Sunday, March 28, 2010

Dehoyam Me MahaMitram - Mahamahopadhyaya Rameshwar Jha (Advait, pratyabhijna, Shaivism, Stuti, Shlok, sanskrit, Aagam, Trika)

देहोयं मे महामित्रं शत्रुस्यापि महानयं।
अनेनैवामि जानामि एवात्मानं विस्मरामि च।।

-    महामहोपाध्याय रामेश्वर झा
यह देह मेरा बहुत बड़ा मित्र है और यही भारी शत्रु भी है। क्योंकि इसी देह के द्वारा मैं अपने स्वरूप को पहचानता भी हूँ और भूलता भी हूँ।
This body is my biggest friend and also my biggest detractor. It is through this body I realize my own self and through this body I am consumed by other desires.
-    Mahamahopadhyaya Rameshwar Jha

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Abhinam Vetiryo Vidwaan - Mahamahopadhyaya Rameshwar Jha, Advait, pratyabhijna, Shaivism, Stuti, Shlok, sanskrit, Aagam

अभिन्नं वेत्तिर्यो विद्वान्
स्वात्मनं च गुरूं शिवम् ।
तन्नौमि मुक्त आत्मानं
विद्याsविद्योमयात्मकम् ।।

-    महामहोपाध्याय रामेश्वर झा

जो ज्ञानी स्वयं को गुरू को एवं शिव को अभिन्न (एक ही) समझता है, उस विद्वान को मैं नमस्कार करता हूँ – वे मुक्त आत्मा है।

The learned person who sees no difference among himself, his master (Guru) and Shiva (Universal Consciousness), I revere him as he is a free souls.
-    Mahamahopadhyaya Rameshwar Jha

HridiVithishthit Evahum - Mahamahopadhyaya Rameshwar Jha, Advait, pratyabhijna, Shaivism, Stuti, Shlok, sanskrit, Aagam

हृदिविष्ठित एवाहं
गर्भीकृत्य जगत् स्थितः।
जगद्व्यापक एवाहं
विभामि हृदयेस्थितः।।
हृदय में ठहरा हुआ मैं जगत को अपने अंदर स्थित देखता हूँ। इस जगत में फैले हए अपने रूपों को मैं हृदय में स्थित देखता हूँ।
- महामहोपाध्याय रामेश्वर झा
Abiding in my heart I perceive this world to exist within me. I experience all pervading world within my self (heart).
- Mahamahopadhyaya Rameshwar Jha

Sunday, March 21, 2010

AgadheSwarupesyaad - Mahamahopadhyay Rameshwar Jha

अगाधेस्वरूपेस्याद्
    उन्मुखोयोगिपुङ्गवः।
न तु देहोन्मुखतिष्ठेत
    देहोsपूर्णत्वभासकः।।
-    महामहोपाध्याय रामेश्वर झा
श्रेष्ठ योगी अपने अगाघ स्वरूप में लीन रहता है। वह देह से लगाव (उन्मुख) नहीं रखता, क्योंकि देह तो अपूर्णता का द्योतक है।

A Supremely enlightened person (yogi) is always engrossed in his own boundless form. He is not attached with the body, as the body represents imperfect (unrealized) self.
-    Mahamahopadhyaya Rameshwar Jha

Sampratam Vidyse - Mahamahopadhyaya Rameshwar Jha

साम्प्रतं विद्यसे किं त्वं
   तादृशो नहि यादृशः।
भवितुं यतसे नित्यं
   निर्विकल्पो विकल्पयन्।।

-    महामहोपाध्याय रामेश्वर झा
क्या तुम वर्तमान में वैसे नहीं हो जैसा होने के लिए निरंतर प्रयत्न करते हो? तुम तो सदैव नित्य (र्निविकल्प) हो फिर सतत् संशय क्यों करते हो?

