Recited by Viju Kulkarni in Gurudev Siddha Peeth.
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I have been singing Nirvana Shatkam for the last few days, and these words in particular stand out for me: “I am neither detachment nor liberation nor anything that can be measured.”
This has illuminated for me the extent to which I usually identify myself as my ego striving to realize the Self. The line reveals to me that I am nothing that can be measured, but am rather the divine principle, Shiva. This awareness is both radical and liberating. What a leap! What a teaching!
This beautiful hymn has lightened my spirits during a particularly challenging time for me. As I joined in with the recording, singing it several times this morning, the melody, the meaning, and the sound of the Sanskrit syllables uplifted my heart and mind. I gratefully received the teaching again and again: “I am Shiva! I am Shiva!”
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Last year, I learned this hymn during my stay in Gurudev Siddha Peeth, where we recited it every afternoon in the Shiva Temple.
After a year, I formed the sankalpa, the intention, to recite this hymn daily. The morning after I formed this intention, the hymn appeared on the Siddha Yoga path website! I felt so connected and full of joy as I inwardly thanked my Guru for leading me in this direction, for guiding me from within to choose this practice.
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Yesterday I was at the dentist undergoing an unexpectedly long procedure. I started repeating the mantra mentally when, very soon, the words chidananda-rupah shivo’ham shivo’ham from this beautiful hymn came to me and stayed with me for the entire procedure. I felt saturated with love and peace. I was aware of what was happening externally, yet with a new feeling of trust and surrender.
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