This book Atma Bodha or knowledge of. Self (Atma) is an outcome of deep thinking about why we are born and living, influencing or getting influenced by every. A ‘Vedanta Mission’ Page. Lessons on. Tattva Bodha of Bhagwan Sri Adi Sankaracharya. Lessons by. Poojya Swami Sri Atmananda Saraswati. Adi Sankaracharya’s ATMA BODHA Translated by Swami Chinmayananda Published by Chinmaya Mission, Mumbai 1. I am composing the ATMA-BODHA, this.

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They are not perceived in deep sleep when the mind ceases to exist. The freedom of these faculties fulfills itself only when the it helps bring about a momentum in the direction of our convictions.

Tattva Bodha Lessons – Part 1

Sri Sankara in this opening shloka says: It is not difficult for such a person even to glide into the state of Samadhi – effortlessly. In the last lesson we went into the first of these qualities, namely Shama – the control of mind, and in this lesson we will go into the second of these six-fold qualities called Dama. Normally our emotions are not where our convictions are.

As far as the requisite of the student is concerned, it refers only to his realisation that all that is dryshya, seen is impermanent, and that which is drg or the seer is permanent.

It is a perfect creation, extremely beautiful too. Dharma, Artha, Kama, and Moksha. All actions are possible because of Brahman: The Divine Consciousness of the Self rises when the right knowledge has already killed the darkness in the bosom. The tremblings that belong to the waters are attributed through ignorance to the reflected moon dancing on it: Our antahkaran – the entire capacities of inner equipments, can be divided into broadly divided into two category: Whenever a student does to a teacher to get this knowledge of truth, then the teachers do not ask for any bio-data etc.


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. With the balanced mind we act while with the disurbed react – helplessly. Having discerned that goal all our attention should be on that goal alone – with full heart.

When thus the mind which has been crowded by so many mis-apprehensions is cleaned, then to identify and know that which is eternal is not a difficult job. The fellow gets adjusted anywhere. Many a times a person just cannot be with himself. I am other than the body and so I am free from changes such as birth, wrinkling, senility, death, etc. The definition of vairagya was earlier given by the teacher in a very brief way, were he had said that vairagya is ‘Dispassion to the enjoyments of the fruits of one’s actions, here or hereafter.

Pratipadya means ‘that which is to be revealed’, while pratipadaka means ‘that which reveals’. How can the very individuality be eliminated by the efforts of this individual him self?

Atmabodha of Adi Sankara – Malayalam

Realise that to be Brahman which is neither subtle nor gross: Vairagya – dispassion discussed. There is constant fear of having to face any such eventuality. It is like the illusion of silver in the mother-of pearl.

A person with this quality not only can understand what the teacher is talking about but also directly ‘see’ the thing. The second obvious quality is vairagya, or dispassion towards that which is realised to be impermanent. The process of bringing about bodga control of sense organs: Artha is working to bring about financial security, in short bringing about the ability to generate resources. As seen in the initial definition these six qualities starting with Shama come under this third qualification atja a student of Vedanta.

They had a role only in preparing bidha mind. Such shlokas also reveal some important facts about the text being started. Samadhanam is concentration with a difference.


This site uses cookies. He alone is the fit person for receiving this divine knowledge. Rest of the knowledge is the Guru prasad brought about by the study of vedanta. What is our basic problem? Like the space I fill all things within and without.

The Four-fold qualities of the student of Vedanta are: The above reason is logical enough. Knowledge of Truth alone redeems man from all the shackles, limitations and problems of life.

Thus in discrimination there is no need or question of physical malayallam of two entities or inter-mingled probabilities, one has to just see through the situation or object, and separate the two in our intellect itself.

This is what my teacher gave to me, and this is what I bodba for all such seekers of Truth. That by the light of which the luminous, orbs like the Sun and the Moon are illuminated, but which is not illumined by their light, realise that to be Brahman.

Thereafter the seed has been implanted in our minds and we keep watering the sprout and bring about desire of that object, and thus get gravitated in that direction.

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. Inculcation of sattvic attitude is best possible when the activity is in line atmx our inner coloring.

It is indeed an introductory text of Vedanta, and it is easy for all kinds of students, eastern or western. The knowledge of agriculture just prepares us to undertake the work of a farmer properly.