The Song of Ribhu -Translated from the Original Tamil

The Song of Ribhu -Translated from the Original Tamil

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Author: H Ramamoorthy
Translator(s)/ Edito: H Ramamoorthy/ Nome
Publisher: Sri Ramanasramam
Year: 2012
Language: English
Pages: 768
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0970366701


The Ribhu Gita as it appears in the Tamil language has been rendered in English in this book. The Tamil Ribhu Gita is a rendering in that language of chapters four through forty-seven of part VI of the Sivarahasya, which is an epic, composed in the language of Sanskrit.

The Ribhu Gita is an exposition of Advaita (Nonduality) by the Sage Ribhu to Nidagha and other sages and is set in the midst of the epic Sivarahasya. The appearance of Ribhu Gita in Sivarahasya was compared to the appearance of Bhagavad Gita set in the midst of the great epic Mahabharata by the late Pontiff of the Sankara Math of Kanchipuram in south India, Si Chandrasekharendra Sarasvati.

Sometimes Maharshi and his disciples sit up, especially after the night meal, reading Ribhu Gita, each by turn reading a verse. It is very easy to follow; and in places, Maharshi puts in a word or two to make the meaning clear. The reading continues for about tow hours at a stretch.



Introduction Pertaining to the Literary and
Historical Aspects of the Tamil
Ribhu Gita

Notes on Translation

Introduction To the Spiritual Knowledge
Of The Tamil Ribhu Gita (The Song of Ribhu)

History of the Treatise – Definition of
The Self – One’s own Experience (Svanubhava)

You are of the Nature of Brahman

All is Illusory, all is only consciousness;
The Worship of the Attributeless

Giving the Definition of The One Undivided
And the Undivided Experience

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)

Definition of the Videhmukta
(One Liberated While 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 Brahman-Self

Te Certitude of The Undivided nature

The Exposition of The Truth of Advaita

Attainment of Bliss By The Bhava (Conviction)
Of The Blissful Nature

Supreme Liberation By The Bhava (Conviction)
Of The Pure Brahman

Undifferentiated abidance in The Non-dual 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 Non-duality Explained with
Sixty-Four Examples

Attaining the Nature of The Supreme By The Bhava
(Attitude, Conviction) of Oneself Being The
Supreme Reality

The Greatness of The undivided Knowledge
Of The Self

All is Brahman, The Self is All, and The
Greatness of The I-Am-Brahman certitude

The Samadhi of Abidance in The Self By the
Knowledge of The certitude of Non-duality

Effacing the Mind by the Conviction (Bhava) of
Being the Undivided Absolute, and Destruction
Of Ignorance and Such by the Conviction
(Bhava) of Being The Undivided Brahman

Abiding as the Non-dual Brahman by the
Undivided Supreme Certitude

The Greatness of This Treatise

Nidagha’s Eulogy in Loving Wonder of The
Grace of The guru and Description of His
Wonderful, Direct Experience of the
Undivided Awareness

Nidagha’s Declaration of His Being Brahman,
The Seer, with Nothing to see, and No
Obeisance to be Offered to a Guru

Nidagha’s Narration about Becoming The
Brahman of Truth-Knowledge-Bliss Infinite

Nidagha’s Description of the greatness of
The Treatise, of Its Teacher, and of The Grace
Of Siva, that Bestows the Knowledge

Nidagha’s narration of attaining the State of
Jivanmukti (Liberation while Yet Alive),
Abiding a the Nature of the Eternal, Pure,
Realized, Liberated, Infinite consciousness
By the Grace of The Acharya (Teacher)

Extolling the greatness of This Text with
Profound Meditation as the Primary Means for
Obtaining the grace of the supreme Siva

1. Salutations to Ribhu
2. Excerpts from Ashram Publications