Fraction of a Shankara verse

Fraction of a Shankara verse

brahma satyath jaganmithya

Brahman is the Truth, the Universe is false.

[from the 1st line of v. 20 The Rows of Garlands of Brahman Knowledge]

If one fully realizes its significance, the Truth shines as self-evident.”

Master Nome

In the ensuing series we explore, step by step, some of Master Nome’s commentary on these few words. For now we let it sink in & mention only briefly the background practices recommended by Sri Shankara & Sri Ramana Maharshi: discerning the source & nature of Happiness, & divine Love for all beings, along with the 4fold:

Sadhana Chatushtaya

I. Non-Attachment (vairagya)

II. Discrimination (viveka)

III. Desire for Liberation (mumukshutva)

IV. the 6 virtues (shatsampati):

1) Tranquility (shama)

2) Control (dama) of Senses (indriyas)

3) Withdrawal (uparati) from Sensory experience

4) Forbearance (titiksha)

5) Faith (shraddha

6) Focus (samadhana)

along with the 3stage practice:

I) listening (sravana)

2) reflecting (manana)

3) deep contemplative meditation (niddhidhyasana)

& 4 Mahavakyas

Counting the items: 3 + 6 + 3 + 4 = 16 will each be the focus of 16 Blogs & 1 preceding about Love & Happiness that will also feature Master Nome’s commentary on Shankara’s 1/2 verse:

Brahman is the Truth, the Universe is false.

[The above themes & 1600 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com ]

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