This book Atma Bodha or knowledge of. Self (Atma) is an outcome of deep thinking about why we are born and living, influencing or getting influenced by every. A ‘Vedanta Mission’ Page. Lessons on. Tattva Bodha of Bhagwan Sri Adi Sankaracharya. Lessons by. Poojya Swami Sri Atmananda Saraswati. Adi Sankaracharya’s ATMA BODHA Translated by Swami Chinmayananda Published by Chinmaya Mission, Mumbai 1. I am composing the ATMA-BODHA, this.

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Earlier they were indicated in the invocatory verse also. His adjustability is fantastic. The mere knowledge helps us attain the goal. Anyone who is seen to have the ability to live as per the directions of his teachers, scriptures or his own convictions is said to have malayalamm quality of Dama.

The fellow wants knowledge of Vedanta, and nothing else.

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. This statement brings a knowledge which helps me ‘attain’ that specs, without any action on my part.

Atmabodha of Adi Sankara – Malayalam

Sraddha if stma is very intense can help bring about the same experience which is brought about by direct experience of an object. It is simply acceptance of the heirarchy of intellect. Likewise to the non-discriminating person the Atman appears to be active when It is observed through the functions of the sense-organs. Hereafter, the student requests the teacher to elaborate the meaning of these qualities a bit more.

Atma Bodha Translated by Swami Chinmayananda | sudheeptnair

These two help bring about a relatively higher degree of sense of security and happiness in man. Mslayalam is extremely important to know that in the case of knowledge of Self, PPS alone is applicable.

Some devotional practices, tapas, or prayaschit etc are intially seen to be helpful. It is called Moksha – total sense of freedom. When we give all what we have for the attainment of something then alone success is possible.


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.

On the other hand man has another better alternative. So too, Atman which vodha Knowledge itself needs no other knowledge to know it. Uparama – introvertedness explained.

It is his greatest asset. The definition of vairagya was earlier given by the teacher in a very brief way, were he had bodhha that vairagya is ‘Dispassion to the enjoyments of the fruits of one’s actions, here or hereafter. Damah – control of sense organs discussed. The All-pervading Akasa appears to be diverse on account of its association with various conditionings Upadhis which are different from each other. For such people I will reveal that discrimination which will culminate in attainment of liberation.

Therefore they belong to the mind alone and not to the Atman. The second quality is Damah, or the Control of sense organs, which will be discussed in the next lesson.

Suppressions imply that on one hand there is a desire to godha in a particular direction and another faculty has different rather opposite ideas. They had a role only in preparing the mind. Control of mind is one thing and suppresion is another.

Such a state of mind provides the best of motivation and channelisation of energy which inevitably culminates in success of their endeavor. The moment we realise that ‘I am not driving’, but am being helplessly driven, and cannot stop even if I want’, that there is realisation of bondage. Agma ego-centric individuality in us regains fearlessness by realising that It is not a Jiva but is Itself the Supreme Soul. In the case of knowledge of Self or truth, the PPS alone can be applicable, for boha simple reason that the ‘object’ to be attained is already attained.

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


It will be literally a mini-revolution. The Four-fold qualities of the student of Vedanta are: It is a ‘sense of limitation’ regarding ourself.

That belief which does not bring about concerted efforts to understand whatever we believe in, is blind Faith. Inspite of the apparent fragmentation, the person can ‘see’ that which is ‘not fragmented’.

With a reacting mind all wisdom only becomes comparable to gold on a donkey, bofha is not of any use to him. Thus comes the third goal called Dharma. Endurance implies that irrespective of the situation outside our mind does not get disturbed. Faith in the words of Guru, and Scriptures is Sraddha. 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.

What do you exactly mean by the discrimination between the eternal and the ephemeral?

Tattva Bodha Lessons – Part 1

Samadhanam is something more than concentration. They keep taking decisions for their students, thus not only stunting their growth, but also bringing about dependence on their teachers for even small things in life. Thus with this verse the teacher not only pays his obeisance’s to his teacher, but also reveals the Adhikari studentVisaya subject matterPrayojana goal and also indicated the Sambandha relationship between the subject-matter and the ultimate goal.

The Soul appears to be finite because of ignorance. One can easily use this phrase that ‘Even this will pass away’ for all situations. Whether it is the field of science, business, defence, relationships or any thing whatsoever, the understanding of right or wrong pertaining to that field is what makes him a scholar of his field.

Rest of the knowledge is the Guru prasad brought about by the study of vedanta.