Hymn Praising the Avadhut

1. Salutations to Nityananda, the Guru,

who rescues his disciples from transmigration,

who has assumed a body for the needs of devotees,

whose nature is consciousness and being.

2. Free of desires, free of expectations,

free of all defects,

independent and fearless.

To that Eternal Bliss, I bow.

3. Free of possessiveness, free of egoism,

regarding as the same - a clod, a stone, and gold,

even-minded in happiness and sorrow, all enduring.

To that Divine Madness, indeed I bow.

4. "Indestructible is the Self, for it is one."

Having known this truth,

she is free of attachment, fear, and anger.

To that Eternal Bliss, I bow.

5. "I am not the body, nor is the body mine;

I am not a bound soul, for I am consciousness."

Thus reflecting, he is content.

To that Divine Madness, indeed I bow.

6. "The entire universe is only a mental construct;

the Self alone is free and eternal."

Thus reflecting, she is satisfied.

To that Eternal Bliss, I bow.

7. His deeds burned up by the fire of realization,

purged of desire and ambition,

free of the need to accept or reject.

To that Divine Madness, indeed I bow.

8. Possessing the innate disposition of a yogini,

she does not long for pleasure and enjoyment;

she is content with whatever comes unsought.

To that Eternal Bliss, I bow.

9. Not even by blame or praise is his mind perturbed;

sporting in the Self, great-souled!

To that Divine Madness, indeed I bow.

10. Always in the waking state, she abides like one asleep;

free of anxiety, her mind is the nature of pure consciousness.

To that Eternal Bliss, I bow.

11. To him none is hateful, none is dear;

for him there is no good or bad.

Free of the knowledge of difference.

To that Divine Madness, indeed I bow.

12. To her nothing is insentient; the whole word is filled with consciousness.

Joined with the eternal, having passed beyond the gunas (the realms of separation).

To that Eternal Bliss, I bow.

13. He indeed, by a mere glance, purifies the three worlds;

he is the movable, the immovable, and all holy places.

To that Divine Madness, indeed I bow.

14. An object of worship for all,

forever perfect, an embodiment of bliss, indivisible,

shining by her own light, reveling in blissful consciousness.

To that Eternal Bliss, I bow.

15. Undivided, performing no actions,

calm, spotless, supremely nectarean,

dwelling at Ganeshpuri.

To that Divine Madness, indeed I bow.