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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Home Help Search Login Register. Laghu vakya vritti is an abridged version of Sankaracharya’s text “Vakya Vritti”.

They are like Zen Koans whose meaning can be seen by being. The phrase Comes to Life and he Just Remains. Mahavakyas are such statements from the Upanishads.

You alone are the Brahman! Herein Laghu vakya vrittionly one mahavakya is discussed “aham Brahmasmi”.

You alone are the Brahman. The Realised Man stands forth as That to vakja all the attributes enumerated by the scriptures refer. What can it mean to Just Remain. 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.

Yet, its important to understand that In Vakya Vritti Sankaracharya explains two mahavakyas: While there can be many such statements, a few are chosen for discussion. They have to be inquired into If a student “Tries” to Just Be and meditates vqkya the meaning of this one phrase Ramana Maharshi – All scriptures without exception proclaim that for attaining salvation, the mind should be subdued.


Laghu-Vakya-Vritti of Sri Sankaracharya with Commentary

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

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And there are no two opinions about it. And Brahman is the Supreme Self, which does not need this teaching. To whom is this statement addressed There is no doubt it. When a student asks this, the answer is What, then is the Universal Self?

January 01, 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. Isn’t this the real education really? And once one knows that control of the mind is their final aim, it is futile to make an interminable study of them. 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.


Being free from all changes even the witnessing is nothing but the illumining-power of the Self. There is no doubt about it. Thus Mahavakyas are formulas that need to be meditated upon. One should realise the Self by the Eye of wisdom. What is the individualised Self?

Laghu Vakya Vritti – Arsha Bodha Center

To him therefore, these sacred texts are of no use whatever. Like Bhagavan Ramana’s “Just Be”. Hoow can they both be indentical?

How can they both be identical?

Laghu Vakya Vritti A Study

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. October 11, What, then, is the Universal Self?

Nagaraj Hero Member Posts: Mahavakyas are Sentences from the Upanishads which convey the oneness of Jiva and Brahman. In my view, the method of inquiry is just the same The aim of the discussion is to guide the student in using the mahavakya for meditation No other method can be applied.

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. Its a way of leading the student by hand.