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http://www.free-books.us/Others/1264416/Shri-Shiva-Rahasya SHIVA RAHASYA 59.

As a deluded king who believes himself to be a ploughman takes to ploughing a delimitedfield when the whole wide World is his, even so, though the ever-shining, self-luminous Self isimmensely vast and all-pervading, due to the thoughtlessness and lack of discernment of theunawakened mind, man believes himself to be a limited, individual thing and lives a diminutivelife. 60. The Sages realise that the Self is Uncreated, Unborn, Formless, Self-Existing, Changeless,Eternal and Pure, whilst Matter is Created, Born, Many-Formed, Dependent On The Self, Ever-Changing, Transient and Tainted. But the ignorant, immersed in worldly existence like a manenmeshed in a dream, sees nothing but Matter and believes that to be the Supreme. Thus, the Self,though pure, changeless and perfect, has the qualities of Matter attributed to It, by association. 61. Deceived by the deluded mind, the ignorant does not comprehend that his own Self is inreality the imperishable Ultimate, the Perfect One. Thus he confuses the Self with the not-Self and the not-Self with the Self. He knows not what is Real and what is only a Dream. Ignorant of what is good and what is evil, he shuns what is right and craves what is wrong. Hence he sufferslike a man whose mind is overcome by delusion. 62. Verily from lack of Awareness, there arises Self-forgetfulness. From that springs wrongknowledge. From wrong knowledge comes greed, lust, envy, hatred and other defects of themind. Moreover, man reaps the fruits of his own actions. And actions are done according to hisknowledge. Therefore, the performance of actions that spring from wrong knowledge is thegreatest defect of all. 63. It is due to this cause that men are invested with different kinds of physical bodies andminds. For, one is born with a body and mind that correspond to the inner latent tendencies onehas developed in a previous existence. All bodies are born of mind. And the mind is nothing butthe light of the Soul tinted by latent tendencies acquired in the past. Therefore, know thatwhatsoever corporeal form a Soul assumes in this life or the next, the same will reflect his mentalstate, even as the light that passes through a coloured gem (assumes that very colour). 64. Verily, this is a matter a million times true: whether in this World or the next, in Heaven oron Earth, whatever comes to pass in the Three Worlds, know that there is a meaning and a reasonto all things. The World was not created in vain but with a purpose. And so it is with all otherthings: in every thing there is a sign that teaches man a hidden secret. 65. This is known to Me, the Wise One Who See all things from Above and to those (the Yogis)who dwell in Unity with Me but not to any others. For, the others, being as if asleep and everimmersed in vain thoughts, even if the Truth were shown them, they would see It not. 66.

only by seeing the Truth shall their Souls find Peace and neverotherwise. 73. bound Souls remember their Self. As the pure crystal when in contact with a red object like the seeds of the Gunja-berryappears to be red. Remembering the Self. they know that as airis present both within and without a jar. 72. fashions thought from Its rays of light. As the Sky does not become soiled through contact with clouds and the Sun is everuntouched by darkness.even so the Great Being is perceived in the form of objects though remaining distinct from.beyond material attributes. Thought gives rise to perceptions. Although It is One. omnipresent Consciousness. they see notbeyond the surface.so the Great Lord (Maheshvara) appears as this many-formed World when seen through the eyesof . Yet the dim-sightedsee it as nothing but physical matter and objects. and pervades everywhere without. Thus men of Higher Vision know that the World is made of Knowledge. Wise men regard this Universe as being made of knowledge. Byhearing the Truth. the Self or Spirit is by nature changeless. It is eternal. But it is held to be insentient matter by men of wrong knowledge. even so does the pureSelf shine independently of any conditioning cause. 71. Foronly the Perfect Ones can see what is Perfect. do not affect the Perfect Self. For this reason. as the Sun shines unaided by any lamp. Truth is the remedy for all sorrows: It frees the Soul from the burdens of the World. As a pure crystal shines by virtue of its own lustre. being Omnipresent. being by natureimperfect. the Knowers of Truth bear witness that the Truth is One (Satyam Ekam).Therefore. SHIVA RAHASYA 68. 70. 69. andunaffected by. 8 67. or a looking-glass appears to take the shape of the objects reflected therein. It appears as Many through Its Magic Power and not due to Its inherentnature. feelings orsense perceptions. free and ever-stainless. For it arises from the waves of thought dancing upon the surface of the Ocean of Universal Consciousness. are affected thereby. That GreatIntelligence Which is Boundless and Radiant Beyond Measure.as the Lightning blazes across the Sky independently of man-made fire. lies both concealedwithin oneself. Only the mind and the body. Verily. so the Self. let all those who yearn after knowledge of the Truth listen to My Word of Truththat they may see the Truth. For. even so the various activities of the mind such as thoughts. and perceptions make up the objects of the World. Their vision being faulty and blunt. As sunlight shines in many colours as it passes through a shower of rain. the same.

