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    Nirvana shatakam, also known as Atmashatkam is a very popular Shiva Stotra composed by Adi Shankaracharya (8th-9th Century). Adi Shankara explains his theory of Advaita (non-dualism) in this beautifully composed Sanskrit hymn.

    Nirvana Shatakam

    Lyrics in Sanskrit and English with meaning.

    मनो बुद्ध्यहंकारचित्तानि नाहम्
    न च श्रोत्र जिह्वे न च घ्राण नेत्रे
    न च व्योम भूमिर् न तेजो न वायु:
    चिदानन्द रूप: शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥१॥

    mano buddhi ahankara chittani naaham
    na cha shrotravjihve na cha ghraana netre
    na cha vyoma bhumir na tejo na vaayuhu
    chidananda rupah shivo’ham shivo’ham

    I am not the mind, the intellect, the ego or the memory,
    I am not the ears, the skin, the nose or the eyes,
    I am not space (ether), not the earth, not fire, water or wind,
    I am the Ever Pure Blissful Consciousness; I am Shiva, I am Shiva,
    The Ever Pure Blissful Consciousness.

    न च प्राण संज्ञो न वै पञ्चवायु:
    न वा सप्तधातुर् न वा पञ्चकोश:
    न वाक्पाणिपादौ न चोपस्थपायू
    चिदानन्द रूप: शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥२॥

    na cha prana sangyo na vai pancha vayuhu
    na va sapta dhatur na va pancha koshah
    na vak pani-padam na chopastha payu
    chidananda rupah shivo’ham shivo’ham

    Neither am I the breath, nor the five elements,
    Neither am I the matter, nor the 5 sheaths of consciousness
    Nor am I the speech, the hands, or the feet,
    I am the Ever Pure Blissful Consciousness; I am Shiva, I am Shiva,
    The Ever Pure Blissful Consciousness.

    न मे द्वेष रागौ न मे लोभ मोहौ
    मदो नैव मे नैव मात्सर्य भाव:
    न धर्मो न चार्थो न कामो ना मोक्ष:
    चिदानन्द रूप: शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥३॥

    na me dvesha ragau na me lobha mohau
    na me vai mado naiva matsarya bhavaha
    na dharmo na chartho na kamo na mokshaha
    chidananda rupah shivo’ham shivo’ham

    There is no like or dislike in me, no greed or delusion,
    I know not pride or jealousy,
    I have no duty, no desire for wealth, lust or liberation,
    I am the Ever Pure Blissful Consciousness; I am Shiva, I am Shiva,
    The Ever Pure Blissful Consciousness.

    न पुण्यं न पापं न सौख्यं न दु:खम्
    न मन्त्रो न तीर्थं न वेदा: न यज्ञा:
    अहं भोजनं नैव भोज्यं न भोक्ता
    चिदानन्द रूप: शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥४॥

    na punyam na papam na saukhyam na duhkham
    na mantro na tirtham na veda na yajnah
    aham bhojanam naiva bhojyam na bhokta
    chidananda rupah shivo’ham shivo’ham

    No virtue or vice, no pleasure or pain,
    I need no mantras, no pilgrimage, no scriptures or rituals,
    Neither am I the experienced, nor the experience itself,
    I am the Ever Pure Blissful Consciousness; I am Shiva, I am Shiva,
    The Ever Pure Blissful Consciousness.

    न मृत्युर् न शंका न मे जातिभेद:
    पिता नैव मे नैव माता न जन्म
    न बन्धुर् न मित्रं गुरुर्नैव शिष्य:
    चिदानन्द रूप: शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥५॥

    na me mrtyu shanka na mejati bhedaha
    pita naiva me naiva mataa na janmaha
    na bandhur na mitram gurur naiva shishyaha
    chidananda rupah shivo’ham shivo’ham

    I have no fear of death, no caste or creed,
    I have no father, no mother, for I was never born,
    Neither am I a relative, nor a friend, nor a teacher nor a student,
    I am the Ever Pure Blissful Consciousness; I am Shiva, I am Shiva,
    The Ever Pure Blissful Consciousness.

    अहं निर्विकल्पॊ निराकार रूपॊ
    विभुत्वाच्च सर्वत्र सर्वेन्द्रियाणाम्
    न चासंगतं नैव मुक्तिर् न मेय:
    चिदानन्द रूप: शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥६॥

    aham nirvikalpo nirakara rupo
    vibhut vatcha sarvatra sarvendriyanam
    na cha sangatham naiva muktir na meyaha
    chidananda rupah shivo’ham shivo’ham

    I am devoid of duality, my form is formlessness,
    I exist everywhere, pervading all senses,
    Neither am I attached, neither free nor captive,
    I am the Ever Pure Blissful Consciousness; I am Shiva, I am Shiva,
    The Ever Pure Blissful Consciousness.

    (Last Updated On: May 11, 2022)

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