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Introduction Chapter 33

Ribhu Gita

Chapter 32

Chapter 32 1. Ribhu: I shall reiterate upon the renunciation of the unreal and, indeed, certainty in Brahma too. Just by hearing this, man becomes liberated at once.

2. The existence of thought force, the existence of mind, the existence of Brahma, the existence of any different state- are all illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahma. There is no uncertainty about this.

3. The existence of body, the existence of signs, the existence of thoughts, the existence of the undecaying state are all illusory. I am only Brahma. There is no doubt of this.

4. The seen, the seeing, the seer, the doer, the inspirer of action, and the deed – are all illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahma – There is no uncertainty about this.

5. Oneness, double, separateness, concepts such as existence and nonexistence – are all illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahma. There is no uncertainty about this.

6. Variance in the texts, variance in the Vedas, the different concepts of liberation – are all illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahma. There is no uncertainty about this.

7. The distinctions of species, the variations of caste, definitions of purity and impurity – are all illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahma. There is no uncertainty about this.

8. The mode of undivided form, the supreme and undivided essence – are all illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahma. There is no uncertainty about this.

9. Contradictory thoughts of the high and the low and opposing thoughts on virtue and sin – are all illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahma. There is no uncertainty about this.

10. The duality of the imaginary and the non-imaginary, the concepts of mental imagery – are all illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahma. There is no uncertainty about this.

11. The attained, the attainable and the means thereof, destruction, the disposition as Brahma – are all illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahma. There is no uncertainty about this.

12. Knowledge of the Self is the function of the mind – wherefrom can it arise in the absence of mind? All are illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahma. There is no uncertainty about this.

13. Ignorance too is a function of the mind – wherefrom can it arise in its absence? All are illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahma. There is no uncertainty about this.

14. Control of mind and control of senses are functions of mind – in the absence of which wherefrom can they arise? All are illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahma. There is no uncertainty about this.

15. Bondage and emancipation are a function of the mind. In its absence wherefrom do they arise? All are illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahma. There is no uncertainty about this.

16. All is illusory. The world is illusory. The body is illusory due to insentience. All are illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahma. There is no uncertainty about this.

17. The realm of Brahma is ever illusory. It is only a form of intellect. All are illusory. It is only a from of intellect. All are illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahma. There is no uncertainty about this.

18. The sphere of Vishnu is ever illusory. It is always auspicious indeed. All are illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahma. There is no uncertainty about this.

19. The region of Rudra is ever illusory. It is of the nature of egoity. All are illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahma. There is no uncertainty about this.

20. The plane of the moon is ever illusory. It is a fabricated form of the mind. All are illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahma. There is no uncertainty about this.

21. The plane world of the cardinal directions is ever illusory. It is associated with ear and sound. All are illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahma. There is no uncertainty about this.

22. The plane world of the Sun is ever illusory. It is an association of eye and form. All are illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahma. There is no uncertainty about this.

23. The plane world of Varuna (waters) is ever associated with tongue and taste. All are illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahma. There is no uncertainty about this.

24. The plane world of Vayu (air) is ever illusory. It is associated with skin and touch. All are illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahma. There is no uncertainty about this.

25. The world of Asvins is associated with the duality of smell and nose. All are illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahma. There is no uncertainty about this.

26. The world of Agni (fire) is ever illusory. It is associated with speech and utterances. All are illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahma. There is no uncertainty about this.

27. The world of Indra is ever illusory. It is associated with hands and feet. All are illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahma. There is no uncertainty about this.

28. The great world of Upendra (Vamana Vishnu) is associated with feet and motion. All are illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahma. There is no uncertainty about this.

29. Death never is, associated with anus, the organ of excretion. All is illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahma. There is no uncertainty about this.

30. The lofty world of Prajapati (manes) is associated with the pleasure of private organs. All is illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahma. There is no uncertainty about this.

31. All is illusory. There is no doubt of this. All is certainly the Self. Forbearance, deep meditation, earnestness and the utterances of teacher,

32. The longing for liberation and emancipation, the ideal of living for liberation, the definition that one endowed with the four types of spiritual practice is the qualified one,

33. the ideal of the unification of the individual and Brahma, the certitude that the wide expanse is Brahma, the Vedantic teaching of Brahma and the teacher – are all said to be bondage.

34. The divestment of all forms of Knowledge results in the attainment of Bliss. Thus have proclaimed the primal utterances, the Vedas, that all is unreal, ever.

35. All forms of words and their imports, and even the conclusive convictions, are unreal. Brahma alone is the supreme Truth. All else is untrue, ever.

36.Listening to innumerable sayings, and inquiring into their significance is all illusory. There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahma. There is no uncertainty about this.

37. The words pertaining to the study of Brahma are indeed great. All of this is revealed at the time of initiation into Brahma Jnana.

38. “Brahma alone am I”, “this is duality”, concepts regarding the existence of mind, “awareness alone am I”, “this is duality”, concepts of the individual and Brahma,

39. the mantra “I am just Consciousness” or the thoughts on cause and effect, Knowledge of the undecaying joy, the one undivided essence, without a second.

40. “The supreme is Brahma”, “This is Brahma”, “The peaceful Brahma is itself the world”, Knowledge relating to the internal senses, the subjugation of the external senses,

41. all appointed times for instruction, identity, residuum, the lofty emanation, earth, water, fire, air, space, mind and intellect,

42. cause and diversity of effects, interpretations of the scriptural methods, utterances such as “I am Brahma”, “This is Brahma” and “All is Brahma”-

43. none of these are of the nature of Reality, not even in the least. There is never anything in the name of truth. Doubt, contradiction and the cause of will are all only misapprehension.

44. There is nothing in the least apart from the Self. All is illusory. There is no doubt of this. The great ones of the present, those who undertake mantras, clarity of intellect, auspiciousness and inauspiciousness,

45. diversity in place, diversity in objects and diversity in consciousness are naught. Concepts of separateness from the Self, determination of separateness from the Self,

46. name and form other than the Self, auspiciousness and inauspiciousness apart from the Self, reality of things outside the Self, the triad of words apart from the Self,

47. joy and sorrow apart from the Self, thinking apart from the Self, the world parted from the Self, victory and defeat other than the Self,

48. worship of God other than the Self, worship of Siva other than the Self, any great meditation apart from the Self, whatever progression of Knowledge outside the Self –

49. are all only illusory. There is no doubt of this. Brahma is all. There is no uncertainty about this. All this has been revealed by the Lord. Ever contemplate on this, one-pointedly.

50. Just by hearing this one’s heart-knot is put to an end, the karma of the ignorant ones is destroyed and the blessed ones certainly attain liberation.

51. The horrendous sin of millions of births is reduced to ashes. This is the truth. This is the truth. Again and again, this is the truth. Everything shall perish. Liberation dawns immediately. There is no doubt of this. There is neither auspiciousness nor inauspiciousness.

52. For the one who has realized the unifying wisdom of the crest of the Vedas, the Upanishads, where is the appearance of variance, and where sorrow and delusion in the heart? Even as the world is an emanation from Him, that Mahesa alone is its Life. He alone abides in it just as the cobweb in the spider.



Thus concludes chapter thirty two entitled “Topic of the determination of the illusory nature of all”, in the sixth amsa called Sri Sankara of Sri Siva Rahasyam.