pañcasu sarvābhāvaṃ vinā - absence of everything including thoughts
kiñcid, na paśyāmyatra - I dont exp anything
he guro - Hey Guru
Vijñeyaṃ - Known
kimu vastvasti - What is there to be known!
Svātmanātmavipaścitā - nothing to be known as I am/ I/ Atma/Aham Brahma Asmi
Verse 63 (213)
Contributed by Smt Padma Chandrashekar
The Vivekachudamani is a masterpiece on Advaita Vedanta, the cardinal tenet of which is
(Shankara’s Brahmajnanavalimala verse 20) Brahma Satyam Jaganmithya Jivo Brahmaiva Naparah Anena Vedyam Sacchastramiti Vedantadindimah Brahma alone is real, the universe is unreal and individual soul is no other than the Universal soul.
•The Acharya has answered all the 7 questions raised by the students:
•1. What is bondage? (Ko nama bandhah?)
•2. How it has come? (Katham esa agatah?)
•3. How does the bondage persist in a living being? (Katham pratisthita?)
•4. How to become free from bondage? (Katham vimoksah?)
•5. What is non-self/Anatma? (Kah asau anatma?)
•6. What is Self or Brahman? (Paramah atma kah?)
•7. How to discriminate between the two – Atma and Anatma? (Tayorvivekah katham?)
Beyond every “naught” is the “Knower,” knowing the “Nothingness”
What are Panchakoshas?
•The Panchakoshas are listed as follows -
•Annamaya Kosha - The food sheath
•Pranamaya Kosha - The vital energy or breath sheath
•Manomaya Kosha - The mind sheath
•Vijnanamaya Kosha - The intellect sheath
•Ananadamaya Kosha - The bliss sheath
•Panchakoshas are divided in three bodies -
•The gross body sthula sharira - made up of physical matter. This body consists of Annamaya kosha and Pranamaya Kosha.
•The subtle body sukshma sharira - This body consists of Manomaya Kosha and Vijnanamaya Kosha.
•The causal body karana sharira - This body consists of Ananadamaya Kosha.
The Tvam Padartha of the Mahavakya -Tat Tvam Asi is Determined by the analysis of Panchakoshas Atma-Anatma Viveka Mahavakya Vichara Most important topic of Vivekachudamani
•Consciousness, Atman is not part of any body-mind complex.
•It is independent principle, lends consciousness to the inert body-mind.
•It is not limited by the boundaries of the body and extends beyond them.
•It exists even after the disintegration of the body
Identification with the Panchakoshas Is the Covering Process Removing it is discovering Your Self Understanding I am not the Body, Not the Mind, Not the Buddhi, Is discovering who “I am”
•Chidananda Rupah Shivoham Shivoham
•Repeat these words mentally.
•These words should become meaningful
•Shankaracharya says when the statement
“Chidananda Rupah Shivoham Shivoham”
Verse 64 (215)
Contributed by Smt Vasumathi
Yena - by the non-experiencable consciousness alone
Anubhuyante - are revealed
Sarve - everything - presence of everything as well as the absence of everything
Yah svayam na anubhuyate - which itself is never experienced in any particular state