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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Just as a thing made of gold ever has the nature of gold, so also a being born of Brahman has always apraokshanubhuti nature of Brahman. I highly recommend others to use this site. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.

Taking a Stand in Awareness as Awareness So one should accept those Shrutis alone from which proceeds true knowledge. Just as a person imagines a jewel in fire or vice versa, so does one, etc.

It is present in every object but transcends all objects. I am free from impurity, I am immovable, unlimited, holy, undecaying, and immortal. The Self is the material cause of the phenomenal universe. Just as earth is shankaracharua material cause of a pot, Awareness is the material cause of ignorance and the thoughts it produces.

Each and every book arrived in perfect shape–thanks to the extreme care you all took in double-boxing them and using very strong boxes.

Qualifications for Self-Realization 3. Atman the seer in itself is alone permanent, the seen is opposed to it ie.


Fear, the primary human emotion, is the result of dualistic thinking. Such is this enquiry. These practices produce many types of mystic experiences which are almost always fascinating, temporarily liberating, and pleasurable. The steadiness of the mind through realization of Brahman wherever the mind goes, is known as the supreme Dharana concentration.

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A wise person always sees the visible, invisible and everything else as Awareness and knows that he or she is only Awareness. Just as a rope is taken to be a snake or thread to be cloth or clay to be a pot the Self is taken to be the body.

Inasmuch as all beings are born of Brahman, the supreme Atman, they must be understood to be verily Brahman. If a person ignores the knowledge contained in this statement and continues shankarachatya believe in doership and the results of action he or she will not realize the Self. Just as it is earth that appears under the name of a jar, or it is threads that appear under the name of a cloth, so shankagacharya is Atman that appears under the name of the universe.

I have purchased several items from Exotic India: Raja Shsnkaracharya does not teach Self inquiry or Self knowledge, only certain mental and physical disciplines.

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The misunderstanding that the self is limited that causes suffering. If this is true how can one distinguish between cause and effect?

But this control is to be effected by an act aparokshanubhkti will.

Implicit faith in the words of the Vedas and shan,aracharya teachers who interpret them is known as Shraddha, and concentration of the mind on the only object Sat i. When one is identified with the Self there is no delusion or sorrow. Just as when clouds move, the moon appears to be in motion, so does one, etc.


Aparokshanubhuti – Self-Realization – Shankaracharya

So ehankaracharya can this body be Purusha? So how can the insentient aparokshanubhugi requires illumination from some other source…be the Self? The authorship of the book is generally attributed to Sri Sankaracarya, Even if this be disputed, the teachings are undoubtedly Advaitic. So how can it be the Self? Just as the appearance of a ghost in an empty place, of a castle in the air, and of a second moon in the sky is illusoryso is the appearance of the universe in Brahman.

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This gives one the confidence to apply Self knowledge even when the mind is not experiencing non-duality. Again, thank you very much. Ignorance can only be removed by knowledge and since knowledge does not happen on its own one needs to seek it.

What else can be called ignorance but this? Everything was in order and the book, well packaged. Therefore one should always think of the Self if one wants freedom.