SIX VERSES ON LIBERATION BY ADI SHANKARACHARYA

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    (1)Neither tool of ideation, intellection or self-assertion am I
    Nor citta, ear, tongue, nose or eye is my being.
    Space, earth, fire, air all are apart from me.
    The continuum of Existence-Consciousness-Delight
    Siva I am, Siva I am, Siva I am.

    (2)Neither breath nor five forms of prana I am.
    Neither seven substances nor sheaths five.
    Neither mouth nor hands and feet
    Nor organ of evacuation nor generation is my being.
    The continuum of Existence-Consciousness-Delight
    Siva I am, Siva I am, Siva I am.

    (3)In me is neither envy nor attachment
    Nor even greed or delusion.
    Neither egotism do I cherish
    Nor feeling of jealousy lies in me.
    Neither desire for dharma, wealth or liberation
    Does possess me nor is any iota of eros in me.
    The continuum of Existence-Consciousness-Delight
    Siva I am, Siva I am, Siva I am.

    (4)Neither virtue nor vice neither pleasure nor pain.
    Neither sacred word nor place of sanctity.
    Neither Veda nor yajna am I
    Neither food nor feeding nor eater I am
    The continuum of Existence-Consciousness-Delight
    Siva I am, Siva I am, Siva I am.

    (5)Neither fear of death nor discrimination of caste lies in me.
    Neither father nor mother nor even birth has been mine.
    Neither relative nor friend, teacher or taught has been my share.
    The continuum of Existence-Consciousness-Delight
    Siva I am, Siva I am, Siva I am.

    (6)Rid of option I am, rid of form and shape.
    All pervading is my presence everywhere.
    Equipoise eternal is my essence,
    Neither craving for liberation nor fear of death does lie in me.
    The continuum of Existence-Consciousness-Delight
    Siva I am, Siva I am, Siva I am.
    (Translated by Professor Satya Prakash Singh and Swami Maheshvarananda. Taken from Yoga From Confusion To Clarity Series (in 9 volumes),
     

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