A traditional Ashram morning chant
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Mano Buddhyahankara Chittani Naham, na cha Shrotra Jihve na cha Ghrana Netre Na ve Vyoma Bhumirna Tejo na Vayu, Chidananda Rupaha Shivoham Shivoham Na ve Prana Sangya na ve Pancha Vayur, na va Sapta Dhaturna va Pancha Koshaha Na Vak Pani Pado na Chopastha Payu, Chidananda Rupaha Shivoham Shivoham Na me Raga Dvesho na me Lobha Moho, Mado neva me neva Matsarya Bhavaha Na Dharmo na Ch-artho na Kamo na Mokshaha, Chidananda Rupaha Shivoham Shivoham Na Sokhyam na Dukham na Punyam na Papam, na Mantro na Tirtham na Veda na Yagyaha Aham Bhojanam neva Bhojyam na Bhokta, Chidananda Rupaha Shivoham Shivoham Na Mrityurna Shanka na me Jati Bhedaha, Pita neva me neva Mata na Janma Na Bandhurna Mitram Gurur neva Shishyaha, Chidananda Rupaha Shivoham Shivoham Aham Nirvikalpi Nirakara Rupi, Vibhutwach cha Sarvetra Sarvendriyanam Na Chasangatam neva Muktirna Bandhaha, Chidananda Rupaha Shivoham Shivoham Translation I am not the manas (superficial level of mind), buddhi (faculty of intelligence), ego nor the chitta (subconscious and unconscious); none of these things am I. I am not speech, the tongue, the sense of taste, nor the eyes. I am not space, earth, fire nor wind. I am pure Consciousness, only pure Consciousness and nothing but pure Consciousness. I am not the bundle of pranas (vital energies), nor am I the five vayus (vital airs or archetypes which control the vital energies); nor am I the seven aspects of the body, nor I am the five koshas. I am not speech, the feet, the hands, nor am I the sexual organs; in fact, I am not any of these things. They are ultimately not I, for I am only pure Consciousness and nothing but pure Consciousness. I am not bound by attachment or aversion, nor am I bound by greed or delusion. I am not bound by the feeling of mineness, nor by familial attachment. Ultimately I have nothing to do with dharma, nor with the need to earn money, nor have I anything to do with desire or even with liberation. I am really beyond all these concepts; I am Consciousness and nothing but pure Consciousness. I am not even happiness or unhappiness, nor am I virtue nor sin. I am not influenced by mantra, nor can I gain anything by going to places of pilgrimage. I am beyond the scriptures and have nothing to do with rites. I am not food, the eater of the food nor even the giver of food. I am pure Consciousness and, in the final analysis, nothing but pure Consciousness. I am beyond death (the mortal); I have no doubts about anything and I am certainly not limited by differences of caste or class. Really, I am not a father, or a mother; in fact, I haven't even taken birth! I have all friends and no friends, all are my brothers and none are my brothers. Even the relationship between guru and disciple is ultimately based on illusion. I am nothing but Consciousness, nothing but pure Consciousness. I am that which is beyond even the slightest hint of concept, and I am that which is beyond any kind of form. I am all pervading, in every direction and I am beyond the limitation of the senses. I am not bound by the need to associate with others, for where are the others? Neither am I bound by the concept of bondage because I am, in the final experience, pure Consciousness and nothing but pure Consciousness.