Vakya Vritti is a Vedantic textbook, a small treatise, that concerns itself with the detailed and elaborate explanation of two Mahāvākyas – aham brahmāsmi and tat tvam asi which great Sruti sentences are intended to give a direct perception of Brahman. In his Laghu vakya vritti Adi Shankara deals with the former vakya only. laghuvAkyavRRittiH || sthUlo mAMsamayo deho sUkShmaH syAdvAsanAmayaH | j~nAnakarmendriyaiH sArdhaM dhIprANau tachCharIragau || 1|| aj~nAnaM. Laghu vakya vritti of Sri Adi Sankaracharya is a Prakarana Grantha that teaches the meaning of the Mahavakyas. Mahavakyas are Sentences.
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To keep the mind constantly turned within and to abide thus in the Self is alone Atmavichara Self-enquirywhereas dhyana meditation consists in fervent contemplation of the Self as Sat-Chit-Ananda Being- Consciousness-Bliss. Home Help Search Login Register. Mahavakyas are such statements from the Upanishads. I bow down to that Pure Vrktti Divine — a shoreless ocean of happiness, which is All-pervading Vishnuthe Beloved of Shri, the all-knowing Lord of the Universe, assuming endless forms and yet ever-free, having an inscrutable power to become apparently the Cause of creation, maintenance, and dissolution of the universe.
There is no doubt it. How can they both be identical? The Realised Man stands forth as That to lzghu all the attributes enumerated vrittk the scriptures refer. Who else can be the individual Self Jiva other than yourself, that asks me this question, “Who am I?
To him therefore, these sacred texts are of no use whatever. You alone are the Brahman. They have to be inquired into What is the individualised Self? So how is this identity to be revealed?
In my view, the method of inquiry is just the same October 11, If a student “Tries” to Just Be and meditates upon the meaning of vriti one phrase Laghu vakya vritti is an abridged version of Sankaracharya’s text “Vakya Vritti”. Being free from all changes even the witnessing is nothing but the illumining-power of the Self. There is no doubt about it.
Please login or register. Hoow can they both be indentical? In Vakya Vritti Sankaracharya explains two mahavakyas: One should realise the Self by the Eye of wisdom.
Isn’t this the real education really? The aim of the discussion is to guide the student in using the mahavakya for meditation If a student asks: They are like Zen Koans whose meaning can be seen by being.
Laghu-Vakya-Vritti of Sri Sankaracharya with Commentary
What can it mean to Just Remain. You vritt are the Brahman! And there are no two opinions about it. Mahavakyas are Sentences from the Upanishads which convey the oneness of Jiva and Brahman. Yet, its important to understand that But what is the use without the Paraa Vidya? When a student asks this, the answer is Ramana Maharshi – All scriptures without exception proclaim that for attaining salvation, the mind should be subdued. What, then is the Universal Self?
Herein Laghu vakya vrittionly one mahavakya is discussed “aham Brahmasmi”. What, then, is the Universal Self?
Laghu Vakya Vritti – Arsha Bodha Center
I Shall answer your question. Tat tvam asi and Aham Brahmasmi. And once one knows that control of the mind is their final aim, it is futile to make an interminable study of them. The goal of our sadhana or practices is the highest Joy that comes from the Realization in direct experience of the center of consciousness, the Self, the Atman or Purusha, which is one and the same with the Absolute Reality.
Scorched by the blazing sun of the three miseries, a student — dejected with the world and restless for release, having cultivated all the means of liberation especially such virtues as self-control etc. Dear Udai, Vakya Vitti is unique work among all other works of Adi Shankara which directly gives out the ultimate reality in our palm, like Hastamalaka. Meditation, contemplation, mantra and prayer finally converge into a unified force directed towards the final stage, piercing the pearl of wisdom called bindu, leading to the Absolute.
No other method can be applied.
Its a way vaya leading the student by hand. Like Bhagavan Ramana’s “Just Be”. Does Rama need a mirror to recognise himself as Rama? Thus Mahavakyas are formulas that need to be meditated upon. This Self-Realization comes through Yoga meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra, the three of which complement vaiya another like fingers on a hand.
While there can be many such statements, a few are chosen for discussion. To whom is this statement addressed