Saturday, January 16, 2016

TIRUMANTIRAM - TANTRA EIGHT - Verses 2269 to 2295 of 2648


English translation of the Tamil Spiritual Classic by Saint Tirumular



TANTRA EIGHT - Verses 2269 to 2295 of 2648




2269 Mystery of Parting Life From Body


The Lord is the Para;

He is beginningless;

He is beyond five states of experience,

He is the Pure One,

Seated within the heart;

He is birthless;

Why this lovely body and life

He parts--

That mystery, I knew.



2270 Saktis are Dynamic Aspects of Static Parapara


Sakti in Parapara is Para Sakti;

Sakti in Santhi is Chit Sakti;

Sakti in Paranand is Icca Sakti;

Sakti in luminous Bindu is Jnana Sakti;

Sakti in Maya is Kriya Sakti;

When Jiva these Saktis receive,

Then it reposes integral in the Divine.


2271 Beyond Tattvas is Divine Bliss


They who know Him

Beyond the Tattvas six times six

Truly know Him;

Beyond the Tattvas six times six

They receive His Grace;

They who have Knowledge True

Beyond the Tattvas six times six

Only to them, is He the Divine Bliss;

He the Hara

That is beyond the Tattvas,

Six times six.



2272 When Jiva is Rid of Malas by Siva-Sakti


Transcending the organs five (external)

And the four (internal),

In the (union) within of five (states) avastas,

The Jiva slumbers;

Then does the wondrous Lord

Appearing with Sakti of slender Form

Rid the Jiva of its poisons (Malas),

Forever to rejoice.



2273 Beyond Turiya is Turiya-Turiya or Para Turiya; and Paraatita Turiya


is Further Beyond

In Jagra-Turiya State

The Jiva realizes Self;

Then beyond are States

Turiya-Jagrat, Turiya Svapna, Turiya Sushupti, and Turiya-Turiya

In that Para Turiya State the Jiva is Para;

In the Turiya State still beyond, (Para-Turiya-atita)

Jiva becomes Siva.



2274 In Para-atita Turiya State Jiva Becomes Beyond-Param


In desire bereft of desires,

As Jiva aspires to Para-atita-turiya State

And steadfast perseveres in it,

He becomes Beyond-Param (Siva);

The tapasvins who practise not

Will never Param become;

They are forever fettered

In Pasas several.



2275 Freed of Maya, Jnana Dawns and Bliss Ensues


The Maya we seek to understand

Envelops Soul, inside and out;

The hypnosis it creates baffles thought and word;

When you are freed from it,

Your knowledge becomes purified;

It is transmuted into Sivananda

And becomes a protective roof over you.



2276 From Turiya to Turiyatita


The Jiva was in Turiya State;

Unto a swift steed

Was into the Turiyatita Jagra State led;

The Master

Thus had the (Karmic) jackals chased away;

And the Karmas stood howling,

Disappointed sore.



2277 In Turiyatita State Jiva Becomes Siva


In this Turiyatita Jagrat State

The Lord of Dance with Jiva in union stands

When that union takes place

Maya vanishes away;

That very day Jiva attains Siva Form.



2278 Maya Lights the Path to Turiyya and There Remains


If in Jagra State

Where Jiva is,

He upward, ascends,


Well may Maya serve

A lamp to light his path;

Then, when he reaches Turiya State,

He his Self realizes;

Albeit in that Turiya State

Maya will still be.

(The Soul should further ascend to the Turiyatita State.)



2279 Self-Realization in Turiya State is not the End


Knowing not your Self

You deemed body as Self;

When in Turiya you entered,

You realized the Self;

Even though you realized Self,

Birth's cycle will leave you not;

(Therefore, ascend further upward

Into the Turiyatita State)

And unite in Lord,

Pervasive and Pure.



2280 Beyond Turiya State is Union in Siva7This body is to birth subject,


Turiya State belongs to body and Jiva alike;

These subject to birth and death are;

When on them Grace of Holy Guru descends,

Two there is none,

Jiva in Siva unites one.



2281 Beyond Four States in Turiya is Para Turiya


If Jiva in Turiya State

Having experienced in succession

Jagra, Svapna, Sushupti states within,

Perseveres further,

Then he enters Para Turiya;

There verily Jiva becomes Para.



2282 End of Para Turiya is Siva Turiya


Succeeding Para Turiya Jagra State

Is the Para Turiya Svapna State

That engrosses the universe entire;

Then is Para Turiya Sushupti State

Where Upasantha (Peace beyond understanding) is;

That transcending, Jiva reaches Siva Turiya State.



