Mumuksutva

Mumuksutva – VivekaChudamani 27 Sri Adi Shankaracharya talks of three essential qualities for self realization. Discriminating capacity to separate real from the unreal. The capacity to detach ourselves from the attachment to the result. Calmness, self control inner peace forbearance. He then talks of another quality Mumuksutva which the acharya calls a s the true …

Titiksa

Viveka chudamani 24 Religious leaders tend to talk a lot about and glorify meek surrender and silent suffering. Particularly the poems of Bhakti glorify oppression and sees inquiry as arrogance and rebelling. It is this very thought is discussed in the verse 24 of vivekachudamani where Adi-Shankaracharya calls it Titiksa. This is often translated as …

sama chitta

Viveka chudamani -23 On the path to self realization is “sama” or the internal state of equilibrium.  This has to be developed through dama  and uparati is the result. When there is a sense of ‘sama ’ or equilibrium the adept does not attach emotional charge on the ‘phala’ or reward. To be more precise …