Articles by Swami Veda Bharati

Resort to Silence

सत्यचिद्घनमखण्डमद्वयं

सर्वदृश्यरहितं निरामयम् ।

यत्पदं विमलमद्वयं

शिवं तत्सदाहमिति मौनमाश्रय ॥६॥

 

satya-cid-ghanam akhaṇḍam advayaṁ

sarva-dṛśya-rahitaṁ nirāmayam |

yat padaṁ vimalam advayaṁ śivaṁ

tat sadāham iti maunam āśraya ||6||

 

जन्ममृत्युसुखदुःखवर्जितं

जातिनीतिकुलगोत्रदूरगम् ।

चिद्विवर्तजगतोऽस्य कारणं

तत्सदाहमिति मौनमाश्रय ॥७॥

 

janma-mṛtyu-sukha-duḥkha-varjitaṁ

jāti-nīti-kula-gotra-dūragam |

cid-vivarta-jagato'sya kāraṇaṁ

tat sadāham iti maunam āśraya ||7||

 

पूर्णमद्वयमखण्डचेतनं

विश्वभेदकलनादिवर्जितम् ।

अद्वितीयपरसंविदंशकं

तत्सदाहमिति मौनमाश्रय ॥८॥

 

pūrṇam advayam akhaṇḍa-cetanaṁ

viśva-bheda-kalanādi-varjitam |

advitīya-para-saṁvid-aṁśakaṁ

tat sadāham iti maunam āśraya ||8|

 

Varaha Upanishad 3.6-8  

 

Resort to Silence

by Swami Veda Bharati

 

My friend Prof. Jan Brzezinski (Pandit Jagadananda Das), a Sanskrit scholar and a deep devotee, knowing my impending vow of five year silence (mauna-vrata), gave me this reference from Varaha Upanishad (3.6-8). Here I share it by way of a translation below.

 

True, solid mass of consciousness, indivisible, non-dual,

Devoid of all perceptible, free of ailment,

Immaculate, [again] non-dual – such a state –

I am ever that. Identifying yourself thus,

resort to silence.

 

Devoid of birth, death, delight or suffering,

Remaining far from caste, polity, family, ancestry,

The very cause of this world that is a whirl in consciousness—

I am ever that.

Identifying yourself thus,

resort to silence.

 

Full and perfect, non-dual, indivisibly conscious,

Free of calculations of divisions in the universe,

A little particle of awareness that has no other---

I am ever that.

Identifying yourself thus,

resort to silence.

 

This is the essence of the practice of silence.


 

Editor’s Note:

 

For more about Pandit Jagadananda Das, please see: https://jagadanandadas.blogspot.in/p/about-me.html https://jagadanandadas.blogspot.in/p/about-me.html

 

Swami Veda Bharati will be taking a 5 year vow of silence on 10th March 2013. To read his silence announcement: https://www.ahymsin.org/main/index.php/Swami-Veda-Bharati/one-must-run-ones-life-by-a-spiritual-plan.html