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WHAT IS ATMASTAKAM – THE CHANT OF SHIVA ?GURU--04


Adi Shankaracharya, ( 8th Century) Traditional Indian version of this song: -- This is a bhajan that I like a lot and we sing often but never bothered to know the meaning of it .Please get the meaning now........ मनोबुद्ध्यहंकारचित्तानिनाहम् न च श्रोत्रजिह्वे न च घ्राणनेत्रेन च व्योम भूमिर् न तेजॊन वायु: चिदानन्द रूप:शिवोऽहम् शिवॊऽहम् ॥-1

न च प्राण संज्ञो न वैपञ्चवायु: न वासप्तधातुर् न वापञ्चकोश:न वाक्पाणिपादौ नचोपस्थपायू चिदानन्दरूप: शिवोऽहम् शिवॊऽहम्॥-2

न मे द्वेष रागौ न मे लोभमोहौ मदो नैव मे नैवमात्सर्य भाव:न धर्मो न चार्थो न कामोना मोक्ष: चिदानन्द रूप:शिवोऽहम् शिवॊऽहम् ॥-3

न पुण्यं न पापं नसौख्यं न दु: खम् नमन्त्रो न तीर्थं नवेदा: न यज्ञा:अहं भोजनं नैव भोज्यं नभोक्ता चिदानन्द रूप:शिवोऽहम् शिवॊऽहम् ॥-4

न मृत्युर् न शंका न मेजातिभेद: पिता नैव मेनैव माता न जन्मन बन्धुर् न मित्रंगुरुर्नैव शिष्य:चिदानन्द रूप: शिवोऽहम्शिवॊऽहम् ॥-5

अहं निर्विकल्पॊनिराकार रूपॊविभुत्वाच्च सर्वत्रसर्वेन्द्रियाणाम्न चासंगतं नैव मुक्तिर्न मेय: चिदानन्द रूप:शिवोऽहम् शिवॊऽहम् ॥-6

Shivoham Shivoham Shiv sawaroopam aham Nityhoham Shuddhoham Buddhoham Muktoham Shivoham Shivoham Shiv Swaroopam Aham Shivoham Shivoham Shiv Swaroopam Aham Nityhoham Shuddhoham Buddhoham Muktoham Shivoham Shivoham Shiv Swaroopam Aham Shivoham Shivoham Shiv Swaroopam Aham Advaitamanand roopam aroopam Brahmoham Brahmoham Brahma Swaroopam Aham Brahmoham Brahmoham Brahma Swaroopam Aham Chidoham Chidoham Sat Chidanandoham Chidoham Chidoham Sat Chidanandoham Shivoham Shivoham Shiv Swaroopam aham Shivoham Shivoham Shiv Swaroopam aham Here are the Sanskrit words to the song and the English translations;-- Mano buddhya-hankara chittani naham Na cha shrotra jihve, na cha ghrana netre Na cha vyoma bhumirna tejo na vayuhu Chidananda rupah shivoham shivoham . (1) MEANING OF VERSE 01;----I am not the mind, intellect, thought, ego, or some form of the supreme being; I neither have ears, nor tongue and I neither have nose (nostrils) nor eyes; I am not the sky, earth, light or the wind; I am the fortunate, joyful, supreme being who is the very emblem of truth, knowledge and eternal bliss. I am consciousness and bliss. I am Shiva, I am Shiva. Na cha prana sangno na vai pancha vayuhu Na va sapta dhatur na va pancha koshaha Na vak pani padau na chopastha payoo Chidananda rupah shivoham shivoham .(2). MEANING OF VERSE 02;----I am not the most essential air that everyone breathes. Nor a part of essential five gases related to bodily functions (which are Prana, Aparna, Vyana, Udana and Samana). I am not the seven-fold material (Rasa, Rakta, Mamsa, Medas, Asthi,Majja and Shukra) that help in body’s physical development, I am not part of five coverings that help to build up the personality (food, air, mind, knowledge or wisdom and pleasure). Nor am I the five organs of action (which are speech/mouth, hands, feet, reproductive and rectum), I am the fortunate, joyful, supreme being who is the very emblem of truth, knowledge and eternal bliss. I am consciousness and bliss. I am Shiva, I am Shiva. Na me dvesha ragau na me lobha mohau Mado naiva me naiva matsarya bhavah Na dharmo na chartho na kamo na mokshah Chidananda rupah shivoham shivoham .(3). MEANING OF VERSE 03;---I have no likes or dislikes; Not I have any greed or delusion; I have no pride or arrogant vanity; Nor am I jealous of anyone or in competition with anyone ; I do not need the four main necessities of life (which are Dharma (Law of Life), Artha (Wealth), Kama (Desires) and Moksha (Liberation); I am the fortunate, joyful,supreme being who is the very emblem of truth, knowledge and eternal bliss. I am consciousness and bliss. I am Shiva, I am Shiva. Na punyam na papam na saukhyam na dukham Na mantro na tirtham na veda na yagnaha Aham bhojanam naiva bhojyam na bhokta Chidananda rupah shivoham shivoham .(4). MEANING OF VERSE 04;---I am not attached to any righteousness or sin; I have neither pleasure nor sorrow; I have no need for any Mantra; I have no need for pilgrimages ; I have no need for any sacred scriptures; nor do I perform any sacrifise or rituals; I am neither the meal nor the one who consumes or what is consumed; I am the fortunate, joyful,supreme being who is the very emblem of truth, knowledge and eternal bliss. I am consciousness and bliss. I am Shiva, I am Shiva. Na me mrutyu shanka na me jati bhedah Pita naiva me naiva mata na janma Na bandhur na mitram gurur naiva shishyah Chidananda rupah shivoham shivoham .(5). MEANING OF VERSE 05;---I have no fear of death, nor do I have caste distinctions; I neither have a father nor mother because I was never born; I have neither kin/relatives nor friends; I have no gurus and nor am I a disciple; I am the fortunate, joyful, supreme being who is the very emblem of truth, knowledge and eternal bliss. I am consciousness and bliss. I am Shiva, I am Shiva. Aham nirvikalpo nirakara rupo Vibhur vyapya sarvatra sarvendriyanam Sada me samatvam na muktir na bandhah Chidananda rupah shivoham shivoham .(6). MEANING OF VERSE 06;--I am free of thoughts and beyond imagination since I have no form; I am all pervading and exist everywhere; I am the king of all sense-organs; I am always impartial to everything and everyone,; I am free from everything and I have no attachment to anything; I am the fortunate, joyful, supreme being who is the very emblem of truth, knowledge and eternal bliss. I am consciousness and bliss. I am Shiva, I am Shiva VERSE 07;-