Are you not in present as you constantly attempt to become? You are an unwavering eternal soul, why do you constantly doubt your being?
-    Mahamahopadhyaya Rameshwar Jha

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Parmanand Sandohe Tvayi - Mahamahopadhyaya Rameshwar Jha

परमानंदसंदोहे त्वयि प्रेमsस्तु मे प्रभो
अव्यक्तेsव्क्तरूपस्य नित्येनित्यस्य सर्वदा

-    महामहोपाध्याय रामेश्वर झा

हे प्रभु! परमआनंद के समूह रूप आपमें मेरा प्रेम हो। आप भी अव्यक्त हैं और मैं भी अव्यक्त हूँ, आप भी नित्य हैं और मैं भी नित्य हूँ।

O abundant being! Let my affection be with your form that represents total bliss. You are unmanifested and so am I, you are eternal and so am I.
 - Mahamahopadhyaya Rameshwar Jha

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Mayajaat Midam Sarvam - Mahamahopadyaya Rameshwar Jha

मायाजातमिदंसर्वं
विश्वं देहेन्द्रियादिकम्।
न तत्र रमते विज्ञो
रममाणो निजात्मनि।।

-    महामहोपाध्याय रामेश्वर झा

विश्व, देह, इन्द्रियाँ आदि ये सभी माया से उत्पन्न है। ज्ञानी जन इनमें रमण नहीं करते है वे निज आत्मा में रमण करने वाले होते हैं।

This world, body and sense organs etc. all are created by illusion (Maya = non persistent, unreal). Learned men do not take delight in this, they find fulfillment in their own soul. 
- Mahamahopadyaya Rameshwar Jha

Nagatoasmin Na gantasmi - Mahamahopadyaya Rameshwar Jha

नगतोsस्मि न गन्तास्मि
नित्योsहं चिन्मयः शिवः।
विश्वात्मनः कुतोजन्म
कथं मृत्यु ञ्चिदात्मनः ।।

-    महामहोपाध्याय रामेश्वर झा

मैं आया हुआ नही हूँ न ही जाने वाला हूँ - मैं नित्य चिन्मय, शिव हूँ। मेरे विश्वात्मा स्वरूप में कहाँ जन्म, इस चैतन्य आत्मा की कहाँ मृत्यु?

I have neither come nor will I leave – I am steady consciousness Shiva. Where is birth for a universal soul, where is death for a conscious being?
- Mahamahopadyaya Rameshwar Jha

Deh sambandhtonityam - Mahamahopadyay Rameshwar Jha

देहसम्बन्धतोनित्यं
विकृतोsपिमुहुर्मुहुः ।

अहंत्वाविकृतोभाम्य
भिज्ञातः शिवतामितः ।।

-    महामहोपाध्याय रामेश्वर झा

देह से मेरा संबंध अनित्य है बार बार अपूर्णता को भी प्राप्त होता है। मै तो अपूर्णता (विकृति) को प्राप्त होते हुए (भासित होते हुए) शिवता को प्राप्त हूँ।

My relation with this body is inconsistent as it repeatedly attains imperfect state.  In my true state with all my distortions I remain perfectly realized being (Shiv)
- Mahamahopadyay Rameshwar Jha

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Yathechaami tatha bhami - Mahamahopadyay Rameshwar Jha

यथेच्छामि तथाभामि
  पूर्णोsपूर्णः शिवः पशुः।
न भूत्वा भविताचस्मि
    नित्योsव्यक्तः स्वराङ्विभुः।।

-    महामहोपाध्याय रामेश्वर झा

मैं जैसी इच्छा करता हूँ वैसा पूर्ण-अपूर्ण, शिव-पशु रूप भासित होता हूँ । मैं न तो हो चुका हूँ न होनेवाला हूँ। मैं स्वयंप्रकाशमान नित्य एवं अव्यक्त हूँ।

I become what I desire to be – complete consciousness or limited consciousness, realized being or one who is constrained. I am neither in past nor in future – I am self illuminated, constant and formless being. 

- Mahamahopadyay Rameshwar Jha

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Brahmand pindand midam - Mahamahopadyay Rameshwar Jha

ब्रह्माण्ड पिण्डाण्ड मिदं प्रवृध्दं
यस्मिन्नेकं ननु मय्यनन्ते ।
सोहं निराभास सदावभासे
रूपश्चिदाह्लाद मयोद्वयोस्मि ।।

-    महामहोपाध्याय रामेश्वर झा

मेरे जिस अनंत रुप में अनेक ब्रह्माण्ड (आकाश, वायु, सूर्य, चंद्रमा इत्यादि) और पिण्डाण्ड (समस्त देह) बढ़े (उगे) हुए दिखते हैं। वह अप्रकाशित एवं सदा ही प्रकाशित चेतन व आनंद  रूप मैं ही हूँ।

This whole universe and its inhabitants seem to grow out of my single boundless self. I alone experience the supreme consciousness and bliss in my unrealized and constantly realized states. 

