I Am Shiva

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I am neither the mind, nor the intellect,
nor the ego, nor the mind stuff.
I am neither the body, nor the changes of the body.
I am neither the senses of hearing, taste, smell, or sight. 
Nor am I ether, the earth, the fire, the air. 
I am existence absolute, knowledge absolute, bliss absolute.
I am Shiva, I am Shiva.

I am neither the prana, nor the five vital airs. 
I am neither the materials of the body, nor the five sheaths. 
Neither am I the organs of action nor objects of the senses. 
I am existence absolute, knowledge absolute, bliss absolute. 
I am Shiva, I am Shiva. 

I have neither aversion nor attachment, neither greed nor delusion,
neither egotism nor envy. Neither dharma nor moksha. 
I have neither desire nor object of desire.
I am existence absolute, knowledge absolute, bliss absolute.
I am Shiva, I am Shiva. 

I have neither death, nor fear of death, nor caste nor was I ever born, 
nor had I parents, friends, and relations. 
I have neither guru nor disciple. 
I am existence absolute, knowledge absolute, bliss absolute.
I am Shiva, I am Shiva.

I am untouched by the senses,
I am neither mukti nor knowable, I am without form, 
without limit, beyond space, beyond time. 
I am in everything, I am the basis of the universe, everywhere am I.
I am existence absolute, knowledge absolute, bliss absolute. 
I am Shiva, I am Shiva. 

~ "Nirvana Shatakam" by Adi Shankaracharya