Drgdrishya Vivek Swami Akhandanand Saraswatiji Maharaj

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Drgdrishya Vivek Swami Akhandanand Saraswatiji Maharaj
DRG DRSYA VIVEK Swami Akhandanand Saraswatiji Maharaj Lec 01 1 Introduction Same vasthu has 2 names Brahma & Jiva One is correct & other incorrect Viveka (Discrimination) between Drg(seer) & Drsya (Seen) Two Drk- Seers one mediated through sense organs & another who sees without mediation ( directly) Vicara is a vikshepa in Yoga while Samadhi is a laya in Vedanta Form is seenby eyes which are again seen by Mind Sakshi sees mental Vrittis while there is no seer of Sakshi P001-012

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Eyes see various shapes,colours etc & Mind sees various qualities of eyes such as clear, clouded etc Vedanta is not sadhana but understanding properly "What is" Without being born Brahma appears as objects Knowerhood only when there is Triputi & not otherwise Only a seeker of Truth is eligible for this knowledge Factually there is no Drsya in the locus called as Drsta The division is merely mayika


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This teaching is not regarding an other Iswara but one's own Self Until Atma is experienced as Non Dual Brahma Dukha is not eliminated Is Brahma a Sadhana Sadhya Vasthu or not - Primary question Vedanta's words are not for belief but to see actually & experience it Culmination of Vedanta- There is nothing other than "I" Brahma should be known - mere adhyaropa as it is the very substratum for all suppositions & hence not a Jneya Vasthu


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Discussion on Sukha & Dukha As long as there is identification with body there is no avoiding dukha Doership ( Kartrtva) is a major problem leading to Papa & Punya A true sadhaka sees defects in one's own self rather than others A jnani sees neither defects in himself or others Bhoga is merely a Sukhakaar vritti in mind & not in external objects Any dependence on external things is Dukha When all experiences, things, people are coming & going I remain the knower of their presence & abscence - Hence bigger than everything This knowledge not available to one with an agitated mind or a sick body


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Mutual transference of Gunas of Drsya with Drsta Identification with Drsya as mine is the main problem Nature never gives Dukha it is only in "I" & "mine" Neither does Iswara give Dukha Only Ignorance causes dukha Drsta means put yourself in that position where there is no identification with whatever is being seen Drsta is Asangha, Udaseena & Swatantra ( Independent & Unattached ) Learn not only to accumulate but also to give up


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Lec 06 Drg Drsya Viveka is Atma Anatma Viveka P072-085 Discussion on Shanthi path - Bhadram Karne Bhi Shrunuyama etc 4 levels of mistake -Seeking pleasure in outside things, Manorama Abhimana & Abhyasa Self is the dearest of all things dear to one If you cannot extricate yourself from Dukha there is nothng in creation that will free you Drsta teaching is to eliminate Abhimana janya sukha Important discussion on next Viveka - No establishing Second object without first Drsta becoming evident Become Pure first before you approach Iswara !

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Saakshi Drg eva Na Tu Drsyathe discussion continues P086-099 Iswara alone is what is desired by one & all knowingly or unknowingly! What you seek is infinite & where you seek is in finite things Time space & Objects do not condition Drsta but only Drsya When you are no longer identified with limited Body you become one with Iswara Drg Drsya viveka frees one from Pramtr Pramatr is one who sees value in pramana operated Prameya & seeks that alone for his status Abhava of Antahkarana is Maya & Iswara has this Maya within Himself

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Even when all differences are cognised Seer remains One Discussion on " Shannomitra Sham Varunah " Identification with many vrittis of mind such as sukha, dukha etc causes notion of I am Dukhi I am Sukhi etc Important to experience That I am different from whatever I See Abhasavada & Pratibimbavada discussion Drsta as seen in Sankhya, Yoga & Vedanta


