme Brahman.
What shall I say of your compassion
That has removed all my worldly sorrow and conferred undivided Bliss?
There is not an iota of doubt in what has been said.
How shall I describe this greatness of yours, Revered Master!

45.

There is no recompense
For this help of yours rendered in compassion.
Supreme Guru! My humble self would offer
Endless variety of obeisance to your pair of feet.
But even obeisance is more of a courtesy (than anything else
For) is there any obeisance in the domain of the ultimate Truth?
All is Brahman in the ultimate Truth,
And no difference of any kind exists.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.         

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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #91 on: January 11, 2014, 10:40:25 AM »
Chapter 38 continues to describe the greatness of the Treatise: 

46.

My good Guide! In the revelation of the divine Awareness,
I have personally experienced by your compassion.
There is neither I who am speaking nor you,
Nor this Treatise on which has been heaped such praise.
No individuals (Jiva-s) affected by bondage, no Lord Isvara,
And none of the differentiated earth or other worlds.
Revered Guru! All is the Supreme Brahman
Of the undivided nature and nothing apart.

47.

Great among Gurus! in the partless, undivided, supreme revelation,
Which I have obtained by your compassion,
All is of the nature of the Supreme Brahman,
And there is nothing apart as 'all'
There is no such talk of the manifold, of Brahma, and of all
As being separate entities.
Nothing ever exists anywhere.
All that is Brahman, of the nature of Awareness.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       

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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #92 on: January 12, 2014, 01:23:49 PM »
In Chapter 38, the author further describes the greatness of the Treatise:

48.

The rapidly rising projection of 'I',
The persistent projections of 'this' before one,
The pluralistic mode of the body and such.
The witness mode of 'I am the witness'
And the undivided mode of 'I am the One Supreme' --
Without any such modes of projections,
The sorrow-less, spotless nature of the Supreme,
The self illumined, alone shines.

49.

By your grace, with all manner of differences in my mind,
Removed in a trice,
I have reached the inexplicable
Undivided, natural state of my own nature.
There is no doubt in what has been said, Supreme Guru!
He, Nidagha, was happily ensconced
By himself in his Natural State (sahaja).

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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #93 on: January 13, 2014, 08:33:16 AM »
The author completes the Chapter 38, by giving one more verse on the greatness of this Treatise and the last verse is
a prayer to Siva, who is the all complete Supreme Brahman.

50.

It is only for those who are blessed with the compassion of the great Siva
And the compassion of the Guru,
Who is the embodiment of that Siva,
That the perception of the appearance of the world, individuals and the Supremed
Will disappear without a trace
And the indivisible, undivided Supreme State will result.
What is spoken is the Truth.
Thus Suta explained thoroughly he great Truth expounded to Jaigheeshavaya by Skanda.

51.

It is the infinite form of our perfectly full Lord in a state of joyous dance that proclaims:
There is nothing apart from the Absolute Reality, which is all complete.
All is the all complete Supreme Reality. That You are.
This is the treatise of treatises, the essence of all.

Chapter 38 concluded.

Arunachala Siva.       

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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #94 on: January 14, 2014, 10:31:31 AM »
Chapter 39 describes Nidagha's eulogy in loving wonder of the Grace of the Guru and description of his wonderful direct
experience of the undivided Awareness. 

I shall give only two or three verses:

1.

The blemish-less sage Ribhu
Again affectionately addressed sage Nidagha thus:
Did you understand the greatness
Of the rare-to-find, undivided Knowledge as explained?
Did you attain Brahman
In your undivided mind, with a realization that is steadfast and free of differences?
Did you attain he state of being That
Devoid of all the vacillating distortions of the mind?

7.

Best among the Gurus, Oh, by your compassion,
Rid of all restricting ideas of differences and with great steadfastness
I have instantaneously reached
The certitude that all is Brahman.
Oh! by this expansive, definite certitude,
I am at peace, with in myself, the Absolute,
And with all the spreading misery of the mundane existence removed
Oh, I have, indeed, attained the blemish-less, Supreme Bliss.       

9.

Earlier I was wandering as an ignoramus.
Today, here, I have become one who has realized  I am the Self.
Earlier, I was misled about my being the body.
Today, I have become one who has realized himself, the seer.
Earlier, I had confused myself as thought
Today, I have become one who has realized himself as all Consciousness.
Earlier I remained as a distortion of Consciousness.
Today, I have become one who has realized himself as Consciousness Supreme.

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #95 on: January 15, 2014, 12:49:26 PM »
In Chapter 39 of Ribhu Gita, let us see two more verses where Nidagha expresses his thanks to the Guru Ribhu and also
describes his present state.

29.

Saying thus, with utmost deference,
In front of the Sage Ribhu,
The non dual experience he had attained
In the undivided Supreme Brahman,
Nidagha, himself transformed into the undivided
Without the minutest misapprehension.
And identifying himself with the Supreme Brahman,
Enjoyed untrammeled Bliss.

