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I'm beyond division and non-division; I'm the absolute Reality.
Within? Without? How could I be? I'm the absolute Reality.
I was never created; I'm not an object with substance.
I'm nectarean knowledge, unchanging bliss; I'm everywhere, like space.

Tritiyodhyayah
Chapter 3, Verse 18

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I'm not the knower, nor something to be known;
nor am I the cause of knowledge.
I'm beyond the realm of speech, the mind and the intellect;
How could the ultimate Reality ever be described by words?
I'm nectarean knowledge, unchanging bliss; I'm everywhere, like space.

Tritiyodhyayah
Chapter 3, Verse 17

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I've put an end to both wavering and unwavering;
I don't even imagine thought.
I've put an end to both dreaming and waking;
I neither sleep nor wake.
I've put an end to animate and inanimate;
I'm neither moving nor still.
I'm nectarean knowledge, unchanging bliss; I'm everywhere, like space.

Tritiyodhyayah
Chapter 3, Verse 16

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Neither troubles, nor sorrows, nor pleasures have any affect on my intellect;
Nor can the difficulties attending yogo have any affect on my mind.
Whatever may happen to stir up the ego cannot affect me at all.
I'm nectarean knowledge, unchanging bliss; I'm everywhere, like space.

Tritiyodhyayah
Chapter 3, Verse 15

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The worldly turmoil produced by rajo-guna has no affect on me.
The suffering produced by tamo-guno has no affect on me.
The pleasure of righteousness produced by sattva-guna has no affect on me.
I'm nectarean knowledge, unchanging bliss; I'm everywhere, like space.

Tritiyodhyayah
Chapter 3, Verse 14

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The clinging-vine of worldly existence cannot affect me at all.
Contentment and pleasures, however many, cannot affect me at all.
The bondage of ignorance - this world of appearance - cannot affect me at all.
I'm nectarean knowledge, unchanging bliss; I'm everywhere, like space.

Tritiyodhyayah
Chapter 3, Verse 13

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I'm never swayed by attraction or repulsion; I never imagine these.
I'm never swayed by happiness or grief; I never imagine these.
I'm never swayed by passion or dispassion; I never imagine these.
I'm nectarean knowledge, unchanging bliss; I'm everywhere, like space.

Tritiyodhyayah
Chapter 3, Verse 12

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I'm beyond non-existence and beyond existence; these don't pertain to me.
I'm beyond both union and separation; these don't pertain to me.
I'm beyond both unconsciousness and consciousness; these don't pertain to me.
I'm nectarean knowledge, unchanging bliss; I'm everywhere, like space.

Tritiyodhyayah
Chapter 3, Verse 11

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Sinless, I consume all sins; I'm the sacrificial fire.
Dutiless, I consume all duties; I'm the sacrificial fire.
Boundless, I consume all bondage; I'm sacrificial fire.
I'm nectarean knowledge, unchanging bliss; I'm everywhere, like space.

Tritiyodhyayah
Chapter 3, Verse 10

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I have no karma; I'm the sacrificial fire in which all karma's consumed.
I have no sorrow; I'm the sacrificial fire in which all sorrow's consumed.
I have no craving; I'm the sacrificial fire in which all craving's consumed.
I'm nectarean knowledge, unchanging bliss; I'm everywhere, like space.

Tritiyodhyayah
Chapter 3, Verse 9

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I'm beyond the intellect and inaccessible to the intellect; it cannot reach to me.
I'm beyond vision, and inaccessible to vision; it cannot reach to me.
I'm nectarean knowledge, unchanging bliss; I'm everywhere, like space.

Tritiyodhyayah
Chapter 3, Verse 8

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Know well that all sense organs are made of emptiness;
Know well that all sense-objects are likewise, emptiness.
Know well that I'm the stainless One; I'm neither bound nor free.
I'm nectarean knowledge, unchanging bliss; I'm everywhere, like space.

