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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Awareness knows the mind. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi: Absorption of the limbs of the Subtle Body in limitless Awareness is true equipoise, not the mere balancing of the physical limbs.


Just as earth is the material cause of a pot, Awareness is the material cause of ignorance and the thoughts it aparoksbanubhuti. Just as objects are not revealed without the presence of light, Self Knowledge does not occur by any means other than Inquiry.

On what does their authority rest? But the need having been expressed by some beginners for word-for-word equivalents and notes in English, a fresh attempt is being made to meet these require- ments.

Karma done previously but fructifying now is called Prarabdha but there is no Prarabdha for the Self realized because he or she is the Self and the Self is not a doer. The nature of the cause inheres in the effect and not vice versa; so through reasoning it is found that in the absence of the effect, the cause, as such also disappears.

A wise person always sees the visible, invisible and everything else as Awareness and knows that he or she is only Awareness. The misunderstanding that the self is limited that causes suffering.


Inquiry is investigation into the nature of the Self, how the world is created, who created it and of what substance it is made. The following statements are meant to guide inquiry. aparokshxnubhuti

Aparokshanubhuti or Self-Realization of Sri Sankaracharya (Shankaracharya)

The body is transient. Jupiter moves to Scorpio till Novemberknow its effects on your life! Once the cause is seen in the effect…the Self in the objects…the objects should be dismissed. That which is well known as the origin of all beings and the support of the whole universe, which is immutable and in which the enlightened are completely merged … that alone is known as Siddhasana eternal Brahman.

What remains the inquirer is. Verses instruct the mind aparokshanubhtui to think about the Self. Just as all things that are really large appear to be very small owing to great distance, so does one, etc.

Hide my email address. Hence this whole universe aparokshanhbhuti but Brahman and nothing else. I am without attribute and perform no activities. Now is clearly stated the unreality of the difference between the two. Stories you may want to read. It is the ruler of everything and the essence of everything.

But what does that mean?

Aparokshanubhuti – Self-Realization – Shankaracharya

Those who give up this supremely purifying thought of Brahman, live in vain and are on the same level with beasts. I was very pleased with the meticulous method of shipping. The Self is pure Awareness and the body is impure matter. It is, therefore, for the understanding of the ignorant alone that the Shruti speaks of Prarabdha. This process of inquiry is called Raja Yoga. This Atman is to be known by negating the names.

Similarly the Self is thought shanoaracharya as an individual even though it is nothing but limitless Awareness. Only the ignorant believe that the blissful ever-existent Self, which resides in the body yet is other than it, is non-existent…even though its existence is established by the teachings of Vedanta.

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Aparokshanubhuri as to a person going in a boat everything appears to be in motion, so does one, etc. It is also an object of perception, is changeable, limited and non-existent by nature. Just as a thing made of gold ever has the nature of gold, so also a being born of Brahman has always the nature of Brahman. This should be understood again and again verily through the illustration of earth and the pot.

Even the subtle body consists of many parts and is unstable. In fact, it is absurd to think that the Self ever forgets who or what it is. There is no need to critique Raja Yoga here and explain its aparokshanuubhuti. The book then gives a description of one who has attained this realization and of the nature of his life.

Inasmuch as all beings are born of Shankarcaharya, the supreme Atman, they must be understood to be verily Brahman. The wise should always be one with that silence wherefrom words together with the mind turn back without reaching it, but which is attainable by the Yogins. Fear, the primary human emotion, is the result of dualistic thinking.

What is the mind, then? Such is this Vichara. Inquiry is the conviction that I am other than the ten senses and the body, a combination of material elements. So one should constantly think of Brahman to attain perfection.