Advaita Bodha Deepika has 20 ratings and 0 reviews: Published by Sri Ramanasramam, pages, Paperback. Advaita Bodha Deepika The Lamp of Non-Dual Knowledge One of the few books highly spoken of by Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi ADVA1TA BODHA. The Advaita Bodha Deepika is set as a dialogue between a master and a student . Just like other mediaeval Advaita Vedanta texts, samadhi is added to sravana.

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Advaita Bodha Deepika

Once upon a time a most powerful king whose mother was barren, ruled over all the three worlds. So I have surrendered to you.

Therefore it follows there must be the witness of this ignorance who simply illuminates the blissful sheath which appears as the idea “I do not know anything”, and remains apart from it.

There is no need to prove your competence to be a disciple. To avvaita so, one must be heedful.


Kindly instruct me in reflection, by practising which the darkness of Ignorance now hiding the Self may vanish and direct experience result. Should heaven and hell and the four stages of beatitude Mukti godha all false, why should a part of the scriptures prescribe methods of gaining heaven or beatitude? From the fear of recurring births and deaths. Member feedback about List of teachers of Advaita Vedanta: How can the unchanging witness mistake itself for the changing ego?

Such forgetfulness of the Self is Ignorance. But Brahman is not different from the Self. When by practice the mind stands still, all illusions of samsara disappear, root and branch. In the absence of enquiry into the Self, knowledge cannot become direct. In similar strain many sacred books teach that Liberation consists in doing away with the mind.

The Supreme Self too though always pure has been invested by it with the ego and is made to parade as jiva, just as Lavana the king lived as a low caste wretch. When the mind resumes the reproduction of past experiences in new settings, the phenomenon is called birth.


Having read that this work was recommended by Ramana Maharshi, and is a short, easy read, I picked up a hard copy of it. Should the Self be all-pervading, It must be associated with all and therefore tainted.

Information on the missing chapters is earnestly sought and will be gratefully acknowledged by the publisher. But sages who had attained Supreme Knowledge through enquiry, say, “Like a mother burnt down to ashes by her daughter, Maya reduced to ashes by Knowledge is non existent at any time.

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Not qualified with all these four qualities, however hard one xdvaita try, one cannot succeed in enquiry. But in the short interval of an hour and bodhw half, he had led another illusory life of wretchedness, extending over several years. Spiritual teachers Revolvy Brain revolvybrain.

The Inchagiri Sampradaya has become well-known throughout the western world due to the popularity of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. Born into an aristocratic Bengali Kayastha family of Calcutta, Vivekananda was inclined t It is thus the one, continuous, ever existent witness of all these. Greatly afflicted by the three kinds of distress tapa-trayaintensely seeking release from bondage so as to be free from this painful existence, a disciple distinguished by long practice of deepila four fold sadhana, approaches a worthy master and prays: This witness is the Self.

This jiva always outward bent, taking the world to be real and himself to be the drepika and experiencer of pleasures and pains, desirous of this and that, undiscriminating, not once remembering his true nature, nor enquiring “Who am I? Camelia marked it as to-read Feb 09, Gopala Iyer and Smt. Is it not contradictory?

What happens is this: Notify me of new comments via email. This leads us to consider the ways of removing the superimposition. See how the waking experiences repeat themselves in the dream but are not apprehended in the same way as in the waking state, but differently Why? With the subsidence of the latencies in deep sleep, swoon etc. Therefore they must be only mental projections and nothing more. Moreover being a knower at one time, and not knower at another time, the intellectual sheath cannot be the witness.


This is the best way to kill the mind. Can the doubt once set at rest, recur? Stanley marked it as to-read Apr 15, Its ‘nature’ is the yearning for liberation. He served in the State of Gujarat untilwhen he moved to the United States to pursue higher studies in economics at the University of Syracuse, obtaining a Masters in economics in After hearing from the Guru about the nature of the Self which in the sastras is spoken of as Brahman or Being-Knowledge-Bliss, to gain a clear indirect knowledge, then according to upadesa and by intelligent reasoning to enquire and find out the Self which is Pure Knowledge, and the nonself which is then directly to experience them as different from each other, later on by meditation to extinguish all that is objective, and to absorb into the Self the residual mind left over as non-dual, ends in the direct experience of Supreme Bliss.

He must certainly be more qualified than others. Not being natural but only adventitious, ailments are not liked. Simple desire to be liberated will not suffice.

Thus that it fruidessly vanishes into nothing is its ‘fruit’. Here ends the chapter on sravana.