Nirvana Shatakam / Atma Shatakam



Jagadguru Sru Adi Shankaracharya



1) Manobudhyahamkarachittani Naaham.
Na Cha Shrotrajihve Na Cha Ghraananetre
Na Cha Vyoma Bhumihi Na Tejo Na Vaayuhu.
Chidaananda Roopaha Shivoham Shivoham

2) Na Cha Praanasamjno Na Vai Panchavaayuhu

Na Vaa Saptadhatuhu Na Vaa Panchakoshaha
Na Vaakpaanipadau Na Chopasthapaayuhu (Chidaananda...)

3) Na Me Dvesharaagau Na Me Lobhamohau

Mado Naiva Me Naiva Maatsaryabhavaha 
Na Dharmo Na Chartho Na Kaamo Na Mokshaha (Chidaananda...)

4) Na Punyam Na Paapam Na Soukhyam Na Dhukham

Na Mantro Na Teertham Na Vedo Na Yagnaaha
Aham Bhojanam Naiva Bhojyam Na Bhoktaa (Chidaananda...)

5) Na Me Mrutyushankaa Na Me Jaatibhedaha

Pitaa Naiva Me Naiva Maataa Na Janma
Na Bhandurna Mitram Gururnaiva Shishyaha (Chidaananda...)

6) Aham Nirvikalpo Nirakararoopah

Vibhurvyapya Sarvatra Sarvendriyaani
Sadaa Me Samatvam Na Muktirna Bandhaha (Chidaananda...)


MEANING

1. I am not the mind, intellect, ego and the memory. 
I am not the sense of organs (ears, tongue, nose, eyes and skin).
I am not the five elements (sky or ether, earth, light or fire, wind and water).
I am supreme bliss and pure consciousness, I am Shiva (all auspiciousness), I am Shiva!

2. I am not Prana (energy) nor five vital airs (Pancha Vayu), 
nor the seven essential materials (Sapta Dhatu), 
nor the five sheaths of the body (Pancha Kosha). 
I am not the organ of speech, nor hand, nor the leg, 
nor the organs of procreation or excretion.
I am supreme bliss and pure consciousness, I am Shiva (all auspiciousness), I am Shiva!

3. I have no hatred or dislike, neither greed, nor liking, no delusion;
I have no pride or haughtiness, nor jealousy. 
I have no duty to perform (Dharma), no desire for any wealth or pleasure (Kama), 
I have no liberation (Moksha) either.
I am supreme bliss and pure consciousness, I am Shiva (all auspiciousness), I am Shiva!

4. I have neither virtue, nor vice, nor pleasure or pain,
I do not need Mantras (sacred chants), nor pilgrimages, 
nor scriptures (Vedas), rituals or sacrifices (Yajnas).
I am neither the enjoyed nor the enjoyer, nor enjoyment. 
I am supreme bliss and pure consciousness, I am Shiva (all auspiciousness), I am Shiva!

5. I have no fear of death, nor do I have death. 
No doubt about my existence, nor distinction of caste. I have no father or mother, I have no birth. 
I have no relatives, nor friend, nor the guru, nor the disciple.
I am supreme bliss and pure consciousness, I am Shiva (all auspiciousness), I am Shiva!

6. I am formless and devoid of all dualities, I exist everywhere and pervade all senses. 
Always I am the same; I am neither free nor bonded. 
I am supreme bliss and pure consciousness, I am Shiva (all auspiciousness), I am Shiva!

(Note: These six verses (Shatakam) have been composed by Shri Adi Shakaracharya.)

9 comments:

  1. Sai Ram, would you post the audio too so that we can learn it.

    Christina from Italy

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    1. Sai Ram Christina,

      We are in the process of making the audio files for each of these Sanksrit hymns. That would take sometime. We shall make them available as and when these get ready. However, you will find a number of authentic audio versions of these online. You can access them to learn the verses. I am sharing a link herewith which has been rendered by S.P. Balasubramaniam, one of the famous exponents of Indian music which will be very useful to learn the hymn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pLjr8Zp5gs

      Best Regards
      Sathya Sai with Students Team

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    2. I am inline with the suggestion by Christina.

      Thanks for the link for SPB version. It's indeed a great work. However, we want to listen from 'our' people i.e. Sai students. I understand, it's a tedious task and hence won't force you, but still ...

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    3. Sai Ram. I have found the audio on the audio search of Radio Sai, chanted by Swami's students. Here is the link http://radiosai.org/program/Download.php

      Sai Ram

      Christina

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    4. Sai Ram,

      I have found the audio sang by the students on the audio search page of Radio Sai. Here is the correct link http://radiosai.org/program/SW1.php You have to enter Mano Bud

      Sai Ram

      Christina

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    5. Sai Ram Christina:

      Please send an email to anandranganathan@yahoo.com I shall send a blissful audio file of Nirvana Shatakam with full meaning explained.

      Sai Ram,
      Bro. Anand

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    6. Sai Ram Christina:

      Please send an email to anandranganathan@yahoo.com I shall send a blissful audio file of Nirvana Shatakam with full meaning explained.

      Sai Ram,
      Bro. Anand

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  2. Sai Ram,

    We understand your sentiment. We are in the process of preparing the audio version by the students. We shall update you whenever they are ready. It would definitely take some time though...

    Sathya Sai with Students Team

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