30.

The blessing of Liberation is only for those
Who are the recipients of the grace of Siva due to their active devotion,
Such a worship of Siva and such,
And in whom arises the undivided, supreme Knowledge
That all is Brahman and That I am  - not for others.
Thus Suta told the assembled sages,
In the manner that Skanda earlier explained to Jaigheeshavya,
Brimming with devotion to Siva.

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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #96 on: January 16, 2014, 10:31:15 AM »
The Chapter 40 of Ribhu Gita describes Nidagha's declaration of his being Brahman, the Seer, with nothing to see and
no obeisance to be offered to a Guru.

1.

As the recipient, as the beneficiary, of the ineffable, undivided Supreme Bliss,
Sage Nidagha continued:
Master!  by your steadfast compassion,
For me, who have become of the nature of the Supreme Brahman,'
Submerged in an ocean of bliss,
Rid of all the bondage and sorrow of worldly existence,
There is no perception of duality such as the Isvara, world and the individual (Jiva),
In the least, Oh! Oh!

2.

I do not perceive the body that appears as gross,
I do not perceive the body that appears as subtle,
I do not perceive the body that appears as casual.
I do not perceive time or space and such.
I do not perceive a trace of anything illusory.
I have become the Supreme Brahman, of the nature of
The Supremely quiescent, changeless, complete Existence.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.         

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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #97 on: January 17, 2014, 01:48:48 PM »
In Chapter 42, Nidagha further expresses his state of staying in his own true state, and also thanks his Guru, Ribhu:

3.

I do not perceive the sentient or the insentient or others,
I do not perceive the existent or the non existent or the others,
I do not perceive the pot or the cloth or the other objects,
I do not perceive cause and effect or others.
I do not perceive the body or other conditioning.
I do not perceive any individual (Jiva) or the Supreme (Para) that becomes conditioned,
I have become the eternal Supreme Brahman,
Of the nature of untrammeled joy, shining Consciousness, Revered One!

4.

I do not perceive the forms of Brahma, Vishnu, Siva and others.
I do not perceive the pentad of actions performed by them.
I do not perceive the gods or demons, men or beasts.
I do not perceive the sun, or moon or other luminaries.
I do not perceive a trace of the presence of here or hereafter.
I do not perceive the differentiation as individuals (Jivas)
I have become the Supreme Brahman.
The exalted Reality, formless as the Space.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.   

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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #98 on: January 18, 2014, 10:05:59 AM »
Nidagha further describes his true nature of one's state, and also thanks his Guru Ribhu:

5.

I do not perceive any duality or non duality.
I do not perceive any joy or sorrow, any praise or blame.
I do not perceive any differences of multiple religions.
I do not perceive anything that stands apart.
I do not perceive any guru conferring auspiciousness or any disciple.
I do not perceive any words of instructions.
Becoming the blemish-less, undivided supreme Consciousness,
I have become the changeless Supreme Brahman, Revered One!

6.

I do not perceive any trace of the fickle ignorance.
I do not perceive any of the doubts and discords.
I do not perceive the states of listening and such,
I do not perceive any fear of defective duality.
I do not perceive any if the insurmountable bondage of worldly existence.
I have become the non dual Supreme Brahman,
The motionless, undivided, supreme Consciousness, Revered One!


7.

I do not perceive modification like birth and others.
I do not perceive the body and such that undergo modification.
I do not perceive different states such as wakefulness and such,
I do not perceive the qualities that are assigned name and such.
I do not perceive dream or high, the high, the low, and others.
I do not perceive any of the illusory pairs of opposites.
I have become the non dual Supreme Brahman,
The mass of eternal Bliss, Revered One!

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.   
   

         

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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #99 on: January 19, 2014, 03:09:49 PM »
In Chapter 41 of Ribhu Gita, Nidagha further describes his state of staying in one's own natural state, and also thanks Ribhu.

8.

I do not perceive any of the beings of the world.
I do not perceive any of he senses or organs.
I do not perceive any of the Vedas or scriptures.
I do not perceive any of the injunctions or prohibitions.
I do not perceive any of the castes, law or lineage.
I do not perceive any actions or achievements.   
I have become the non dual, undivided Supreme Brahman.
Undivided, origin-less and endless, Revered One !

9.

I do not perceive anything of duality as not being Brahman.
I see everything as the Supreme Brahman.
I do not perceive anything apart from Brahman.
I see everything as the Supreme Brahman.
I do not perceive anything differentiated as 'all'.
I see all as the Supreme Brahman.
Best of Gurus! I, indeed, have become the Supreme Brahman.
How great is your undiminishing grace!

contd.,

Arunachala Siva. 

