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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And Brahman is the Supreme Self, which does not need this teaching.

vakua Ramana Maharshi – All scriptures without exception proclaim that for attaining salvation, the mind should be subdued. What, then is the Universal Self? And there are no two opinions about it. Like Bhagavan Ramana’s “Just Be”. Yet, its important to understand that They have to be inquired into What can it mean to Just Remain.

In Vakya Vritti Sankaracharya explains two mahavakyas: What, then, is the Universal Self? Laghu vakya vritti is an abridged version of Sankaracharya’s text “Vakya Vritti”. You alone are the Brahman.

Laghu-Vakya-Vritti of Sri Sankaracharya with Commentary

The phrase Comes to Life and he Just Remains. To him therefore, these sacred texts are of no use whatever. Does Rama need a mirror to recognise himself as Rama?

October 11, To whom is this statement addressed Scorched by the blazing sun of the three vxkya, a student — dejected with the world and restless for release, having cultivated all the means of liberation especially such virtues as self-control etc. 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.

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Home Help Search Login Register. One should realise the Self by the Eye of wisdom. Isn’t this the real education really?

Śaṅkarācārya, Laghu-Vakya-Vritti of Sri Sankaracharya with Commentary – PhilPapers

Who lagh can be the individual Self Jiva other than yourself, that asks me this question, “Who am I? Being free from all changes even the witnessing is nothing but the illumining-power of the Self. If a student asks: What is the individualised Self?

I bow down to that Pure Consciousness Divine — a shoreless ocean of happiness, which is All-pervading Vishnuthe Beloved of Shri, the all-knowing Lord of the Universe, assuming endless forms and yet ever-free, having an inscrutable power to become apparently the Cause of creation, maintenance, and dissolution vakga the universe.

In my view, the method of inquiry is just the same There is no doubt about it. They are like Zen Koans whose meaning can be seen by being.

Mahavakyas are Sentences from the Upanishads which convey the vxkya of Jiva and Brahman. The 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. The aim of the discussion is to guide the student in using the mahavakya for meditation Thus Mahavakyas are formulas that need to be meditated upon. 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.


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.

Laghu Vakya Vritti – Arsha Bodha Center

And once one knows that control of the mind is their final aim, it is futile vritto make an interminable study of them. Herein Laghu vakya vrittionly one mahavakya is discussed “aham Brahmasmi”. I Shall answer your question. So how is this identity to be revealed?

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. If a gakya “Tries” to Just Be and meditates upon the meaning of this one phrase When a student asks this, the answer is Mahavakyas are such statements from the Upanishads.

While there can be many such statements, a few are chosen for discussion. Its a way of leading the student by hand. There is no doubt it. The Realised Man stands forth as That to which all the attributes enumerated by the scriptures refer.