In this excerpt from the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali, Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals when this whole differentiated world becomes one offering in the fire of consciousness.
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Chapter 3 (21:28)
गर्जामि बत नृत्यामि पूर्णा मम मनोरथाः ।
स्वामी ममैष घटितो यत्त्वमत्यन्तरोचनः ॥११॥
garjāmi bata nṛtyāmi pūrṇā mama manorathāḥ |
svāmī mamaiṣa ghaṭito yattvamatyantarocanaḥ ||11||
As You are my atyanta rocanaḥ, You are always dearest to me (atyanta rocanaḥ) – I love You, I long for Your presence (atyanta rocanaḥ) – as You are so loved by me, hence, You are devised or solved for me. So, You have come and You are present with me. You are always with me now because You are attained, solved – the problem is solved!
This was my problem, i.e., to attain You, and that I have achieved. This was the only problem in my life – to attain You, attain Your presence – and that presence is solved for me. Hence, garjāmi, I will emit a deep thundering sound now with joy (garjāmi).
And bata nṛtyāmi, (nṛtyā means “I will dance”), but it does not mean an ordinary dance. Dance means nṛti, i.e., the verbal root for nṛti is nṛti gātra vikṣepe, “I will shatter all of the limited limbs of my body; I will shatter away – nṛti gātra vikṣepe – I will shatter all the limitations from my body now because You are solved now, because You were the only One for whom I was craving.”
Chapter 3 (23:20)
नान्यद्वेद्यं क्रिया यत्र नान्यो योगो विदा च यत् ।
ज्ञानं स्यात् किन्तु विश्वैकपूर्णा चित्त्वं विजृम्भते ॥१२॥
nānyadvedyaṁ kriyā yatra nānyo yogo vidā ca yat |
jñānaṁ syāt kintu viśvaikapūrṇā cittvaṁ vijṛmbhate ||12||
Where there is no other object of perception, where there is no other action for doing, where there is no other practice of yoga, where there is no other way of thinking, and where there is no other knowledge than Thee, than the knowledge of Thine own nature, there only the kingdom of consciousness is glorified, shines from all sides, in which consciousness this whole differentiated world becomes one offering in that fire of consciousness – svāhā.
In one svāhā, it is finished, i.e., this whole differentiated perception of the world.
DEVOTEE: Pūrṇā is pūrṇā āhuti [complete oblation].
SWAMIJI: Pūrṇāhuti, yes.Source: Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali, revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo
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