Sunday, June 22, 2008

NirvAna Shatkam






















निर्वाण शतकम
[Click on the title to listen to a mellifluous rendition of this song]
Mano budhya ahankara chithaa ninaham,

Na cha srothra jihwe na cha graana nethrer,

Na cha vyoma bhoomir na thejo na vayu,

Chidananada Roopa Shivoham, Shivoham. 1

Neither am I mind, nor intelligence ,

Nor ego, nor thought,

Nor am I ears or the tongue or the nose or the eyes,

Nor am I earth or sky or air or the light,

Indeed am I auspiciousness,

That auspiciousness alone am I

Na cha praana samgno na vai pancha vaayur,

Na vaa saptha dhathur na va pancha kosa,

Na vak pani padam na chopa stha payu,

Chidananada Roopa Shivoham, Shivoham. 2

Neither am I the life-breath,

Nor am I the five airs, nor am I the seven elements,

Nor am I the five sheaths that enevlop the soul,

Nor am I voice or hands or feet or anus,

Indeed am I auspiciousness,

That auspiciousness alone am I

Na me dwesha raghou na me lobha mohou,

Madho naiva me naiva matsarya bhava,

Na dharmo na cha artha na kamo na moksha,

Chidananada Roopa Shivoham, Shivoham. 3

Neither do I harbor aversions nor any desires, neither greed nor lust

Nor intoxication nor jealousy,

Nor even am I the fourfold pursuits - wealth, passion, goodness, salvation,

Indeed am I auspiciousness,

That auspiciousness alone am I

Na punyam na paapam na soukhyam na dukham,

Na manthro na theertham na veda na yagna,

Aham bhojanam naiva bhojyam na bhoktha,

Chidananada Roopa Shivoham, Shivoham. 4

Never do I have good deeds or sins or pleasure or sorrow,

Neither do I have holy chants or holy water or holy books or fire sacrifice,

I am neither food or the consumer who consumes food,

Indeed am I auspiciousness,

That auspiciousness alone am I

Na mruthyur na sankha na me jathi bhedha,

Pitha naiva me naiva matha na janma,

Na bhandhur na mithram gurur naiva sishya,

Chidananada Roopa Shivoham, Shivoham. 5

Nor death nor doubts nor any distinction of caste,

Relationless - neither father nor mother, indeed am I birthless,

Neither relations nor friends, neither a teacher nor a student,

Indeed am I auspiciousness,

That auspiciousness alone am I

Aham nirvi kalpah nirakara roopah,

Vibhur vyapya sarvathra sarvendriyanaam,

Sada me samatvam na mukthir na bandhah

Chidananada Roopa Shivoham, Shivoham. ६

I am all pervasive. I am without any attributes,
and without any form. ,

I envelope all forms from all sides and am beyond the sense-organs.

Neither am I bound, how thence liberated

Indeed am I auspiciousness,

That auspiciousness alone am I

3 comments:

Sud said...

Good to find this here. There is a beautiful rendition of this by Veena Sahasrabuddhe.

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Anonymous said...

Good blog. Can you please quote the source of the sloga "Asato ma Sat Gamaya; Tamaso ma Jyotir Gamaya; Mrtyor ma Amrtam Gamaya" ?
I would like to know from where this originated.