English translation of the Tamil Spiritual Classic by Saint Tirumular
TANTRA EIGHT - Verses 2466 to 2487 of 2648
422 THREE TURIYAS
2466 Three Turiyas--Jiva, Para and Siva; and Their Respective Reaches
Tvam Pada, Tat Pada and Asi Pada
The Turiya beyond (in Jagrat)
Waking, Dreaming and Deep Sleep States
Is Jiva Turiya;
The Turiya beyond
The Waking, Dreaming and Deep Sleep States (in the Jiva Turiya State)
In Para Turiya;
The Turiya further beyond (in the Para Turiya State)
Is Siva Turiya;
In these are reached
Tvam, Tat and Asi States respective.
2467 States of Consciousness in the Three Turiyas
In Jiva Turiya of Waking State
The end of Jiva Turiya is the beginning of Para Turiya Jagrat;
At the end of Para Turiya
Is Para Pada (Tat-Pada)
Three steps beyond,
In the fourth, is Siva Turiya (Asi Pada).
2468 Ten States of Consciousness in All--In the Three Turiyas
The four states of Jiva Turiya
And the four states of Para Turiya
And the four states of Siva Turiya
As the end of one Turiya is the beginning state of next
They really are states Ten.
2469 At the End of Ten is Union in Para Para
The Ten States are in the Turiyas Three;
Them as Ends, you proceed;
At the Final End is identity with Para Para
Connecting the States in the middle two each
(Jiva Turiya and Para Turiya Jagrat into one
And Para Turiya Turiya and Siva Turiya Jagrat into one.)
2470 If You Cannot Reach Turiya Land, Persevere Still
Reach the Turiya Land, and be there;
If you cannot reach it
Think of Lord in the Way scriptures speak of,
You shall reach the Truth
That is beyond beyond words.
2471 The Holy Way
Away with Tattvas six times six
That Asat (unreal) are;
Crush the crowding Maya
With Lord's Grace;
Then will be the Divine Grace abiding;
That way, the holy ones knew.
2472 From Jiva Turiya to Para Turiya
The Fourth States of Jagrat
Is Turiya (Jiva Turiya);
There Jiva attains Tvam-Pada;
The Karmas end;
Again, commencing from Jiva Turiya
Is the Jagrat State in Para Turiya;
Reach Turiya in Para Turiya State,
There indeed is Tat-Pada State.
2473 On to the Third Turiya
As you reached Tvam-Pada and Tat-Pada,
So now enter the third Turiya State (Siva Turiya)
At its end is the Divine Light (Asi-Pada)
The Super-Subtlety (Suksma) that words can conceive not;
Beyond is Siva
Who as Nandi accepted me into His Grace.
423 THREE MUKTIS
2474 The Three Muktis Are Direct Experiences With Siva-Form
Jiva-Mukti is the Atita (Beyond Consciousness State);
Para-Mukti is Upasanta (Divine Peace);
Siva-Mukti is Ananda (Divine Bliss);
All three are Svarupa Muktis
That from Nadanta branchs
Where Pranava (Aum) as letters Three (A,U,M) are.
2475 Mukti is the Goal of Being One With Siva
They know not the goal of birth,
The Jiva who knows it
Will in Grace be;
Nothing here to be in home or outside,
Thus renouncing all,
Be one with Siva
That verily is Mukti.
2476 Way of So-Ham
The Malas triple perishing,
The Gunas triple perishing,
The Muktis triple attaining,
One with Tattvas uniting
That the way of "So-ham" is;
Unto those who follow this Way
The Immaculate Siva Himself reveals.
2477 All Attainments, Work of Lord
Siddhi and Mukti,
And Suddhi that is Siva Pure,
And Sakti of Pure Bliss,
That extinguishes the Fires Three;
And the Samadhi Exalted
--All these the work of Divine Lord
Who thine bonds sunders.
424 TRIPLE SVARUPA
2478 Beyond Triple Muktis is God
As you ascend,
Attenuate Malas Five
And espouse "So-ham"
That is Jnana filled;
And be liberated
Attaining Svarupa Mukti triple;
And in the End,
Vision Truth of Para (Siva) Eternal.
2479 Light in the Three Mansions
Three the Mansions
Three that reside there
In the Three merge the thirty-six (Tattvas)
The Light that rises from within the Three
May well the Jiva vision;
Then ended will birth's cycle be
That endless was.
2480 Lord's Vastness
The worlds tumbled,
The aeons passed,
The three Lights,
Sun, Moon and Fire
All in Benevolent Lord merged;
Who knows His vastness and greatness!
2481 God's Multiple Forms
The Primal One, the indivisible Great
Himself into several divided;
As Form, Formless and Form-Formless,
And as Guru, and as Sakti-Lord
In Forms numerous
He immanent in Jivas became
And transcendent too.
2482 Jiva Shines in Triple Mukti
In Triple Mukti Jiva receives Light Divine
With light and brillance infused,
The crystal as a gem shines;
Unto it is Jiva
When he attains Muktis Three
And Grace of Sakti Divine;
Hold to the Feet of Nandi
Who all these Graces ordained.
2483 Beyond Triple Mukti is Mudra of Jnana
With crystalline hue and radiant brilliance,
The Lord stands as a gem of purest ray serene;
Seek Him and reach the Mukti State Three;
Beyond is Void that defies speech,
There contemplate on Aum in Silentness
In that Mudra of Jnana
The final Grace is.
2484 Kundalini Yoga
He is the Light within the heart's crimson lotus;
If the Crimson Lotus within, Nada you reached,
You shall wake Kundalini Sakti;
And closing Muladhara where She imprisoned is,
Ascend upward (through Sushumna in Yogic breathing)
And open wide the gate above at cranium top.
2485 Jiva, Para and Siva Are One in Three Places
One person in places three functions
Yet may be as three different appear;
Are Jiva, Para and Siva;
One are they
But in different places appear.
2486 How to Reach Siva State
Brighten the light within
To merge in the Light (without);
Through Sound potency in "Aum"
Rouse Prana breath within
To merge in the breath without (Cosmic Life);
Coursing it appropriate upward,
Merge the space within into Space without;
Clear shall you the Siva-State vision.
2487 Unmai Sakti Takes Over
He ended the pulsations of Karanas
By a sleight of hand, as it were--My Nandi
As the lovely Manonmani (Sakti) left,
Unmani (Sakti) no less lovely entered,
Do take to Her in Samadhi inward.