Siddhanta Tattva Vindu

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  1. Jedi

    Jedi Self Banned

    1. Nor earth nor water, fire nor liquid air, nor ether, nor the powers, nor these in one; undifferentiated, in dreamless perfect rest, that, the One, final, blest, alone, am I.
    2. Nor castes nor their divisions, rite nor rule, are mine, nor fixing mind and thought and mood; no longer dreaming things not Self art 'I' and 'mine,' that, the One, final, blest, alone, am I.
    3. Nor mother, father, nor the gods and worlds, nor Scriptures, offerings, shrines are there, they say, in dreamlessness abandoned by the lonely Self; that, the One, final, blest, alone, am I.
    4. Nor sectary of Cause or Lord or Life knows That, nor follower of Saint or Rite, in perfect union, pure of all but Self, that, the One, final, blest, alone, am I.
    5. Nor upward, downward, nor within, without; nor midward, backward, That, nor east nor west; all-present everywhere in partless unity, that, the One, final, blest, alone, am I.
    6. Nor white nor black nor yellow, That, nor red; nor small nor very great nor short nor long; formless, yet like a light, a star; that, the One, final, blest, alone, am I.
    7. Nor teacher, teaching, learner, what is learned; nor thou nor I nor this expanded world; conscious of its own form, from error free, that, the One, final, blest, alone, am I.
    8.Nor waking, mine, nor dream, nor dreamless sleep; nor fire of life or heart or seeing soul; these three are of unwisdom; but the fourth, that, the One, final, blest, alone, am I.
    9. Even expanded for the sake of Self -- Self, that, still perfect, on no other rests -- all the wide world besides is little worth. ahat, the One, final, blest, alone, am I.
    10. Nor is this first with any second to it; nor lonely this, nor yet has it compeers; nor is this secondless One void or filled with aught; how shall I tell this perfect wisdom's crowd?

    Above song: The Song of the Self was translated by by Charles Johnston.
    http://www.geocities.com/advaitavedant/siddhantatat.htm
     
  2. Bhaskar

    Bhaskar Members

    This is beautiful!!! It reminds me of Adi Shankara's nirvanashatakam or dashashloki.
     
  3. Jedi

    Jedi Self Banned

    Hmm, i am not sure about this one. Please if there is anyway I would love to have my hands on Shankara's nirvanashatakam or Dashashloki :) .
     
  4. Bhaskar

    Bhaskar Members

    1

    Mano budhya ahankara chittaani naham,
    Na cha srothra jihwe na cha graana nethre,
    Na cha vyoma bhoomir na tejo na vayu,
    Chidananda Roopa Shivoham, Shivoham

    Neither am I mind, nor intellect nor ego nor memory,
    Nor am I ears or the tongue or the nose or the eyes,
    Nor am I space, earth nor air nor the light,
    I am of the form of consciousness and bliss, I am Shiva, I am the Pure.

    2
    Na cha praana sangno na vai pancha vaayur,
    Na vaa saptha dhathur na va pancha kosa,
    Na vak pani padam na chopastha payu,
    Chidananda Roopa Shivoham, Shivoham

    Neither am I the bodily functions, nor am I the five vital airs,
    nor am I the seven elements, nor am I the five internal organs,
    Nor am I voice or hands or feet or organs of excretion,
    I am of the form of consciousness and bliss, I am Shiva, I am the Pure.
    3

    Na me dwesha ragou na me lobha mohou,
    Mado naiva me naiva matsarya bhava,
    Na dharmo na cha artha na kamo na moksha,
    Chidananda Roopa Shivoham, Shivoham

    I never do have enmity or kinship, nor greed or delusion,
    Neither am I intoxicated nor competitiveness,
    Neither do I have duties, nor money nor passion nor liberation,
    I am of the form of consciousness and bliss, I am Shiva, I am the Pure.

    4

    Na punyam na paapam na soukhyam na dukham,
    Na mantro na teertho na veda na yagna,
    Aham bhojanam naiva bhojyam na bhokta,
    Chidananda Roopa Shivoham, Shivoham

    Never do I have good deeds or sins or pleasure or sorrow,
    Neither do I have mantras nor pilgrimage nor scriptures nor ritual,
    I am neither experienced nor the experience nor the experiencer,
    I am of the form of consciousness and bliss, I am Shiva, I am the Pure.

    5

    Na me mrutyu sankha na me jati bheda,
    Pita naiva me naiva mata na janma,
    Na bhandhur na mitram gurur naiva sishya,
    Chidananda Roopa Shivoham, Shivoham

    I do not have death (change) or doubts or distinction of caste,
    I do not have either father or mother or even birth,
    And I do not have relations or friends or teacher or students,
    I am of the form of consciousness and bliss, I am Shiva, I am the Pure.

    6

    Aham nirvikalpo nirakara roopa,
    Vibhuthwascha sarvathra sarvendriyanaam,
    Na cha sangatham naiva mukthir na meya
    Chidananda Roopa Shivoham, Shivoham


    I am one without doubts , My form is formless,
    I am in no way bound to my sense organs,
    I am neither bound nor am I freed (for there is nothing other than me to be freed from)
    I am of the form of consciousness and bliss, I am Shiva, I am the Pure.
     
  5. Bhaskar

    Bhaskar Members

    He travelled north and ultimately found such a teacher
    in Sri Govindapadacharya, who was in deep meditation in a cave
    on the banks of the Narmada. When fervently implored by Sri
    Sankara, the Saint woke up and asked Sri Sankara who he was. It
    was in reponse to this simple question that Sri Sankara burst
    out in a set of ten pregnant stanzas explaining the real nature
    of the Self which alone he was. The Saint realising that Sri
    Sanakara was a realised soul, who had come to him for initiation
    only to conform to the normal method of entering the Sannyasa Order,
    immediately accepted him as a disciple.


    na bhuumirna toyaM na tejo na vaayuH
    na khaM nendriyaM vaa na teshhaaM samuuhaH .
    anekaantikatvaat.h sushhuptyekasiddaH
    tadeko.avashishhTaH shivaH kevalo.aham.h .. 1..

