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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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.

The phrase Comes to Life and he Just Remains. An indivisible Being, consisting of Bliss only — this alone is the meaning of the sentence, according to the wise.

October 11, What is the individualised Self? 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 vrutti, having cultivated all the means of liberation especially such virtues as self-control etc.


In my view, the method of inquiry is just the same What can it mean to Just Remain. Who else can be the individual Self Jiva other than yourself, lagju asks me this question, vakha am I? There is no doubt it. And Brahman is the Supreme Self, which does not need this teaching. Nagaraj Hero Member Posts: But what is the use without the Paraa Vidya? If a student “Tries” to Just Be and meditates upon the meaning of this one phrase Please login or register.

Home Help Search Login Register. Mahavakyas are Sentences from the Upanishads which convey the oneness of Jiva and Brahman.

Laghu Vakya Vritti A Study

While there can be many such statements, a few are chosen for discussion. You alone are the Brahman! To whom is this statement addressed How can they both be identical?

So how is this identity to be revealed?

Laghu-Vakya-Vritti of Sri Sankaracharya with Commentary

Laghu vakya vritti is an abridged version of Sankaracharya’s text “Vakya Vritti”. The Realised Man stands forth as That to which all the attributes enumerated by the scriptures refer. The goal of our sadhana or practices is the highest Joy that comes from the Realization in direct experience of the center of consciousness, the Self, the Atman or Purusha, which is one and the same with the Absolute Reality.


lavhu 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. Herein Laghu vakya vrittionly one mahavakya is discussed “aham Brahmasmi”.

Hoow can they both be indentical? In Vakya Vritti Sankaracharya explains two mahavakyas: This Self-Realization comes through Yoga meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra, the three of which complement one another like fingers on a hand. They have to be inquired into Thus Mahavakyas are formulas that need to be meditated upon. One should realise the Self by the Eye of wisdom.

Ramana Maharshi – All scriptures without exception proclaim that for attaining salvation, the mind should be subdued. Tat tvam asi and Aham Brahmasmi.