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It is thought imbued with the idea of differences
That gives rise to the sorrow of bondage such as birth.
Thought that is devoid of the debilitating idea of differences
Will instantly remove all sufferings and confer Liberation.
Hence, by the constant "I-am-Brahman" bhava (conviction, attitude)
That I am Brahman and I am all,
You shall be rid of all adverse ideas of differences
And attain Liberation by flawless understanding.
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Whatever is seen as a superimposition
On the substratum, the Supreme Brahman,
Upon inquiry, is found to be only the substratum itself,
And not the form of the superimposition.
It is only to those of profound meditation
That this experience will result,
And this experience will not occur at any time
For those who are dominated by a hopping mind.
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Apart from the all-pervasive, perfectly full Self,
There is no world or individual (jiva) or such.
The world, the individual, and the Supreme
Are entirely of the nature of the Supreme Self,
Which is higher than the highest.
There is not a trace of doubt in this firm exposition. It is the Truth.
Whoever has steadfastly listened to and understood this
Even once will become Brahman.

~ Ribhu Gita (Ch.10, v.34)

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The conscious introspective concentration of Self-enquiry (`Who am I'?) kills all thoughts and destroys the dense darkness of nescience; it effaces all worry; it illuminates the intellect with the radiance of pure awareness; it wipes out all conceptual confusions; it fixes one in Siva-Self; it transforms a host of impending disasters into auspicious events; and lastly, it destroys the ego-mind utterly with all its afflictions.

(Ch.32, v.24)

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Ramana Maharshi attributed unique value to this lucid exposition of supreme Truth, the Ribhu Gita, and often referred to it in his talks with devotees and seekers. He is reported to have said that if one repeatedly read Chapter 26 [the Heart] of the Ribhu Gita one could pass spontaneously into samadhi, or the natural state of Self-realisation.

ABIDING AS ' THAT ' ITSELF

RIBHU :

1. I shall tell you now about being wholly 'That' itself. This is rare to come by, even for yogis. This is the secret of all the Vedas, of all the scriptures. This is rare to come by, indeed.

2. That which is the supreme Reality [Brahman], the Self of all, of the nature of existence-consciousness-bliss, the Self of all, the supreme Self - ever abide as That itself.

3. "All this" is of the nature of the Self, which is without beginning or end and which is insuperable. This is neither action nor inaction. Ever abide as That itself.

4. That in which there is no fear of duality, in which non-duality awakens, in which peacefulness and non-peacefulness both do not exist - ever be That itself.

5. That in which there is nothing of volition in which misapprehension does not exist, in which, likewise, there is no thinking - ever abide as That itself.

6. That in which there is nothing in Reality, in which having any conviction is a delusion, in which the entire world does not exist - ever abide as That itself.

7. That in which existence or non-existence and delusions due to misapprehensions of the mind, and even the word 'misapprehension', do not exist - ever abide as That itself.

8. That in which there is no pleasure, in which there is no imagination that I am the body, and in which all volition has been relinquished - ever abide as That itself.


9. That in which a conditional state inclusive of Reality does not exist, in which defects are not present, and in which there is no fear of the pairs of opposites - ever abide as That itself.

10. That in which the actions of speech and body and the eon itself have ended in dissolution, and in which the manifest universe is yet unborn - ever abide as That itself.

11. That in which there is no manifestation of delusion, in which there is not the least activity of illusion, in which there is nothing seen or unseen - ever abide as That itself.

12. That in which there is no wise man or wisdom, in which there are no such things as one's own side and an opposing side, and in which there are no defects or non-defects - ever abide as That itself.

13. That in which there is no differentiation, such as being Vishnu [all-pervading], in which the Creator [Brahma] does not exist, and in which there is no differentiation as Shankara [beneficent One] - ever abide as That itself.

14. That in which there is no differentiation as truth and non-truth, in which there is no such state as understanding, and in which there is no such idea as 'individual self' - ever abide as That itself.

15. That in which there is no meditation on Shankara, in which there is no supreme abode, and in which there is no state of comprehension - ever abide as That itself.

16. That in which there is no microcosm or macrocosm, in which there is no imagining of happiness, and in which the manifest world is a fallacy - ever abide as That itself.