    "I am not the Earth nor Water, neither Fire nor Air, I
    am not space. Neither am I any of the Faculties nor am I their
    aggregrate. I am not any of these as they are all impermanent. I
    am observed however in the sole experience of deep sleep. That
    One, the Residue, the Auspicious, the Only One, am I."

    na varNaa na varNaashramaachaaradharmaa
    na me dhaaraNaadhyaanayogaadayopi .
    anaatmaashrayaahaMmamaadhyaasahaanaat.h
    tadeko.avashishhTaH shivaH kevalo.aham.h .. 2..

    "The castes are not for me, nor the observances and
    duties attached to the castes and the stages of life. Even the
    steadying of the mind, concentration, self-communion and other
    courses are not for me. For the mistaken senses of I and MINE
    which rested on the Non-Self have been abondoned. That One, the
    Residue, the Auspicious, the Alone, am I."

    na maataa pitaa vaa na devaa na lokaa
    na vedaa na yaGYA na tiirtha bruvanti .
    sushhaptau nirastaatishuunyaatmakatvaat.h
    tadeko.avashishhTaH shivaH kevalo.aham.h .. 3..

    "There is no mother nor father; no gods nor regions of
    experience; no scriptures nor rituals; and no sacred
    place-so say the Sages. For, in the state of deep sleep, all
    these are negatived and that state is completely devoid(of any
    object of perception) That One, the Residue, the Auspicious, the
    Alone, am I."

    na saakhyaM na shaivaM na tatpaaJNcharaatraM
    na jainaM na miimaaMsakaadermataM vaa .
    vishishhTaanubhuutyaa vishuddhaatmakatvaat.h
    tadeko.avashishhTaH shivaH kevalo.aham.h .. 4..

    "There is no Sankhya nor Saiva, nor that Pancharatra (vaishnava)
    nor Jaina. The conception of the Mimamsaka and other religions is not for me. For, through the direct personal experience,
    the Self is known as of the nature of the Absolutely Pure. That
    One, the Residue, the Auspicious, the Alone, am I."

    na chordhva na chaadho na chaantarna baahyaM
    na madhyaM na tirya.N na puurvaa.aparaa dik.h .
    viyad.hvyaapakatvaadakhaNDaikaruupaH
    tadeko.avashishhTaH shivaH kevalo.aham.h .. 5..

    "There is neither above nor below, neither inside nor
    outside, no middle nor crosswise, no direction, east or west.
    For it is all-pervasive like space. It is partless and
    homogeneous in its nature. That One, the Residue, the
    Auspicious, the Alone, am I."

    na shuklaM na kR^ishhNaM na raktaM na piitaM
    na kubjaM na piinaM na hrasvaM na diirgham.h .
    aruupaM tathaa jyotiraakaarakatvaat.h
    tadeko.avashishhTaH shivaH kevalo.aham.h .. 6..

    "It is neither white nor black, neither red nor yellow,
    neither dwarfish nor stout, neither short nor long. As it is of
    the nature of light, it is shapeless also. That One, the
    Residue, the Auspicious, the Alone, am I."

    na shaastaa na shaastraM na shishhyo na shikshaa
    na cha tvaM na chaahaM na chaayaM prapaJNchaH .
    svaruupaavabodho vikalpaasahishhNuH
    tadeko.avashishhTaH shivaH kevalo.aham.h .. 7..

    "There is no ruler nor rule, no pupil nor training.
    There is no YOU nor I. This universe is not. For the realistion
    of the true nature of the Self does not tolerate any distincion.
    That One, the Residue, the Auspicious, the Alone, am I."

    na jaagran.h na me svapnako vaa sushhuptiH
    na vishvau na vaa taijasaH praaGYako vaa .
    avidyaatmakatvaat.h trayaaNaM turiiyaH
    tadeko.avashishhTaH shivaH kevalo.aham.h .. 8..

    "There is no waking state for me nor dream or deep
    sleep. I am not Visva[the Self identified with the experiencer
    of the waking state], nor Taijasa[identified with dream state],
    nor Prajna[identified with deep sleep]. Of these ignorance-bround three, I am really the Fourth(Turiya).
    That One, the Residue, the Auspicious, the Alone,
    am I."

    api vyaapakatvaat.h hitatvaprayogaat.h
    svataH siddhabhaavaadananyaashrayatvaat.h .
    jagat.h tuchchhametat.h samastaM tadanyat.h
    tadeko.avashishhTaH shivaH kevalo.aham.h .. 9..

    "All this universe which is other than the Self is
    unreliable (having no existence of its own) for it is well known
    that the Self is all pervasive, it is reality and existence
    and so is self-proven and does not depend upon anything else.
    That One, the Residue, the Auspicious, the Alone,
    am I."

    na chaikaM tadanyad.h dvitiiyaM kutaH syaat.h
    na kevalatvaM na chaa.akevalatvam.h .
    na shunyaM na chaashuunyamadvaitakatvaat.h
    kathaM sarvavedaantasiddhaM braviimi .. 10..

    "It is not one, for how can there be a second distinct
    from it? Aloneness cannot be attributed to it nor even
    not-aloneness. It is neither a void nor a non-void. When it does
    not admit of a second entity, in what manner can I speak about
    it though it is established by all the Upanishads.?"
     
  6. Jedi

    Jedi Self Banned

    Bhaskarji ki jai. :D
     
  7. Bhaskar

    Bhaskar Members

    Oh please.
     

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