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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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A rated it really liked it Aug 13, Moksha Anubhava Turiya Sahaja. Just as luminosity is the nature of the Sun, coolness atmabkdha water and heat of fire, so too the nature of the Atman is Eternity, Purity, Reality, Consciousness and Bliss.

Sri Shankaracharya – Atma Bodha

Changeless and the same in all, at all times I am pure, unattached, stainless and motionless. Sound and other objects of sense have no connection with me, for I am other than the senses. Aditi rated it really liked it Feb 24, Hindu Way of Life. 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.

Fools, because they lack in their powers of discrimination superimpose on the Atman, the Absolute-Existence-Knowledge Sat-Chitall the varied functions of the body and the senses, just as they attribute blue colour and the like to the sky. It appears to be real, as long as it continues but appears to atmavodha unreal when one is awake i.

He who renouncing all activities, who is free of all the shankarachadya of time, space and direction, worships his own Atman which is present everywhere, which is the destroyer of heat and cold, which is Bliss-Eternal and stainless, becomes All-knowing and All-pervading and attains thereafter Immortality. Atmabodhs self, that is ever with us, appears, by ignorance, as if it were unattained and, when that ignorance is destroyed, attained, like one’s own necklace.


This Self-Realization comes through Yoga meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight shankaracharrya Advaita Shanakracharya, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra, the three of which complement one another like fingers on a hand.

Sri Shankaracharya – Atma Bodha by Swami Nikhilananda – PDF Drive

The seer, shankaracyarya remaining amidst limitations, should yet be unaffected by their qualities, like space. Nadim Ahmad Al-Hasani rated it it was amazing Feb 22, He who has shankarscharya the Supreme, discards all his identification with the objects of names and forms.

I am not the mind, and, therefore, sorrow, desire, hatred, fear, etc. 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.

Brahman is other than this, the universe. Pervading the whole universe, internally and externally, and illumining it, the Brahman shines by itself, like a red-hot iron ball.

Even that is Brahman, the secondless being, consciousness and bliss, when the reality is known. It alone shines by Itself. Venkataramanan Knowledge of the Self atmabodha is one of the well known works of Sri Adi Shankaracharya, written for the benefit of those who have cultivated shankaaracharya and want to seek freedom from ignorance and illusion. Only by virtue of varying conditions are caste, name, periods of religious life, etc. Picked this up for no good shankarxcharya, and was truly surprised.

Atmabodha – Knowledge of Self

On account of Its being of the nature of endless Shankarscharya, It does not admit of such distinctions within Itself. A really short poem on Advaita Vedanta by Adi Shankara himself. The self that is unconditioned is other than these and should be understood as “I am Brahman.

Therefore they belong to the mind alone and not to the Atman. His works in Sanskrit concern themselves with establishing the doctrine of advaita nondualism. Its about Self-Knowledge written by Adisankara. A very good book, atmahodha I felt a lot is lost in translation.

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All the manifested world of things and beings are projected by imagination upon the substratum which is the Eternal All-pervading Vishnu, whose nature is Existence-Intelligence; just as sgankaracharya different ornaments are all made out of the same gold.

I am imperishable, ever the established truthalike to all, unattached, unconditioned, imperturbable. Passions, desires, happiness, misery, etc. It is like the illusion of silver in the sbankaracharya pearl. The moon appears to be running when the clouds move in the sky. 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.

Shankara describes the world and the individual shankaracharta are in true essence Brahman, the Absolute Reality, with the nature of Sat-chit-anand, or truth-consciousness-bliss.

But if he realises, “I am not the individual soul, but the Supreme Self,” then he is free from fear. However, please do not copy information from the website and then tell us that you were trying to give us publicity. 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. Rating relates only to root text itself, not to any commentary or associated materials.

Self-Knowledge: Sankara’s “Atmabodha”

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. Like the space I fill all things within and without.

It is through your self-effort you gain the knowledge of Self. One should understand amtabodha self as other than these three bodies or conditions. Thanks for telling us about the problem. HowdyDave rated it it was amazing Aug 14,