The mind with its modifications is perceived and the Witness the Self is verily the perceiver. The direct and immediate knowledge of Atman or Self is the means to the attainment of " Liberation ". MIND — The sense organs , unless the mind is attached to them , cannot perceive their objects. Compare " My mind was elsewhere ; I did not see. If a perceiver of the Atman is sought , the inquiry will end in what is known as a regressus ad infinitium. All entities from the gross objects to the mind are products of avidya which itself is insentient.
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Spreaker Spreaker. Created by: Vedanta Society, San Francisco. Play Pause Stop. An Introduction to " Drg-Drsya-Viveka " Sri Shankaracharya holds a pre-eminent position among the world's master-minds and spiritual teachers. This small but important book of forty-six verses describes not only different forms of samadhi Some of these verses are also found in one of the minor Upanishads called 'Sarasvati- Upanishad'.
There are different views regarding the authorship of 'Drg-Drsya-Viveka' though the majority of scholars agree that Adi Shankaracharya himself is the author. Other names associated with the authorship of the work are Bharati Tirtha and Vidyaranya, the author of 'Panchadasi'. These eight lectures were given by Swami Tattwamayananda at the Vedanta Society of Calgary on August 18th and 19th, Swami Tattwamayananda, currently the Minister of the Vedanta Society of Northern California, San Francisco, originally founded by Swami Vivekananda in served in various centers of the Ramakrishna Order in India as editor, publisher, and teacher of Sanskrit, Advaitic texts such as Sri Shankaracharya's commentaries on the 'Prasthanatraya' the fundamental Sanskrit texts of Vedanta philosophy , Buddhism and Indian philosophy.
He underwent traditional training in Hindu scriptures, Sanskrit, Vedic and Vedantic literature for many years, from his early days. Before coming to the United States in January he was teaching Sanskrit, Vedantic scriptures and Indian philosophy at the Training center in Belur Math, the institution that trains the monks of the Ramakrishna Order at the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission, Kolkata, India.
Apart from his traditional education, the Swami has also received modern University education in English literature, psychology, European history, and Western philosophy. He is frequently invited for lectures on Yoga, Vedanta, and traditional Hindu scriptures and for participating in interfaith dialogues. For more: Web: www. More Loading. Copyright - Spreaker Inc.
Drg Drsya Viveka – Discrimination between Seer and Seen – Vidyaranya
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DRG DRSYA VIVEKA (DRIG DRISHYA VIVEKA)
It is one of the most clear and straight forward logical framework to present Advaita Vedanta I have come across so far. The language is also very simple and easy to understand. It presents the philosophy and also presents some meditation exercises to internalize and realize the philosophy. Here are the free translation of a few verses. These are based on the translation by Swami Nikhilananda.