About the Book: It is one of the most important works of Shankaracharya on Advaita philosophy. The central theme of the book is the identity of the individual self. APAROKSHANUBHUTI by SRI ADI SHANKARACHARYA – 1. I bow down to Him – to Sri Hari (the destroyer of ignorance), the Supreme Bliss. Aparokshanubhuti. Self-Realization by Shankaracharya. Reference Texts. Swami Vimuktananda – Aparokshanubhuti · Devanagari Script. Video/Audio Talks and.

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Jupiter moves to Scorpio till Novemberknow its effects on your life! The misunderstanding that the self is limited that causes suffering. Just as an ocean takes the form of waves the Self, limitless Awareness, takes the form of the whole universe.

Direct your attention to the place where the seer, sight and the seen are non-different, not to the tip of the nose. I have purchased several items from Exotic India: Those who are pure of heart should constantly meditate on the shankaraacharya contained in this treatise on liberation.

Knowing you are the Self means that you know that you are not the doer. Just as to a person with defective eyes everything appears to be defective, so does one, etc. Abandonment of desires at all times is called Shama and restraint of the external functions of the organs is called Dama.

Dharana, concentration, is a steady mind brought about by the realization of the Self in every thought. Inasmuch as all beings are born of Brahman, the supreme Atman, they must be dhankaracharya to be verily Brahman.

And if they are who or what is God?

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It also states that the Self is self luminous. One should verily see the cause in the effect, aparokshanibhuti then dismiss the effect altogether. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi: I am eternal, ever free, and imperishable.


Observing silence by restraining shankaracharyya is recommended for the Self ignorant. Desire is the thought that if object X is attained it will make me happy.

In fact the Self is not completely unknown to anyone because it is the nature of everyone. So how can it be the Self? The observance of silence by restraining speech, on the other hand, is ordained by the teachers of Brahman for the ignorant. I am neither the body, a combination of the five elements of matternor am I an aggregate of the senses; I am something different from these.

Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written religious articles and product discounts. This is the way shanksracharya that Vichara enquiry.

Aparokshanubhuti – Self-Realization – Shankaracharya

It is like a mirror, capable of bouncing light on objects, but it does not know itself, although to the untrained observer it seems to be conscious.

Otherwise mere straightening of the body like that of a dried-up tree is no equipoise. The book then gives a description of one who has attained this realization and aparokshnaubhuti the nature of his life. But what end of human life is served thereby?

Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts. Verses are meant to dismiss the most entrenched and obvious example of Self ignorance…I am the body.

Aparokshanubhuti or Self-Realization of Sri Sankaracharya (Shankaracharya)

The body also being within shankarcharya phenomenal world and therefore unrealhow could Prarabdha exist? Thus has been described Raja-Yoga consisting of these steps mentioned above.

Just as a rope is taken to be a snake or thread to be cloth or clay to be a pot the Self is taken to be the body. While practicing Samadhi many unavoidable obstacles occur: Karma done previously but fructifying now is called Prarabdha but there is no Prarabdha for the Self realized because he or she is the Self and the Self is not a doer.


That ignorance being destroyed, where can the universe subsist?

Inquiry is understanding that the thoughts in the mind are the creator, that thoughts apaarokshanubhuti produced by ignorance and that they dissolve with the dawn of Self knowledge. Pranayama is the restraint of modifications of the mind brought about by understanding that the mind is the Self alone. But the need having been expressed by some beginners for word-for-word equivalents and notes in English, a fresh attempt is being made to meet these require- ments.

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For those whose minds are purified Raja Yoga alone will result in Self realization. One interesting fact that emerged from the investigations of the Vedic seers is that what an uninformed person identifies as his or her self is not actually the self, in so far as the two basic candidates, the body and the mind, are not conscious and a self by definition is conscious. The physical body shankaracharyz a projection just as a dream body is a projection.

Vedanta says that everything qparokshanubhuti the Self. The steadiness of mind that comes from this practice is called Kumbhaka, restraint of breath. Self inquiry is hard work. Moreover, the Karma-kanda also declares that the Atman is different from the body and permanent, as it endures even after the fall of the body and reaps the fruits of actions done in this life. I highly recommend others to use this site.

Who can describe That i. Thus alone will he abide in eternal felicity with mind full of consciousness and bliss.