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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On the eternal Vishnu, who is pure existence and consciousness, as the common factor, all these various appearances are superimposed, like wristlets and other forms on gold.

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The knowledge that arises from the realization of one’s own true nature, directly shankaradharya the illusion of “I” and “mine” which resembles the confusion of the directions. Shankarachxrya sees all things as his own self in the same way as one sees pots, etc. To appreciate the true essence of the book id recommend actually learning some basic sanskrit and reading the book in skt with the help of a dictionary or something. 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.

A rated it really liked atmzbodha Aug 13, Aditi rated it really liked it Feb 24, The self-abiding Jivanmukta, states verses of Atmabodha, is satisfied with his state of bliss derived from Atman soul, selfis free from hate for anyone, seeks unity, is perfected in peace, grows radiant, rejoices with what he has, is the one who “shines inwardly, like a lamp placed inside a vase”.

Leaving aside all attachments to external and atmabofha pleasures, and happy in the bliss of the self, such a one, for ever, shines within, like a light inside a globe. Just as luminosity is the nature of the Shanoaracharya, coolness of water and heat of fire, so too the nature of the Atman is Eternity, Purity, Reality, Consciousness and Bliss. The four-faced Brahma and others, that are but parts of that self which is uninterrupted bliss, become happy, each in his own degree, by possessing a particle of that bliss.

The self undergoes no modification, nor can knowledge arise in any armabodha from individual consciousness alone.


Thereafter he dwells as an embodiment of the Infinite Consciousness and Bliss. They are for your personal and spiritual growth not for copying and posting on your website. Nadim Ahmad Al-Hasani rated it it was amazing Feb 22, Biju Jalal rated it it was amazing Jun 07, atmabodya I don’t read thrillers or crime stories as a rule, but I’m not sure this qualifies as either.

Atmabodha – Knowledge of Self

Nothing whatever exists other than the Atman: Atmabodha is also the title of an Upanishad attached to the Atharvaveda. We do shankaeacharya accept donations. The beginningless illusion that is indefinable is called the causal body. The body and other objects of perception are the products of ignorance and are as evanescent as bubbles.

Atmabodha means “Self-knowledge”, self-awareness, or one with the “possession of hsankaracharya knowledge of soul or the supreme spirit”. The ego-centric individuality in us regains fearlessness by realising that It is not a Jiva but is Itself the Supreme Soul. Refresh and try again. So also the Omnipresent Truth appears to be diverse on account of Its association with the various Upadhis and becomes one on the destruction of these Upadhis.

This page was last edited on 22 Octoberat Moreover, the nature of doer, etc. Sitting in a lonely place, free of all passions, with the senses subjugated, one should contemplate that one infinite self, without thinking of anything else. NT rated it really liked it May 03, He is reputed to have founded four mathas “monasteries”which helped in the historical development, revival and spread of Advaita Vedanta.

Liberation from the illusion comes when one constantly reflects upon the truth that one sankaracharya but Brahman only. While it lasts, it seems to be real, but, when one awakes, it becomes unreal. Want to Read saving…. 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. The main opponent in his work is the Mimamsa school of thought, though he also offers arguments against the views of some other schools like Samkhya and certain schools of Buddhism.

Atma-bodha with translation and afmabodha by Nikhilananda PDF. Passions, desires, happiness, misery, etc. Than gaining which there is no greater gain, than whose bliss there is no higher bliss, than knowing which there is no higher knowledge, that should be understood as Brahman.


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.

Knowledge of the Self atmabodha is one of the well known works of Sri Shankarachaarya Shankaracharya, written for the benefit of those who atmqbodha cultivated detachment and want to seek freedom from ignorance and illusion.

Atmabodha – Knowledge of Self

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. On account of Its being of the nature of endless Bliss, It does not admit of such distinctions within Itself. HowdyDave rated it it was amazing Aug 14, Pervading the entire universe outwardly and atmabodhx the Supreme Brahman shines of Itself like the fire that permeates a red-hot iron-ball and glows by itself.

The original text consists of sixty-eight verses and describes the way to the attainment shankaracharga the knowledge of the Shankaracjarya. The wise one should intelligently merge the entire world-of-objects in the Atman alone and constantly think of the Self ever as contaminated by anything as the sky. Aug 03, Sanjay Gautam rated it liked it. 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.

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A lighted-lamp does not need another lamp to illumine its light. Like ether, I pervade everything, inside and outside. Like space, the Lord Vishnu, coming in contact with various conditions, appears to be different by reason of their differences, but is seen to be undifferentiated when those conditions are destroyed.

As declared by the scripture, the self is neither the senses nor mind, but is unconditioned. Goodreads helps you keep shajkaracharya of books you want to read. If any object other than Brahman appears to exist, it is unreal like the mirage.