\ ABHAYDAN
On 19-11-1942,? Bhagwan Sri Sridhara Swami took Sanyasa at Sigehalli Math. At that time he declared peace and fearlessness to all beings in the world in 13 stanzas.
This corresponds to the 13 syllables of Rama Tarak Mantra, very dear to his heart and full of esoteric meaning. Abhayadana is as follows :
1. I know that, I am that Brahman, by offering obeisance to whom, sages get the transcendental conscious entity without any obstacle, who rules all actions of this illusory world, and is yet the ruler of illusion, who naturally is free from cause and effect relationship. As that absolute God head is fearless and blissful, I disseminate to one and all fearlessness and unsurpassed bliss.
2. Absolute happiness is obtained by the true knowledge called Parmeshwari. She reveals the real substratum super consciousness, on negating both the gross and the subtle superimpositions. I know that I am that all pervading consciousness bliss which is fearless and blissful. I disseminate to one and all fearlessness and unsurpassed bliss.
3. That supreme effulgence named Sridhara always confers the treasures of liberation. Himself eternal was renowned as Sadguru because he uplifted individual souls. Knowing, I am that all pervading consciousness-bliss which is fearless and blissful, I disseminate fearlessness and unsurpassed bliss to one and all.
4. I am that primeval all pervading supreme spirit which great sages like Sanaka and others gained, which sage Shuka attained and for which Brahma and all other gods are striving. Knowing, I am that all pervading consciousness-bliss which is fearless and blissful, I disseminate fearlessness and unsurpassed bliss to one and all.
5. The Sruti (canonical scriptures) divides the sacred syllable OM into four and eight divisions and emphasizes the very last as the highest sacred excellence Sri Ramabhadra. Knowing, I am that all pervading consciousness-bliss which is fearless and blissful, I disseminate fearlessness and unsurpassed bliss to one and all.
6. The Universal soul is formless. It is neither male nor female. It has no classification of lineage, caste, gender and stages of life. Knowing, I am that all pervading consciousness-bliss which is fearless and blissful, I disseminate fearlessness and unsurpassed bliss to one and all.
7. I know I am that blissful spirit, the knowledge of which will keep away grief, which is declared as the universal soul by the Sruties and whish is fully divested of all attributes and is peaceful. Knowing, I am that all pervading consciousness-bliss which is fearless and blissful, I disseminate fearlessness and unsurpassed bliss to one and all.
8. As it has no second to it, consideration of dualism, non-dualism and qualified non-dualism do not arise. It is subtler than the subtlest and yet is not an atom. Knowing, I am that all pervading consciousness-bliss which is fearless and blissful, I disseminate fearlessness and unsurpassed bliss to one and all.
9. Ignorance causes lasting impressions of actions on the mind. These impressions when disgusting generates grief. The illusion arises that one can get rid of grief by sense gratification. But when one wakes upto the doctrinal statement You are supreme bliss and have nothing to do with the pleasures of the senses, the realization of the all pervading spirit which is fearless and blissful illumines the mind. Knowing that I am that illumination, I disseminate the fearlessness and unsurpassed bliss to one and all.
10. I am that Brahman which pervades all creations from Brahma (the creator) to an ant and it exists without any difference in beasts, birds, deites, man and woman. Knowing, I am that all pervading consciousness-bliss which is fearless and blissful, I disseminate fearlessness and unsurpassed bliss to one and all.
11. Division creates fear. The bliss without a second, spotlessly pure, all embracing pure knowledge has no form and is thus free from fear. Knowing, I am that all pervading consciousness-bliss which is fearless and blissful, I disseminate fearlessness and unsurpassed bliss to one and all.
12. Brahman, the causa prima of the universe, is foremost and does not have any division, alteration, illusion, ignorance and the imagination of all individual being and the lord. Knowing, I am that all pervading consciousness-bliss which is fearless and blissful, I disseminate fearlessness and unsurpassed bliss to one and all.
13. I alone am that unchangeable knowledge of reality without a second, blissful, without any cause or effect, primeval and all pervading spirit which is fearless and blissful. Knowing, I am that all pervading consciousness-bliss which is fearless and blissful, I disseminate fearlessness and unsurpassed bliss to one and all.