The Song of Ribhu: The English Translation of the Tamil Ribhu Gita
The Society of Abidance in Truth (SAT) has published the first complete translation into English of the Tamil book The Song of Ribhu. This classic work of Advaita Vedanta (nonduality) has ancient origins, probably dating from the period of the Upanisads. Sri Ramana Marharshi regularly recommended it to spiritual seekers.
The Song of Ribhu is instruction by the sage Ribhu to his disciple Nidagha to assist him in realizing the ultimate Truth. For any spiritual seeker interested in Self-knowledge, it provides a detailed and lyrical description of Self-Realization, Enlightenment, or the Realization of the Absolute.
This translation, in eight-line verse that simulates the Tamil original verses, is the result of several years work by Dr. H. Ramamoorthy, the Indian religious scholar and Nome, a teacher of the Society of Abidance in Truth. They have collaborated in translating several ancient works of Advaita, including previously unavailable works of Sankara and the English translation of the Sanskrit Ribhu Gita, published by SAT in 1995.
The Song of Ribhu and the Ribhu Gita are two distinct works. Although this Tamil Song of Ribhu and the Sanskrit Ribhu Gita are based in the same ancient teachings they are quite different in form. The verses, for example, cannot be directly aligned. The Sanskrit resembles a more spontaneous outpouring of expression of nondual Realization, while the Tamil text not only contains much different content but a more systematic arrangement of the expression of nondual Realization. The serious seeker is therefore well advised to seek benefit from both.
The Tamil work is also warmly recommended by H.H. Sri Chandrasekharendra Sarasvati Swamigal Sankaracharya (Kanchipuram), and Srila Sri Tavatirthu Nachiappa Gnanadesiki Swami (Kovilur Math). This new publication is the translation of this unique text that is so highly recommended by sages and holy persons of India.
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All are Like the Horns of a Hare All are Brahman
Speaking of the Bath in the Waters of Brahman and the Mantra for Brahman
Speaking of the Tarpana Libation of Water for Brahman and the Homa Oblation in Fire for Brahman
Definition of the Jivanmukta One Liberated While Alive
Supreme Liberation by the Bhava conviction of the Pure Brahman
Undifferentiated Abidance in the Nondual Nature
Peace by Inquiry into the Immaculate Nature
Explanation of the Four Great Aphorisms
Constant Meditation on the Nature of Pure Reality
Supreme Bliss by the Certitude of the Supreme Brahman
The Truth of Nonduality Explained with SixtyFour Examples
Attaining the Nature of the Supreme by the Bhava Attitude Conviction of Oneself Being the Supreme Reality
Definition of the Videhamukta One Liberated Out of the Body
All is of the Nature of the Self
All is Brahman and I am That
All is Brahman Alone
All is Unreal All is Consciousness
Inquiring Into the Undivided Nature
The Means for Conquest of the Mind
Peace of Mind
State of Being the Absolute by Knowledge of the Absolute
Meditation on the Undivided Nature
Greatness of the Sage
Liberation by the Certitude of the Nature of the Absolute
Contemplation of BrahmanSelf
The Certitude of the Undivided Nature
The Exposition of the Truth of Advaita Nonduality
Attainment of Bliss by the Bhava conviction of the Blissful Nature
The Greatness of the Undivided Knowledge of the Self
All is Brahman the Self is All and the Greatness of the IAmBrahman Certitude
The Samadhi of Abidance in the Self by the Knowledge of the Certitude of Nonduality
Effacing the Mind by the Conviction Bhava of Being the Undivided Absolute and Destruction of Ignorance and such by the Conviction Bhava of Bei...
Abiding as the Nondual Brahman by the Undivided Supreme Certitude
The Greatness of this Treatise
Nidaghas Eulogy in Loving Wonder of the Grace of the Guru and Description of His Wonderful Direct Experience of the Undivided Awareness
Nidaghas Declaration of His Being Brahman the Seer with Nothing to See and No Obeisance to be Offered to a Guru
Nidaghas Narration About Becoming the Brahman of TruthKnowledgeBliss Infinite
Nidaghas Description of the Greatness of the Treatise of Its Teachers and of the Grace of Siva that Bestows the Knowledge
Nidaghas Narration of Attaining the State of Jivanmukti liberation while yet alive Abiding as the Nature of the Eternal Pure Realized Liberated Infinit...
Extolling the Greatness of This Text With Profound Meditation as the Primary Means for Obtaining the Grace of the Supreme Siva
Salutations to Sage Ribhu