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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Mahavakyas are such statements from the Upanishads. And there are no two opinions about it.

January 01, There is no doubt it. Being free from all changes even the witnessing is nothing but the illumining-power of the Self. Meditation, contemplation, mantra laghuu prayer finally converge into a unified force directed towards the final stage, piercing the pearl of wisdom called bindu, leading to the Absolute. While there can be many such statements, a few are chosen for discussion.

To whom is this statement addressed 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 of the universe.


No other method can be applied. You alone are the Brahman! Laghu vakya vritti is an abridged version of Sankaracharya’s text “Vakya Vritti”.

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

October 11, How can they both be identical? Does Rama need a mirror to recognise himself as Rama? Nagaraj Hero Member Posts: 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 phrase Comes to Life and he Just Remains. So how is this identity to be revealed? 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.

To him therefore, these sacred texts are of no use whatever. Like Bhagavan Ramana’s “Just Be”. There is no doubt about it. But what is the use without the Paraa Vidya?

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What, then is the Universal Self? Isn’t this the real education really? 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. Ramana Maharshi – All scriptures without exception proclaim that for attaining salvation, the mind should be subdued. One should realise the Self by the Eye of vrittti. Home Help Search Login Register.


Laghu-Vakya-Vritti of Sri Sankaracharya with Commentary

In my view, the method of inquiry is just the same In Vakya Vritti Sankaracharya explains two mahavakyas: Thus Mahavakyas are formulas that need to be meditated upon.

Mahavakyas are Sentences from the Upanishads which convey the oneness of Jiva and Brahman. Scorched by the blazing sun of the three miseries, a student — dejected with the world and restless for release, having cultivated all the means of liberation especially such virtues as self-control etc. They are like Zen Koans whose meaning can be seen by being.

And once one knows that control of the mind is their final aim, it is futile to make an interminable study of them. You alone are the Brahman. An indivisible Being, consisting of Bliss only — this alone is the meaning of the sentence, according to the wise.

Who else can be the individual Self Jiva other than yourself, that asks me this question, “Who am Vgitti When a student asks this, the answer is