शिवोऽहं शिवोऽहम् शिवा स्वरूपम् शिवोऽहं शिवोऽहम् शिवा स्वरूपम् नित्योऽहं …… शुद्धोऽहं ………… बुद्धोऽहं ……… मुक्तोऽहम् !!

Shivoham Shivoham Shiva Swaroopoham

Nityoham Shuddhoham Buddhoham Muktoham Shivoham Shivoham Shiva Swaroopoham

Advaitamananda Roopam Aroopam Brahmoham Brahmoham Brahma Swaroopoham

Chidoham Chidoham Satchidanandoham DESCRIPTION OF VERSE 07;--- MEANING OF SHIVOHAM--

“Shivoham” means “I am Shiva”. Shiva is the pure unbounded all-pervading consciousness

(the transcendental self, the Absolute). Here is an explanation of “Shivoham” bhajan. ”Shiva” here means that innocent, blissful, splendid, golden, beautiful. “Shivoham” — I am Shiva. Splendid, the most innocent. MEANING OF SHIVA SWAROOPOHAM---

“Shiva Swarupoham” — my nature is Shiva. My form is Shiva. I am made up of a substance that is Shiva — innermost me.

MEANING OF NITYOHAM;--- “Nityoham” — I am ever present. I am always there. Body dies, disappears, but I am there.

MEANING OF SHUDDHOHAM;-- “Nityoham Shuddhoham” — I am ever pure. Nothing can touch me. All these things come and go, but they cannot touch me, they cannot do anything to me.

MEANING OF BUDDHOHA;-- “Buddhoham” — I am always enlightened. “Shivoham Shivoham Shiva Swarupoham. Nityoham” — I am eternal. There is no end to me. MEANING OF;--

“ADVAITA ANANDA RUPAM ARUPAM .

SHIVOHAM SHIVOHAM SHIVASWAROOPOHAM ” —

There is no two. It is me in all the forms, all over. It is me. My breath is flowing everywhere. I am the formless though I am inside a form. My spirit has no form. Though I am formless, I move in forms, in all forms in the whole world. the Brahman, the totality, the all.

MEANING OF;-- “CHIDOHAM CHIDOHAM SATCHIDANANDOHAM ” ;—

I am the consciousness. I am lively. I am full of life. I am pure energy and pure consciousness.I am all pervasive, and without any form, pervade all senses and world. I have neither attachment to the world, nor to the liberation (mukti). I am "Shiva” (SatChitAnanda) beyond all these).” ATMASTAKAM – THE CHANT OF SHIVA....SHIVOHAM