I Never Get Freed AdiSankaracharya Nirvana Shatakam

Bondage, be it at the Transient or the Transcendental Level, needs  two entities.

One never gets Bonded or bonded to when only he Is Present.

In Indian Philosophy even yearning for Realization causes Bondage!

The fruit that accrues of it is  the eternal desire to be Free,

So to be a fully Liberated Soul, one is not to yearn for Realization , it as a Goal.

The goal is to be that of simply knowing One’s True Nature and not anything else.

This is true Moksha or Nirvana.

Unlike Buddhism the Nirvana is not Nihilistic,One Becomes a part of the Whole .

Lord Nataraja
Sivoham,Ananda Thandava of Siva

The Part can not rejoice having become one for it has been the Whole all the while and the impression of being a Part  is a temporary Illusive Phenomena,necessitated by Ignorance, impelled by Karma Vaasana,Remnants of the results of actions performed .physically and mentally.

Upon this Realization , verily there is No need for Freedom nor is there One really.

This is what the Acharya says,

अहं निर्विकल्पो निराकाररूपो
विभुत्वाच्च सर्वत्र सर्वेन्द्रियाणाम् ।
न चासङ्गतं नैव मुक्तिर्न मेयः
चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥६॥
Aham Nirvikalpo Niraakaara-Ruupo
Vibhu-Tvaacca Sarvatra Sarve[a-I]ndriyaannaam |
Na Caa-Sanggatam Naiva Muktirna Meyah
Cid-aananda-ruupah Shivo[a-A]ham Shivo[a-A]ham ||6||

6.1: I am Without any Variation, and Without any Form,
6.2: I am Present Everywhere as the underlying Substratum of everything, and behind all Sense Organs,
6.3: Neither do I get Attached to anything, nor get Freed from anything,
6.4: I am the Ever Pure Blissful Consciousness; I am Shiva, I am Shiva,
The Ever Pure Blissful Consciousness.

I have written on Niravana Shatakam with a few of the explanations I thought of.

I am concluding this for the time being , I might post on the same later.

For Adi Sankaracharya is an Ocean.

You can drink as much as you can hold at a time.

As in Life, the measure varies at different times.

When I get some additional thoughts I shall post.

In the meanwhile I conclude this with Shankaracharya’s concluding Sloka of Soundarya Lahari, where he beautifully illustrates the inadequacy of words!

प्रदीप ज्वालाभि-र्दिवसकर-नीराजनविधिः
सुधासूते-श्चन्द्रोपल-जललवै-रघ्यरचना ।
स्वकीयैरम्भोभिः सलिल-निधि-सौहित्यकरणं
त्वदीयाभि-र्वाग्भि-स्तव जननि वाचां स्तुतिरियम् ॥ 100 ॥

“pradīpa jvālābhi-rdivasakara-nīrājanavidhiḥ
sudhāsūte-ścandropala-jalalavai-raghyaracanā |
svakīyairambhobhiḥ salila-nidhi-sauhityakaraṇaṃ
tvadīyābhi-rvāgbhi-stava janani vācāṃ stutiriyam || 100 ||

O Mother( the very source) of all words !  this hymn addressed to you with your own words is like doing neerajana to the Sun with the light of small lamps,  offering arghya  to the moon from the water of the moonstone and doingtarpan to the ocean by its own water.  [Note:  The sun is the source of all light which itself is used to worship the Sun.  The moonstone melts and becomes water in moonlight.]


3 thoughts on “I Never Get Freed AdiSankaracharya Nirvana Shatakam

  1. Whenever I read Nirvana Shatkam, I always wonder what would have been the state of mind for a person to have experienced and written this, just shivoham, this is moksha.
    I don’t know why they say that people get freed after death when it is only possible while one is alive !


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