a work in sanskrit on advaita vedanta written by Adi Shankaracharya in 68 verses . Overview of Vedanta for general understanding of the subject. A bit technical. Adi Shankaracharya Swami Sivananda Swami Tapovanji Swami . ATMA BODHA IS A Prakarna Grantha, dealing with Knowledge of the Self. Aatma Bodha – Knowledge of Self by Adi Shankaracharya Atma Bodha, meaning self knowledge, was composed by Adi Shankara Swami.

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On atmxbodha eternal Vishnu, who is pure existence and consciousness, as the common factor, all these various appearances are superimposed, like wristlets and other forms on gold. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. That which is neither subtle nor dense, neither short nor long, which is unborn, immutable, devoid of form, quality, caste or name,—that should be understood as Brahman.

Atmabodha – Knowledge of Self

His works in Sanskrit concern themselves with establishing the doctrine of advaita nondualism. As declared by the scripture, the self is neither the senses nor mind, but is unconditioned. A really short poem on Advaita Vedanta by Adi Shankara himself. Only by virtue of varying conditions are caste, name, periods of religious life, etc. Therefore they belong to the mind alone and atmqbodha to the Atman. Rating relates only to root text itself, not to any commentary or associated materials.

Such incessant impression on the mind that “I am only Brahman” removes the turbulences of ignorance, as the elixir of life cures all diseases. One should separate the grain of the pure inner self from the chaff of the body and- other sheaths by the threshing of reason.

The self alone illumines the consciousness; the senses, etc. By whose light the sun, etc. The All-pervading Akasa appears to be diverse on account of its association with various conditionings Upadhis which are different from each other. Views Read Edit View history.


Aug 03, Sanjay Gautam rated it liked it. As light is the very nature of the sun, coldness of water, heat of fire, so are being, consciousness, bliss, eternity and absoluteness the very nature of the self. It appears to be real, as long as it continues but appears atmabodna be unreal when one is awake i.

Sitting in a lonely place, free of all passions, with the senses subjugated, one shankafacharya contemplate that one infinite self, without thinking of anything else. Than gaining which there is no greater gain, than whose bliss there is no higher bliss, than knowing which there is no higher knowledge, that should be understood as Brahman.

Sri Shankaracharya – Atma Bodha

Although the self atmabodhaa at all times and in shankaraxharya things, yet it cannot shine in everything, but will shine only wtmabodha the consciousness, just as a reflection will appear only in polished surfaces. It is pure existence, where as the mind and the body are unreal and mutable.

Being sole consciousness and bliss, it shines by itself alone. Liberation from the illusion comes when one constantly reflects upon the truth that one is but Brahman only. When ignorance is destroyed the Self which does not admit of any multiplicity truly reveals itself by itself: 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. I am imperishable, ever the established truthalike to all, unattached, unconditioned, imperturbable.

Shankara travelled across India and other parts of South Asia to propagate his philosophy through discourses and debates with other thinkers.


Atmabodha – Knowledge of Self

If any object other than Brahman appears to exist, it is unreal like the mirage. Ayurveda Dhanurveda Natya Shastra Sthapatyaveda. On the destruction of ignorance Atman is realised. Books with missing cover All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from December But if he realises, “I am not the individual soul, but the Supreme Self,” then shankarachharya is free from fear. 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.

First pages are the best introduction to Avdaita I have read. On account of Its being of the nature of endless Bliss, It does not admit of such distinctions within Itself.

Pervading the entire universe outwardly and inwardly the Supreme Brahman shines of Itself like the fire that permeates a red-hot iron-ball and glows by itself.

Atmabodha is also the title of an Upanishad attached to the Atharvaveda. The immutable, the one uninterrupted bliss, which is indicated by the Vedanta by excluding what is not it,—that should be understood as Brahman.

I am composing the ATMA-BODHA, this treatise of the Knowledge of the Self, shankaracharyaa those who have purified themselves by austerities and are peaceful in heart and calm, who are free from cravings and are desirous of liberation.