Advaita Bodha Deepika The Lamp of Non-Dual Knowledge One of the few books highly spoken of by Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi ADVA1TA BODHA. Advaita Bodha Deepika has 21 ratings and 0 reviews: Published by Sri Ramanasramam, pages, Paperback. 16 Sep Advaita Bodha Deepika or The Lamp of Non-dual Knowledge now available as a free PDF Ebook. Originally Sri Shankaracharya and other.

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Deelika marked it as to-read Apr 09, What is its nature? For the Self is Being-Knowledge-Bliss, different from the gross, subtle and causal bodies, witnessing the three states of deeplka, dream and deep sleep.

Savan Vyas marked it as to-read Dec 20, For instance, one studies the shastras dealing with Vishnu and becomes devoted to Him; later on, finding other gods similarly dealt with, one’s devotion to Vishnu is likely to suffer. Because desire is not checked, love, anger, etc.

How can this samsara be? Being insentient, it cannot be the Self. Transcending all, the Self has nothing in common with worldly things or activities; It transcends the void also; hence the deepik is unique and unearthly.

Advaita Bodha Deepika

Only the mind must be made still. Later on, give up the latencies connected with the body also, dehavasana. Still direct knowledge does not result merely by hearing it. It ends avadhi in forgetfulness of the world as if in sleep, owing to the ending of activities.

How can an illiterate person qualify himself in the requisite manner? Does it follow that a master is necessary for an illiterate man and not for a scholar?

Maya cannot but have a cause. They too can be desirous of being Liberated. Its “Being” is thus obvious. Notify me of new posts via email. It does not look reasonable to say that Isvara and the jagat are both illusory products.


Now, master, the dream is but the reproduction of mental impressions formed in the waking state and lying dormant before. To know the true nature of the inmost Self, not by direct experience but by a study of the shastras, is called indirect Knowledge. Just as the fire showing forth as heat, light and redness, is not three but only one, or water appearing as coldness, fluidity and taste is only one, so also the Self shining forth as Being-Knowledge-Bliss is not three but only one.

In the same way they do so in the waking state too.

Many different works on Advaita have already appeared from Masters of yore, like Sri Sankaracharya and Vidyaranya; yet as a fond parent loves to hear the broken words deepia the lisping child, so also good people with large hearts can read this work as well, imperfect as it may deepjka.

We have also read of them in the puranas. S C rated it it was amazing Mar 14, Even if the desire for Liberation be not the particular visesba cause of Reflection, could not either desirelessness or tranquillity be the cause of it? Ignorance has two aspects: Viewed times since 1st Nov, Only when the whole objective world is wiped out clean by a mind disillusioned as a consequence of discerning knowledge that all that is not Brahman is objective and unreal, the Supreme Bliss will advxita.

In this work the author has explained how Ignorance obscures the true nature of the Self which is non-dual only; how by its veiling aspect it covers It the Self with two effects – ‘that It does not exist’ and ‘that It does not shine forth’, wdvaita by its other aspect, in the shape of the mind, it projects individuals, Iswara and the work, presenting them as real; thus giving rise to illusion.

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Master, not only I but all others directly experience this world of sentient beings and insentient things and take it as proven acvaita real. Always to enquire into the Self is the only remedy for the blindness of the ignorant whose mental eye has been bedimmed by the darkness of non-enquiry spreading its veil. Save you from what?


When by practice the mind stands still, bkdha illusions of samsara disappear, root and branch. These three bodies are contrary to the nature of the Self. Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: One day when all were assembled in the court hall, a magician appeared before him.

Share our website with your friends. Kaushik Khadoo marked it as to-read Jan 08, The Self perceives only such things as are within the ken of the senses and not those beyond. A poor beggar must first cease to be beggar and obtain rule over a state in order to borha himself as king.

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Absolutely by no other means; neither the Vedas, nor the shastras nor austerities, nor karma, nor vows, nor gifts, nor recital of advajta of mystic formulae mantras,nor worship, nor anything else, can undo the samsara.

Vasishta has said to Rama. Raghuveer Onbv rated it it was amazing Jan 11, All obstructions to his faith thus removed, he remains steady in his indirect knowledge of non-dual Being.

Therefore all the four bodhz are essential for enquiry. Just as silver superimposed on nacre presents the nacre as silver, so also the I-mode on the basic witness presents it as “I”, i.