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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #100 on: January 20, 2014, 10:38:00 AM »
Nidagha further describes his state of remaining in his own nature, and thanks his Guru, Ribhu:

10.

I am, indeed, Brahman, the mass of Existence Consciousness Bliss.
I am, indeed, Brahman, the changeless, the peaceful.
I am, indeed, Brahman, the Void, which is that Knowledge.
I am, indeed, Brahman, which stands as That.
I am, indeed, Brahman, which stands motionless like a rock.
I am, indeed, Brahman, the taintless and undivided.
By such constant, practiced certitude, Revered One!
I have become the Supreme Brahman, without a second.

11.

I am, indeed, Brahman, the unattached, of the fourth state.
I am, indeed, Brahman, the spotless and pure.
I am, indeed, Brahman, the eternal and endless.
I am, indeed, Brahman, the perfectly pure.
I am, indeed, Brahman, he bondage-less and liberated.
I am, indeed, Brahman, the difference-less Knowledge.
By such practiced certitude, Revered One!
I have become the Supreme Brahman, without a second.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.         

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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #101 on: January 21, 2014, 12:52:12 PM »
Nidagha continues to speak about his state of true nature, and also thanks Ribhu, the guru.

12.

I, indeed, am the Supreme Brahman, the substratum of all.
I, indeed, am the Supreme Brahman, which manifests as all.
I, indeed, am the Supreme Brahman, which is completely free of any identify.
I, indeed, am the non dual Brahman, devoid of all.
I, indeed, am the all complete, perfectly full Brahman.
I, indeed, am Brahman, which has no sextet of modifications.
By such undiminishing, practiced certitude, Revered One!
I have become the Supreme Brahman, without a second.

13.

I, indeed, am Brahman, the mass of Existence-Consciousness-Bliss.
I, indeed, am Brahman, the mass of eternal Bliss
I, indeed, am Brahman, which is veil-less.
I, indeed, am Brahman, which is non dual.
I, indeed, am Brahman, the undivided and perfectly full.
By such practiced certitude, O Revered One!
I have become the Supreme Brahman, without a second.

contd.,

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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #102 on: January 22, 2014, 10:46:15 AM »
Nidagha further describes his state of staying in his own true nature, and also thanks his Guru, Ribhu:

14.

I, indeed, am Brahman, without any illusions.
I, indeed am Brahman, which exists untainted.
I, indeed am Brahman, which is full of Consciousness.
I, indeed am Brahman, which is the expanse of Consciousness.
I, indeed, am Brahman, which abides fearlessly.
I, indeed, am Brahman, which is all pervasive.
By such wonderful, practiced certitude, Revered One!
I have become the undivided Supreme Brahman.

15.

I, indeed, am the nature of the attachment-less Supreme Brahman.
I, indeed, am of the nature of the defect-less Supreme Brahman.
I, indeed, am of the nature of the indestructible Supreme Brahman.
I, indeed, am of the nature of the division-less Supreme Brahman.
I, indeed, am of the indestructible Supreme Brahman.
I, indeed, am of the nature of the indivisible Supreme Brahman.
By such blemish-less , practiced certitude, Revered One!
I have become the undivided Supreme Brahman.

contd.,

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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #103 on: January 23, 2014, 12:46:49 PM »
Nidagha after attaining the state of his own true nature, describes his state and also thanks his Guru, Ribhu, in Chapter 40.

16.

I, indeed, am of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, the immemorial.
I, indeed, am of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, the complete.
I, indeed, am of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, the affliction-less.
I, indeed, am of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, the motionless.
I, indeed, am of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, the sanctified.
By such practiced certitude day and night, Revered One!
I have become the fearless Supreme Brahman.

17.

I, indeed, am of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, the blemish-less.
I, indeed, am of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, the attribute-less.
I, indeed, am of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, the One.
I, indeed, am of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, the incomparable.
I, indeed, am of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, the Great.
I, indeed, am of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, the undifferentiated
By such non dual, practiced certitude, Revered One!
I have become the peerless Supreme Brahman.

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Re: Sadahanas from Ribhu Gita
« Reply #104 on: January 24, 2014, 10:30:27 AM »
Nidagha further expresses his blissful state of oneness with real nature, and thanks Ribhu:

18.

I, indeed, am of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, the eternal.
I, indeed, am of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, the untainted.
I, indeed, am of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, the pure.
I, indeed, am of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, the subtle.
I, indeed, am of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, the sublime.
I, indeed, am of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, Awareness Itself.
By such doubtless, practical certitude, Revered One!
I have become the imperishable Supreme Brahman.

19.

I have thus demonstrated, in this manner,
The great experience I have had by your grace.
Immense Ocean of compassion!
There is no way I can recompense you here.
I offered you my body and my mind.
But you have burnt them to ashes instantaneously.   
Sinless One! I offered you myself.
You have made that also as your own Self.

Arunachala Siva.