Atmashatak Stotram

 

Written by Sri Adi Shankaracharya.

 

1

Manobhudyahamkaarachittani Naaham

Na Cha Shrotrajive Na cha Graananetre

Na cha Vjomabhumirna Tejo Na Vaayuh

Chidaanandarupah Shivo ham Shivo ham.

 

2

Na Cha Praanasanjno Na Vai Panchavaayuh

Na Vaa Saptadhaturna Vaa Panchakosha.

Na Vaak Paanipaadou Na Chopasthapaayu

Chidaanandarupah Shivo ham Shivo ham.

 

3

Na Me Dvesharaagou Na Me Lobhamohou

Mado Naiva Me Naiva Maatsaryabhaava.

Na Dharmo Na Chaartho Na Kaamo Na Mokshah

Chidaanandarupah Shivo ham Shivo ham.

 

4

Na Punyam Na Paapam Na Soukhyam Na Dukham

Na Mantro Na Teertham Na Vedaa Na Yajnah.

Aham Bhojanam Naiva Bhojyam Na Bhoktaa

Chidaanandarupah Shivo ham Shivo ham.

 

5

Na Me Mrytushankaa Na Me Jaatibhedha

Pitaa Naiva Me Naiva Maataa Na Janmah

Na Bandhurna Mitram Gurunaiva Shishya

Chidaanandarupah Shivo ham Shivo ham.

 

6

Aham Nirvikalpo Niraakaara Rupo

Vibhurvyapya Sarvatra Sarvendryaanam

Sadaa Me Samatvam Na Muktirna Bhandah

Chidaanandarupah Shivo ham Shivo ham.

 

 

Translation by Swami Vivekananda.

1

I’m not the mind, intelligence, ego or the individualized conditioned consciouscness. Nor am I the sense organs of hearing, tasting, smelling or seeing. Nor am I the body of the five great elements; earth, water, fire, air and space.

I am the auspicious, blissful, Unconditioned Consciousness.

 

2

I am not the Prana or ist five divisions (known as Prana, Apana, Vyana, Samana and Udana). Nor am I the seven basic tissue elements (knows as Rasa, Rakta, Mamsa, Meda, Asthi, Majja and Shukra from the physical body) nor the five Koshas (known as Annamaya, Pranamaya, Manomaya, Vijnamaya and Anandamaya which enrap the Atman). Nor am I the five organs of action namely the hands, legs, mouth, anus and penis.

I am the auspicious, blissful, Unconditioned Consciousness.

 

3

I do not have the abhorance of anything, nor the obsession, nor the greed, nor the delusion, nor the arrogance, nor the jealousy. Nor ist he need for me to persue anymore, any of the Purusharthas (objects of human life), namely the Dharma (righteous behaviour), Artha (maerial prosperity), Kama (sensous enjoyment) and Moksha (liberation; as I have now realized that

I am nothing but the the auspicious, blissful, Unconditioned Consciousness.

 

4

I am not affected by the merit and sin, nor the pleasure and pain. Nor ist the need for me of Mantra, pilgrimage, scriputres and sacrifice. Nor am I the enjoyment, the thing enjoyed or the enjoyer. I have transcended all these things as I have realized

that I am the auspicious, blissful, Unconditioned Consciousness.

 

5

I am not concerned by the fear of death nor by the differences arising out of caste distinctions. I have no father or mother as I am that which has no birth and no death. Nor do I have any brothers, friends, Guru or Shishya.

I am the auspicious, blissful, Unconditioned Consciousness.

 

6

I am beyond distinction and form. I am everywhere, in everything, in all that could be perceived and also in that apparus which perceives. I am all that is unchanging and unaffacted by the time.

I am the auspicious, blissful, Unconditioned Consciousness.