Nirvana Shatakam Teachings




Few teaching from the Nirvana Shatakam of Adi Shankaracharya

I am not mind, intellect, ego, or the reflection of inner self (Chitta). I am not the five senses, but beyond that. I am not ether, the earth, the fire, the wind (the five bhutas). But I am that eternal knowing and bliss, Shiva, love and pure consciousness.

I cannot be termed as energy (Prana) or five types of breath (Vayus), or the seven material essences, the five sheaths (pancha kosha). I am not the five instruments (elimination, procreation, motion, grasping or speaking). But I am that eternal knowing and bliss, Shiva, love and pure consciousness.

I do not have any hatred or dislike, affiliation or liking, greed, delusion, pride or haughtiness, feelings of envy or jealousy. I have no duty (dharma), any money, any desire (Kama) even for liberation (Moksha). But I am that eternal knowing and bliss, Shiva, love and pure consciousness. 
Nirvana Shatakam