Song of Ribhu, Chapter 14 – Inquiring Into the Undivided Nature: By Richard Clarke

Siva Nataraj

1

Listen, in this exposition,

To the gist of the secret of all the settled conclusions.

There is not duality or nonduality, which are talked about.

Only the peaceful Brahman is ever existent.

Brahman, which is the One that exists

Without defect, always, everywhere, is you and I.

All are of the nature of that Supreme Brahman.

Hence, you should start inquiring into this.

2

I am ever of the nature of the Supreme Brahman.

I am ever of the nature of the Supreme Siva.

I am ever of the nature of the Supreme Self.

I am ever of the nature that is higher than the highest.

I am ever of the nature that is pure.

I am ever of the nature that is perfectly full.

I am ever of the nature of the undivided Supreme.

Inquire steadfastly into this every day.

3

I am ever the imperishable Existence.

I am ever the shining Consciousness.

I am ever the peerless Bless.

I am ever the one undivided essence.

I am ever the all pervasive.

I am ever the One that is all.

I am ever the undivided Supreme Brahman.

Inquire steadfastly into this every day.

4

I am ever the Supreme denoted by the word “That.”

I am ever the Supreme denoted by the word “you.”

I am ever the Supreme denoted by the word “are.”

I am ever the one undivided essence.

I am ever the innermost of all.

I am ever the exterior of all.

I am ever the undivided Supreme Brahman.

Inquire steadfastly into this every day.

5

I am ever of the nature of the eternal.

I am ever of the nature of the attributeless.

I am ever of the nature of the taintless.

I am ever of the nature of the sheathless.

I am ever of the nature of the partless.

I am ever of the nature of the unafflicted.

I am ever of the nature of the all-pervasive Supreme.

Inquire steadfastly into this every day.

6

I am ever of the nature of the infinite.

I am ever of the nature of the undecaying.

I am ever of the nature of the imperishable.

I am ever of the nature of the blissful.

I am ever of the nature of liberation.

I am ever of the nature of the liberator.

I am ever of the nature of the undivided Supreme.

Inquire steadfastly into this every day.

7

I am of the nature of the cause of all.

I am of the nature that is completely full.

I am of the nature of all the individuals and the Supreme.

I am of the nature that is not even an atom.

I am of the nature of the ever peaceful.

I am ever of the nature of the One.

I am of the nature of the undivided Supreme.

Inquire steadfastly into this every day.

8

I am of the nature of all activity.

I am of the nature of the doer of all.

I am of the nature of the protector of all.

I am of the nature of the destroyer of all.

I am ever of the nature that is not anything.

I am of the nature that is established as myself.

I am ever of the nature of the undivided Absolute.

Inquire steadfastly into this every day.

9.

I am of the nature of all the elements.

I am of the nature of the composites of all elements.

I am of the nature of the witness of all.

I am of the nature of the evidence of all.

I am of the nature that has nothing ever apart from it.

I am ever of the nature of nonduality.

I am of the nature of the undivided Absolute.

Inquire steadfastly into this every day.

10

I am ever of the nature of “you.”

I am ever of the nature of “I.”

I am ever of the nature of others.

I am ever of the nature of the Self of all.

I am ever of the nature of the motionless.

I am ever of the nature of the connectionless Supreme.

I am ever of the nature of the undivided Absolute.

Inquire steadfastly into this every day.

11

I am ever of the nature of full of Consciousness.

I am ever of the nature of a mass of Consciousness.

I am ever of the nature of Consciousness alone.

I am ever of the nature clothed in Consciousness.

I am ever of the nature of the space of Consciousness.

I am ever of the nature of Consciousness.

I am ever of the nature of Consciousness-Brahman.

Inquire steadfastly into this every day.

12

I am of the nature of the substratum of all.

I am of the nature of the form of all.

I am of the nature that has not an atom apart from it.

I am of the nature that is only myself.

I am ever of the nature of the bodiless.

I am of the nature of the pure space.

I am of the nature of the pure Supreme Brahman.

Inquire steadfastly into this every day.

13

I am of the nature of the Guru of all.

I am also of the nature of all the disciples.

I am of the nature of all the means.

I am also of the nature of all the ends.

I am of the nature of all the Vedanta.

I am of the nature of what is to be comprehended through them.

I am of the nature of the pure Supreme Brahman.

Inquire steadfastly into this every day.

14

I am ever of the nature of the ancient.

I am ever of the nature of the complete.

I am ever of the nature of the imperishable.

I am ever of the nature of the indestructible.

I am ever of the nature of That which alone is.

I am ever of the nature of the sorrowless.

I am ever of the nature of the Supreme Brahman.

