दोष परिहाराष्टकं – Dosa Parihara Astkam

दोष परिहाराष्टकं Dosa Parihara Astkam Author – Shri Sridhara Venkateshacharya popularly known as AyyavAl from Tanjore. He lived 300 years ago. The following is an exemplary hymn by Sridhara Ayyaval on Lord Shiva with a undeserving self-criticism as being imperfect. This hymn was created by him when his important work “Bhagavan Nama Bhushanam” emphasising the…

मनीषा पञ्चकम् – Manisha Panchakam

मनीषा पञ्चकम् – Manisha Panchakam Pujya Adi Shankaracharya Manisha Panchakam is again a small treatise by Sankara. It contains only five verses and narrate a ‘story’ that happed in Kasi. Sankara took a bath in Ganges and was going towards Viswanatha Temple. On his way, he met an ‘untouchable’ and he asked him to get…

Advaita, Vishishtadvaita, Dvaita – by Sri Swami Paramarthananda Saraswati Ji

Transcript of the talk “Advaita, Vishishtadvaita, Dvaita” by Sri Swami Paramarthananda Saraswati Ji Vyasacharya (Vedavyasa) plays a very important role for moksha upayaha. The original name of Vyasa is Krishnaha (Also called Krishna Dvaipayana, Bhaadraayana) What role did he play ? For Moksha upayaha, We have 3 basic granthas or text books known as Prasthaanatrayam…

Ātmaśatakam Courtesy by Swami Viditatmananda Saraswathi Ji Verse – 6

अहं निर्विकल्पो निराकाररूपो विभुत्वाच्च सर्वत्र सर्वेन्द्रियाणाम् । न चासङ्गतं नैव मुक्तिर्न मेयः चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥६॥ I am free of thoughts, and free of forms. I am connected to all sense organs as I pervade everything and am everywhere. I am ever changeless. There is no freedom or bondage in me. I am of the…

Ātmaśatakam Courtesy by Swami Viditatmananda Saraswathi Ji Verse – 5

न मृत्युर्न शङ्का न मे जातिभेदः पिता नैव मे नैव माता न जन्मः । न बन्धुर्न मित्रं गुरुर्नैव शिष्यं चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥५॥ I have no fear of death, nor caste differences. I have no father, mother, or birth. I have no relative, friend, teacher or student. I am of the nature of consciousness and…

Ātmaśatakam Courtesy by Swami Viditatmananda Saraswathi Ji Verse – 4

न पुण्यं न पापं न सौख्यं न दुःखं न मन्त्रो न तीर्थं न वेदा न यज्ञाः । अहं भोजनं नैव भोज्यं न भोक्ता चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥४॥ I have neither punya nor pāpa, nor happiness nor sorrow, nor do I have the mantra, the holy place, the Vedās or fire rituals. I am neither an…

Ātmaśatakam Courtesy by Swami Viditatmananda Saraswathi Ji Verse – 1

Verse – I मनोबुद्ध्यहङ्कार चित्तानि नाहं न च श्रोत्रजिह्वे न च घ्राणनेत्रे । न च व्योम भूमिर्न तेजो न वायुः चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥१॥ I am not the mind, intellect, memory or ego; neither am I the ears nor the tongue. I am not the nose, the eyes, space, earth, fire or wind. I am…

Ātmaśatakam Courtesy by Swami Viditatmananda Saraswathi Ji Intro.

Introduction This stotra is written by Śrī Śankarācārya. A satakam is a group of six verses. The Ātmaśatakam describes the nature of the ātmā or the self, in six verses. It describes who I am. Isn’t it interesting that someone else has to tell us who we are? You would think that the one who…

Part 16. Overview of Tattvabodha (Tattvabodha)

Overview of Tattvabodha Over the last few sessions, we have covered the textbook of Tattvabodha in which all the important technical terms of Vedanta Shāstram have been beautifully presented. We saw all those topics in these classes. Now we will wind up the Tattvabodha study by a bird’s eye view of all the important topics…

Part 15. Law of Karma (Tattvabodha)

Law of Karma In the last few sessions, we saw the central teaching of the Vedanta – namely Jīva Ātmā and Parama Ātmā Aikyam. Through this, I am given to understand that I am not the Reflected Consciousness which is the Distorted Consciousness through the medium. But I am the original Consciousness which is none…

Part 14. Jīva Īshvara Aikya (Tattvabodha)

Jīva Īshvara Aikya In the previous sessions, we have seen the main theme of the Vedāntik Teaching – Jīva Ātmā Parama Ātmā Aikyam. The idea conveyed is that Ātmā the Chaitanyam is only Ekam. Aikyam means oneness. Therefore Ātmā the Chaitanyam is only one and that one Chaitanyam alone is expressing through the matter principle….