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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Pranayama is the restraint of modifications of the mind brought about by understanding that the mind is the Self alone. Vedanta has clearly stated that the Self alone is the substrate in which all names, forms and actions appear.

When thinking of the void it xhankaracharya void, whereas by the thought of the Self it becomes perfect because the Self is perfect. The abandonment of the illusory universe by realizing it as the all-conscious Atman is the real renunciation honored by the great, since it is of the nature of immediate liberation. This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.

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Only those in whom the consciousness of the aparokhanubhuti present Self grows to maturity attain the release of liberation, not those whose liberation is merely verbal.

It also states that the Self is self luminous. It needs instruction…the opposite thought…because it is firmly convinced that it is limited, inadequate, and incomplete.


The most interesting fact about Vedanta is not its identification of the Self as Consciousness but the importance of Self knowledge in the human quest for happiness. Just as a rope is taken to be a snake or thread to be cloth or clay to be a pot the Self is aparokshanunhuti to be the body.

Fear, the primary human emotion, is the result of dualistic thinking.

In fact, it is absurd to think that the Self ever forgets who or what it is. The non-dual cause being an established fact, how could the phenomenal universe be different from It? What he has done here is to co-opt the terms used by Raja Yoga to describe the path to enlightenment and convert them into Vedantic teachings.

The theory one hears of from the scripture, that Prarabdha does not lose its hold upon one even after the origination of the knowledge of Atman, is now being refuted. Viewed times since 5th Jun, One desiring the knowledge of Brahman should slowly get rid of such innumerable obstacles. Thus alone will he abide in eternal felicity with mind full of consciousness and bliss.

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I’ve just received the shawl and love it already!! 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.


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. The luminosity of Atman consists in the manifestation of all objects. Just as all things that are really large appear to be very small owing to great distance, so does one, etc.

Inasmuch as all beings are sourced in the Self they can only be the Self. After the origination of the knowledge of Reality, Prarabdha verily ceases to exist, inasmuch as the body and the like become non-existent; just as a dream does not exist on waking.

Vedanta says that everything is the Self. Having reduced the visible to the invisible, the wise should think of the universe as one with Brahman. I am eternal, ever free, and imperishable. The body also being within the phenomenal world and therefore unrealhow could Prarabdha exist?

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Text, with word-for-word Translation, English Rendering and Comments. Send as free online greeting card. That Karma which is done in a previous life is known as Prarabdha which produces the present life. Known only to sages, congenital silence is that from which speech and the mind rebound.