2283 *End of Para Turiya is Siva Turiya


Succeeding Para Turiya Jagra State

Is the Para Turiya Svapna State

That engrosses the universe entire;

Then is Para Turiya Sushupti State

Where Upasantha (Peace beyond understanding) is;

That transcending, Jiva reaches Siva Turiya State.



2284 Beyond the Ten Avastas in Jiva Turiya, Para Turiya and


Siva Turiya is the Eleventh State of Consciousness of Para Nandi (Siva)

Thus Jiva, who has Para become,

From Jiva Turiya onward

Up to Siva Turiya,

Ten avastas (States) experiences;

Then enters the State Eleventh

Where he merges into Truth of Para Nandi (Siva)

And finally goes beyond,

All eleven States thus ensured.



2285 Further Beyond Para Siva State is Paramam (Brahmam),


Paramparam and Para Maha Sivam

Beyond Para Siva is Paramam (Brahmam);

Beyond Paramam is Paramparam (Para Brahmam);

Thus are states ascending;

From Para Siva Jagra, to Para Siva Svapna, and to Para Siva Sushupti

The Jiva that has Para Siva become reaches

The Finite Truth that is Para Nandi.



2286 Nine Manifestations of Para Siva


Pertaining to Para Siva

Are the (Para) Sakti,

Para Nada and Para Bindu;

And Sadasiva, Brahma, and Hari;

Rudra the Lord of Devas,

And Mahesvara to count.



2287 True Knowledge


Knowing that not

They rule not the (Spiritual) Kingdom;

In pomp and vanity they indulge;

That indeed is sorrow;

They know not, He pervades all;

They know not

The sea-girt seven Worlds

Will a shamble be;

They know not

That Siva with Jiva and Body

Commingling stands.



2288 End Ego-Awareness; Self is Realized;


Perform penances true

That your Future holds;

Know thyself,

And the merciful Lord

His Grace confers;

When my ego awareness ended,

Then I knew my Self;

And bliss am I.



2289 Way of Self-Realization Through Thought Process


Think of gold jewellery,

Thought of gold metal is not;

Think of gold metal

Thought of jewellery is not;

Think of sense organs, Self is not;

Think of Self, sense organs are not.



2290 Sublimation of Thought


Think of wood

Image of toy-elephant recedes;

Think of toy-elephant

Image of wood recedes;

Think of elements five

Thought of Param recedes

Think of Param,

Thought of elements recedes.



2291 Knowledge of Siva, Sakti and Jiva (Si-Va-Ya) is Liberation


Transcending Tattvas

Six times six,


The letters "Na" and "Ma"

Knowledge Becoming,

Jiva thus liberated rises,

As letter "Ya;"

Merging in letter "Va" denoting Sakti

And in letter "Si" denoting Siva

Jiva ("Ya") becomes Si Va Ya

That Mukti is.



2292 Experiences in Para Turiya


The Turiya State holds

The Letters-Five (Panchakshara);

In the Para Turiya Jagra State

Are the letters Fifty and One;

In the Para Turiya Svapna State

Is Nada;

In the Para Turiya Sushupti State

Is Bodha;

Beyond appears Paramam (Brahmam).

In Para Turiya-Turiya State.



2293 Pure (Suddha) Experience and Supreme (Para) Experience Beyond Jiva Experiences


In Sakala condition of Jiva,

These five experiences are by Grace attained;

Then follows the Suddha Avasta (Pure Experience) State;

That in intensity experiencing,

The Para Avasta (Supreme Experience) of Nandi is attained;

Then, as before light darkness flees;

The Five Malas for ever vanish.



2294 State of Suddha Avasta (Pure Experience)


The limited sphere of Tattvas

Five times Five,

And Maya Impure,

--Unreal are they;

Leaving them,

Let Jiva ascend

Into the Sphere of Mamaya (Pure-Impure);

Penetrating it,

Further beyond

In the State of Para-Avasta, (Pure Experience)

That is Pure (Suddha);

There the Soul is All-Existence

And Non-Existence at once.



2295 Lord As Guru Guides the Soul's Journey


As Grace, He stood

As Param, He stood

As Love, He stood;

As one Form merged,

He stood;

He transcended experiences all,

But abandoned me not

He, the Lordly Guru, the Natha,

Of Divine Jnana.



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