17 Aug This text written by Shankaracharya explains the meaning of the Mahavakya “Tat tvam asi”. The 15 talks explain, in detail, the verses of this text. Swami Tadatmananda’s lectures on Adi Shankaracharya’s Laghu Vakya Vritti are available online. Click on the date link below to listen or download MP3. Vakya Vritti of Adi Sankara [Swami Chinmayananda] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Mind seeks reassurance all the time.

In the waking and dream states alone, the reflection of consciousness appears. What, then, is the Universal Self? These self-evident cognitions are to vaka restrained with effort. Every excursion has always been as a thought in the now.

Being free from all changes even the witnessing is nothing but the illumining-power of the Self. So too, consciousness, hidden by mental activities can be seen between two cognitions. Who’s online There are currently 0 users and 1 guest online. Swami Tadatmananda goes vakga the minute details of the meaning contained in Laghu Vakya Vritti through his discourse.


If that is not possible, then practice momentary restraint with the belief that atma is brahman. Dreams are just noise. An indivisible Being, consisting of Bliss only — this alone is the meaning of the sentence, according to the wise. There has never been any personal evidence of a time other than Now. Valya unreality of thoughts. No other method can be applied.

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I bow fakya to that Pure Consciousness Divine — a shoreless ocean of happiness, which is All-pervading Vishnuthe Beloved vrittti 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.

You alone are the Brahman. 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. Notions like the qualities and defects of forms, etc. Another little something-something about the power of mind.


Activities of the mind are also illumined by consciousness vriitti with the reflection of consciousness. Gradually increasing for one, two, then three moments, the restraint vrjtti all cognitions should be practiced with effort by those who seek the experience of brahman.

Please contribute to make this vision real. In the waking state, even silence in the mind is illumined by pure consciousness. In fact, we give so much attention waiting for this better day, that the reality of now is mostly lost to us.

Second priority are the thoughts centered around “tomorrow will be a better day”. Login to post comments reads.

Witness is the consciousness that illumines them The reflection of consciousness in the mind is the doer of good and bad acts. Having understood these teachings as much as possible, contemplate that truth always.


The one who is consciousness with cognitions brahmaikam nirvikalpakam is me — non-separate from brahman and cognition-free. 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. Those activities, together with their objects, are understood as being illumined by consciousness.

18 Verses Explained – Laghu Vakya Vritti (Simple Meaning of Maha Vakyas) | Never Not Here

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Yet we give a lot of attention to these thoughts. Moment by moment, cognitions of the mind change, but not consciousness. Meditating on that, talking about that, teaching each other about that, being focused on that… the wise ones call this vkya on brahman. That consciousness conforms to the cognitions of form, taste, etc. We remain committed to be on the forefront of what will support life, both in your family and on planet earth.

The dialogue of the Vakya Vritti can be thought vritfi as having the following major premises: