Brahmacharini Sharanya Chaitanya

The state of immortality

The body is a result of the mixing of five elements in a mathematical formula called quintuplication or Pancheekaranam.

16 Nov 2019

Sense objects are destructive

In the Vivekachoodamani, the master goes directly to the problem of human beings who are bound by the sense objects.

02 Nov 2019

Layers of what we call ourself

The teacher points out that the self has to be realised with effort put in by one’s own self. On this account, he congratulates the student for asking the question about bondage and liberation.

26 Oct 2019

How to not delude the intellect

If what I wish is realisation of the Self, which alone is true freedom, then Sri Adi Sankara’s advice is to shun all kinds of discourses, dialogues and arguments on the Self.

13 Oct 2019

Self effort must for self realisation

Without the effort of one’s own self, who indeed is capable of getting freed from the thick rope knots of ignorance, desire and desire-prompted actions even if it is for a period of 100 kalpas?

28 Sep 2019

What are we afraid of?

The student approaches the teacher, almost in tears, and seeks that much grace of the master as can be had by just a look from even the corner of his eyes.

14 Sep 2019

Different shades, different grades

This is an indication to desist from just developing the powers of the mind without a desire for liberation.

01 Sep 2019

Seek freedom if you want it

The Sadhana Chatushtaya  (four steps for practice) to realise the self places great emphasis on the fourth practice called Mumukshutwa.

24 Aug 2019

Qualifications of the truth seeker

Sadhana Chatushtaya or the four qualifications for the seeker of truth actually add up to nine as the third qualification comprises six components.

11 Aug 2019

Supreme self is the final law

One important quality is an intense desire to be liberated from the bondage of a limited mind functioning within space, time and causation. 

03 Aug 2019

Vasuki seeks advice to save the snakes

Ananta, the noble member of the family of snakes, got the divine assignment from Brahma to be the binding factor of the Universe called dharma.

21 Jul 2019

Being a master of living and leaving

The Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads and the Brahma Sutras together are called the Prasthana Traya. Prasthana means leaving and Traya means three.

19 Jul 2019

Four weddings are solemnised

With the exchange readings of the lineage of both wedding parties over, preparations began for the wedding.

12 Jul 2019

The path to immortality

The Atma Bodha concludes with the 68th verse that is called the ‘Phala Shruti’ or the benefit of studying the text and putting the ideas into practice.

12 Jul 2019

Uddhava narrates Krishna’s teachings

Uddhava spoke of the exploits of Sri Krishna up to the Mahabharata war and the final extermination of the Yadu race of Krishna and the conclusion of his time of manifestation on earth.

29 Jun 2019

Life is Present Everywhere

Being aware of the self within enlivens the body, mind, intellect and the very process of breathing is Atma Bodha.

20 Jun 2019

Truth is the Only Experience

The concluding verses of the Atma Bodha glorify the one who has realised the Supreme Reality.

12 Jun 2019

All Appearances are Illusory

Whatever we experience in the world through our eyes, ears, nose, tongue, skin and thoughts is called ‘Jagat’.

06 Jun 2019

Rama breaks the divine bow to marry Sita

King Janaka completed his morning prayers and sent word to meet with Sage Vishwamitra, and Sri Rama and Lakshmana.

18 May 2019

The vastness of self

That consciousness is avyayam or something that can never get expended.

18 May 2019

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