Atman is an ever-present Reality. Atma Bodha , Swami Chinmayananda : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive All the manifested world of things and beings are projected by imagination upon the substratum which is the Eternal All-pervading Vishnu, whose nature is Existence-Intelligence; just as the different ornaments are all made out of the same gold. The Bhagavad Gita, 2nd Edition. Therefore they belong to the mind alone and not to the Atman. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Realise that to be Brahman which is neither subtle nor gross: Ameya Shirvoikar rated it it was amazing Nov 01, Product details Paperback Publisher: Because of Its association with different conditionings Upadhis such ideas as caste, colour and position are super-imposed upon cyinmayananda Atman, as flavour, colour, etc.

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No customer reviews yet. The Scientist visualizes the world from his view point. He sees truths that are not visible to others. And since he sees visions which are not the common property of all, in his language he will have to use unconventional words which have for him some special imports and secret suggestions.

If these extraordinary words are not rightly understood by the teacher and the taught, transference of knowledge would be impossible. Therefore, in every text book of science, the first few chapters describe the categories. There is none who has not undergone pressing agonies in his own day to day life, either physically or mentally or emotionally. Yet, nobody seems to invite them.

All that we do is to avoid as far as possible this aspect of life coming in contact with us. The more we want to escape its cruel jaws, the more it takes an endless variety of subtler and sharper ways of attacking.

Physical ailments form but one tribe of hordes that barbarously attack us; even more relentless and cruel are our mental sufferings. Mental disintegration is more dangerous, for it brings about not only misery to the sufferer but a kind of dangerous disharmony in and excruciating intolerance with the surroundings of such an individual. About the Author: H. Swami Chinmayananda is a world renowned authority of the scriptures of India, especially Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads.

He was born in and attained mahasamadhi in He worked relentlessly for about 40 years to bring about spiritual revival in India and abroad. His unique style and logical approach is appealing to all young and old. His was the life of selfless service to others. He is the author of more than thirty books - each one is a masterpiece, dealing with the philosophical principles behind the religion. He made mysterious and elusive vedantic principles easily understandable for common people.

He is the founder of Chinmaya Mission, through which the work that he initiated and was so dear to him, is carried out in the form of spreading the message of vedanta, overseeing numerous cultural, educational and social service activities. A biography of this great spiritual master, entitled Journey of a Master: Swami Chinmayananda, is available through Chinmaya Publications.

The Parliament had selected fourteen eminent religious leaders around the world to form a council to guide the world into the next century. Swami Chinmayanandji was to be honored for his lifetime of selfless service to humanity and his extraordinary achievements in creating a renaissance of spiritual and cultural values in India and abroad.

However, on August 3, , Swami Chinmayanandji attained Mahasamadhi in SanDiego, California, after suffering a massive heart attack as the equipment became too worn out due to the ceaseless Seva of the Master to humanity for over 42 years. Detailed Product Info:.



Etymology[ edit ] Atmabodha means "Self-knowledge", self-awareness, or one with the "possession of a knowledge of soul or the supreme spirit". Even though the authenticity of this work is doubted by present day scholars, it does not contradict the Advaita system which it advocates. As in Vivekachudamani , Shankara teaches that the Ultimate Reality or Brahman , the foundation of all, is beyond name and form, is of the nature of Pure Consciousness, but who can be realized by pursuing the Path of Knowledge, not by worship. For the Wisdom of Self is the one way to Freedom, leading beyond all other paths, As cooking cannot be accomplished without fire, so Freedom cannot be attained without wisdom. Knowledge alone destroys ignorance, as light destroys dense darkness. Brahman is the substratum on which is projected by imagination all the manifested things of the world; the all-pervading Atman illumining the mind and the senses shines in the intellect Buddhi just as the reflection in a mirror. It is through your self-effort you gain the knowledge of Self.


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Biography[ edit ] Early life and education[ edit ] Balakrishna Menon, who later became known as Swami Chinmayananda, was born in the city of Ernakulam in present-day Kerala , India, on 8 May , as the eldest son of a prominent judge, Vadakke Kuruppathu Kuttan Menon. Thomas College , Trichur — He went on to Lucknow University — to earn postgraduate degrees in literature and law, [1] :6 [3] [ dubious — discuss ] while completing courses in journalism. In the summer of , he visited the eminent sage, Sri Ramana Maharshi. Indian independence movement and imprisonment[ edit ] Approaching August , in the midst of a wide-scale attempt by Indian activists to make the British " Quit India ," Balan was one of the students to join in writing and distributing leaflets to stir up national pride. A warrant was issued for his arrest.


I am composing the ATMA-BODHA, this treatise of the Knowledge of the Self, for those who have purified themselves by austerities and are peaceful in heart and calm, who are free from cravings and are desirous of liberation. Just as the fire is the direct cause for cooking, so without Knowledge no emancipation can be had. Compared with all other forms of discipline Knowledge of the Self is the one direct means for liberation. Action cannot destroy ignorance, for it is not in conflict with or opposed to ignorance. Knowledge does verily destroy ignorance as light destroys deep darkness. The Soul appears to be finite because of ignorance.

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