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The Ten Versed Hymn

The Ten Versed Hymn is by Sri Sankaracharya from his book, Select Works of Sri Sankaracharya...

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The Ten Versed Hymn

  1. 1. The Ten Versed Hymn By Sri Sankaracharya (from his book, Select Works of Sri Sankaracharya)Copyright © 2011 iBooks Publishing , division of Healing Art & Design INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  2. 2. I am neither earth, nor water, nor fire, norair, nor ether, nor sensory organ, nor theconglomeration of all these; for, all theseare transient. I am He that alone remains indeep sleep, the second-less, un-contradictable, attribute-less Bliss (Ṣiva).
  3. 3. I am neither castes, nor the rules of caste,society and custom, nor for me areconcentration, meditation, Yoga and otherpractices; for all this illusion of "I" and"mine" is-rooted in the not-self and istherefore dispell-able by the knowledge ofthe self. I am therefore the second-less, un-contradictable, attribute-less Bliss (Ṣiva).
  4. 4. I am neither mother, nor father, nor thegods, nor the worlds, nor the Vedas, norsacrifices, nor any holy place; for, in deepsleep I am [identical with Brahman whichhowever is] not absolute non-existence. Iam therefore the second-less, un-contradictable attribute-less Bliss (Ṣiva).
  5. 5. Neither the Sânkhya doctrine, nor theṢaiva, nor the Pâncharâtra, not the Jaina,nor the Mîmâmsaka, nor any other, holdsgood. For, by special realisation it isrevealed that my nature is absolutely pure.I am therefore the second-less, un-contradictable, attribute-less Bliss (Ṣiva).
  6. 6. I am neither above, nor below, nor inside,nor outside, nor middle, nor across, norbefore, nor behind; for I am indivisible andone by nature and am all-pervading likespace. I am therefore the second-less, un-contradictable, attribute-less Bliss (Ṣiva).
  7. 7. I am neither white, nor black, nor red, noryellow, nor bent, nor stout, nor short, nortall, nor even formless; for, I am of thenature of self-resplendent consciousness. Iam therefore the second-less, un-contradictable, attribute-less Bliss (Ṣiva).
  8. 8. There is neither teacher, nor science, norpupil, nor teaching, nor you (the hearer),nor I (the speaker), nor this empiricaluniverse; for, I am the consciousness ofthe reality, which does not admit ofdifferentiation. I am therefore the second-less, un-contradictable, attribute-less Bliss(Ṣiva).
  9. 9. For me there is neither waking nor dreamnor deep sleep, nor am I the selfconditioned by any of these three states(viṣva, taijasa or prâjṇa); for, all these areof the nature of nescience, but I am thefourth beyond these three. I am thereforethe second-less, un-contradictable,attribute-less Bliss (Ṣiva).
  10. 10. All this universe, being other than the Self,is unreal; for, the Self alone is all-inclusive,constitutes the ultimate goal and is self-established and self-dependent. I amtherefore the second-less, un-contradictable, attribute-less Bliss (Ṣiva).
  11. 11. It cannot even be said that It is One. Howthen can there be a second, other thanthat? There is neither absoluteness nornon-absoluteness, neither non-entity norentity; for it is absolutely non-dual in itsnature. How then can I describe that whichis established by all the Vedântas!|| Thus ends The Ten Versed Hymn||
  12. 12. The Ten Versed Hymn brought to you by- iBooks Publishing Vedic Ways follow Healing_Arts_CA Copyright © 2011 iBooks Publishing , division of Healing Art & Design INC.Copyright Notice: This particular translation of the work is available on the internet in the Public Domain. This electronic rendering of that work is copyrighted to Healing Art & Design INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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