If. This is the Truth and the Good Tidingsthat I Myself bring unto the World. Alas! would that I had notcome hither unprepared. you will go to an unknown place unprepared. . hethat no longer is. My Lord. like a fool who setsoff upon a long journey with no provisions and no knowledge of the land he is bound for. But if at the end of this life you find that there is an Afterlifeand a God. Beforeyou know it. But those who have seen Me not. You havebeen forewarned.mortal men. beware! do not knowingly walk in the footsteps of fools.Therefore. you are overcome by Death. For. the World is He and nothing else. then you shall be overcome by remorse. They who know this shall be safely guided to the Abode of That Which Ever Is. For. how may we know that the Divine Self Is ? Now of these. at the end of your lifeyou find that there is no Afterlife and no God. the thoughtful that yearn fora reasoned answer. Think not that yourknowledge is faultless and that there is no one above you whose knowledge is best. and the believers who desire to have their faith confirmed. there are three kinds. Say to the stubborn and proud: O you of little faith! life on Earth lasts but a moment. Thus you shall cry. But theothers shall abide in darkness. Verily. 9 75. Of this there can be no doubt. has no concerns. Verily you who have seen My Divine Self are very fortunateindeed! In My Visible Form you have a Sign from the Unseen that you may know His Glory andfollow His Will.the stubborn and the proud that doubt My Word and seek to try you. then you shall have no reason for concern. 74. will be troubled by doubt and in their anguishwill ask.

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Unchanged.From Him we bring you this Revelation that you may know His Truth and follow His Will. the Soul is the keeper of all great secrets. For God Is Truth. Goodness and Beauty.He Is also the Force that drives man to seek. then God Is . From the smallestatom to the Universe itself. there is a clear sign in all this. And unto the believer. 79. Verily. Perfect andFree. a flock of thousand birds and a shoal of countless fish all move without hindering each other. And believing. God is all that and much more beside. 81. Thosewho believe shall have nothing to fear in this life nor in the next. In the silence of your heart. 80. Open youreyes and see! Up there. a living Soul.are but a Spark from that Great Light. indeed. and empowers him to appreciate and enjoy. the Sun. whereas the mind only confoundsyou with its imaginations. the Great Lord Who Ever Is. Faith is the Guide and the Light of him thatcannot see. You. all is established in Perfect Harmony and Order. Verily.SHIVA RAHASYA 76. the month. thesethings. if not by the Power of the Mighty One. Look deep into your heart and you shall find all that youseek. Therefore. the Great Life. the Lord Who lives in allthings and upon Whom all things depend even as a kingdom rests upon a mighty king?Assuredly. . let those who arewithout sight follow the guidance of one who is wise. delusions and its doubts. Speak the plain Truth unto all men who wish to know and let the unbelievers go their ownway. But by those who are Seekers of Perfection. the Self shall ever be worshipped. Verily. the Moon and the shining Stars forever mark the day and night. Say.and all in peace? How. Say to the thinking man: Do you believe in Love. could all this bewithout a Wise Creator? 77. the seasons. you shall be guided and not go astray. Stainless. say: All life comes from the Lord. too. If all this is. Likewise. But if you cannot see. 78. the year and the space of many years. Beauty and Joy? Do you believe in Truth. listen to theSoul's whisper. All-Pervading. there is time both before and behindthe present moment. all as if one. That from Which all life comes is the Great Life.Justice and Goodness? If so. how does a new-born babe know how to suck at his mother's breast? and whotaught the weaver-bird the art of building handsome nests? who teaches the duckling how toswim and the diver to dive in search of fish? who tells bird. insect and beast when and how to goto far-off places where they have never been before? how do a myriad ants in their nest. meditatedupon and heard about as being Ever-Existing.the fortnight. there is life before this life just as there was a life behind it. then at least believe. He will enlighten you with Wisdom and Truth. then you believe in God. Furthermore. Forlife is neverending.

