Chapter 1: Ribhu-Nidagha Dialogue
Verse 1: Skanda: The Rishi-s spoke thus to Ribhu, the devotee of Sambhu, the desireless, the best among sages, decked with ashes and rudraksha-s (holy berries) , who was at Kedara on the Himalayan peak worshipping the Lord of Kedara.
Chapter 2: Description of Siva's Teaching to Kumara
(The Same Teaching Given by Siva to Ribhu)
Nidagha: Revered Ribhu! In this state of affairs, who qualifies for Brahman-hood? Please tell me especially that Knowledge which has come out of the words of Sankara.
Chapter 2, Verse 6:
You are equable. You are also the Truth. You are ancient. You are set forth by the word "truth" and these other words. You are devoid of all limbs. You are ever firm. You are Brahman. You are full and perfect. you are the high and the low.
Chapter 2, Verses 28:
Suta: Then, pleased with the words of Nidagha, Ribhu, beloved son of the lotus-born Brahma, looking at him, a fit person (vessel) fully qualified for the essence of the love of Siva, continued to instruct him.
Chapter 3: Description of the Phenomenal World Being Existence-Conciousness.
Isvara: Religious vows are illusory. The worlds are illusory. Various states are illusory. Abodes are illusory. Fear, also, is illusory. Supports and such are illusory. Enjoyment is illusory. The multitude of relationships is illusory.
Chapter 4: Definition of One's Self.
Ribhu: I shall tell you that which is most wondrous, that which is the rarest in all the worlds. It is the quintessence of the Veda-s and other scriptures. Rare--rare, indeed--ever.
Chapter 4, Verse 37
I am without contemplation and without the absence of contemplation. I am without anything upon which to contemplate. Such a one am I. I am fuller than the full. I am perfectly full. I am all fullness. Such a one am I.
Beings do not exist, do not exist, either. All is non-existent; there is no doubt about this. Nidagha! That all is non-existent has been said by me in this discussion. Whoever hears this even once, he himself becomes Brahman.
Chapter 6, Verses 45
I myself shine by myself, by myself alone, and not by anything else. I abide in myself. This is the best mantra of all. I myself enjoy myself. I myself revel in myself. I myself am my own Light. I myself revel in myself.