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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Being free from all changes even the witnessing is nothing but the illumining-power of the Self. What is the individualised Self? While there can be many such statements, a lzghu are chosen for discussion.
Laghu-Vakya-Vritti of Sri Sankaracharya with Commentary
The Realised Man stands forth as That to which all the attributes enumerated by the scriptures refer. What, then is the Universal Self? I bow down to that Pure Consciousness Divine — a shoreless ocean of happiness, which is All-pervading Vishnuthe Beloved of 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.
To him therefore, these sacred texts are of no use whatever. January 01, No other method can be applied. October lagh, Ramana Maharshi – All scriptures without exception proclaim that for attaining salvation, the mind should be subdued.
In Vakya Vritti Sankaracharya explains two mahavakyas: Laghu vakya vritti is an abridged version of Sankaracharya’s text “Vakya Vritti”. Hoow can they both be indentical? Does Rama need a mirror to vvakya himself as Rama?
They have to be inquired into Mahavakyas are Sentences from the Upanishads which convey the oneness of Jiva and Brahman. The phrase Comes to Life and he Just Remains.
Vakya Vritti – Wikipedia
Please login or register. Nagaraj Hero Member Posts: When a student asks this, the answer is You alone are the Brahman. Isn’t this the real education really? There is no doubt it. If a student asks: What, then, is the Universal Self? 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. What can it mean to Just Remain. If a student “Tries” to Just Be and meditates upon the meaning of this one phrase An indivisible Being, consisting of Bliss only — this alone is the meaning of the sentence, according to the wise.
Vrtiti Mahavakyas are formulas that need to be meditated upon. There is no doubt about it.
Laghu Vakya Vritti – Arsha Bodha Center
I Shall answer your question. To whom is this statement addressed In my view, the method of inquiry is just the same 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.
To keep the mind constantly turned within and to abide thus in the Self is alone Atmavichara Self-enquirywhereas dhyana meditation consists in fervent contemplation of the Self as Sat-Chit-Ananda Being- Consciousness-Bliss. But what is the use without the Paraa Vidya?