17. That in which there is no conception of a body, in which there is no jubilance, and in which there is no 'awareness' of thought - ever abide as That itself.

18. That in which there is no intellect or empirical knowledge, in which there is no Self in the sheath of mind, and in which there is no conception of desire - ever abide as That itself.

19. That in which there is no liberation or repose, in which there is no bondage or separation, and in which there is no permanent knowledge - ever abide as That itself.

20. That in which there is no conception of time, in which there is no conditional state of sorrow, and in which there is no conception of the body - ever abide as That itself.

21. That in which there is no dispassion of the individual self, in which there is no misunderstanding of the scriptures, and in which I, being the Self, am myself - ever abide as That itself.

22. That in which there is no self liberation, in which there is no liberation from the body, and in which there is no activity by volition - ever abide as That itself.

23. That in which there is no conception of beings, in which there is no existence of anything separate, and in which there is no differentiation as the individual self either - ever abide as That itself.

24. That in which Reality is a state of bliss, in which joy is a state of bliss, and in which the quality of bliss is eternal - ever abide as That itself.

25. That in which there is no manifestation of things, in which there is no victory or defeat, and in which there is no utterance of statements - ever abide as That itself.

26. That in which there is no branch of inquiry into the Self, in which there is no urge for listening to, reading or studying the supreme Truth and in which there is no "great bliss" - ever abide as That itself.

27. That in which there is no classification such as the same group or different groups and in which no internal difference arises - ever abide as That itself.

28. That in which there is neither the terror of hell nor the treasures of heaven and in which there is no world of Brahma - ever abide as That itself.

29. That in which there is no union with Vishnu, in which there is no Mount Kailash, in which there is no sphere of the egg of the cosmos - ever abide as That itself.

30. That in which there is no praise, in which censure exits not, and in which there is not the mistake of regarding them as on a par either - ever abide as That itself.

31. That in which there is no conditional state of the mind, in which there is no misapprehension, and in which there is no experience or suffering - ever abide as That itself.

32. That in which there is no fear of sin, nothing of the five great sins, and in which there is no defect of attachment - ever abide as That itself.

33. That in which the triad of afflictions does not exist, in which there are never the three states of the individual self, and in which the universe is known to be a delusion - ever abide as That itself.

34. That in which knowledge has not arisen, in which there is no error of conceiving of the world, and in which there is no manifestation of activity - ever abide as That itself.

35. That in which there is no domain of the mind, in which, indeed, there is the greatest happiness, and in which exists the permanent abode - ever abide as That itself.

36. That in which the cause of all is peace, in which all is happiness, and having reached where-from none reverts once - ever abide as That itself.

37. By knowing which all is renounced, by knowing which nothing else remains, and by knowing which there is nothing else to be known - ever abide as That itself.

38. That in which no defect has arisen, that which is the place that is changeless, and in which, indeed, the individual self is destroyed - ever abide as That itself.

39. That in which, indeed, the Self is ever satisfied, in which, indeed, there is changeless bliss, and in which, indeed, there is changeless peace - ever abide as That itself.

40. That in which, indeed, there is all comfort, in which, indeed, there is the definition of the real, and in which, indeed, there is certainty of existence - ever abide as That itself.

41. That in which I am not, and in which you are not, in which you yourself are not, indeed, yourself, and in which, indeed, there is certain peace - ever abide as That itself.

42. That in which, indeed, you are joyful, in which, indeed, happiness is attained, and in which there is no fear of sorrow - ever abide as That itself.

43. That in which there is the fullness of consciousness, in which there is an ocean of bliss, and in which, indeed, there is the direct presence of the Supreme - ever abide as That itself.

44. That in which, indeed, one himself is, indeed, That itself, and in which there is no difference between oneself and one's Self - ever abide as That itself.

45. That in which, indeed, there is supreme bliss, in which oneself is the supreme happiness, and in which, indeed, there is the understanding of differencelessness - ever abide as That itself.

46. That in which there is not even an atom, in which the is no blemish of the mind, in which there is nothing like "I do" or "I give" - ever abide as That itself.

47. That in which thought is dead, in which one's body and mind are dead, and wherein memory finally dissolves - ever abide as That itself.

