English translation of the Tamil Spiritual Classic by Saint Tirumular
TANTRA EIGHT - Verses 2488 to 2511 of 2648
426 THREE VOIDS AND TVAM-TAT-ASI
Tvam-Pada, Tat-Pada and Asi-Pada
All three states in Turiya arose;
In all three states one of Three stands
--Jiva, Para and Siva in order respective--
Together are they known
By the expression compounded,
That is, Tvam-Tat-Asi (Maha Vakiyam).
2489 Siva Appears Beyond Tvam-Tat-Asi
In the Three States Tvam Tat and Asi
Are the time-honored Malas Three--Kamiya and the rest
In the Three States Tvam Tat and Asi
Are the time-honored Gunas Three--Tamas and the rest
When these Malas and Gunas are seared,
And as He appears, they fleet away,
As does darkness before moon's beam.
2490*2Tvam-Tat-Asi Becomes Tat-Tvam-Asi
Attain the State of Tvam-Tat-Asi
Through coursing breath (in Yogic Way)
Consider it as the Tenth State of (Turiya) experience;
Endless is that Experience;
Alter that expression so
That Siva (Tat) stands first
(That is Tat-Tvam-Asi, or Tatvamasi)
Thus meditate on it and ascend.
2491 As Tatvamasi, Practise Yoga
Thus altering the expression
Into Tatvamasi with Siva (Tat) first
Fix your thought on bliss of Svarupa;
And gently hold to your heart
The Pranava mantra (that is "Aum");
When Jiva thus practises Yoga
He realizes Truth
And stands, in Grace accepted.
2492 Thom-Tat-Asi is Celestisl Vakya
Tvam-Pada arises in Maya (Sakti)
Tat-Pada in comely Parai (Sakti)
Asi-Pada leads to Santhi (Kala)
That Vakya (expression) is verily of Celestials,
Thom-Tat-Asi by Yogic breathing attained.
2493 Jiva in Different Places and Times
Deva Datta is one and same person;
But through time and place he different appears;
If Jiva transcends time and place,
He and Siva one becomes (So-ham)
Jiva in body one with Primal Cause is;
Attaining True Jnana
Jiva becomes Para Siva.
2494 The Three Turiyas in the Three Letters A, U, M (Aum)
The Gunas Three, Tamas and the rest,
The Malas Three, Kamiya and the rest,
No more are;
A, U and the consonant M,
In those letters Three are Turiya Three
All these are of Thom-Tat-Asi, forsooth.
427 THREE VOIDS
2495 Beyond Three Voids--Maya, Bodha and Upasanta
Experiencing the seven Caused States
The Maya Void is left behind;
Experiencing the seven Causal States
The Bodha Void is left behind;
Experiencing and sundering the Cause-Caused States (above)
The Upasanta Void is left behind;
Then alone is End Finale.
2496 Tat-Tvam-Asi End of Voids Three
The Maya Void is of Jiva;
The Bodha (Vyoma) Void is of Para;
The Upasanta Void (Vyapta) is
Where Jiva one with Siva-Sakti is;
All three Voids are of Pure Manifestness (Svarupa)
--The End of Tvam-Tat-Asi that is Tat-Tvam-Asi.
2497 Lord is in the Void Beyond the Three Voids
Of Himself, daily,
Nandi that rides the bull
With impediment none;
And when I reach His Feet,
I cross the Void,
And in that Void
That imagination transcends
2498 Paraparam is a Wondrous Land
That Void where Turiyas merge
They call it Paramparam;
Thus they say who know not;
As Paramparam they worship it;
Who knows, what wondrous Land it is!
2499 Import of Si-Va-Ya-Na-Ma
The Tattvas six times six left,
And Malas, Anava and Maya devoid,
Denoted by letters "Na" and "Ma"--
Parai to Jiva ("Ya") Her Grace granting,
Into Paran ("Va" Sakti and "Si" Siva) makes it merge,
That indeed is "Si Va Ya Na Ma" (the Five-letter mantra).
2500 Beyond Thought and Form is Truth
For them who realized Truth
That Thought is Form and Form is Thought,
For them is no descent, no ascent, no Void.
Neither Thought, nor Form.
428 CAUSED-CAUSAL EXPERIENCES
2501 Transcend All Experiences, Caused and Causal
When Caused Experiences Seven of Jiva
And Causal Experiences Seven of Para
Cause and Caused Difference vanish,
Then Jiva becomes Siva for sure.
2502 Final Goal is in Sushupti--Beyond Experiences
Without Caused Experiences six times six leaving,
Without Jagrat, Svapna and other states of Turiya Jagrat Waking leaving,
Without entering that Sushupti State
That is beyond Tattvas six times six,
What avails it
If of Thom Pada Jiva speaks?
He on earth will never, never,
The Final Goal reach.
2503 Interpretation of A-U-M (Aum) and Si-Va-Ya
Letter A is Jiva; U is Para; M is Siva;
In the three States of Mukti;
Si is Siva, Va is Para; Ya is Jiva
Thus the Mantras "Aum" and "Sivaya" are as one interpreted.
2504 Anava (I-ness) leaves only By Grace
As Life of life,
Interminable and imperishable
Beyond travails of Causal Experiences
And Caused Experience opposite,
Is Isa (Siva) vibrant;
Without His Grace abounding,
Anava that makes Jiva tremble
Never, never, leaves.
2505 Paraparan is in Void Beyond Experiences
Immanent is Jiva in Caused Experiences Seven,
Immanent is Parasiva in Causal Experiences Seven;
In the Void that defies Cause-Caused description,
Beyond Thought and Word,
2506 Seeds Four
Seed of Mukti is Knowledge of Primal One;
Seed of Bhakti is intense adoration meek;
Seed of Siddhi is Self, Siva-Para Becoming;
Seed of Sakti is State of Upasanta.
2507 When Upasanta is
The Seven Caused Experiences lie latent in Maya;
The Seven Causal Experiences lie latent in Void;
When Cause-Caused experiences disappear,
Then is pervasive Upasanta.
2508 Upasanta in Siva Turiya
In (Jagrat) Turiya is Jiva's purification of Self (Atma Suddhi)
In Turiya of the Jagratatita (Para Turiya)
Is Vision of Param;
That extending into Siva Turiya
Is Upasanta pervasive.
2509 Beyond Jiva Turiya and Para Turiya is Upasanta
Removing Anava within,
Entwined with Tattvas six times six,
And realizing Self-knowledge,
--These acts of purification
To Jagrat-Turiya (Jiva Turiya) State belongs;
The Grace of Guru Param dawns
In the Jagratatita Turiya (Para Turiya)
That defies speech;
When that is crossed and Siva Turya is reached,
Then is Upasanta pervasive.
2510 Upasanta State--The Tenth State
Entering into Upasanta experience,
Jiva becomes Siva;
There immersed in Siva-Bliss
Jiva into Siva merges;
Enjoying that Bliss experience
It abides constant there;
That Experience engrosses
All the ten of Jiva
(From Jagrat Upwards to Siva Turiya.)
2511 Shore Beyond
Merged in One with Sakti and Siva,
As cool waters into wavy sea
And realizing Truth of Holy Word,
That is ambrosial sweet
Jiva reaches the Shore Beyond
That indeed defies speech.