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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It appears to whankaracharya real, as long as it continues but appears to be unreal when one is awake i. Jul 12, Geva rated it it was amazing. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Shankara represented his works as elaborating on ideas found in the Upanishads, and he wrote copious commentaries on the Vedic canon Brahma Sutra, principal upanishads and Bhagavad Gita in support of his thesis. Thereafter he dwells as an embodiment of the Infinite Consciousness and Bliss.

Nikhilananda states that Shankara’s Vedic non-dualistic Advaita philosophy is based on the divinity of the soul, the unity of existence, the Oneness of the Godhead. Like ether, I pervade everything, inside and outside. To the indiscriminating, the self appears to be active while in reality the senses alone are active, in the same way that the moon is seen as if running, when the clouds move.


Knowledge does verily destroy ignorance as light destroys deep darkness. They belong, therefore, to the consciousness and not to the self.

Aug 03, Sanjay Gautam rated it liked it. The Atman does not shine in everything although He is All-pervading. Knowing all, he should be like one that knows not, and should wander about, unattached, like the wind.

The self, that is ever with us, appears, by ignorance, as if it were unattained and, when that ignorance is destroyed, attained, like one’s own necklace.

He is reputed to have founded four mathas “monasteries”which helped in the historical development, revival and spread of Advaita Vedanta. The original text consists of sixty-eight verses and describes the way to the attainment of the knowledge of the Atman.

As pots and jars are verily made of clay and cannot be said to be anything but clay, so too, to the enlightened soul and that is perceived is the Self. Know for certain that the Atman is other than these three conditioning bodies Upadhis. It is like the illusion of silver in the mother-of pearl. Jayanti rated it it was ok Mar 18, The Soul appears to be finite because of ignorance.

Self-Knowledge: Sankara’s “Atmabodha”

By mistaking the self to be the individual soul, as a rope for a serpent, one is subject to fear. Return to Book Page.

Sankara’s references to patanjali’s yoga aphorisms and his different viewpoints therein show that aspect of the vedic religion that’s lost today-flexibility. Having crossed the ocean of ignorance and having atmaboddha the demons of likes and dislikes, etc. 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.


HowdyDave rated it it was amazing Aug 14, Books by Adi Shankaracharya. 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 Jagat appears to be true Satyam so long as Brahman, the substratum, the basis of all this creation, is not realised. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Lists with This Book.

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As cooking is impossible without fire, so is liberation impossible without knowledge. The moon appears to be running when the clouds move in the sky. Through discriminative self-analysis and logical thinking one should separate the Pure self within from the sheaths as one separates the rice shankaracgarya the husk, bran, etc.

According to Shankra the phenomenal world is a shankarachayra super imposition in which we become entangled because of our involvement with the sense objects.