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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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. When ignorance is destroyed the Self which does not admit of any multiplicity truly reveals itself by itself: This is called samsara. That belief which does not bring about concerted efforts to understand whatever we believe in, is blind Faith. We are no more a knower.

It is absence of desire for the enjoyment of pleasures of this perceptible world or even of some future malsyalam of experience hereafter. The mere knowledge of truth leads one to moksha. The freedom of these faculties fulfills itself only when the it helps bring about a momentum in the direction of our convictions.

Tattva Bodha Lessons – Part 1

We have faith even on brand names and such worldly things. Even though the sense organs do have some degree of freedom, still it is very much limited. It alone shines by Itself. The word mumukshutvam basically means ‘state of the mind of a mumukshu’.


This statement brings a knowledge which helps me ‘attain’ that specs, without any action on my part. The saying also goes that ‘Even God helps those who help themself. If this is not there then initially harsher means can be temporarily adopted to bring our faculties in order. 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.

His adjustability is fantastic.

Samadhanam is concentration with a difference. The fellow wants knowledge of Vedanta, and nothing else. All problems are man-made and have to be solved by man himself, with the help of right knowledge. Thus the birds start chirping even before the sun rises. Just as the fire is the bbodha cause for cooking, so without Knowledge no emancipation can be had. At present we are seeing the third quality of the four-fold qualities Sadhana Chatushtaya Sampattiwhich qualify a person to be a fit one for realising the truth revealed in Vedanta.

With a reacting mind all wisdom only becomes comparable to gold on a donkey, which is not of any use to him.

Realise that to be Brahman which is neither subtle nor gross: He thinks of this, plans about it, reads about it, discusses about it, and works for this. There is no question or implication of suppression here. I will hereby expound, the exact kind of discrimination required for the realization of Truth, which is a means to attain total freedom or liberation, for those fit people who are endowed with the required Four-fold qualities. Compared with all other forms of discipline Knowledge of the Self is the one direct means for liberation.

We have faith towards our goals, that having attained that I will be contended. Dispassion is a very important and also a very beautiful quality.


Atmabodha of Adi Sankara – Malayalam

It is control of sense organs, the external faculties of perception like eyes etc. A clear goal, firm resolve, awareness of the kind of audience being addressed, and also the awareness of the importance of objective to be thereby attained – are the hallmark of all great authors. The quality of in-depth discrimination viveka is the hallmark of human mind.

All the sixteen Samskaras which are given to a Hindu during his various stages of life are deliberate attempts to bring about some ‘positive exposure’ towards something.

There are many who keep sitting for hours to eliminate all their thoughts within, because they attribute the problem to them.

It is not difficult for malayalqm a person even to glide into the state of Samadhi – effortlessly. A strong will-power is initially very bocha, but that is not the real answer. Uparama – introvertedness explained. Sri Sankara in this opening shloka says: The entire text except the opening and the concluding sentences are in prose.

Basically man has no intrinsic problem. It is a ‘sense of limitation’ regarding ourself. If some one has studied scriptures and yet feels that he or she is yet to awake, then what has to be done now is not some other action, but again taking up that text and going through it once again, till the real implication is caught.