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I AM THAT

Dec 12 2007

This morning I had the urgency to get my discipline back and my meditation and other practices in order, which I have been ignoring for a long time now. These words of wisdom used to hang in my office when I worked at MVU. For everyone’s good, here is the Ultimate Truth as spoken by the great sage, Swami Rama Tirtha (1873-1906). I think somewhere I have an audio recording of it, which I will upload later.

 

Swami Rama Tirtha

I have no scruple of change, nor fear of death,
Nor was I ever born,
Nor had I parents.
I am Existence Absolute, Knowledge Absolute, Bliss Absolute,
I am That, I am That,

I cause no misery, nor am I miserable;
I have no enemy, nor am I enemy.
I am Existence Absolute, Knowledge Absolute, Bliss Absolute,
I am That, I am That,

I am without form, without limit,
Beyond space, beyond time,
I am in everything, everything is in me.
I am the bliss of the universe,
Everywhere am I.
I am Existence Absolute, Knowledge Absolute, Bliss Absolute,
I am That, I am That,

I am without body or change of the body,
I am neither senses, nor object of the senses,
I am Existence Absolute, Knowledge Absolute, Bliss Absolute,
I am That, I am That,

I am neither sin, nor virtue,
Nor temple, nor worship
Nor pilgrimage, nor books.
I am Existence Absolute, Knowledge Absolute, Bliss Absolute,
I am That, I am That.

Swami Rama Tirtha, In Woods of God-Realization.
Lecture delivered on January 7, 1903, at
Golden Gate Hall, San Francisco, U.S.A.

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  • lynn 3 July, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Such beauty and truth, would love to hear the song! Reminds me of "Thunder Perfect Mind" (Nag Hammadi)
    or what is felt by the presence of Yogiraj Amar Jyoti ji
    Blessings,
    Lynn

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