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Nagaraj

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Who am I - From Vasishtam
« on: March 18, 2009, 10:05:38 AM »
Koham Kathamayam Doshah Sansaarakhya Upagathe
Nyaayenethi Paramarsho Vichara Iti Kathyathe
Vicharat Gnaayathe Tattvaadvishraanti Aatmanah
Aatho Manasi Gnaantattvam Sarva Dukha Parikshayah


Who am I? How did this faulty samsara come into being?’
Such investigation is known as the ‘Path of Enquiry’ (Vichara).

By Vichara, Reality is understood, and such
understanding brings repose in the Self;
then follow tranquillity of mind and cessation of all sorrow.

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॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Who am I - From Vasishtam
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2009, 11:58:11 AM »
Dear Udai

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I picked this verse  from one of Sri Ramana Maharshi's books itself. Actually till date there is no single book published on Yoga Vasishta with Sanskrit and English translation. One some Mitra translated the entire Vasishtam in english (without Devanagari) in early 19th century but it is out of publication for many years now and is not available. What we now have is only Laghu Yoga Vasishtam and many eminent persons have written their commentaries on this.

The Brihat Yoga Vasishtam contains about 32000 verses. It is available in 2 volumes in Motilal Banarasidas publications costing 1995 (set of 2 volumes) It has commentary in sanskrit itself. I am not sure if Motilal Banarasidas is there in your city. But it is available here in Bangalore for I checked it some days back.

What you said is correct: the voice of Tripura Rahasya is 'distinguishing between the seer and the seen'. Infact the deepest voice of any scripture is this alone. every scripture has its own style and method of teaching but Tripura Rahasya is simply great in elucidating this great Truth.

Really I am very much fascinated by this book. Sri Ramana has said that this is one of the greatest works on Advaita. Bhagawans teachings are very much evidently available in this great work.

Nagaraj


॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Who am I - From Vasishtam
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2009, 10:01:59 AM »
"Really I am very much fascinated by this book. Sri Ramana has said that this is one of the greatest works on Advaita. Bhagawans teachings are very much evidently available in this great work."

Please clarify: which book are you referring to here?

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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2009, 10:08:14 AM »
Dear Matthew

I was referring to Tripura Rahasya.

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॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2009, 10:35:05 AM »
Dear Matthew

I was referring to Tripura Rahasya.

Nagaraj

Thank you.  I see there are English translations of this.  I will track one down.