Posted by: Stephen Paul | April 7, 2014

Six verses for liberation

Adi Shankaracharya

 

NIRVANA SATAKAM (six verses for nirvana or liberation)

I am neither the mind, nor the intellect,
nor the ego, nor the mind stuff.
I am neither the body, nor the changes of the body.
I am neither the senses of hearing, taste, smell or sight.
Nor am i ether, the earth, the fire, the air.
I am existence absolute, knowledge absolute, bliss absolute. I am Shiva, I am Shiva.

I am neither the Prana, nor the five vital airs.
I am neither the materials of the body, nor the five sheaths.
Neither am I the organs of action nor objects of the senses.
I am existence absolute, knowledge absolute bliss absolute. I am Shiva, I am Shiva.

I have neither aversion nor attachment, neither greed nor delusion,
neither egotism nor envy. neither Dharma nor Moksha.
I have neither desire nor object of desire.
I am existence absolute, knowledge absolute, bliss absolute. I am Shiva, I am Shiva.

I am neither sin nor virtue, neither pleasure nor pain,
nor temple, nor worship, nor pilgrimage, nor scriptures.
And I am neither the act of enjoying, the enjoyable nor the enjoyer.
I am existence absolute, knowledge absolute, bliss absolute. I am Shiva, I am Shiva.

I have neither death, nor fear of death, nor caste nor was I ever born,
nor had i parents, friends and relations.
I have neither Guru nor disciple.
I am existence absolute, knowledge absolute, bliss absolute. I am Shiva, I am Shiva.

I am untouched by the senses.
I am neither Mukti nor knowable, I am without form,
without limit, beyond space, beyond time.
I am in everything, I am the basis of the universe, everywhere am I.
I am existence absolute, knowledge absolute, bliss absolute. I am Shiva, I am Shiva.

 

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