Aparokshanubhuti is one such little manual, which, while presenting a brief description of Vedanta, deals specially with that aspect of it which relates to the. Stream Aparokshanubhuti class with Swami Sarvapriyananda, a playlist by Vedanta Talks from desktop or your mobile device. Aparokshanubhuti The Aparokshanubhuti (Sanskrit: अपरोक्षानुभूतिः) is a famous work attributed to Adi Shankara. It is a popular introductory work that.

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It is an object of perception, changeable, limited and only apparently exists. For those whose minds are purified Raja Yoga alone will result in Self realization. As one thinks of an object the mind tends to identify with it. To those, therefore, who have neither the time nor the opportunity to go through the classical works of Sankaracarya, a treatise like the pre- sent one will be an invaluable guide in their quest after spiritual truths.

I’ve just received the shawl and love it already!! When the experience wears off and ignorance returns the mind again begins to think from a dualistic platform…and all the old problems return. I am limitless, always the same, and peaceful.

Self realization does not mean that the physical world disappears. The first stage of Raja Yoga is called Sanksrit, control of the senses.

Similarly the Self is thought of as an individual even though it is nothing but limitless Awareness. Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts.


It is true that everything in the world is limited but this does not mean that the Aparokahanubhuti is limited.

It is like a mirror, capable of bouncing light on objects, but it does not know itself, although to the untrained observer it seems to be conscious.


It is not an easy glamorous path. Those who are clever discussers of the Self but have no realization and are attached to worldly pleasures are reborn over aaprokshanubhuti over as a consequence of their lack of Self realization.

Ignorance can only be removed by knowledge and since knowledge does not happen on its own one needs to seek it. Just as a dream no longer exists when one wakes up the body no longer exists for the Self realized. The Purusha Sukta declares that everything is the Self. Awareness, the Self, does not consciously set out to create ignorance of itself. So how can the insentient body…which requires illumination from some other source…be the Self?

It is hard work because mystic experiences do not permanently remove Self ignorance. Just as ignorance instantly causes a rope to appear as a snake pure Awareness appears as the phenomenal universe without changing its nature in any way. It is a fact that reality is non-dual Awareness and I am Awareness. Just as a person may not realize that a pot is actually only clay, most people think they are doers even though no actions are possible without the Self. A cause aparkoshanubhuti in an apadokshanubhuti but an effect does not inhere in the cause.

Perhaps a better reason to dismiss experience as unreal is the fact that it is never the same from moment to moment. There are other texts, particularly the Bhagavad Gita, that address the doer and discuss karma in detail. In the absence of an effect there can aparokshanubnuti no cause. In fact, it is absurd to think that the Self ever forgets who or what it is. Once the cause is seen in the effect…the Self in the objects…the objects should be dismissed.


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Aparokshanubhuti Dipika 1908

Based on your browsing history. Now I will enumerate the fifteen steps for the attainment of Self knowledge. To those who have neither the time nor the opportunity to go through the classical works of Shankara, this book will be an invaluable guide in their quest after spiritual truth. In reality the senses do not struggle to experience.

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Pure Awareness sanskriit the insentient body. Our everyday world serves certain practical purposes but it is like a dream because it is negated the moment one falls asleep or dreams. The following steps are a good example of thought reorientation.

Therefore the truth of this statement should aparokshqnubhuti embraced. 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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Known only to sages, congenital silence is that from which speech and the mind rebound. This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times. By implication a person who does not have these qualifications will not be successful in the quest for enlightenment. It does not stand alone but is sourced in its cause, Awareness, and different from it. Share our website with your friends.