Him Who is the Constant among the inconstant. . O you who are most wise! is the Light of Consciousness.Which depends on none other but Itself. 82.The Light Whereby both Day and Night are seen. Which sees Itself and all other things. Whom Yogis perceiveas abiding in themselves. the Unseen among the seen. the Great Unseen. Who grants all desires. 10 83. That. When by means of Yoga man comes to perceive nothing but Consciousness everywhere. hebecomes a Perfect Knower of the Self. theOne among the many. the Intelligence among intelligences. When he perceives all living beings as abiding in the Self and the Self in allliving beings. by knowing Him and not otherwise one attains Eternal Peace. he realises the Supreme. He abides in the Self and abiding Therein he knows It likeunto his own self.

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the Sole Remedyfor the sorrows of birth. all the passions that cleave to the heart drop off. 89. When one attains Perfect Knowledge of the Supreme Being (Para Satta). free from doubts and ever-changeless. Soul and Mind. in this World. there is nothing in the Three Worlds save God. he attains Perfection. However. Neither the World nor its existence isreal by comparison. Therefore. he experiences the Highest Bliss (Paramananda).defective and false. Perfect Knowledge lies in a shroud of ignorance as a lump of goldis covered in dirt and as the Sun is shrouded in clouds. Perfect Knowledge is without defect. Those who possess not the PerfectKnowledge of Yoga. 92. . When the Soul has perceived the Truth. 86.SHIVA RAHASYA 84. When the Mind hasbeen stilled. even so the Soulbecomes one with the Deathless and Unblemished Reality. 88. even so the Souls human and Divine are indistinguishably United with each other: as a Cloudjoining another Cloud. The thorough realisation of this is calledPerfect Knowledge (Vijnana). 87. When he realises the whole diversity of living things as existing inthe One and as born of that One. he becomes One with Shiva. Soul and God alone remain. Knowledge of the Supreme alone exists. Just as rivers large and small merge with the Ocean and become one with it. 85. Then he isOne with the Supreme Self and has attained the state of Absolute Being. 91. As the diverse sweet juices are extracted from different flowers and mingled into honey by abee. he attains the Highest. Verily. This fact is known to the Enlightened Ones in Heaven whose names areestablished among the Radiant Stars. 94. as Water joining Water. and the entire Universe as immateriallike an illusion. Verily. old age and all kinds of ailments. 90. he acquires a living body of light and becomesan Immortal in this very life. he sees Godface to face and is lost in His Infinite Embrace. are deluded and led astray by ignorance which is knowledge imperfect. wherein he perceives not the multitude of living beings but only the One. the Soul abides in the state of Unified Consciousness(Samadhi). andhaving become pure. Having realised the Highest. When he sees the Absolute Self as a real experience.Everything else is imperfect knowledge (Ajnana). subtle. 93. and a Flame joining another Flame. When Soul is no longer distracted by Mind. the Lordof those who are Perfect.

That which is attained by means of Yoga is also attained through Spiritual Knowledge. . Knowledge is born of Yoga and Yoga is established by means of Knowledge. 95. The practice of Yoga is the single-mindedconcentration upon this Knowledge. It is the essence of all Spiritual Teachings. There isnothing that cannot be accomplished by one who is endowed with both Yoga and Knowledge. 11 96. he who sees Spiritual Knowledge and Yoga as one. O noble ones! is the Teaching of the Insight into Reality which is called ExcellentKnowledge.Therefore.This. sees things as they really are.