Inquire steadfastly into this every day.

15

I am ever of the nature of the undivided, Supreme God.

I am ever of the nature of the blemishless Supreme Knowledge.

I am ever of the nature of the Supreme Existence.

I am ever of the nature of the Supreme Bliss.

I am ever of the nature of the Supreme Light.

I am ever of the nature of the Supreme Abode.

I am ever of the nature of the Supreme Brahman.

Inquire steadfastly into this every day.

16

I am of the nature of the innermost of all.

I am ever of the nature of the Self of all.

I am of the nature of the all-auspicious.

I am of the nature that has not an atom of impurity.

I am of the nature of the supreme fourth state.

I am of the supreme nature transcending the fourth state.

I am ever of the nature of the Supreme Brahman.

Inquire steadfastly into this every day.

17

I transcend all time.

I transcend all space.

I transcend all objects.

I ever transcend everything.

I am of the nature that has not an atom of conceit.

I am of the nature that has not an atom of attachment.

I am of the nature of the immaculate Supreme Brahman.

Inquire steadfastly into this every day.

18

I am ever of the nature of Existence alone.

I am ever of the nature of Consciousness alone.

I am ever of the nature of only the good.

I am ever of the nature of the middle path.

I am ever of the nature of the nondual.

I am of the nature of the Self of all.

I am ever of the nature of the Supreme Brahman.

Inquire steadfastly into this every day.

19

I am ever the unfading Bliss.

I am all pervasive and motionless.

I am ever volitionless.

I am the Supreme and cannot be comprehended by anything.

I am ever without intellect and such.

I am ever the abode that transcends the intellect.

I am ever the Supreme Brahman.

Inquire steadfastly into this every day.

20

I am of the nature that is without an atom of delusion.

I am of the nature that has no attributes of illusion.

I am of the nature that is that is without mind or such.

I am of the nature that is without desire or such.

I am of the nature that is without form or such.

I am of the nature that is without any modifications of these.

I am of the nature of the immaculate Supreme Brahman.

Inquire steadfastly into this every day.

21

I am of the nature without any waker and others.

I am of the nature without waking and such.

I am of the nature of the Knowledge of the fourth state.

I am of the nature of the Supreme Siva.

I am of the nature that is defectless.

I am of the nature of Consciousness, devoid of worldly misery.

I am ever of the nature of the Supreme Brahman.

Inquire steadfastly into this every day.

22

I am ever of the nature of the Lord.

I am ever of the nature of Supreme Knowledge.

I am ever of the nature of the all pervasive.

I am ever of the nature of empirical knowledge.

I am ever of the nature of being all.

I am of the nature of Existence-Consciousness-Bliss.

I am ever of the nature of the Supreme Brahman.

Inquire steadfastly into this every day.

23

I am ever Brahman, the taintless.

I am ever Brahman, the partless.

I am ever Brahman, the afflictionless.

I am ever Brahman, the pure.

I am ever Brahman, the attributeless.

I am ever Brahman, the peerless.

I am ever the pure Supreme.

Inquire steadfastly into this every day.

24

I am the world with all names and forms.

I am of the nature of the substratum of all.

I am the front, the back, the sides, the top, and the bottom.

I am of the nature of the undivided Knowledge.

I am of the nature of the Bliss that is myself

Without an atom apart from it.

I am ever of the nature of the undivided Supreme.

Inquire steadfastly into this every day.

25

I am of the rare nature unattainable by the ignorant,

Who have no Knowledge of the Self.

I am of the nature of the Supreme, easily attainable

By those with Knowledge of the Self.

I am of the nature of the Supreme,

The all pervasive, undivided Space of Consciousness.

I am of the nature of the pure Supreme Brahman.

Inquire steadfastly into this every day.

26

I am ever of the nature of the undivided Absolute,

Without the sextet of modifications. (birth, growth, death, etc.)

I am ever of the nature of the undivided Absolute,

Without bondage and ever free.

I am ever of the nature of the complete Bliss,

Remaining undisturbed.

I am ever of the nature of the Supreme Brahman.

Inquire steadfastly into this every day.

27

I am ever of the nature of the peaceful Brahman,

Without a trace of sankalpa (fixed idea, concept, volition) or delusion.

I am ever of the nature of the Supreme Brahman,

The undivided Light without day or night.

I am ever of the nature of the undivided Supreme Bliss,

With an atom of an ego or such.

I am ever of the nature of the Supreme Brahman.

Inquire steadfastly into this every day.

28

I am ever of the nature of the Supreme Brahman,

The undivided Knowledge without an ego.

It is the ego that is ever the misery of worldly existence.

