Brahma Sutras – Adhyāsa or Superimposition, Chapter 1, Section 3 –  Slokas 1 – Slokas 43

।। प्रथमोऽध्यायः ।। ।। तृतीयः पादः ।। द्युभ्वाद्यायतनं स्वशब्दात् ।। 1.3.1 ।। The heavenly worlds, the earthly worlds, the nether worlds and others deemed to be resting places exist only in the reflection of Consciousness. They are an illusion and in reality, are neither created nor destroyed.   मुक्तोपसृप्यव्यपदेशात्।।1.3.2।। Therefore, what is meant by mukti? Who... Continue Reading →

Brahma Sutras – Adhyāsa or Superimposition, Chapter 1, Section 2 –  Slokas 1 – Slokas 32

।। प्रथमोऽध्यायः ।। ।। द्वितीयः पादः ।। सर्वत्र प्रसिद्धोपदेशात् ।। 1.2.1 ।। The Supreme Brahman is extolled in the scriptures and commentaries. As IT is the Supreme Cause, the Vedas and scriptures have emanated from IT, are the essence of IT, praise IT, reveal the paths to know, perceive, realize and experience IT and have... Continue Reading →

Brahma Sutras – Adhyāsa or Superimposition, Chapter 1, Section 1 –  Slokas 1 – Slokas 31

।।ब्रह्मसूत्रभाष्यम्।। श्रीमच्छंकरभगवत्पादैः विरचितम्। ।।प्रथमोऽध्यायः।। ।।प्रथमः पादः।।   अथातो ब्रह्मजिज्ञासा ।। 1.1.1 ।। There is nothing greater and higher than Brahmajnāna - the Supreme Knowledge. All the actions and inactions prescribed in the Vedas and scriptural authorities are only the way to dhyāna and eventually tapas (single-pointed concentration on the Supreme Being).   Of what use will the... Continue Reading →

Siva Gita – Chapter 16 – Dhyāna Yoga – Slokas 1 – Slokas 69, Uttara Khanda, Padma Purana

Prabhu Shri Rama uvācha, "O Lord! You have explained the path to moksha. Please tell me those who are competent to follow that path. There is a great doubt in me regarding this matter."   Shri Bhagawan uvācha, “The Brahmanas, kshatriyas, vaishyas, sudras and women are eligible. The Brahmachari, grihastha and the uninitiated too, if he were a Brahmana.   Even a forest-dweller,... Continue Reading →

Sangira

Long ago, there was a Brahmin called Sangira stepped in ignorance and bereft of faith in Vedas as a result of sins committed by him in his previous incarnation: “Puraa kashcin-mahaa-murkhah-Sangiro namma baadabaha, Poorva-janma-kritaath-paapaath-Veda-shraddha vivirjithaha”. He was interested in Logic; he tried to know the transcendental principal of the Brahman and the pictures of good... Continue Reading →

Who am I? – Chapter – 11

Shishya offers salutations to Guru, "O All-knowing One! I am speechless. I am in a state of joy just from hearing your words. It is indeed the greatest privilege to hear the innermost secrets of the Supreme Self from You. I am eternally grateful and thankful to You. I beseech You to guide me to... Continue Reading →

Akshara Vijnana – Chapter – 8

Guru asks, "Child, why is the knowledge of akshara necessary? Why is it known as Akshara Vijnāna? What is the science of an akshara?   As I said earlier, every created being is in the form or shape of the self-luminous akshara. The vast and expansive creation with the ever-changing differentials of nature is within... Continue Reading →

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