NITYAM´ SHUDDHAM´{purely Original Discourse}


15th October 1978, Patna, INDIA

[[translated from Original Hindi discourse by HIS Grace, it is not same translation in Electronic edition or AM Publication]]

This is a shloka of Tantra,

Nityam´ shuddham´ nira´bha´sam´ nira´ka´ram´ nirainjanam;

Nityabodham´ cida´nandam´ Gurubrahma nama´myaham.

Nityam means “unchangeable”, that which is permanent, which does not undergo any change.

That which is Nitya is also known as Deva. Deva is the expression of Parama´tman which is “Sarvadyotana´tmakah Akhan´d´a cidaekarasah”, that is, “which vibrates everything, living or non-living, in the entire creation”.

Try to understand this compound sentence properly.

Akhan´d´a means “that which cannot be divided into pieces”.

Cidaekarasah means “one who is Cognition Personified and who has the same flow from Ana´di [beginninglessness] to Ananta [endlessness]”. This is the meaning of Nityam.

Shuddham”. An object as it should be, in a condition or form as it should be, and remaining in that form or condition, is called Shuddha.

This word Shuddha is a relative word. Suppose pure ghee is prepared with all the necessary precautions. But will that pure ghee remain pure after ten years? No.

So one cannot call that ghee pure, because it does not remains as it was.

Even if there is no adulteration, it does not remain as pure as it was when originally prepared. It undergoes changes due to changes in time.

So we can say that no object of this physical world can be called Shuddha.

Parama´tman does not undergo any change and cannot be touched by Impurity, so He alone can be called Shuddha.

HE is Shuddha for all time, and nothing else can be like that except Parama Puruśa – Sarvakalaniin Shuddha Nityam Shuddham.

Nira´bha´sam”. A´bha´sa has two meanings.

One meaning is that, “ Parinami tiirkha”. That which undergoes no reflection and no refraction is Nira´bha´sam.

Due to reflection, or refraction, something appears to be bent or misshapen.

So, according to this Interpretation, Nira´bha´sa will mean “that which does not undergo any reflection or refraction”.

The second meaning is that which does not have any A´bha´sa, any resemblance, in other things or in other objects; that which cannot be conceptualized. This second meaning becomes more pertinent.

As Parama Purus´a has the characteristic of reflection, His reflections on unit beings are the unit self, that is why we call His reflections has Jiiva´tma. Whether there appear to be refraction or not, but reflection is there.

Still another meaning is that one may have a kind of Idea of Parama Puruśa, even a very minute semblance of Parama Puruśa, yet no one can claim to be smaller or second Parama Purus´a.

So the word Nira´bha´sam has been used here in this sense also.

Nira´ka´ram”. An object is created by the effect of the three Gun´as, Sentient, Mutative and Static. What we see or feel, that which is perceivable, is known as dravya(matter).

Tava dravyam´ Jagatguro Tubhyameva samarpaye.”

Suppose we talk of the Himalayas. Though they are very vast still they come under a limitation.

In other words, that which comes under the bondage of limitation must have a shape & size.

It is Dravya. Dravya is that which has taken form. But the entity which is under no bondage of limitation, either of time, person or space, cannot be under any bondage of shape & size, so He is Nira´ka´ram.

Niraiṋjanam”. Aiṋjana means black spot. So that entity which is spotless, or which has no black spots, is Niraiṋjana. Sahadeva(a margii) in Saḿskrta , what do we call Ainjana.. Mudra’… Chap, Kalichapa that is Bhojpuri spoken, but Mudra’ in Saḿskrta. The entity without any blemish is “Nirainjanam”.

Nityabodham”. Bodha means experience supported by the Intellect.

Suppose you saw something wonderful – that was an experience for you.

However, no Idea of yours is connected to that experience which you had. So this is not Bodha. For example, someone sees a rainbow. That is a case of Perception.

A child knows that is a rainbow but however, has no concept about the seven colors – therefore it is not a case of Bodha because there is only idea present.

If a technician sees a machine, he can have Bodha of the machine, but a layman who is not an engineer cannot form any mental conception of the machine. Budh + ghain = Bodha.

Similarly, the entity who knows fully about each and every object, each and every mind, each and every Jiiva´tma´.

For each and everything created in this creation, Parama Puruśa has complete knowledge, So He is Nityabodham.

Nothing can be done secretly without His knowing. Everything will be known to Parama Puruśa.

Cida´nandam”. Parama Purus´a is chiefly known as Satyam or Aparin´a´mii – under non metamorphic or unchangeable or undergoing no metamorphosis.

Cit means “Cognition” – Shiva is known as Citi Shakti and Shakti is known as Creative Principle. So Cida´nanda is also the Cognitive Faculty or HE who is always remains in Bliss.

HE need not have to go anywhere in search of happiness. HIS very existence is Bliss Personified. HE is the Embodiment of “Cognitive Bliss”.

This is the quality of Parama Purus´a, that HE has created the Jiivas, and it is a sort of play or drama of HIS to keep the Jiivas(Unit beings) in bondage.

A playwright gives a particular role to a particular person. In such a way this Great Director of the Great Drama has involved everyone in one or other way. In doing so HE finds happiness, so that what HE does is always mysterious. HE also does this to make things more Interesting and Charming.

Actually, Parama Purus´a never have any intention to harm; by involving someone in a particular role. Say Parama Puruśa has involved everyone in one or other role, and has picked a special role for Himself.

In the drama HE withdraws the bondage from a particular Jiiva´tma´ and Liberates. To place one in bondage and again release him/her is His Liila´. And HE is absorbed in this Liila´.

So no one should feel disconcerted about anything. All should know that Parama Puruśa is concerned about their Welfare.

Just as parents are concerned for their child, so is HE even more concerned for each of HIS children. Therefore, do not be afraid or perplexed under any circumstances. I have told that you are never alone in this World.