48. That in which, indeed, 'I' is surely dead, in which desire meets its dissolution, and in which, indeed, supreme bliss is - ever abide as That itself.

49. That in which the trinity of gods have their dissolution, in which the bodies and such perish, and in which there are no interactions - ever abide as That itself.

50. Immersed wherein there is no fatigue, immersed wherein one does not see, and immersed wherein there is no life and such things - ever abide as That itself.

51. Immersed wherein nothing shines, wherein wakefulness does not exist, and wherein, indeed, delusion meets its death - ever abide as That itself.

52. That in which, indeed, time finds its death, in which yoga finds its dissolution, and in which the company of Truth [satsang] ceases to be - ever abide as That itself.

53. That in which, indeed, Brahman-nature exists, wherein, indeed, there is only bliss, and wherein, indeed, there is the supreme bliss - ever abide as That itself.

54. That in which the universe never exists, in which the manifest world does not exist, and in which there are no inner faculties - ever abide as That itself.

55. That in which, indeed, there is only joy, in which it itself is entirely only bliss, and in which, indeed, it itself is supreme bliss - ever abide as That itself.

56. That in which there is only the consciousness of existence, in which consciousness alone is all there is, and in which shines the fullness of bliss - ever abide as That itself.

57. That in which there is the direct presence of the supreme Reality, in which one is oneself the Supreme, and in which serenity is the supreme goal - ever abide as That itself.

58. That in which lies the direct meaning of the undivided, in which exists the very goal, and in which destruction and such exist not - ever abide as That itself.

59. That in which, evidently, there is only oneself, in which, evidently, only oneself prevails, and in which exists, evidently, the great Self - ever abide as That itself.

60. Wherein the supreme Truth evidently is, wherein is, evidently, the great, and wherein true knowledge evidently exists - ever abide as That itself.

61. Wherein the transcendence of qualities evidently is, wherein blemishlessness evidently is, and wherein eternal purity evidently is - ever abide as That itself.

62. Wherein the great Self itself is present, wherein the joys of joys is present, and wherein, indeed, wisdom and true knowledge are present - ever abide as That itself.

63. That in which, indeed, oneself is the Light, in which oneself, indeed, is the non-dual, and in which, indeed, there is supreme bliss - ever abide as That itself.

64. Thus the conviction of becoming That itself has been proclaimed. Be thus always - ever, ever. I am Reality, existence-consciousness-bliss. I am undivided and ever joyful.

65. I am Reality alone, which is true knowledge. I am the supreme peace. I am consciousness. I am devoid of thought. I am not 'I'. I abide as He Himself.

66. I am That. I am consciousness. I am He. I am spotless. I am the highest. I am the highest. I am the Supreme. Thus, casting aside everything, be happy.

67. All this is the remnant of thoughts, the muddying of purity. Thus, renouncing all and forgetting everything, like mere dead wood.

68. Leaving aside the body like a corpse, being ever like a piece of wood or iron, and renouncing even remembrance, firmly abide only in Reality as the goal.

69. Whoever hears this explanation even once, even though he be connected with great sins, shall, casting off all, reach the Supreme.

70. Though, in parts, they deal with meditation [upasana] on You, do not the Vedas proclaim You as the unattached, as especially connected to the vessel of the Heart of all, existing as the Self, and of the nature of the undivided?

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Pure and impure thoughts are feature of the mind...
There are no wandering thoughts in the Supreme Being....
Therefore, abide as That and, be free from the pure and impure thoughts of the mind and remain still like a stone or a log of wood....
You will then be always happy....

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Pure and impure thoughts are feature of the mind...
There are no wandering thoughts in the Supreme Being....
Therefore, abide as That and, be free from the pure and impure thoughts of the mind and remain still like a stone or a log of wood....
You will then be always happy....

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From Ribhu Gita, Chapter Five:

Six verses selected by Sri Ramana Maharshi (note: original verse numbers appear in brackets).

