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1/20/2011

sT:Ül::ð m:aös:m:y::ð dðh:ð


sthūlo māmsa-mayo deho
Sthūla sharīra is the body made of flesh.

s:ÜÜxm:H sy:a¾as:n:am:y:H .
sūkshmah syād vāsanā-mayah
Sūkshma sharīra is made of impressions

wan:km:ðüendÓy:òH s:aD:üö
jnāna-karmendriyaih sārdham
t
together
th with
ith sense organs, motor
t organs,

D:i)aN::ò t:cCrirg::ò .. 1..


dhī-prānau tac-charīragau
intellect and life-force present in the subtle body.

Awan:ö karN:ö s:ax:i


ajňānam kāranam sākshī
Kārana sharīra is ignorance.

b::ðD:st:ð\:aö ev:B:as:kH .
bodhas teshām vibhāsakah
Witness is the consciousness that illumines them.

b::ðD:aB:as::ð b:Øe¹g:t:H
bodhābhāso buddhi-gatah
Th reflection
The fl ti off consciousness
i in
i the
th mind
i d

kt:aü sy:atp:ØNy:p:ap:y::ðH .. 2..


kartā syāt punya-pāpayoh
is the doer of good and bad acts.

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s: Ov: s:ös:rðtkm:ü}
sa eva samsaret karma-
He (doer) travels ceaslessly,

v:S:all::ðk¾y:ð s:da .
vashāl loka-dvaye sadā
in this life and the next, due to karma.

b::ðD:aB:as:acCÙ¹b::ðD:ö
bodhābhāsāc chuddha-bodham
P
Pure consciousness
i should
h ld be
b distinguished
di ti i h d

ev:ev:cy:adet:y:tn:t:H .. 3..
vivicyād atiyatnatah
from reflected consciousness with great effort.

j:ag:rsv:pn:y::ðrðv:
jāgara-svapnayor eva
In the waking and dream states alone,

b::ðD:aB:as:ev:Rmb:n:a .
bodhābhāsa-vidambanā
the reflection of consciousness appears.

s:Øpt::ò t:Ø t:ll:y:ð b::ðD:H


suptau tu tal-laye bodhah
B t iin d
But deep sleep
l when
h it resolves,
l

S:ع:ð j:a´ö )kaS:y:ðt:Î .. 4..


shuddho jādyam prakāshayet
pure consciousness illumines ignorance.

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j:ag:rð|ep: eD:y:st:Ü\N:iö}
jāgare ’pi dhiyas tūshnīm-
In the waking state, even silence in the mind

B:av:H S:Øعðn: B:asy:t:ð .


bhāvah shuddhena bhāsyate
is illumined by pure consciousness.

D:ivy:ap:araÁ: ec:»asy:aS:Î
dhī-vyāpārāsh ca cid-bhāsyāsh
A ti iti off th
Activities the mind
i d are also
l ill
illumined
i db by consciousness
i

ec:daB:as:ðn: s:öy:Øt:aH .. 5..


cid-ābhāsena samyutāh
together with the reflection of consciousness.

v:eÈt:pt:j:l:ö t:ap:}
vanhi-tapta-jalam tāpa-
Just as water, heated by fire,

y:ØØVt:ö dðhsy: t:ap:km:ÎÎ .


yuktam dehasya tāpakam
acquires heat that can burn one’s body,

ec:»asy:a D:ist:daB:as:}
cid-bhāsyā dhīs tad-ābhāsa-
so too,
t th intellect,
the i t ll t illumined
ill i d by
b consciousness,
i

y:ØVt:any:ö B:as:y:ð¶:T:a .. 6..


yuktānyam bhāsayet tathā
acquires its reflection and illumines other things.

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-p:ad:ò g:ØN:d:ð\:aed}
rūpādau guna-doshādi-
Notions like the qualities and defects of forms, etc.

ev:klp:a b:ØØe¹g:aH e#y:aH .


vikalpā buddhigāh kriyāh
are activities of the mind.

t:aH e#y:a ev:\:y:òH s:aD:üö


tāh kriyā vishayaih sārdham
Th
Those activities,
ti iti ttogether
th with
ith th
their
i objects,
bj t

B:as:y:nt:i ec:et:m:üt:a .. 7..


bhāsayantī citir matā
are understood as being illumined by consciousness.

-p:acc: g:ØN:d:ð\:aBy:aö
rūpāc ca guna-doshābhyām
Distinct from the qualities and defects of those forms

ev:ev:Vt:a kñv:l:a ec:et:H .


viviktā kevalā citih
is pure consciousness.

s:òv:an:Øv:t:üt:ð -p:}
saivānuvartate rūpa-
Th t (consciousness)
That ( i ) conforms
f

rs:adin:aö ev:klp:n:ð .. 8..


rasādīnām vikalpane
to the cognitions of form, taste, etc.

