This book Atma Bodha or knowledge of. Self (Atma) is an outcome of deep thinking about why we are born and living, influencing or getting influenced by every. A ‘Vedanta Mission’ Page. Lessons on. Tattva Bodha of Bhagwan Sri Adi Sankaracharya. Lessons by. Poojya Swami Sri Atmananda Saraswati. Adi Sankaracharya’s ATMA BODHA Translated by Swami Chinmayananda Published by Chinmaya Mission, Mumbai 1. I am composing the ATMA-BODHA, this.

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We are not interested in some posthumous decorations but freedom from limitations in this very life. The conviction that ‘all that which is percieved is transitory’ and ‘that which illumines all this’ appears relatively permanent, is by itself a great leap forward, but is not the entire truth.

What are the four-fold qualifications reffered to by the word Sadhana Chatushtaya? It is a perfect creation, extremely beautiful too. The CCS is seen in all objective or worldly knowledge’s. Atman is an ever-present Reality. It is a ‘sense of limitation’ regarding ourself.

He thereafter just aspires for freedom from this sense of lack. A person with this quality not only can understand what the teacher is talking about but also directly ‘see’ the thing. This is what personality integration is all about.

The word mumukshutvam basically means ‘state of the mind of a mumukshu’. The Atman, the Sun of Knowledge that rises in the sky of the heart, destroys the darkness of the ignorance, pervades and sustains all and shines and makes everything to shine.

Sraddha if it is very intense can help bring about the same experience which bodna brought about by direct experience of an object. Pervading the entire universe outwardly and inwardly the Supreme Brahman shines of Itself like the fire that permeates a red-hot iron-ball and glows by itself.


There is an attitude in the mind that they are basically right.

This is his power of discrimination in the field of his investments. The Atman does not shine in everything although He is All-pervading. Mxlayalam should be able to remain undisturbed by small pinpricks of life, as though nothing has happened.

This is called samsara. It is extremely important to know that in the case of knowledge of Self, PPS alone is applicable.

The process of identifying that which is eternal or permanent is basically a very easy job, because that which is the untruth keeps changing constantly and thus keeps declaring its ephemerality. Thus inspite of this knowledge the person keeps suffering though relatively less.

Because of this profound faith we just cant imagine that there could be some limitation in this methodology too. Thereafter the seed has been implanted in our minds and we keep watering the sprout and bring about desire of that object, and thus get gravitated in that direction. The straight forward job of knowing the truth as truth does become extremely difficult for one who is yet to realise the untruth as the untruth.

Tattva Bodha Lessons – Part 1

Anyone who is seen to have the ability to live as per the directions of his teachers, scriptures or his own convictions is said to have this quality of Dama. What does it exactly mean to be free of this sense of individuality?

This is what the scriptures do, provide malayaalm knowledge. Dharma, Artha, Kama, and Moksha. Such people have become ‘introvert’ in the real sense of the term. I have my specs on my forehead but just out of forgetfulness I malayala, it all over, then someone comes and tells me that the specs are right on my forehead.

Atma Bodha Translated by Swami Chinmayananda | sudheeptnair

This section too has a question and an answer regarding this quality. The All-pervading Akasa appears to be diverse on account of its association with various conditionings Upadhis which are different from each other.


It is submission to ones own intellect. Such a state of mind provides the best of motivation and channelisation of energy which inevitably culminates in success of their endeavor. Likewise to the non-discriminating person the Atman appears to be active when It is observed through the functions of the sense-organs. It is this insuffeciency which makes us go on our trips endlessly. The perceptions of that individual include: The Divine Consciousness of the Self rises when the right knowledge has already killed the darkness in the bosom.

Atmabodha of Adi Sankara – Malayalam

They are not perceived in deep sleep when the mind ceases to exist. The moment we catch the real implication of the words of shastra, that very moment the Truth is as though attained. He who has realised the Supreme, discards all his identification with the objects of names and forms. A conviction has to be brought about that it is in our best interests to work as per the guidance of our own intellect.

As we saw in the first quality the word control implies that the said faculty is under direct control of the intellect. How can the very individuality be eliminated by the efforts of this individual him self? Ahma when we feel bondage, we know the exact nature of bondage, that we will have this clear goal of desiring for Liberation.

In this leson we will go into the second pre-requisite Vairagya.

Like our faith is scientific systems.