1) The concept 'I-am-the-body' is the sentient inner organ (i.e. the mind). It is also the illusory samsara. It is the source of all groundless fears. If there is no trace of it at all, everything will be found to be Brahman. (17)


2) The concept 'I-am-the-body' is the primal ignorance. It is known as the firm knot of the heart (hrdayagranthi). It gives rise to the concepts of existence and non-existence. If there is no trace of it at all, everything will be found to be Brahman. (19)


3) Jiva is a concept, God, the world, the mind, desires, action, sorrow and all other things are all concepts. (25)


4) The mind is unreal. It is like a magic show. It is the son of a barren woman. It is absolutely non-existent. Since there is no mind there are no concepts, no Guru, no disciple, no world, no jiva. All concepts are really Brahman. (36)


5) The body, etc., are only concepts. Hearing, etc. (i.e. hearing, reasoning and contemplating) are concepts. Self-enquiry is a concept. All other things are also concepts. Concepts give rise to the world, the jivas and God. There is nothing whatever except concepts. Everything is in truth Brahman. (30)


6) Abiding without concepts is the undifferentiated state. It is inherence (in Brahman). It is wisdom. It is Liberation. It is the natural state (sahaja). It is Brahman. It is Siva. If there is no concept at all everything will be found to be Brahman. (26)


(as presented in The Mountain Path - Jayanti Issue 2000; the magazine of Sri Ramanasramam, [Arunachala] Tiruvannamalai)

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In me, the pure Awareness-Self, the universe is born, maintained and dissolved as the mind. Therefore, there are no mind and thought forms of objects apart from me the Self. In this firm experience on should ever abide.

One should ever abide as pure Siva-Self by the firm experience that there are no thought forms of creature, world and creator apart from the mind which is just an array of ripples in me the still ocean of pure Awareness-Self and therefore I am the sole Being Siva-Self only.

Even as the world, seen in my dream, is not apart from me but only my creation, even so, the world of the walking state is only a creation made by me and seen by me in the medium of my pure Awareness-Self. In this experience one should firmly abide.

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The sadhaka practising meditation on the Self, should always think firmly that all diversities of soul, world and creator are the undifferentiated Brahman-Self only. By practice, his consciousness is freed from thoughts, after which he should give up the above thought also and abide always in the thought-free state of the Self.

- Ribhu Gita (Ch.21, v.39)

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48. There is never such a thing as conception of names and forms, no such thing as the conceiving mind, no such thing as a person lost in samsara, and no such things as the world and its creator. Everything that is seen to exist must be realised to be no other than the sole, pure Awareness-Being-Brahman-Self.(Ch.25, v.8)

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47. Everything is only a concoction of time, space and energy. All else is the trite talk of people who dislike the effort of sadhana which takes them to the Self. This talk is based on their dense ignorance of the Self. Only by persistent practiceand experience of sadhana, can one arrive at the truth that all concepts of souls, world, and the cause thereof are just evanescent shadows on the screen of Siva-Self-Brahman. (Ch.24, v.31)

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46. The illusion that one is the body and that the world is the basic reality has remained soaked over a long, long time,and cannot be got rid of by the casual reading and mere understanding of the truth. The basic illusion can be effaced only by a long and unremitting practice of the bhavana that allthis is ËœI-am-Brahman-Self" . (Ch.24, v.28)

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45. The bhavana* I-am-Brahman-Self swiftly takes one to mukti. As the continued reading of the texts generating that bhavana, takes the aspirant unerringly to the goal, he should always dwell on the written words dealing with the Brahman- Self. (Ch.24, v.27)* In verses 45 to 50 the word Ëœbhavanameans (lit. feeling) the faith basedon the word of the teacher and the scriptures and in the unremitting abidance in the belief thereof

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43. There are no such things as achieved objectives and the efforts leading to them, association with the wise or the ignorant, efforts of learning and knowledge acquired, acts of enquiry and practice, the learner or the learned, and any goals achieved. What exists is only Brahman, the effulgent Awareness-Self. (Ch.23, v.10)44.
One should be firm in the conviction that there are no charitable acts, sacred waters and kshetras (pilgrim centres), no loss or gain and no loser or gainer, no karma, bhakti and wisdom, and no knower or known. All these thought-forms are bound to be dissolved and lost in the Brahman-Self, which is the sole existence. (Ch.23, v.11)