Tritiyodhyayah
Chapter 3, Verse 7

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I'm neither gross nor subtle; I neither come nor go.
I have no beginning, end, or middle; I'm neither great nor small.
I'm telling all the secrets of the supreme Reality:
I'm nectarean knowledge, unchanging bliss; I'm everywhere, like space.

Tritiyodhyayah
Chapter 3, Verse 6

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I'm undivided, yet I'm every separate form; what shall I say of that?
I'm divided, yet I'm in everything; what shall I say of that?
I'm both eternal and non-eternal; what shall I say of that?
I'm nectarean knowledge, unchanging bliss; I'm everywhere, like space.

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Chapter 3, Verse 5

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I'm desireless, with desire; how shall I speak of that?
I'm unattached, with attachment; how shall I speak of that?
I have no substance, and yet I have; what shall I say of that?
I'm nectarean knowledge, unchanging bliss; I'm everywhere, like space.

Tritiyodhyayah
Chapter 3, Verse 4

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I'm neither beginningless nor with beginning; I'm a Sun that never sets.
I'm neither concealed nor unconcealed; I'm a Sun that never sets.
I'm neither illumined nor unillumined; I'm a Sun that never sets.
I'm nectarean knowledge, unchanging bliss; I'm everywhere, like space.

Tritiyodhyayah
Chapter 3, Verse 3

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Shiva is not white or yellow; He has no color at all.
That supreme Shiva is both the cause and the effect.
Truly, I am beyond the process of thought; I'm Shiva.
Tell me, friend, how can I bow the Self unto the Self?

Tritiyodhyayah
Chapter 3, Verse 2

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The distinction between "with qualities" and
"without qualities" does not exist in Him;
He's beyond both attachment and non-attachment;
Stainless, He's beyond all forms.
He's beyond both qualities and the absence of qualities;
Though formless, He's the substance of all forms.
So how can I worship that Shiva, who exists everywhere, like space!

Tritiyodhyayah
Chapter 3, Verse 1

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If the mind and speech can't reveal the Self,
How could the Guru's teachings reveal the Self?
How could a Guru reveal with words
That Essence of existence which is self-illuminating?

Dvitiyodhyayah
Chapter 2, Verse 40

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Transcending all dictates, he abides in the Self;
His mind becomes free of the thought of duality.
Neither purity, nor impurity, nor distinction of sex,
Nor fortune, nor misfortune, has any meaning for him.

Dvitiyodhyayah
Chapter 2, Verse 39

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Beyond mind, intellect, body, and sense-organs;
Beyond the subtle elements, and the five gross elements;
Beyond the sense of ego, and even the ethereal body;
It's the Lord, the Self, the Eternal, he attains.

Dvitiyodhyayah
Chapter 2, Verse 38

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He may or may not attain concentration;
He may or may not attain freedom from the senses;
He may or may not abandon all actions;
It's the Lord, the Self, the Eternal, he attains.

Dvitiyodhyayah
Chapter 2, Verse 37

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He does not attain a "many" or a "One" that is separate from himself;
It is not something other, like an object with length and breadth.
It cannot be objectively proven, or compared with anything;
It's the Lord, the Self, the Eternal, he attains.

Dvitiyodhyayah
Chapter 2, Verse 36

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His attainment is not breath-control, or fixed-stares, or yogic-postures;
Nothing becomes learned or unlearned at all.
His attainment is not the purification of the nerves;
It's the Lord, the Self, the Eternal, he attains.

Dvitiyodhyayah
Chapter 2, Verse 35

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That is the Essence from which the sentient and insentient universe is born;
It is like the ocean which gives birth to the foam on its surface.
It is That by which everything is maintained and dissolved;
It's the Lord, the Self, the Eternal, he attains.

Dvitiyodhyayah
Chapter 2, Verse 34

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He does not envision the form of the great Shiva,
or Shakti, or any other gods;
He does not see kundalini, or light-forms, or the feet of God;
Nor does he perceive his own soul, like a jar with its contents;
It's the Lord, the Self, the Eternal, he attains.

Dvitiyodhyayah
Chapter 2, Verse 33

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