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  AHYMSIN Newsletter, Issue - Jan 2013  
 
   
 
   

Resort to Silence

by Swami Veda Bharati


सत्यचिद्घनमखण्डमद्वयं
सर्वदृश्यरहितं निरामयम् ।
यत्पदं विमलमद्वयं शिवं
तत्सदाहमिति मौनमाश्रय ॥६॥

satya-cid-ghanam akhaṇḍam advayaṁ
sarva-dṛśya-rahitaṁ nirāmayam |
yat padaṁ vimalam advayaṁ śivaṁ
tat sadāham iti maunam āśraya ||6||

जन्ममृत्युसुखदुःखवर्जितं
जातिनीतिकुलगोत्रदूरगम् ।
चिद्विवर्तजगतोऽस्य कारणं
तत्सदाहमिति मौनमाश्रय ॥७॥

janma-mṛtyu-sukha-duḥkha-varjitaṁ
jāti-nīti-kula-gotra-dūragam |
cid-vivarta-jagato'sya kāraṇaṁ
tat sadāham iti maunam āśraya ||7||

पूर्णमद्वयमखण्डचेतनं
विश्वभेदकलनादिवर्जितम् ।
अद्वितीयपरसंविदंशकं
तत्सदाहमिति मौनमाश्रय ॥८॥

pūrṇam advayam akhaṇḍa-cetanaṁ
viśva-bheda-kalanādi-varjitam |
advitīya-para-saṁvid-aṁśakaṁ
tat sadāham iti maunam āśraya ||8|

Varaha Upanishad 3.6-8


My friend Prof. Jan Brzezinski (Pandit Jagadananda Das), a Sanskrit scholar and a deep devotee, knowing my impending vow of five year silence (mauna-vrata), gave me this reference from Varaha Upanishad (3.6-8). Here I share it by way of a translation below.

True, solid mass of consciousness, indivisible, non-dual,
Devoid of all perceptible, free of ailment,
Immaculate, [again] non-dual – such a state –
I am ever that.
Identifying yourself thus,
resort to silence.

Devoid of birth, death, delight or suffering,
Remaining far from caste, polity, family, ancestry,
The very cause of this world that is a whirl in consciousness—
I am ever that.
Identifying yourself thus,
resort to silence.

Full and perfect, non-dual, indivisibly conscious,
Free of calculations of  divisions in the universe,
A little particle of awareness that has no other---
I am ever that.
Identifying yourself thus,
resort to silence.

This is the essence of the practice of silence.

 


Editor’s Note:

For more about Pandit Jagadananda Das:

http://jagadanandadas.blogspot.in/p/about-me.html

Swami Veda Bharati will be taking a 5 year vow of silence on 10th March 2013.  To read his silence announcement: http://www.ahymsin.org/main/index.php/Swami-Veda-Bharati/one-must-run-ones-life-by-a-spiritual-plan.html

Photo courtesy of Nitin Vaidya

 

   
       
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