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Nirvana Shatakam Quotes And Teachings

Quotes and Teachings from Nirvana Shatakam of Adi Shankaracharya.

I do not have hatred or passion, greed or delusion,
I do not have arrogance or an attitude of envy,
Nor do I hanker after the four goals:
Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha,
Righteousness, wealth, pleasures or liberation,
I am the embodiment of bliss consciousness!
I am Shiva (the auspicious God!) I am Shiva (the auspicious God!) (Nirvana Shatakam 3)

I am neither good, nor evil,
Nor pleasuring, nor suffering.
I am not the sacred word,
Nor the pilgrimage,
Nor the scriptures
Nor the sacrifice
I am neither the enjoyer,
Nor the enjoyable,
Nor the act of enjoyment.
I am intelligence.
I am absolute bliss.
I am Shiva
I am Shiva

Sin or merit can never touch me, joy and sorrow cannot contaminate me; I know no mantra, I have no sacred pilgrimage to make, I know no scripture, nor I have anything to gain through rituals, I am neither the experiencer (subject), nor the experienced (object), nor the experiencing; I am Auspiciousness, Auspiciousness alone.

I have no death, nor have I any caste or creed distinction; I have neither father nor mother; why! I am never born! I have no kith or kin, I know no guru, nor am I a disciple; I am Auspiciousness, Auspiciousness alone.

Thought-free I am, formless my only form, I am the vitality behind all sense organs of everyone; Neither have I attachment to anything, nor am I free from everything; I am all-inclusive; I am auspiciousness, auspiciousness alone.