The great Truth is that there is no ego

And that these is not an atom apart from me.

I am the undivided, complete, and full.

I am ever the Supreme Brahman.

Inquire steadfastly into this every day.

29

You are “I”; I am “I”; all else that is, is “I.”

There is no doubt about this.

Without any duality, be continuously immersed in the meditation

That the pure “I” is the Supreme Brahman.

There is no delusion, no consequences of delusion,

And no difference of any kind whatever-nothing at all.

I am the Supreme Brahman.

Inquire steadfastly into this every day.

30

Without me, there is nothing that is the meaning for the term “That.”

Without me, there is nothing that is the meaning for the term “you.”

Without me, there is nothing that is the meaning for the term “are.”

Without me, there is nothing undivided.

Without me, there is no reality or unreality.

Without me, there is no intelligence or insentience.

Without me, there is not a thing, ever.

Be ever immersed in the meditation that I am Brahman.

31

Without me, there is no difference as “this man.”

Without me, there is no difference as “this woman.”

Without me, there is no difference as “this thing.”

Without me, there is no difference as “that thing.”

Without me, there is no difference such as “is here.”

Without me, there is no difference such as “is not here.”

Without me, there is not an atom of difference.

Be ever immersed in the meditation that I am Brahman.

32

What is seen as “this” is Brahman only.

What is seen as myself is Brahman only.

What is seen as “that” is Brahman only.

What is seen as manifold is Brahman only.

What is seen as stable is Brahman only.

What is seen as unstable is Brahman only.

Whatever is looked at as “What is this?” is Brahman alone.

Be ever immersed in the meditation that I am That.

33

The primal ignorance is Brahman alone.

The emerging thought is Brahman alone.

The body with a form is Brahman alone.

The individual senses are Brahman alone.

Time and space Brahman alone.

All things that are seen are Brahman alone.

All is only Brahman, the abode, and that is myself.

Be ever immersed in the meditation that I am That.

34

Space and other elements are Brahman alone.

All that pertains to nature is Brahman alone.

What is thought of as “I,” “I” is Brahman alone.

What is thought of as “not I” is Brahman alone.

What are thought of as “you” and “I” are Brahman alone.

All thoughts are Brahman alone.

The originless Brahman alone is real, that That is myself.

Be steadfastly immersed in this inquiry.

35

There is no such things as the words or the sentences they constitute.

There is not Gita or other treatises or their authors.

There is none of the unreal world or jiva-s.

There is no Iswara who bestows desired things.

The Supreme Brahman, which is drossless, attributeless,

Timeless, blemishless, intersticeless, all pervasive, and motionless, is all.

I am that Brahman.

Be steadfastly immersed in this inquiry.

36

I am Brahman; I am Brahman; I, indeed am all.

I am Brahman; I am all.

Daily and continuously be immersed in this inquiry

Until this mode of “I am Brahman” becomes stabilized.

After this “I am Brahman” bhava (conviction) is stabilized,

Cast this off, too, and, becoming Brahman,

Be established changeless

In the undivided, blissful Experience.

37

Those who sincerely practice (the Knowledge)

That I am the Supreme Brahman—

Of the nature of the eternal, partless, delusionless, taintless,

Afflictionless, blemishless, motionless, ancient mass of Bless,

The Reality, the utterly peaceful Consciousness—

Will have the awareness of Nonduality

And thereby become the undivided Supreme.

There is no doubt of this.

38

Hence, until all differentiation disappears, one should always remain

In this beneficent bhava (conviction)

That all is Brahman

And I am, indeed, that Supreme Brahman—

With love, with ardor, and without differences

Until all uncertainty and confusion disappear totally—

And, unmindful of anything else,

Be in repose in Bliss.

39

In this exposition thus given to me by the Supreme Siva,

The4re is not an atom of doubt.

It is the Truth, the Truth. There is no doubt about it.

Whoever listens to this, and understand this—even once—

Will be liberated and become

The one Supreme Brahman.

I have graciously told you this true meaning,

Which is extremely rare to find anywhere.

40

Son! Only those who

Smeared with holy ashes,

Decked with rudraksha, and devoted to Siva,

Are ever in meditation upon the Supreme Siva

Will be rid of the sorrowful bondage of worldly existence

And become of the nature of that one Supreme Siva.

This the great sage Ribhu explained to Nidagha

The mediation of Oneness.

41

It is the perfectly full form of our Lord in a state of joyous dance that tells

Of the meditation that the wonderful beings that appear, the mysterious world that appears as if dual, and the ancient Lord (Isvara) who is eulogized

Are all the perfectly full Absolute and nothing apart,

And I am ever that Absolute; I am all.

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