English translation of the Tamil Spiritual Classic by Saint Tirumular
TANTRA EIGHT - Verses 2227 to 2246 of 2648
47 KEVALA, SAKALA, SUDDHA
2227 Sat, Asat and Sat-Asat Nature of Suddha, Kevala, Sakala States
He who cognises the Self
Is in Suddha State;
He who is not
Is in Kevala;
He who cognises in distracting differences
Is in Sakala;
In Sat (Real), Asat (Unreal) and Sat-Asat (Real-Unreal)
They respective conjoin;
Each according to his cognising state.
2228 Importance of Self-Cognition-Suddha State
Himself unto himself
Is foe and friend;
Himself unto himself
Is the here and hereafter;
Himself his Karmas
Himself unto himself
His master be.
2229 Evolution of the Sakala State of the Soul
The Soul in Kevala State
On it the Mamaya (Asuddha Maya) acts;
By the action
The Soul receives powers of cognition;
And then mixing with Desire (Kamiyam)
And the Objects of Desire (Mayeyam)
In Pasa it full enters;
That the State of Sakala is.
2230 Who Are the Sakalas?
Sakalas are those
Who in Sakala State are;
Steeped they are in Pasas three;
The peerless Brahma, Hari,
The Celestials numerous,
The humans here below
And all lives unto the tiny worm,
All, all, are Sakalas verily.
2231 Who Are the Pralayakalas
Pralayakalas in Maya (Asuddha) world abide;
Of Maya their bodies are in main;
Of comeliness eternal are they;
And the eight and hundred Rudras;
--(These the Pralayakalas are.)
2232 Who Are the Vijnanakalas
Vijnanakalas are souls, other numerous,
They reside in the State of Kevala;
They are possessed of Anava (mala)--alone;
The eight Vidyesvaras beginning with Ananta
The (Maha) Mantraresvaras that seven crore number,
--(These the Vijnanakalas are.)
2233 Suddha or Pure State
Those who receive Siva's Grace
From Anava mala get liberated;
Transcending the states of Bindu (light) and Nada (sound)
As Aum (Pranava) they become;
And in Siva Pure they merge;
That verily is the Suddha (Pure) State (Avasta).
2234 Four Divisions of Vijnanakalas
When you think of it,
Of these Souls in gradation three,
Vijnanakalas have divisions four.
They are shrouded in Kevala (Asuddha) Maya;
Inclined are they to be gripped by Desire,
Yet, of themselves they leave all;
When the Lord His Grace bestows;
And together the Malas sunders.
2235 When is Suddha State Reached?
Abandoning the illusory Tattvas
Six times six;
Rid of ignorance
The Jiva becomes Siva Himself;
And pervading all Creation
He enters the Void true;
This the Suddha State,
That of himself the Jiva reaches.
2236 How Suddha State is Reached
Eternal is he, Jiva; pervasive too is he;
Immersing him in Eternal Malas five,
The Lord lifts him
From the Primordial Kevala State
And consigns to Sakala State;
Freed from unceasing whirl of birth
The Jiva, Suddha State reaches.
2237 Knowledge of Self in Turiya Leads to Suddha State
The Suddha State is the ultimate;
The Jiva that passes through Kevala
When it reachs Turiya
Receives knowledge of Tatpara,
--Who beyond States, Kevala and Suddha, exists--
Thus realizing the Self within.
2238 Involution of Tattvas After Jiva Reaches Suddha State
The Tattvas five times five
Will into the Soul involute;
The Soul, having realized Suddha State,
Will in Suddha Vidya Tattva merge;
The first three of this category
(Suddha Vidya, Isvaram and Sadakyam)
Will in Sakti involute;
Beyond the Sakti is Siva
(Of the Siva Tattva)
Thus involuting, the Soul returns to the Beginning;
This the order (in reverse) of evoluting too.
2239 Involution of Tattvas Further Explained
The Tattvvas five times five of Purusha
Into the Six (Vidya Tattvas) involute;
They into the three Siva Tattvas higher above involute,
Who in turn merges into Sakti Bindu
Who with Siva (Nada) stands;
--Thus is the ultimate of involution reached
Into Tattvas four and seven.
2240 Souls are Ranked as Vijnanakalas, Pralayakalas, and Sakalas
According to the Number of Malas They Possess
The Kevalas (Vijnanakalas) are inert
With Anava alone possessed;
The Pralayakalas have Maya
They see with form unseen;
The Sakalas are Souls
In all three Malas steeped.
2241 Further explained
The Vijnanakalas possess Anava mala alone;
The Pralayakalas have Maya too;
Anava, Maya, and Karma
--All three the Sakalas have
These their Malas are.
2242 Sakalas in Vijnanakalas
Who stand in Kevala (inert State)
By the power of Bindu,
That in Kevala is,
Become activated as Sakalas within Kevala;
And so attain the truth of Mamaya
Who the power of Mantra holds.
2243 Pralayakalas--108 Rudras
The Pralayakalas in Maya (Suddha) reside;
Yet that Maya affects them not;
They stand with Anava;
With Mamaya's (Asuddha) Kamya desires that Sakalas possess;
They verily are the Rudras One Hundred and Eight.
2244 Sakalas Have All Three Malas
They who in Malas three enveloped
In worldly life wallow,
Are the Sakalas per se;
Thus are the Devas, the humans,
And the rest of Brahma's creation numerous
Unto the very worm
That life's womb enters;
--All these are Sakalas that crowd the world.
2245 Rid of Malas, Souls Become Suddhas
They who Suddha State reach,
By luminous Grace of Siva
Stand dispelled of Malas triple,
That Sat-Asat are;
And of dark Pasas, one by one;
Having thus rid them entire,
They become Suddhas ever.
2246 Gradations of Suddha States--Suddha-Kevala, Suddha-Sakala,
Suddha-Jagra, and Suddha-Suddha
In Suddha-Kevala-Mukti State
The Jiva stands alone;
The Kalas leave,
Then is Suddha-Sakala-Mukti;
When in sound Aum
The Soul as one stands,
Then is Suddha (Kevala) Jagra Mukti;
The Soul Itself within Itself stands
Then is Suddha-within-Suddha-Mukti State.