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42. All worlds and creatures are only thought forms. They are nothing but the mind, which is a bundle of thoughts, which again are nothing more than ripples in the still ocean of Awareness-Self, and certainly nothing apart from that Self. Therefore, one should abide in the firm conviction that all objectsare only I Am Self-Brahman. (Ch.22, v.24)

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41. The great illusions: maya (associated with God Iswara), avidya (associated with individual souls), mind and jivas (souls), world and its creator, all names and forms, and all mental conceptions are nothing but the Self. One should ever abide in this conviction. (Ch.22, v.23)

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40. Abidance in the state of thought-free alert Awareness, is the state of mukti beyond thought and expression. The emergence of thought is the bondage of untold suffering. Abidance in the Self is the true non-dual samadhi, and that alone leads one to the eternal bliss of mukti. (Ch.21, v.41)

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39. The sadhaka practising meditation on the Self, should always think firmly that all diversities of soul, world and creator are the undifferentiated Brahman-Self only. By practice, his consciousness is freed from thoughts, after which he should give up the above thought also and abide always in the thought-free state of the Self (Ch.21, v.39)

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37. Those engaged in the pursuit of knowledge of the Brahman-Self, happening to get involved in the mundane pleasures of sex, should regard such pleasures as merely faint shadows of the bliss of the Self. They should never even dream of worldly pleasures. (Ch.20, v.45)

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36. That in which the whole universe is born and into which it is absorbed in dissolution, is the Siva-Self. Devoted worship of and meditation on that Siva-Self of pure Consciousness alone will attract Siva's Grace, which is indispensable for liberation. (Ch.19, v.60)

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35. Firmly established in the Self, undisturbed by the least ripple of thought, as still as an idol of stone or wood, dissolved completely in Brahman-Self, even as water is in milk, with awareness devoid of all impurities of thought and drowsiness, standing clear as the pure sky, the grandeur of the Jnani's nishta (firm stance in the Self) defies thought and expression. (Ch.19, v.21)

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33. Darshan of the matured Jnani constitutes the acme of purification of baths taken in sacred waters, divine worship, mantra-japa, spiritual austerities, charitable acts and devotional worship of Lord Siva Himself. To find and to gain access to the sacred presence of such a Jnani is the luckiest of opportunities that one could ever obtain in this world. (Ch.19, v.11)

34. Worshipful service rendered unto such a Jnani-Sat- Guru quickens one’s spiritual wisdom to attain the bliss of jivan mukti. If continued further, it bestows on the disciple even the status of videha mukti. Therefore, if one is keen on being released from bondage into the freedom of mukti, the one infallible means of achieving that aim is the loving and worshipful service
of the Jnani-Sat-Guru. (Ch.19, v.13)

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30. Remaining alertly aware and thought-free, with a still mind devoid of differentiation of Self and non-Self even while being engaged in the activities of worldly life, is called the state of Sahaja Nirvikalpa Samadhi (the natural state of abidance in the Self when all differentiation has ceased). This is called Akhandakara vritti, the ‘I’ of infinite perfection as contrasted with the ‘I am the body’ notion of those who have not realised the Self. (Ch.18, v.40)

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31. Abidance in Sahaja Samadhi is the hallmark of a Jivan Mukta. With progressive development towards this state, an intensity of blissful peace is attained, leading on to the four successive stages of perfection in samadhi. Nothing short of this Sahaja Samadhi will be of any avail in destroying the fearsome cycle of births and deaths. (Ch.18, v.41)

32. That realised person who abides in the Brahman-Self, and has lost all feelings of differentiation of self and non-self, is the Jnani or Mukta Purusha. Such a Jnani is rare to find even by searching among millions of people. If one has the lucky opportunity of getting his darshan (personal view and contact) one attains purification from all his sins, and what is more, such a person’s ego gets liquidated at once. (Ch.19, v.10)

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29. The Self alone is the spontaneous self effulgent Awareness; that alone is eternal bliss; that alone is Existence everlasting; that alone is all embracing perfection, the sole God-head without a rival and the sole primordial stuff of the Universe. In the conviction born of this experience, one should ever abide, as the sole I AM, the Supreme Self. (Ch.17, v.29)

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