Dasasloli

of
Sri Sanlara DIagavai¡ada
(EnglisI iranslaiion ly S.N.Sasiri}
Iniroduciion
Ii is said iIai iIc Dasasloli was con¡oscd ly Sri Sanlara
s¡oniancously wIcn Sri Covinda¡ada, wIon Ic a¡¡roacIcd wiiI a
rcqucsi io lc accc¡icd as a disci¡lc, aslcd Iin wIo Ic was. TIc icn
slolas wIicI Iavc lcconc fanous as `Dasasloli` wcrc Sri Sanlara`s
answcr io iIis qucsiion. TIc gisi of iIcsc slolas is iIai Ic is iIc ¡urc
Aina dcvoid of iIc liniiing adjuncis in iIc forn of iIc lody, nind and
organs.
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1. I an noi iIc clcncni cariI, nor waicr, nor firc, nor air, nor ciIcr,
nor any of iIc organs individually, nor all iIc clcncnis or organs
iogciIcr as a wIolc. Dccausc of varialiliiy (of iIc liniiing adjuncis in
iIc siaics of waling and drcan}, iIc sclf c×isis ly iisclf only in dcc¡
slcc¡ (wiiIoui iIc liniiing adjuncis in iIc forn of iIc scnscs, nind,
cic.}. I an iIai nosi aus¡icious, aiiriluiclcss, non-dual cniiiy wIo
alonc rcnains (wIcn all dualiiy is ncgaicd}.
Noic. In iIis vcrsc iIc vicw of iIc CIarvalas (naicrialisis} iIai iIcrc is
no sclf or Aina diffcrcni fron iIc lody is rcjccicd. TIc CIarvala
sysicn docs noi accc¡i iIc c×isicncc of a soul diffcrcni fron iIc lody.
TIcrc arc various sul-divisions in iIc CIarvala scIool iisclf. Onc
scIool Iolds iIai iIc ¡Iysical lody iisclf is iIc sclf, anoiIcr iIai iIc
scnsc organs arc iIc sclf, yci anoiIcr iIai iIc nind is iIc sclf. All iIcsc
arc rcjccicd ly Advaiia. According io Advaiia iIc individual sclf, wIicI
is idcniical wiiI DraInan, is dcvoid of all qualiiics and is nciiIcr a
docr nor an cסcricnccr. In iIc waling siaic iIc nind, scnsc and
¡Iysical lody funciion wiiI iIc consciousncss dcrivcd fron iIc Aina.
In iIc drcan siaic iIc ¡Iysical lody and scnscs do noi funciion, lui
iIc nind funciions and crcaics various oljccis. In iIc dcc¡ slcc¡ siaic
iIc nind ioo is dornani and iIc Aina alonc is iIcrc. In iIis siaic also
iIcrc is cסcricncc of Ia¡¡incss and ioial ignorancc of cvcryiIing, as is
¡rovcd ly iIc faci iIai wIcn a ¡crson walcs u¡ fron slcc¡ Ic or sIc
says, ºI slc¡i Ia¡¡ily, I did noi lnow anyiIing". TIis ¡rovcs iIai iIc
Aina, wIicI is ¡urc consciousncss, c×isis in iIc dcc¡ slcc¡ siaic also.
In iIis siaic iIcrc is noiIing lui iIc Aina. TIc world of dualiiy is only
a su¡crin¡osiiion on DraInan duc io avidya. WIcn sclf-lnowlcdgc
ariscs, iIis avidya is dcsiroycd and iIc sclf alonc rcnains, wIicI can
ncvcr lc ncgaicd. TIis sclf is ¡urc consciousncss, aiiriluiclcss, and
aus¡icious.
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2. NciiIcr iIc division inio casics and siagcs of lifc, nor iIc rulcs of
conduci and duiics of iIc various casics and siagcs of lifc a¡¡ly io nc.
I Iavc no nccd for dIarana, dIyana or yoga, cic. Sincc iIc noiions of 'I`
and 'ninc` wIicI arc duc io idcniificaiion wiiI iIc noi-sclf (lody, nind
and organs} Iavc gonc, I rcnain as iIc onc aus¡icious sclf frcc fron all
aiiriluics".
