High on Waves

Sri Adiguru Shankaracharya

I am neither the mind, intelligence, ego, nor chitta,
Neither the ears nor the tongue, nor the senses of smell and sight.
Neither ether nor air, nor fire, nor water, nor earth,
I am Eternal Bliss and Awareness
I am Shiva! I am Shiva!

I am neither the prana nor the five vital breaths,
Neither the seven elements of the body, nor its five sheaths,
Nor hands, nor feet, nor tongue, nor other organs of action.
I am Eternal Bliss and Awareness.
I am Shiva! I am Shiva!

Neither greed nor delusion loathing nor liking have I.
Nothing of pride or ego, of dharma or liberation,
Neither desire of the mind, nor object for its desiring.
I am Eternal Bliss and Awareness.
I am Shiva! I am Shiva!

Nothing of pleasure and pain of virtue and vice do I know
Of mantra or sacred places, of Vedas or sacrifice.
Neither am I the eater, the food, nor the act of eating.
I am Eternal Bliss and Awareness.
I am Shiva! I am Shiva!

Death or fear have I none, nor any distinction of caste.
Neither father nor mother, nor even birth have I.
Neither friend nor comrade, neither disciple nor Guru.
I am Eternal Bliss and Awareness.
I am Shiva! I am Shiva!

I have no form or fancy.
The All-pervading am I.
I exist everywhere, and yet am beyond the senses,
Neither salvation, am I, nor anything to be known.
I am Eternal Bliss and Awareness.
I am Shiva! I am Shiva!