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Shaktilabar If any object other than Brahman appears to exist, it is unreal like the mirage. I am without attributes and actions; Eternal Nitya without any desire and thought Nirvikalpawithout any dirt Niranjanawithout any change Nirvikarawithout form Nirakaraever-liberated Nitya Mukta ever-pure Nirmala.
Atmabodha presents the knowledge of the Self through a unique combination of the piercing logic of Vedanta and poignant poetic similes. The All-pervading Akasa appears to be diverse xwami account of its association with various conditionings Upadhis which are different from each other.
I am other than the body and so I am free from changes such as birth, wrinkling, senility, death, etc. The Atman, the Sun of Knowledge that rises in the sky of the heart, destroys the darkness of the ignorance, pervades and sustains all and shines and makes everything to shine.
Therefore they belong to the mind alone and not to the Atman. Meditation, contemplation, mantra and prayer finally converge into a unified force directed towards the final stage, piercing the pearl of wisdom called bindu, leading to the Absolute. Realise that to be Brahman which, when seen, leaves nothing more to be seen, which having become one is not born again in this world and which, when knowing leaves nothing else to be known.
When this the lower and the higher aspects of the Self are well churned together, the fire of knowledge is born from it, which in its mighty conflagration shall burn down all the fuel of ignorance in us. Because of Its association with different conditionings Upadhis such ideas as caste, colour and position are super-imposed upon the Atman, as flavour, colour, etc. Attachment, desire, pleasure, pain, etc.
Like bubbles in the water, the worlds rise, exist and dissolve in the Supreme Self, which is the material cause and the prop of everything. Realise that to be Brahman which is Non-dual, Indivisible, One and Blissful and which is indicated in Vedanta as the Immutable Substratum, realised after the negation of all tangible objects.
Realise That to be Brahman, the attainment of which leaves nothing more to chlnmayananda attained, the blessedness of which leaves no other blessing to be desired and the knowledge of which leaves nothing more to be known. Avidya which is indescribable and beginningless is the Causal Body. As pots and jars are verily made of clay and cannot be said to be anything but clay, so too, to the enlightened soul and that is perceived is the Self.
Nothing whatever exists other than the Atman: Fools, because they lack in their powers of discrimination superimpose on the Atman, the Absolute-Existence-Knowledge Sat-Chitall chiinmayananda varied cinmayananda of the body and the senses, just as they attribute blue colour and the like to the sky. Changeless and the same swmi all, at all times I am pure, unattached, stainless and motionless. After crossing the ocean of delusion and killing the monsters of likes and dislikes, the Yogi who is united with peace dwells in the glory of his own realised Self — as an Atmaram.
Just as the person who regards a rope as a snake is overcome by fear, so also one considering oneself as the ego Jiva is overcome by fear. Yet, because of ignorance it is not realised. Realise that to be Brahman which is neither subtle nor gross: In its identification with the five-sheaths the Immaculate Atman appears to have borrowed their qualities upon Itself; as in the case of a crystal which appears to gather unto itself colour of its vicinity blue cloth, etc.
A great orator, writer, leader, patriot and spiritual giant, Swami Chinmayananda, pioneered the art of conveying sublime knowledge intricately wrapped in Sanskrit through the medium of English Discourses and Commentaries. Compared with all other forms of discipline Knowledge of the Self is the one direct means for liberation. The moon appears to be running when the clouds move in the sky.
He becomes the Self. All actions are possible because of Brahman: On account of Its being of the nature of endless Bliss, Bocha does not admit of such distinctions within Itself. But the individuality in us delusorily thinks he is himself the seer and the knower. The goal of our sadhana or practices is the highest Joy that comes from the Realization in direct experience of the center of consciousness, the Self, the Atman or Purusha, which is one and the same with the Absolute Reality.
They are not perceived in deep sleep when the mind ceases to exist. Just as the fire is the direct cause for cooking, so without Knowledge no emancipation can be had. Sort by price Search. TOP Related Posts.
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Meztisar On the destruction of ignorance Atman is realised. Realise That to be Brahman, the attainment of which leaves nothing more to be attained, the blessedness of which leaves no other blessing to be desired and the knowledge of which leaves nothing more to be known. Therefore they belong attma the mind alone and not to the Atman. Atma Bodha Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.
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I am composing the ATMA-BODHA, this treatise of the Knowledge of the Self, for those who have purified themselves by austerities and are peaceful in heart and calm, who are free from cravings and are desirous of liberation. Just as the fire is the direct cause for cooking, so without Knowledge no emancipation can be had. Compared with all other forms of discipline Knowledge of the Self is the one direct means for liberation. Action cannot destroy ignorance, for it is not in conflict with or opposed to ignorance. Knowledge does verily destroy ignorance as light destroys deep darkness.