He elucidates the worlds spiritual philosophies, from east to west, as one united whole, demonstrating the oneness of their core tenets and the high value of their essential teachings. Yet, because of ignorance it is not realised. The Jagat appears to be true Satyam so long as Brahman, the substratum, the basis of all this creation, is not realised. To him, the texts translated here teach quite plainly and lucidly, the first steps on the path of wisdom. These, however, are not the same translations that appear in the present volume. Sankara has shown how to draw the grains of gold from the matrix of the mind, to make the mind the door-keeper of the soul. These later translations appeared in a small periodical magazine call the Theosophical Quarterly, between the years 1913 and 1925.
But the individuality in us delusorily thinks he is himself the seer and the knower. Atmabodha - Works of Sankaracharya, Advaita Vedanta and Hindu Sacred Scriptures Adi Sankaracharya Atma Bodha By Adi Sankaracharya, Translated by Swami Chinmayananda Published by Chinmaya Mission, Mumbai 1. Sitting in a solitary place, freeing the mind from desires and controlling the senses, meditate with unswerving attention on the Atman which is One without-a-second. Attaining the knowledge of the Reality, one sees the Universe as the non-dual Brahman, Existence-Knowledge-Bliss-Absolute. A second appendix provides a translation of the Atmanatma-Viveka by the theosophist Mohini Chatterji, along with an article by the same author. I have nothing to do with the sense objects such as sound and taste, for I am without the sense-organs.
When ignorance is destroyed the Self which does not admit of any multiplicity truly reveals itself by itself: like the Sun when the clouds pass away. The works translated and commented upon in this volume are drawn from several sources, and passed through more than one rendition each. Though Atman is Pure Consciousness and ever present everywhere, yet It is perceived by the eye-of-wisdom alone: but one whose vision is obscured by ignorance he does not see It; as the blind do not see the resplendent Sun. He also wrote at length on the religious traditions of both east and west, focusing largely on the Vedanta of India and the Christian texts of the New Testament. The Mukhya Upanishads: Books of Hidden Wisdom, 1st Edition 2014.
Just as luminosity is the nature of the Sun, coolness of water and heat of fire, so too the nature of the Atman is Eternity, Purity, Reality, Consciousness and Bliss. Charles Johnston, 1st Edition 1912. Several articles are also included in the work, both to introduce and to supplement the translations. There exists nothing that is not Brahman. Several years after his work for the Oriental Department, Johnston revisited his translations of each of these works, with the exception of the Siddhanta-Tattva-Vindu, revising and refining his terminology, greatly enhancing his clarity and, in our opinion, improving upon the poetry of each translation. In its identification with the five-sheaths the Immaculate Atman appears to have borrowed their qualities upon Itself; as in the case of a crystal which appears to gather unto itself colour of its vicinity blue cloth, etc. It is like the illusion of silver in the mother-of pearl.
These later translations appeared in a small periodical magazine call the Theosophical Quarterly, between the years 1913 and 1925. Realise that to be Brahman which is Non-dual, Indivisible, One and Blissful and which is indicated in Vedanta as the Immutable Substratum, realised after the negation of all tangible objects. They are not perceived in deep sleep when the mind ceases to exist. Depending upon the energy of vitality of Consciousness Atma Chaitanya the body, senses, mind and intellect engage themselves in their respective activities, just as men work depending upon the light of the Sun. These later translations appeared in a small periodical magazine call the Theosophical Quarterly, between the years 1913 and 1925. Because of Its association with different conditionings Upadhis such ideas as caste, colour and position are super-imposed upon the Atman, as flavour, colour, etc. Pervading the entire universe outwardly and inwardly the Supreme Brahman shines of Itself like the fire that permeates a red-hot iron-ball and glows by itself.
Johnston first began his translation of these works in 1894 on behalf of the Oriental Department of the Theosophical Society. His writings are not only impressive in quantity, but also in quality. It is these, with their accompanying commentaries, that appear in this volume. The ego-centric individuality in us regains fearlessness by realising that It is not a Jiva but is Itself the Supreme Soul. The Divine Consciousness of the Self rises when the right knowledge has already killed the darkness in the bosom. He did not merely view him as a religious reformer, but as a high philosopher, as one who studied and revealed the science of Mind, to a degree, perhaps, as no other has done before or after.
The Vedanta Philosophy of Sankaracharya, 1st Edition 2014. Therein he completed a translation of the Atma Bodha, Tattva Bodha, Vakya Sudha, Siddhanta-Tattva-Vindu and the famous Crest-Jewel of Wisdom Vivekachudamani. He also wrote at length on the religious traditions of both east and west, focusing largely on the Vedanta of India and the Christian texts of the New Testament. Thereafter he dwells as an embodiment of the Infinite Consciousness and Bliss. He makes Sankara's works accessible to the western mind, giving us a foothold into the nature of eastern wisdom in a way few others have done.
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