Vakya Vritti is a Vedantic textbook, a small treatise, that concerns itself with the detailed and elaborate explanation of two Mahāvākyas – aham brahmāsmi and tat tvam asi which great Sruti sentences are intended to give a direct perception of Brahman. In his Laghu vakya vritti Adi Shankara deals with the former vakya only. laghuvAkyavRRittiH || sthUlo mAMsamayo deho sUkShmaH syAdvAsanAmayaH | j~nAnakarmendriyaiH sArdhaM dhIprANau tachCharIragau || 1|| aj~nAnaM. Laghu vakya vritti of Sri Adi Sankaracharya is a Prakarana Grantha that teaches the meaning of the Mahavakyas. Mahavakyas are Sentences.

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Isn’t this the real education really? But what is the use without the Paraa Vidya? If a student “Tries” to Just Be vaakya meditates upon the meaning of this one phrase And there are no two opinions about it.

Laghu-Vakya-Vritti of Sri Sankaracharya with Commentary

So how is this identity to be revealed? October 11, To him therefore, these sacred texts are of no use whatever. The phrase Comes to Life and he Just Remains. Does Rama need a mirror to recognise himself as Rama? Hoow can they both be indentical? You alone are the Brahman! Being free from all changes even the witnessing is nothing but the illumining-power of the Self. Dear Udai, Vakya Vitti is unique work among all other works of Adi Shankara which directly gives out the ultimate reality in our palm, like Hastamalaka.


When a student asks this, the answer is What, then, is the Universal Self? They have to be inquired into Nagaraj Hero Member Posts: What, then is the Universal Self?

January 01, Mahavakyas are such statements from the Upanishads. Herein Laghu vakya vrittionly one mahavakya vakyz discussed “aham Brahmasmi”.

Tat tvam asi and Aham Brahmasmi. No other method can be applied. And once one knows that control of the mind is their final aim, it is futile to make an interminable study of them. I Shall answer your question. What is the individualised Self? Therefore, it is futile to seek by means of the study of the scriptures, the Self that has to be realised by summarily rejecting even the five sheaths.

In Vakya Vritti Sankaracharya explains two mahavakyas: Meditation, contemplation, mantra and prayer finally converge into a unified force directed towards the final stage, piercing the pearl of wisdom called bindu, leading to the Absolute. Vritgi goal of our sadhana or practices is the highest Joy that comes from the Realization in direct experience of the center of consciousness, the Self, the Atman or Purusha, which is one and the same with the Absolute Reality.

There is no doubt about it. How can they both be identical?


Laghu Vakya Vritti A Study

Please login or register. If a student asks: Thus Mahavakyas are formulas that need to be meditated upon. To keep the mind constantly turned within and to abide thus in the Self is alone Atmavichara Self-enquirywhereas dhyana meditation consists in fervent contemplation of the Self as Sat-Chit-Ananda Being- Consciousness-Bliss.

Laghu vakya vritti is an abridged version of Sankaracharya’s text “Vakya Vritti”.

Laghu Vakya Vritti – Arsha Bodha Center

This Self-Realization comes through Yoga meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra, the three of which complement one another like fingers on a hand. Home Help Search Login Register. Mahavakyas are Sentences from the Upanishads which convey the oneness of Jiva and Brahman.

Ramana Maharshi – All scriptures without exception proclaim that for attaining salvation, the mind should be subdued.

And Brahman is the Supreme Self, which does not need this teaching. Its a way of leading the student by hand. Yet, its important to understand that To whom is this statement addressed