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Though Atman is Pure Consciousness and ever present everywhere, yet It is perceived by the eye-of-wisdom alone: Deities like Brahma and others taste only a particle, of the unlimited Bliss of Brahman and enjoy in proportion their share of that particle.

The tremblings that belong to the waters are attributed through ignorance to the reflected moon dancing on it: 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. 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.

It is like the illusion of silver in the mother-of pearl. But the individuality in us delusorily thinks he is himself the seer and the knower.

Nothing whatever exists other than the Atman: Yet, because of ignorance it is not realised.

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 lighted-lamp does not need another lamp to illumine its light. Through discriminative self-analysis and logical thinking one should separate the Pure self within from the sheaths as one separates the rice from the husk, bran, 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. Action cannot destroy ignorance, for it is not in conflict with or opposed to ignorance.

Likewise to the non-discriminating person the Atman appears to be active when It is observed through the functions of the sense-organs. Depending upon the energy of vitality of Consciousness Atma Chaitanya the body, senses, mind and intellect engage themselves in their respective activities, just as men work depending upon the light of the Sun.


The Divine Consciousness of the Self rises when the right knowledge has already killed the darkness in the bosom. Avidya which is indescribable and beginningless is the Causal Body. This Self-Realization comes through Yoga meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra, the three of which complement one another like fingers on a hand.

If any object other than Brahman appears to exist, it is unreal like the mirage. Brahman is other than this, the universe.

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. All that is perceived, or heard, is Brahman and nothing else. Sitting in a solitary place, freeing the mind from desires and controlling the senses, meditate with unswerving attention on the Atman which is One without-a-second.

So too, Atman which is Knowledge itself needs no other knowledge to know it. Space becomes one on the destruction of these limiting adjuncts: The Atman does not shine in everything although He is All-pervading. 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.

Just as the fire is the direct cause for cooking, so without Knowledge no emancipation can be had.

When ignorance is destroyed the Self which does not admit of any multiplicity truly reveals itself by itself: Therefore they belong to the mind alone and not to the Atman. Email to a Friend. The author, Adi Sankaracharya punctuates each of the sixty-eight verses with an example, initiating beginners and aiding advanced seekers in contemplation. 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.

Meditation, contemplation, mantra and prayer finally converge into a unified force directed towards the final swsmi, piercing the pearl of wisdom called bindu, leading to the Absolute. I have nothing to do with the sense objects such as sound and taste, agma I chinmayaanda without the sense-organs.

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Realise that to be Brahman which is Existence-Knowledge-Bliss-Absolute, which is Non-dual, Infinite, Eternal and One and which fills all the quarters — above and below and all that exists between.

It appears to be real, as long as it continues but appears to be unreal when one is awake i. 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. 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.


The All-pervading Akasa appears to be diverse on account of its association with various conditionings Upadhis which are different from each other. 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.

Knowledge does verily destroy ignorance as light destroys deep darkness. One should understand that the Atman is always like the King, distinct from the body, senses, mind and intellect, all of which constitute the matter Prakriti ; and is the witness of their functions. You have no items in your swaml cart. Though he lives in the conditionings Upadhishe, the contemplative one, remains ever unconcerned with anything or he may move about like the wind, perfectly unattached.

Swami Chinmayananda’s discourse on the Atmabodha takes the listener on a speedy flight across the infinite sky of Vedanta on wings of relentless chimmayananda and humourous analogies from everyday life, only to leave the passenger hankering for more. Atmabodha presents the knowledge of the Self through a unique combination of the piercing logic of Vedanta and poignant poetic similes.

He who renouncing all activities, who is free of all the limitations of time, chinmayananea 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. I am without attributes and actions; Eternal Nitya without any desire and thought Nirvikalpawithout chinmxyananda dirt Niranjanawithout any change Nirvikarawithout form Nirakaraever-liberated Nitya Mukta ever-pure Nirmala.

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Like the space I fill all things within and without. Details Atmabodha presents the knowledge of the Self through a unique combination of the piercing logic of Vedanta and poignant poetic similes. He is manifest only in the inner equipment, the intellect Buddhi: