Kaula Upanishad

Kaula Upanishad

May the Kaulika triumph! May Varuni triumph! May Truth triumph! May fire triumph! May all living things triumph!

Hail to the Absolute! Hail to Earth! Hail to Fire! Hail to Air! Hail to Guru! You are like the Cosmos! You are that, self-evidently! I will speak of the Divine Law. I will speak the truth! That must protect me! The source of speech must protect me! Protect me! Protect my speech! Om Shanti Shanti Shanti.

Now the investigation into Dharma. (It is) knowledge and mind. It is the unified cause of both knowledge and liberation. Siddhi emanating from one’s own being arises from liberation.

The five objects of the senses constitute the expanded Cosmos. Of all this Knowledge is the Essence. Yoga is liberation.

The Absolute without parts (Adharma) is the Creator. Ignorance is the same as knowledge. Ishvara, the Lord is the Cosmos. The eternal is the same as the transitory. Knowledge is identical with the absence of knowledge. Adharma is Dharma. This is liberation.

The five bonds constitute the essence of real knowledge. The Pinda is the producer (of all). In that is liberation.

This is real knowledge. Of all the senses the eye is the chief. One should behave in a way opposite to that expected. One should not do this devoid of rightness. All this is the essence of Shambhavi.

The amnaya (practice or direction) is not to be found in knowledge. Guru is oneness. All is oneness within the mind. Siddhi does not exist in uninitiated ones. Abandon pride and so forth.

One should not reveal this. One should not discuss this with pashus. Even weak argument may contain the truth. One should not make distinctions. Do not speak of the secret of self. One may speak of it to a pupil.

Within a Shakta, outwardly a Shaiva, in the world a Vaishnava. This is the rule. Liberation comes from knowledge of self.

Condemn not others such as Adhyatmika. Do not perform vows. Do not establish oneself on restraint. Binding oneself is not liberation. A Kaula should not practice outwardly. One becomes equal to All. One becomes liberated.

One may read these sutras at sunrise. One attains the siddhi of knowledge. This is the knowledge of Self, or Parameshvari.

May the Kaula triumph!

Om shanti shanti shanti.

The Kaula Upanishad is complete.