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x:N:ð x:N:ð|ny:T:aB:Üt:a
kshane kshane ’nyathā-bhūtā
Moment by moment, cognitions of the mind change,

D:iev:klp:aeÁ:et:n:ü t:ØØ .
dhī-vikalpāsh citir na tu
but not consciousness.

m:ØVt:as:Ø s:Ü*:v:ºÚe¹}
muktāsu sūtravad buddhi-
Lik the
Like th thread
th d in
i a string
t i off pearls,
l

ev:klp:ð\:Ø ec:et:st:T:a .. 9..


vikalpeshu citis tathā
consciousness is present in all cognitions.

m:ØVt:aeB:rav:àt:ö s:Ü*:ö
muktābhir āvritam sūtram
Thread, hidden within the pearls,

m:ØØVt:y::ðm:üDy: Ixy:t:ð .
muktayor madhya īkshyate
can be seen between two pearls.

t:T:a v:àe¶:ev:klp:òeÁ:
tathā vritti-vikalpaish ca
S ttoo, (consciousness,
So ( i hidden)
hidd ) by
b mental
t l activities
ti iti

sp:Äa m:Dy:ð ev:klp:y::ðH .. 10..


spashtā madhye vikalpayoh
can be seen between two cognitions.

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n:Äð p:Üv:üev:klp:ð t:Ø


nashte pūrva-vikalpe tu
When the prior cognition has subsided

y:av:dny:sy: n::ðdy:H .
yāvad anyasya nodayah
and another has not yet arisen,

en:ev:üklp:kc:òt:ny:öö
nirvikalpaka-caitanyam
cognition-free
iti f consciousness
i

sp:Äö t:av:e¾B:as:t:ð .. 11..


spashtam tāvad vibhāsate
shines clearly.

Oke¾e*:x:N:ð\v:ðv:ö
eka-dvi-tri-kshaneshvevam
Gradually increasing for one, two, then three moments,

ev:klp:sy: en:r:ðD:n:m:ÎÎ .
vikalpasya nirodhanam
the restraint of all cognitions

#m:ðN:aBy:sy:t:aö y:tn:adÎ
kramenābhyasyatām yatnād
should
h ld be
b practiced
ti d with
ith effort
ff t

b:ÒÉan:ØB:v:kae{Ïx:eB:H .. 12..
brahmānubhava-kānkshibhih
by those who seek the experience of brahman.

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s:ev:klp:kj:iv::ð|y:ö
savikalpaka-jīvo ’yam
This person with cognitions

b:ÒÉ t:eÀev:üklp:km:ÎÎ .
brahma tan nirvikalpakam
is (recognized to be) cognition-free brahman

Ahö b:ÒÉðet: v:aVy:ðn:


aham brahmeti vākyena
th
through
h the
th teaching,
t hi “I am brahman.”
b h ”

s::ð|y:m:T::ðü|eB:D:iy:t:ð .. 13..
so ’yam artho ’bhidhīyate
That is the main idea being taught.

s:ev:klp:kec:½:ð|hö
savikalpaka-cid yo ’ham
The one who is consciousness with cognitions

b:ÒÉòkö en:ev:üklp:km:ÎÎ .
brahmaikam nirvikalpakam
is me -- non-separate from brahman and cognition-free.

sv:t:Hes:¹a ev:klp:ast:ð
svatah siddhā vikalpās te
Th
These self-evident
lf id t cognitions
iti

en:r:ð¹vy:aH )y:tn:t:H .. 14..


niroddhavyāh prayatnatah
are to be restrained with effort.

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S:Vy:H s:v:üen:r:ðD:ðn:
shakyah sarva-nirodhena
By complete restraint (of all cognitions)

s:m:eD:y::ðüeg:n:aö e)y:H .
samādhir yoginām priyah
samādhi, desired by yogis, is possible.

t:dS:Vt::ò x:N:ö ,¹Ðv:a


tad ashaktau kshanam ruddhvā
If th
thatt is
i nott possible,
ibl then
th (practice)
( ti ) momentary
t restraint
t i t

Â:¹al:Øb:ÒüÉt:atm:n:H .. 15..
shraddhālur brahmatātmanah
with the belief that atma is brahman.

Â:¹al:Øb:ÒüÉt:aö sv:sy:
shraddhālur brahmatām svasya
The faithful should meditate on one’s nature as brahman

ec:nt:y:ðºe¹v:à
Ú àe¶:eB:H .
cīntayed buddhi-vrittibhih
using the activities of his mind.

v:aVy:v:à¶y:a y:T:aS:eVt:
vākya-vrittyā yathā-shakti
H i
Having understood
d t d these
th teachings
t hi as much
h as possible,
ibl

watv:a ÊBy:sy:t:aö s:da .. 16..


jňātvā hyabhyasyatām sadā
contemplate that truth always.

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t:ecc:nt:n:ö t:tkT:n:ö
tac cintanam tat kathanam
Meditating on that, talking about that,

Any::ðny:ö t:t)b::ðD:n:m:ÎÎ .
anyonyam tat prabodhanam
teaching each other about that,

Ot:dðkp:rtv:ö c:
etad eka-paratvam ca
b i
being focused
f d on that…
th t

b:ÒÉaBy:as:ö ev:dÙb:ØüD:aH .. 17..


brahmābhyāsam vidur budhāh
the wise ones call this contemplation on brahman.

dðhatm:D:iv:dÏ b:ÒÉatm:}
dehātma-dhīvad brahmātma-
When one’s knowledge of atma being brahman is as firm

D:idaμðü káát:kááty:t:a .
dhī-dārdhye krita-krityatā
as the notion that atma is the body, then one is complete.

y:da t:day:ö em:Òy:t:aö


yadā tadāyam mriyatām
Wh
When that
th t person dies,
di

m:ØVt::ð|s::ò n:a*: s:öS:y:H .. 18..


mukto ’sau nātra samshayah
he is liberated, without doubt.