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Upadesa sahasri It Upadesa sahasri 2. The expression, Sahasri a thousandis not to be taken literally but has been used in the sense of many verses Bahvarte Sahasram. Upadesa has several meanings, the most popular being related to initiation of a mantra for meditation japaknown as mantra upadesa, where the student is just given a mantra for mental or oral chanting japa.

Sankara's Upadesa Sahasri | The Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

The upadesa has to be understood as a consistent and significant process of teaching for a length of time involving study and enquiry upadesa sahasri the student, who needs to understand and assimilate what is revealed by the teacher.

Vedanatic statements are not intended for mere japa, but are meant for learning and understanding. In this and the articles to follow, a chapterwise summary of the text will be presented, based on talks given by Swami Paramatmananda a reputed teacher and well-known disciple of Upadesa sahasri Dayananda Sarasvati of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam over a period of five years to his regular students.

A summary of upadesa sahasri contents of the first chapter is given in the following paragraphs. The first chapter of 26 verses is titled Upodgatha Prakaranam introduction. It serves to introduce the subject matter, Brahma Vidya knowledge about Selfwhich is the core of Vedanta.

Upadesa Sahasri: A Thousand Teachings by Adi Shankaracarya

For convenience of study, the first chapter can be divided upadesa sahasri six heads 1. Verses 1 and 2 forming part of Mangala Sloka invocation and upadesa sahasri preface ; 2.

Verses 3 to 5 establishing that Self- knowledge is the only means for liberation; 3.


Verses 12 to 24 where the author refutes upadesa sahasri jnana karma samuchaya vada and 6. Verses 25 upadesa sahasri 26 in the form of conclusion upasamharaexhorting the seekers to take to jnana yoga and providing a definition for the term, Upanishad. Invocation verses in our tradition generally are in the form of blessing asirvadaprostration namaskara and present a vision of the truth vastu nirdesa.

This verse falls under the second and also the third categories, upadesa sahasri it contains a definition of Brahman. In Verses 3 to 5, the author describes briefly the cause of bondage samsara karanamnature of bondage samsara svarupam and the remedy samsara nivritti. The human problem of bondage is due to ignorance of our real nature and identification with the body-mind complex which leads to upadesa sahasri sense of limitation and promotes an unending desire to get over this sense of inadequacy.

As ignorance of the Self is the problem, the only upadesa sahasri is Self-knowledge knowledge of Brahman.

Upadesha sAhasrI - part 1

Verses 6 and 7 elaborate that karma action cannot remove bondage as it is not opposed to ignorance. The urge to act is born of likes upadesa sahasri dislikes, a product of ignorance of the Self and, therefore, cannot obviously remove ignorance. Knowledge and Karma 9. The text describes the need, role and characteristics of a teacher, [6] as follows, The teacher is one who is endowed with the upadesa sahasri of upadesa sahasri arguments pro and con, of understanding questions [of the student], and remembers them.

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He is never a transgressor of the rules of conduct, devoid of weaknesses such as ostentation, pride, upadesa sahasri, cunning, jugglery, jealousy, falsehood, egotism and upadesa sahasri.

The teacher's sole aim is to help others and a desire to impart the knowledge.