Spirituality

NIRVANA SHATAKAM (ATMA SHATAKAM) Verse 5

Sanskrit Verse

मृत्युर्न शङ्का मे जातिभेदः

पिता नैव मे नैव माता जन्मः

बन्धुर्न मित्रं गुरुर्नैव शिष्यं

चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥५॥

English Transliteration

Na Mrtyur-Na Shangkaa Na Me Jaati-Bhedah

Pitaa Naiva Me Naiva Maataa Na Janmah |

Na Bandhurna Mitram Gurur-Na-Iva Shissyam

Cid-Aananda-Ruupah Shivo[a-A]ham Shivo[a-A]ham ||5||

Meaning of the Sanskrit Words

मृत्यु (Mrtyu) = Death

न (Na) = Not

शङ्का (Shangkaa): Apprehension, Fear

जाति (Jaati) = Caste or Creed

भेद (Bheda) = Distinction

पिता (Pitaa): Father

माता (Maataa): Mother

जन्मः (Janmah): Birth

बन्धु (Bandhu) = Relation

न (Na) = Not

मित्रं (Mitram): Friend

गुरु (Guru) = Guru or Spiritual Preceptor

न (Na) = Not

इव (Iva) = In the same manner

शिष्यं (Shissyam): Disciple

चित् (Cit) = Consciousness

आनन्द (Aananda) = Bliss

रूप (Ruupa) = Nature

शिव (Shiva) = signifying Consciouness

अहम् (Aham) = I

Meaning of the Verse

5.1: Neither am I bound by Death and its Fear, nor by the rules of Caste and its Distinctions,

5.2: Neither do I have Father and Mother, nor do I have Birth,

5.3: Neither do I have Relations nor Friends, neither Spiritual Teacher nor Disciple,

5.4: I am the Ever Pure Blissful Consciousness; I am Shiva, I am Shiva,

The Ever Pure Blissful Consciousness.

5. I have no apprehension of death; neither do I have any distinction of caste (or creed); I have neither father, nor mother, nor (even) birth; neither friend nor kith and kin; neither teacher (guru) nor disciple; I am of the nature of Pure Consciousness-Bliss-Absolute, I am Shiva, I am (verily) Shiva.

Meaning in Tamil

மரணமும் மரணபயமும் சாதியும் மதமும் எனை வரையறைவதில்லை

தந்தையும் தாயும் எனக்கில்லை இப்புவியில் பிறப்பும் எனக்கில்லை

உற்றாரும் உறவினரும் எனக்கில்லை ஆசானும் சீடனும் எனக்கில்லை

உள்உணர்வின் பேரின்ப வடிவான சிவமே யான் சிவமே யான்

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