Viveka Chudamani ~17

Vivekono viraktasya samadiguna salinah Mumksoreva hi brahmaijnasayogyatamah VC-17   The verse essentially deals with who is qualified for the quest of the supreme. The ability to discriminate, detachment qualities of calmness and also a burning desire for liberation. The first quality being viveka often we equate viveka to knowledge and confuse information with knowledge. But …

viveka chudamani #20

Viveka chudamani 20 A firm conviction of the intellect that Brahman alone is real and the phenomenal world is unreal is known as the discrimination between the real and the unreal. Bhrama satyam jaganmithyetyevahrupo viniscayah So yam nityanityavastuvivekah samuddahrtah. I’m reading a rather mundane book by an author called Jason Kothari, but he makes a …

Viveka Chudamani #19

Most of the eastern philosophy talks about similar things – the Bodhicitta is about doing a task without being attached to the result. That is neither elated with the win or self condemning on failure. The Bhagavata Gita talks of “yogasta kurukarmani, na phaleshu kada chana.”  Do what you have to do without being attached …