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3. TIc sruiis say iIai in dcc¡ slcc¡ iIcrc is no noiIcr, nor faiIcr, nor
gods, nor iIc worlds, nor iIc Vcdas, nor sacrificcs, nor Ioly ¡laccs. Nor
is iIcrc ioial void, sincc I c×isi iIcn as iIc onc aus¡icious sclf frcc fron
all aiiriluics".
Sincc iIc noiions of casic, siagc of lifc, cic., arc lascd only on falsc
lnowlcdgc (wIicI rcsulis in idcniificaiion wiiI iIc lody, cic.,}, ii is
¡oinicd oui iIai wIcn iIai (falsc lnowlcdgc} is noi iIcrc, sucI noiions
also do noi c×isi, as in iIc siaic of dcc¡ slcc¡.
TIis slola is lascd on iIc DriIadaranyala u¡anisIad wIicI says iIai
in iIc siaic of dcc¡ slcc¡ iIc faiIcr ccasc io lc a faiIcr, iIc noiIcr
ccascs io lc a noiIcr, a iIicf is no iIicf, cic.
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4. NciiIcr iIc SanlIya vicw, nor iIc Saiva, nor iIc PancIaraira, nor iIc
Jaina nor iIc Minansala vicw, cic., is icnallc. Dccausc of iIc
rcalizaiion of iIc ¡arilcss DraInan gcncraicd ly iIc MaIavalya,
DraInan is alsoluicly ¡urc (uniainicd}. I rcnain as iIc onc aus¡icious
sclf frcc fron all aiiriluics.
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5. DraInan Ias no sucI iIing as u¡¡cr or lowcr (¡ari}, ii Ias no insidc
or ouisidc, ii Ias no niddlc or any 'across`, and ii Ias no casicrn or
wcsicrn dircciion, lccausc ii is all-¡crvading lilc s¡acc (or ¡crvadcs
s¡acc also}. Ii is onc and wiiIoui ¡aris. I rcnain as iIc onc aus¡icious
sclf frcc fron all aiiriluics.
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6. DraInan is noi wIiic, nor llacl, nor rcd, nor ycllow; ii is noi iiny,
nor lig. Ii is nciiIcr sIori nor long. Ii is noi lnowallc sincc ii is of iIc
naiurc of cffulgcncc. I rcnain as iIc onc aus¡icious sclf frcc fron all
aiiriluics".
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7. TIcrc is nciiIcr icacIcr nor scri¡iurcs, nciiIcr siudcni nor
insiruciion, nciiIcr you nor I, nor iIis world. TIc lnowlcdgc of onc`s rcal
naiurc docs noi adnii of diffcrcni ¡crcc¡iions. I rcnain as iIc onc
aus¡icious sclf frcc fron all aiiriluics".
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8. I do noi Iavc iIc siaic of waling, nor of drcan, nor of dcc¡ slcc¡. I
an noi Visva, or Taijasa, or Praajna. Dccausc all iIcsc iIrcc siaics arc
only iIc ¡roducis of ignorancc, I an iIc fouriI (lcyond iIcsc iIrcc
siaics}. I rcnain as iIc onc aus¡icious sclf frcc fron all aiiriluics".
Noic. Visva is iIc nanc givcn io iIc jiva in iIc waling siaic, Taijasa in
iIc drcan siaic, and Praajna in iIc dcc¡ slcc¡ siaic.
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9. TIc Aina is all-¡crvading, is iIc dcsircd goal, is sclf-c×isicni, and
is noi dc¡cndcni on any iIing clsc, wIilc iIc cniirc univcrsc wIicI is
diffcrcni fron ii is unrcal. I rcnain as iIc onc aus¡icious sclf frcc fron
all aiiriluics.
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10. Ii is noi onc; Iow can iIcrc lc a sccond diffcrcni fron ii? Ii Ias
nciiIcr alsoluicncss nor non-alsoluicncss. Ii is nciiIcr void nor non-
void sincc ii is dcvoid of dualiiy. How can I dcscrilc iIai wIicI is iIc
csscncc of iIc cniirc Vcdania!"
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