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Thosewho believe shall have nothing to fear in this life nor in the next. and empowers him to appreciate and enjoy. . whereas the mind only confoundsyou with its imaginations. the Lord Who lives in allthings and upon Whom all things depend even as a kingdom rests upon a mighty king?Assuredly.------------------SHIVA RAHASYA 76. Say. And believing. the seasons. then at least believe. the month. Open youreyes and see! Up there.and all in peace? How. If all this is. if not by the Power of the Mighty One. the Great Life.are but a Spark from that Great Light. Beauty and Joy? Do you believe in Truth. let those who arewithout sight follow the guidance of one who is wise. all is established in Perfect Harmony and Order. But if you cannot see. Goodness and Beauty. Verily. You. indeed. the Moon and the shining Stars forever mark the day and night. thesethings.He Is also the Force that drives man to seek. For God Is Truth. insect and beast when and how to goto far-off places where they have never been before? how do a myriad ants in their nest. too. listen to theSoul's whisper. He will enlighten you with Wisdom and Truth. God is all that and much more beside. there is a clear sign in all this. the Great Lord Who Ever Is. say: All life comes from the Lord. the Soul is the keeper of all great secrets. 78. Say to the thinking man: Do you believe in Love. Faith is the Guide and the Light of him thatcannot see. could all this bewithout a Wise Creator? 77. all as if one. From the smallestatom to the Universe itself. there is life before this life just as there was a life behind it. 79. the Sun. there is time both before and behindthe present moment. In the silence of your heart. you shall be guided and not go astray. then God Is . then you believe in God. the year and the space of many years. Likewise. Furthermore.the fortnight. a flock of thousand birds and a shoal of countless fish all move without hindering each other. Therefore. Forlife is neverending.From Him we bring you this Revelation that you may know His Truth and follow His Will. Look deep into your heart and you shall find all that youseek. delusions and its doubts. how does a new-born babe know how to suck at his mother's breast? and whotaught the weaver-bird the art of building handsome nests? who teaches the duckling how toswim and the diver to dive in search of fish? who tells bird. a living Soul. And unto the believer. Verily.Justice and Goodness? If so. Verily. That from Which all life comes is the Great Life. 80.

theOne among the many. 85. he attains the Highest. He abides in the Self and abiding Therein he knows It likeunto his own self. When he sees the Absolute Self as a real experience. SHIVA RAHASYA 84. Verily. Just as rivers large and small merge with the Ocean and become one with it. the Intelligence among intelligences. When he perceives all living beings as abiding in the Self and the Self in allliving beings. even so the Soulbecomes one with the Deathless and Unblemished Reality. the Lordof those who are Perfect. he acquires a living body of light and becomesan Immortal in this very life. he attains Perfection. Him Who is the Constant among the inconstant. But by those who are Seekers of Perfection. Perfect andFree. Stainless. andhaving become pure. the Self shall ever be worshipped. 86. the Sole Remedyfor the sorrows of birth. 81. wherein he perceives not the multitude of living beings but only the One. O you who are most wise! is the Light of Consciousness. Which sees Itself and all other things. the Great Unseen. When the Soul has perceived the Truth. the Soul abides in the state of Unified Consciousness(Samadhi). he realises the Supreme. all the passions that cleave to the heart drop off. When one attains Perfect Knowledge of the Supreme Being (Para Satta). old age and all kinds of ailments.Which depends on none other but Itself. All-Pervading. That. the Unseen among the seen. Whom Yogis perceiveas abiding in themselves. When he realises the whole diversity of living things as existing inthe One and as born of that One. Then he isOne with the Supreme Self and has attained the state of Absolute Being. Having realised the Highest. he experiences the Highest Bliss (Paramananda). The Light Whereby both Day and Night are seen. meditatedupon and heard about as being Ever-Existing. When by means of Yoga man comes to perceive nothing but Consciousness everywhere. Who grants all desires. 88. and the entire Universe as immateriallike an illusion.Speak the plain Truth unto all men who wish to know and let the unbelievers go their ownway. 82. 87. he becomes One with Shiva. hebecomes a Perfect Knower of the Self. by knowing Him and not otherwise one attains Eternal Peace. Unchanged. 89. . 10 83.

