Sankara also composed several sub-texts in simple Sanskrit, called example, finds the style of the verses of Vivekachudamani to be ―highly poetic‖ in. 21 Feb The Vivekachudamani is a collection of poetical couplets authored by Shankara This edition contains the original Sanskrit text, the roman. Swami Tadatmananda’s lectures on Adi Shankaracharya’s Vivekachudamani are available online. Click on the date link below to listen or download MP3.

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Vivekachudamani – Wikipedia

Not so the man of the world. The disciple is beside himself with joy, and hence the highly rhetorical language. It is without beginning, is made up of the three Gunas and is superior to the effects as their cause. Extracting the Essence of the Sruti. Through others” wish — as asked by his devotees or friends. I— III each Us. Therefore give np thy identifica- tions with this lump of flesh — the gross body, as well as with the Ego or the subtle body, which are both imagined by the Buddhi.

The whole mind must attain to that perfect state of assured reliance on the truth of instruc- tions received, without which a whole-hearted, one- pointed practice of those instructions is not vivekachusamani.

There is no hope of Immortah’ty by means of riches — such indeed is the declara- tion of the Sansrkit. He whohas devoted himself to medi- tation on the Reality Brahmanand is free from Nescience attains to the eternal glory of the Atman.

The Sannyasin in whom sense- objects directed by others are engulfed like flowing rivers in the sea, and pro- duce no change, owing to his identity with the Existence Absolute, is indeed liberated. Thou hast Tightly questioned, O learned one! He who has killed the sanskrti known, as vivfkachudamani with the sword of mature dispassion, crosses the ocean of Sanlsa;: Just as the wise man leaves aside the jar, the water in it and the reflection of the sun danskrit that water, and sees the self- luminous sun which illuminates these three and is independent of them ; [ hideptndent crV.


He who says ‘it is,’ is still under delusion,— he babbles like one asleep. L iii, 13, one is asked to ascend higher and higher, restraining successively the sense-activities, and mental activities, from the gross to the fine, tiif at last one is lost in Samadhi.

By means of the purified understanding that thou art Brahman, realise thy own Self, the Knowledge Absolute. How can it be eradicated? That which is real and thy own primeval Essence, that Knowledge, and Bliss Absolute, the One without a second, which is beyond sansrit and activity — at- taining That one should cease to identify oneself with one’s false bodies, like an actor giving up his assumed mask.

There is only Brahman, the Une without a second, whose real nature is in- comprehensible, and which is beyond the range of mind and speech ; there is no duality whatsoever in It. Res- trained — to control of the senses. Others maintain that the inquiry into the truth of one’s own Self is Devotion.

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The sage, living alone, enjoys sense-objects, being the very embodiment of desirelessness, — always satisfied with his own Self, and himself present as the All. Dream-body — the body that thou mayst assume in dreams.

They are called sheaths as vivekachudqmani are coverings over the Atraan which manifests Itself through them. He who lives etc. Whoever leaves aside vkvekachudamani should vivekachudamanni be attempted, viz. The organs oi knoNvledge and those of action.

Even after the Truth vivekachudamain been realised, there remains that strong begin- ningless, obstinate imprcssioti that one i5 the agent and experiencer, which is the” cause of one’s transmigration. Trtith — may be translated as Existence. The propensities of even a con- j5rmed libertine are checked in the pre- sence of his mother; just so, when Brahman, the Bliss Absolute, has been realised, the man of realisation has na.

Looking everywhere with an eye of equality in this world full of elements possessing merits and demerits, and dis- tinct by nature from one another, — is a characteristic of one liberated-in-life.


He is always intent on helping others without the expectation of anything in return. One should never be careless in one’s steadfastness to Brahman.


The man who is attached to the Real becomes the Real, through his one- pointed devotion. And their subtle essences form sense-objects — the groups of five such as sound and the rest which conduce to the happiness of the experiencer, the individual soul. The first consists of Nescience; the second of seventeen things — five -sensory organs, five motor organs, five Pranas 01.

Buddhi — ihe delermina- tive faculty, mviy slaiui here for the mind itself. That which has been created by the Buddhi extremely deluded by Nescience, and which is perceived in this body as ‘I am such and such,’ — when that Egoism is totally destroyed, one attains an un- obstructed identity with the Vivekxchudamani.

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The definition of yogaarudha in Gita 6. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. So am I etc.

I am pacified, I am infinite, I vifekachudamani taintless, and eternal. The rope is supposed to be the snake only so long as the mis- take lasts, and there is no more snake when the delusion has vanished. As a piece of wood is drifted on to a high or low ground by the current, so is his body carried on by the momentum of past actions to the enjoyment of their fruits as they vivekachydamani themselves in due course.

This state is hinted at in this Sloka. By that means one will realise the Truth free from doubt etc. He has no desire to substantiate the unreal objects, nor is seen to maintain that dream-world. Blindness, weakness, zanskrit sharpness are conditions of the eye, due to its fitness or defectiveness merely; so are deafness and dumbness etc.