The Song of Ribhu: The English Translation of the Tamil Ribhu Gita

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Society of Abidance in Truth, 1 ene. 2000 - 760 páginas

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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History of the Treatise Definition of the Self Ones Own Experience Svanubhava
1
You are of the Nature of Brahman
31
All is Illusory All is Only Consciousness The Worship of the Attributeless
50
Giving the Definition of the One Undivided Essence and the Undivided Experience
66
All are Like the Horns of a Hare All are Brahman
82
Speaking of the Bath in the Waters of Brahman and the Mantra for Brahman
96
Speaking of the Tarpana Libation of Water for Brahman and the Homa Oblation in Fire for Brahman
109
Definition of the Jivanmukta One Liberated While Alive
123
Supreme Liberation by the Bhava conviction of the Pure Brahman
390
Undifferentiated Abidance in the Nondual Nature
404
Peace by Inquiry into the Immaculate Nature
419
Explanation of the Four Great Aphorisms
434
Constant Meditation on the Nature of Pure Reality
455
Supreme Bliss by the Certitude of the Supreme Brahman
470
The Truth of Nonduality Explained with SixtyFour Examples
483
Attaining the Nature of the Supreme by the Bhava Attitude Conviction of Oneself Being the Supreme Reality
496

Definition of the Videhamukta One Liberated Out of the Body
133
All is of the Nature of the Self
143
All is Brahman and I am That
156
All is Brahman Alone
172
All is Unreal All is Consciousness
188
Inquiring Into the Undivided Nature
205
The Means for Conquest of the Mind
218
Peace of Mind
236
State of Being the Absolute by Knowledge of the Absolute
253
Meditation on the Undivided Nature
272
Greatness of the Sage
290
Liberation by the Certitude of the Nature of the Absolute
311
Contemplation of BrahmanSelf
329
The Certitude of the Undivided Nature
348
The Exposition of the Truth of Advaita Nonduality
364
Attainment of Bliss by the Bhava conviction of the Blissful Nature
378
The Greatness of the Undivided Knowledge of the Self
512
All is Brahman the Self is All and the Greatness of the IAmBrahman Certitude
525
The Samadhi of Abidance in the Self by the Knowledge of the Certitude of Nonduality
544
Effacing the Mind by the Conviction Bhava of Being the Undivided Absolute and Destruction of Ignorance and such by the Conviction Bhava of Bei...
560
Abiding as the Nondual Brahman by the Undivided Supreme Certitude
578
The Greatness of this Treatise
590
Nidaghas Eulogy in Loving Wonder of the Grace of the Guru and Description of His Wonderful Direct Experience of the Undivided Awareness
607
Nidaghas Declaration of His Being Brahman the Seer with Nothing to See and No Obeisance to be Offered to a Guru
618
Nidaghas Narration About Becoming the Brahman of TruthKnowledgeBliss Infinite
631
Nidaghas Description of the Greatness of the Treatise of Its Teachers and of the Grace of Siva that Bestows the Knowledge
642
Nidaghas Narration of Attaining the State of Jivanmukti liberation while yet alive Abiding as the Nature of the Eternal Pure Realized Liberated Infinit...
652
Extolling the Greatness of This Text With Profound Meditation as the Primary Means for Obtaining the Grace of the Supreme Siva
665
Salutations to Sage Ribhu
684
Glossary
693
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