98.As the diverse sweet juices are extracted from different flowers and mingled into honey by abee. Iam the Unseen Master of the Cosmic Magic (Maya). as Water joining Water. however. Those who possess not the PerfectKnowledge of Yoga. are deluded and led astray by ignorance which is knowledge imperfect. It is the essence of all Spiritual Teachings. Neither the World nor its existence isreal by comparison. 95. Perfect Knowledge lies in a shroud of ignorance as a lump of goldis covered in dirt and as the Sun is shrouded in clouds. Whose Lordship is attainable through Yoga. Knowledge of the Supreme alone exists.Therefore.Everything else is imperfect knowledge (Ajnana).defective and false. 92. I am glorified in the . The practice of Yoga is the single-mindedconcentration upon this Knowledge. The thorough realisation of this is calledPerfect Knowledge (Vijnana). subtle. becomeengrossed in various activities conducive to such aims. 11 96. When Soul is no longer distracted by Mind. So also. That which is attained by means of Yoga is also attained through Spiritual Knowledge. SHIVA RAHASYA 97. even so the Souls human and Divine are indistinguishably United with each other: as a Cloudjoining another Cloud. there is nothing in the Three Worlds save God. I Myself am that Great Lord (Maheshvara). he who sees Spiritual Knowledge and Yoga as one. Knowledge is born of Yoga and Yoga is established by means of Knowledge. Soul and Mind. This. Soul and God alone remain. those whose intellects areimpaired and dull. This fact is known to the Enlightened Ones in Heaven whose names areestablished among the Radiant Stars. in this World. There isnothing that cannot be accomplished by one who is endowed with both Yoga and Knowledge. 91. 90. Therefore. one who possesses SpiritualKnowledge and Yoga shall attain to the great and pure Lordship of Heaven which is honoured byall. 94. When physical life comes to an end. sees things as they really are. O you foremost among the faithful! other men being attached to material lordship. When the Mind hasbeen stilled. However. O noble ones! is the Teaching of the Insight into Reality which is called ExcellentKnowledge. he sees Godface to face and is lost in His Infinite Embrace. Verily. free from doubts and ever-changeless. and a Flame joining another Flame. the Greatest God. Perfect Knowledge is without defect. 93.

I have hands and feet all around. Formless and the rest. Great Being.Unique. If the Lord is Unseen. I am theWitness of all. descending down from the Sky. It is also called Yoga Bala (Power and Law of Unity) by the wise. abide in Perfect Unity(Samyoga) with Me. 101. and join Me inMy Everlasting Bliss. I see and hold dominion over all things from beyond the sphere of the Cosmic Magicthat renders Me Invisible to man even as a cloud enshrouds the Sun. For therewill be some among the mortals who will ask. Because It holds the Universe together and keeps all things under Its Sway. Those that follow My Word are rightly guided. I abide in the heart of all. O you who outshine the Stars! this is what I. From That all otherLaws and Powers flow even as rays spring from the Sun. I am the Perfect One Who See allthings from Above. Theysee the excellent and immaculate Lordship of the Formless One. no one knows Me. so I. The Seers of Truth alone know Me as the One. I can seeeven without eyes and hear without ears. the Witness of all that passes. heredeclare. 104. I rule the World by Dharma.the World-Supporting Law Eternal. Dharma is My Divine Power Supreme. 100. fragrances and sounds. haverevealed the Truth that has been hidden. But those that do not. I am free from old age anddeath.trueScriptures as the Self of all and having faces in all directions. Without hand or foot I am swift and can grasp. moves trees and other things on Earth. Now something else is to be understood by those who yearn to know the Truth. the Extinction of all Cravings and all Sorrows. shall go astrayforever wandering in the darkness of Illusion. yoked as itwere unto My Will. Graced by My Favour. As theunseen Wind. For only the Perfect Ones cansee what is Supremely Perfect. the Enlightener of the Three Worlds. theUnseen Lord by means of My Power Divine animate and rule the World from My Secret AbodeOn High. the Lord and Author of all true Gospels. By means of this exalted Knowledge the Yogis who are My faithful devotees enter MyInnermost. 99. Only Sages endowed with perfect sight see the true nature of the Self. theyattain the great and pure Nirvana. they need not return to worldly existence even inmillions of Ages. Though I know all these. I perceive all hidden secrets from within. 12 105. I hold within Me all forms. SHIVA RAHASYA . 102. flavours. Having traversed the sphere of My Magic Work that constitutes the Universe of forms. I can reach where birds do not fly. Omnipresent Heart and being Illumined by the Light of Truth. I. 103. I am the eternal Soulof all things. howthen can He rule this World? Therefore listen you to the plain Truth.

