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Drik-Drisya Viveka and Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi
« on: June 20, 2008, 11:23:45 AM »
Drik-Drisya Viveka, is a small treatise on Advaita Vedanta in 46 slokas.
The authorship is referred to various sages like Sankara, Madhva Vidyaranya and Brhamananda Bharati.  Since Bhagavan says in His
prose version that it is by Sankara, we accept it.

Bhagavan Ramana has made an introductory verse, which reads as:

Oh thou divine Sankara
Thou art the Subject
That has knowledge
Of subject and object.
Let the subject in me be destroyed
As subject and object
For thus in my mind arises
The light as single Siva.

He also writes in the Introduction (as prose): " ..... Here the same
teaching is contained, which Sri Sankaracharya has explained concisely
without any elaboration, in the following text."
The most elaborate treatise of Sankara on Advaita is Viveka Choodamani.
Atma Bodham and Drik Drisya Viveka are concise versions.

Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi has translated all the three.  Atma Bodham
in Tamil verses and the other two in Tamil prose. 

Arunachala Siva.