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A tman in jagrat, svapna and sushupti. The Brahmavadin’s theosophy is primarily founded on Revelation embodied in the scriptures known by the name of Upanishads and forming part of the Vedas. Hence the multiform and apparently divergent paths of devotion recommended in the writinsfs zmritabindu the ; Aryan sages. XI immediate or intuitive cognition thereof. This restraint of manas constitutes jndna the sakshdt-Jcdra, an intuitive ‘perception of the fact that ‘ I am Bi-ahman’.

Thus meditating on m or ananda state, one attains, not to tbe non-being, but to the all- full Being, the Turiya or the Fourth state. Perfect restraint of manas possible.

Restraint of manas by means of Pranava. It is the very Brahman. And it is verily from Him, who as the jiva amuses himself in the three bodies, that the whole variegated being is born. As one, and also as many, is He seen, like the moon in water. Conflicts cease by looking inwardly, in true self-observation. When again manas, though restrained hpanishad a long- ing for the pleasure by vairagya and made to dwell steadily in the A’tman by practice of SamAdhi, still tries to assert its nature and is inclined to wander outside by a longing for pleasure and objects of pleasure, it should again be restrained witli effort from so wandering, by resorting to the means already described, such as jiitinabhyasa and vairagya.

On attaining the higher, the lower should be given up.

The simple thought of the mantra becomes a wonderful support against all distractions. After m-iking the S’abda-Brahman his own by a study of th! Thoughts sit lightly in your Consciousness. Amritabindu Upanishad describes that the mind is the cause of bondage and liberation.


Amrita Bindu Upanishad – Arsha Bodha Center

Clad in the tiger’s skin or quite naked, His whole body is smeared with ashes. The cause of bondage is not Prakriti as such, but Prakriti evolved into manas.

The Self is called amritaindu the Consciousness, the spiritual heart, distinct from the blood-pumping organ.

When manas is dissolved in the heart-lotiis, all external perceptions being replaced by the conscious- ness ” I am Brahman,” then there is no more need for restraint ; and it has been shewn, by quoting’ the sayings of Teachers belonging to the line of the Ancient Tradition, that the dissolution of manas consists in attaining to a state of perfect equilibrium, i.

Vivekananda often spoke about the same. S’astri’s work by far the most helpful both as regards close literaluess and pointed- ness of expression. Bearing all this in mind, he who engages in the subjugation of manas should never turn back even in the face of a deadly foe.

The same firebrand, when at rest, does not appear as straight or crooked. Here follows a de. Tadvidvaanaksharam dhyaayed yadeecchecchaantitaatmanah Mantra The conclusion of all upanishads may be amritabinduu ed up thus: This is explained by an analogy of a moving pot in the following mantra The text opens stating that it is the wise, who after reading the text amritabinvu repeatedly, throw away the books and proceed to the practice of yoga with meditation on the silent, invisible Om, in their pursuit of the Brahman -knowledge ultimate unchanging reality.

And akasa knows not that it is broken, while He always knows.

It is not very easy to say exactly how many Upanishads there are. Do not tarry here. When this darkness of ajfiana is pierced through by the light cf wisdom realising the unity of the Real Ego with Brahman, then immeiliateiy all distinctions such as perceiver and perceived being absent, the jiva stands alone as the self-luminous Atman and sees his identity with Brahman. With reference to this class of aspirants, the acharya says: Mumukshatva is the intense longing for spiritual acquisition.


It has been said that what shines forth in the nirodha state has no name and form, and so on.

NATURE OF BRAHMAN (adapted from Amrita Bindu Upanishad)

Both sorts of wisdom, what we call and know of as vidyas, are necessary for a mumukehu to acquire. The known is the non-Self. Fi’om the standpoint of Brahman there can be no connection whatever with Tamas ; and in itself Brahman is the eternal, ever- effulgent consciousness. It describes using a process of meditation and Kriya yoga to cultivate non-attachment to sensory objects.

We pursue pleasure out of mere habit and not as a true need. Thou canst not fly in the air even to the distance of an arrow’s flight.

Just as the city of the Gandliarvas appears in the sky where there is really no such city, so all this manifold material 6 82 KAlVAI. Contact with upanishadd wise, Satsanga association with the holy personbrings about an increased manifestation of their original goodness.

Svasti nah pooshaa visvavedaah. The upanishhad of what is non- eternal, impure, painful, and uon-self to be eternal, piue, joyous and self. As no being can pass through these three conditions without under- going change, how can there be no death etc.

Where a rope, for example, is mistaken for a serpent, the serpent has a real existence only when seen as iden- tical with amritaabindu rope. It is, on the other amriitabindu, a distinct principle called Tamas or Darkness, far snbtlor than chitta or the thinking principle ; and it is that extremely thin veil which envelops the Absolute Keality.

Since it is nnborii, it is eternal nltya ever-existent. Realization of Truth leads to liberation. Pleasures, positions, powers, and privileges all come and go.