Follow what you understand and leave the deepest Mysteries to thoseamongst you who are Wise. by His Power of Unity. The Perfect Knowledge which is Yoga-based Insight into Reality has been proclaimed byMe for the attainment of Perfection. Thewords. Therefore. In consequence. Let it beimparted to one's own sons.106. This is even more so in the case of Spiritual Teaching. (2) it is Secret because . 107. do not reject My Revelation for It is the Light that revealsthe Road to Perfection. He is called Lord of Yoga because He is the Divine Author of the Original Revelationof the Glorious Yoga Path to Enlightenment. This Teaching is Secret for three reasons: (1) in its original form it existsin the Heart of God which is known to Him alone. He is called Lord and Master of the Universe as well asLord (Ishvara) or Supreme Lord (Parameshvara) because as the Supreme Being He is the Supportand Ground of all things. those whoseunderstanding is narrow and defective will understand when the time has come for them tounderstand and not a moment before. mean that His Secret Teaching (Shiva Rahasya) is now beingrevealed to the World at His Divine Command. because He is the Supreme Teacher of Yoga. justso even the dullest mind shall understand the Highest Truth in the course of time. 108. (In the Sanskrit language Illumination and Revelationare expressed by the same word. because He dispels all darkness byillumining everything with His Unsurpassed Radiance and Glory. A teaching can only be properly understood andassimilated if it is received with an open and receptive mind. The correct frame of mind istherefore established by means of a brief prayer for guidance in life and in correctlyunderstanding the Divine Word. It can only be grasped by a pureheart in deep contemplation. He is called Supreme Spiritual Teacher (Parameshthi Guru)because all Spiritual Teachings come from Him and because He alone can impart the HighestTeachings. He is called the MostGlorious because He is the Source Light of all lights. The Truth of God is beyond the reach of a mortal's mind. everything depends upon Him in the same way as akingdom depends upon the King. The Glorious Journey to Enlightenment can only begin if we allow the Lightof God to touch our heart and awaken us to the Spiritual Life. This having been done. He is called the Highest Godbecause He is the Supreme Divine Being. It is the Great Rosary of Truth whereby Great Sages ascendto the Abode of Light that ever Is and ever Shines. Commentary to Chapter One 13 This Holiest of all Scriptures begins with a dedication to Lord Shiva (God) Who is the SupremeSpiritual Teacher. only. andbecause Yoga functions by His Power alone. As a child at first drinks only milk but gradually takes solid food. Shiva is God. and because all ScripturalRevelations are Rays of His Infinite Light.) He is called the Most Obvious because the whole World is aManifestation of His Glory and is perceived as such by those who are endowed with SpiritualSight: everything we see is only the Light of God and nothing else. disciples and those that believe in the Unseen. In the Name of Shiva. Let this Secret Teaching be taught to those who are broad of understanding. the First Chapter is announced as theLight of God Which is being sent into the World by means of His Secret Teaching for theUpliftment of Mankind. He is called Lord of Unity because He holds allthings in the Universe together and joins what has been separated. the Supreme Principle of Goodness. For.

verbal and physical. Om (pronounced as aum) represents the Unmanifest Sound that exists as an inaudiblevibration in the Heart of God and which contains in itself all other sounds. can a human being fully understand andexperience the Truth revealed in it. .in accordance withGod's Plan it was originally revealed to a limited number of Souls. and (3) it is Secret becauseonly by following this path. This Secret Teaching is symbolised by the Mystical SoundOm.It is the original creative movement from which all other activities. audible and inaudible. the Divine Path of Yoga. mental.