Shiva Stotram

Nirvana Shatakam Stotra Lyrics in English and Meaning

Adi Shankaracharya has composed Nirvana Shatakam Stotram. Shatakam is a Sanskrit word that means Six and the Nirvana Shatkam Sloka comprises of Six Stanzas. Nirvanasatakam Stotram repeats the word “Shivoham” which means “I am Shiva”. Nirvaana Shatkam / Nirvana Shatkam was written by Annamacharya Adi Shankaracharya.

Shiva Stotram – Nirvaana Shatkam Lyrics in English:

sivoham sivoham, sivoham sivoham, sivoham sivoham
mano budhyahankara cittani naham

na ca srotra jihva na ca ghrananetram |
na ca vyoma bhumir-na tejo na vayuh
cidananda rupah sivoham sivoham || 1 ||

aham prana samnno na vaipanca vayuh
na va saptadhatur-na va panca kosah |
navakpani padau na copastha payu
cidananda rupah sivoham sivoham || 2 ||

na me dvesaragau na me lobhamoho
mado naiva me naiva matsaryabhavah |
na dharmo na cardho na kamo na moksah
cidananda rupah sivoham sivoham || 3 ||

na punyam na papam na saukhyam na duhkham
na mantro na tīrdham na veda na yannah |
aham bhojanam naiva bhojyam na bhokta
cidananda rupah sivoham sivoham || 4 ||

aham nirvikalpo nirakara rupo
vibhutvacca sarvatra sarvendriyanam |
na va bandhanam naiva mukti na bandhah |
cidananda rupah sivoham sivoham || 5 ||

na mrtyur-na sanka na me jati bhedah
pita naiva me naiva mata na janma |
na bandhur-na mitram gururnaiva sisyah
cidananda rupah sivoham sivoham || 6 ||

sivoham sivoham, sivoham sivoham, sivoham sivoham

Nirvaana Shatkam

Nirvana Shatakam Stotra Meaning:

I do not mind, nor intellect, nor ego, nor the reflections of inner self. I am not the five senses. I am beyond that. I am not the ether, nor the earth, nor the fire, nor the wind (i.e. the five elements). I am true, That eternal knowing and bliss, Shiva, love and pure consciousness.

Neither can I be termed as energy (Praana), nor five types of breath (Vaayu), nor the seven material essences (dhaatu), nor the five coverings (panca-kosha). Neither am I the five instruments of elimination, procreation, motion, grasping, or speaking. I am true, That eternal knowing and bliss, Shiva, love and pure consciousness.

I have no hatred or dislike, nor affiliation or liking, nor greed, nor delusion, nor pride or haughtiness, nor feelings of envy or jealousy. I have no duty (dharma), nor any money, nor any desire (refer: kama), nor even liberation (refer: moksha). I am true, That eternal knowing and bliss, Shiva, love and pure consciousness.

I have neither virtue (punya), nor vice (paapa). I do not commit sins or good deeds, nor have happiness or sorrow, pain or pleasure. I do not need mantras, holy places, scriptures, rituals or sacrifices (yajna). I am none of the triad of the observer or one who experiences the process of observing or experiencing, or any object being observed or experienced. I am true, That eternal knowing and bliss, Shiva, love and pure consciousness.

I do not have fear of death, as I do not have death. I have no separation from my true self, no doubt about my existence, nor have I discriminated on the basis of birth. I have no father or mother, nor did I have a birth. I am not the relative, nor the friend, nor the guru, nor the disciple. I am true, That eternal knowing and bliss, Shiva, love and pure consciousness.

I am all-pervasive. I am without any attributes and without any form. I have neither attachment to the world, nor to liberation. I have no wishes for anything because I am everything, everywhere, every time, always in equilibrium. I am true, That eternal knowing and bliss, Shiva, love and pure consciousness.

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