- Mahamahopadyay Rameshwar Jha

Naa hum deho asmin - Mahamohopadya Rameshwar Jha

नाहं देहोस्मि देहोयं मय्यस्ति प्रतिभानतः ।
आज्ञाकारी ततस्चायं चिदाह्लाद सुनिर्भरः ।।

-    महामहोपाध्याय रामेश्वर झा
मैं देह नहीं हूँ यह देह मेरा है ऎसा मुझे भासित हो रहा है। यह (देह) मेरा आज्ञाकारी है अतः चित् और आह्लाद से परिपूर्ण है।

I am not my body this body mine I have realized this. It follows my instructions and hence is filled with consciousness and pleasure.

- Mahamohopadya Rameshwar Jha

Kutra Naasi Kada Naasi - Mahamahopadyay Rameshwar Jha

कुत्र नासि कदा नासि भासि किंवा त्वया विना ।
स्थितिमेव नमस्यामि सा मे पूजा परा भवेत् ।।

- महामहोपाध्याय रामेश्वर झा

तू कहाँ नहीं है। किस समय नहीं है। ऎसा क्या है जो तेरे बिना भासित हो रहा है। स्थिति को ही मैं नमस्कार करता हूँ, वही मेरी परा पूजा है।


Where you are not present? When you are not present? What is there that becomes illuminated without you? I bow to this realized state of mine as highest form of prayer

- Mahamahopadyay Rameshwar Jha

Rameshwar Jha Shiv Yogi शिव योगी - An exponent of Kashmir Shaivism अद्वैत Non dual shiva philosophy

Rameshwar Jha is a rarity among scholars as he did not let his traditional learning become impediment in spiritual realization. He helped propagate and systematize learning of non dualistic kashmir shaivisim by clarifying mystical concepts through his experiential learning.

In his youth Rameshwar had studied Panini’s grammar, Advaita Vedenta and practiced yoga under competent gurus. He was an exceptional student from an early age and completed his higher education in Sanskrit with merit and distinction.

His reputation as a scholar grew and he was sought to teach vyakaran (grammar), Vedanta and Nyaya (logic) in Sanskrit colleges of Varanasi. His influence spread with time and he was recognized as leading intellect in the learned world.

In his mid forties the works of Abhinavgupta caught his attention. He soon came to realize a higher more developed form of monism was expounded by Abhinavagupta and Utpaladeva in their works. He made the three day journey to Kashmir to meet Swami Lakshaman Joo in Kashmir for deeper understanding of the tenets of Kashmir Shaiva Mysticism.

He considered Lakshaman Joo as his guru and was ever grateful for Swamijee's compassion (Shaktipat) through which he had attained spiritual realization. He expressed his gratitude towards Swami Lakshaman Joo's in hymn “Guru stuti”, which to date is recited by Swamijee's disciples. Lakshman Joo has supposedly said this about Rameshwar Jha "Who know, whether I liberate you or you liberate me!"

Rameshwar jha lived as a realized master and traveled extensively. He had spent his earlier life laboriously learning traditional texts, now he was showering his grace by making accessible Kashmir Shaivism, Advaita, Pratyabhijna, Aagam, trika and associate philosophy in Varanasi.

With his extraordinary creativity, innate familiarity with the ancient texts and personal experiences he was able to provide access to abstruse concepts of non dualistic Kashmir Shaivism to the layman and scholars alike. This led to a steady stream of seekers from all parts of the world to his door steps. He was a living "Guru Factory" and referred to as "Guru ji" in fondness.

In his own words:
न मया क्रियते शिष्यः कृतः शिष्यो न कश्चन।
शिष्यतामिच्छते सद्यो दीयते गुरूता मया।।
मैंने शिष्य नहीं बनाए, मैं कभी शिष्य नहीं बनाता।
जो मेरा शिष्य बनने की इच्छा करता है उसे मैं तुरंत गुरूता प्रदान कर देता हूँ ।

I do not make any followers, Those who desire to be my disciples I instantly make them masters.

Guru ji was free of dogmatic teaching style and did not see any distinction in the seekers of different faith, cast or creed. He embraced one and all and only tested the seeker's true intent. Guru ji's close associates have experienced many instances of his occult powers littered throughout his life but he was against its display. And warned that these often let the seekers astray.

Rameshwar Jha was awareded "Mahamahopadhyaya" in the year 1980 by Kashi Hindu Vishwavidyalay and in 1981 he received "Rastrapati Award" by Government of India.

" I am returning to my essence" (मैं स्वरूपस्थ हो रहा हूँ) were his last words in Dec 12, 1981.