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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When and how shall I, O Lord, be free from the bonds of this world i. Just as an ocean takes the form of waves the Self, limitless Awareness, takes the form of whankaracharya whole universe. A burning all-consuming desire to be free is called Mumukshutva.

Just as a rope is imagined to be a snake and a nacre to be a piece of silver, so is the Atman determined to be the body by an ignorant person. Therefore the truth of this statement should be embraced. As through the ignorance of the real nature of the rope the very rope appears in an instant as a snake, so also does pure Consciousness appear in the form of the phenomenal universe without undergoing any change.

Fear is attributed to the ignorant one who rests after making even shznkaracharya slightest distinction between the Jivatman and the Paramatman. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info exoticindia.

Everything is produced by ignorance, and dissolves in the wake aparokshanubhjti Knowledge. An earthen pot is usually called a pot even though it is just earth.

Here the clear use of the plural by the Shruti is to negate Prarabdha as well. Fear, the primary human emotion, is the result of dualistic thinking. No division in Consciousness is admissible at any time as it is always one and the same.


Just as when clouds move, the moon appears aparokshanubhutii be in motion, so does one, etc. Atman is all consciousness and holy, the body is all flesh and impure; and yet, etc. aaprokshanubhuti

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A wise person always sees the visible, invisible and everything else as Awareness and knows that he or she is only Awareness. Aparokshanubhhuti complete forgetfulness of all thought by first making it changeless and then identifying it with Brahman is called Samadhi known also as knowledge. This is the true Pranayama not the yogic torture of the nose. If one thinks deeply about what one has experienced one will realize that one has often experienced non-duality and that the experience of non-duality…if taken seriously…actually contradicts the everyday way of seeing.

However, because Awareness is limitless is has limitless power and if it did not have the power to aparokshxnubhuti it would not be limitless. Everything was in order and the book, well packaged. Thus the enunciation of the difference between the Atman and the body has indirectly asserted, indeed, after the manner of the Tarkashastra, the reality of the phenomenal world. The book then gives a description of one who has attained this realization and of the nature of his life. Many of these aaprokshanubhuti repetitions and it serves no purpose to list them sahnkaracharya.

Yoga has both an upside and a downside.

Because reality is non-dual, seeking the Self as a discrete liberating experience is pointless; everything anyone experiences at any time is the Self. Just as a surface of glass is mistaken for water, or vice versa, so does one, etc.

Although a considerable portion of the Vedic texts are dedicated to cosmology one is particularly impressed by the wealth of information about the mind and its many states of consciousness. I ordered a book for my mother and it came within a few days from India to NYC!!


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Just as a person through confusion loses all distinction between the different points of the compass, so does one, etc. Inquiry is understanding that the thoughts in the mind are the creator, that thoughts are produced by ignorance and that they dissolve with the dawn of Self knowledge.

It fashions itself into myriad objects without undergoing any modification. The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad states that the Self, the essence of everything, is limitless.

Aparokshanubhuti – Self-Realization – Shankaracharya

Nonetheless, Self forgetfulness is not limitless. I am limitless, always the same, and peaceful. It is a useful path for extroverted people and can prepare the mind for Self inquiry, even though that is not its stated aim. The authorship of the book is generally attributed to Sri Sankaracarya, Even if this be disputed, the teachings are undoubtedly Advaitic. When the Self is known the phenomenal world is no longer taken to be real.

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Just as a dream no longer exists when one wakes up the body no longer exists for the Self realized. Seekers of liberation should practice Pratyahara, the withdrawal of the mind.

While practicing Samadhi many unavoidable obstacles occur: It needs instruction…the opposite thought…because it is firmly convinced that it is limited, inadequate, and incomplete. What am I supposed to do now that I know this fact?