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Discussion continues on nature of Drsta Discussion on " Namo Brahmane Namasthe Vayo" Drg Drsya Viveka is Tvam Pada Pradhana Brahma Sakshaatkar upaya Important discussion on three types of Drsta - Bhava, Abhimana & finally the True all pervasive Drsta. Difference in Yoga & Sankhya regarding Drsta


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Discussion continues on nature of Drsya Why is knowledge attained through senses not true ? 4 questions one needs to ask regarding Drsta/ Drsya No knowledge of Bheda without identification with antahkarana Vritti Discussion on Samanyadhikarana & Vyadhikarana Drsta sees presence & abscence of time space & objects Important - Are you Drsta or do you need to become Drsta ? Divisions in antahkarana cannot touch Drsta There can be no dividing line between Drsya & Drsta


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Need for alambana to reach Iswara Without desire for the Lord where is worship & Understanding Alambana of shapes & colors to see Eyes & capacity of eyes to know manas Difference between Sadhana & Pramana To Know one's own self what is needed is Pramana rather than Sadhana Vedanta needed to know the adwitiya nature of Brahma Nature of Satvik manas All desires, doubts, Shradda Ashraddha etc belong to mind alone What is experienced outside is in fact an expression of what is inside


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Lec 12 5 Discussion on Asangha nature of Drsta "Bhadram Karnebhih " Shanti mantra discussion All darshanas consider Atma is different from Body except charuvaka Culmination of Drsta vicara is in Self alone Neither birth nor death or Atma & always effulgent Birth & Death are merely inferences based on birth & Death of Upadhis P154-165

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Discussion on non-destructive nature of Atma "Purnah Purnamidam " Shanthi mantra discussion True nature of Sushupthi is Mithya whether seen or not No Pragabhava or Pradhvamsabhava for Chaitanyam Atma remains knower of all changes in Jagat including body Effulgence of Atma is not dependent on another Nature of Guru discussion Whither Iswara or one's own Self ? Learn from All


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Swayamprakasha nature of Atma "Sahana Avathu" Shanti mantra Discussion Need for properly understanding the True meaning of "I" Nirvikar Swayamprakash is swarupa of Parameshwara Punarjanma is not for Atma. nor for Antahkarna Merly identification & considering antahkarana as mine & real, causes punarjanma All questions regarding travel is remaining with Avidya alone


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Discussion on " No witness for Drsta ' Meaning of "Shanti Shanti, Shanti " Swasthi No Stharkshi... Discusion Difference between Nitya & Vibhu All distinctions of Time, space etc are merely due to identification with Body & do not exist factually What does Vedanta actually do ? Travel towards destination starts from where we are Knowing Self distinct from body alone makes Brahmajnana possible What is the real Granthi ( Bondage) Discussion on Fear of Death


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Dual nature of Antahkarana Why agitation in mind - 6 causes Bhadram Karnebhi discussion Vedanta can only teach by negation Drsta & Drsya are in reality one & same Drsti eva Shrishti & Vice versa hence neither Drsti nor Shrshti A desireless person can never indulge in action


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Know from where you are getting your teaching 3 things to know in life - Body is known, Abhasa inside body is known Unattachedness of knowledge Through Chitchaya alone Buddhi grasps things Vrittiman is a mere notional existence Discussion on Vivartha Creation Not discriminating between 2 similiar things is at root of adhyasa Discrimination between Pramtr, Sakshi & Mistaken Sakshi 3 types of Bhranthi


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Lec 18 Viveka of Nitya & Anitya Other than Viveka no other upaya for elimination of Dukha Locus of Dukha is always in the mind & never elsewhere 6 qualities of a Vairagi P226-234

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3 Types of Tadatmya - Sahaja, Bhrantija & Prarabdaja First step in path of Parameshwara is to try to understand the meaning of many words heard properly Second step is to concentrate on subject matter of enquiry Third step is Vedanta Bhranthi due to non understanding of True swarupa Knowledge is bigger than space which contains the entire universe Drsya is within Drsti of Drsta & Drsti is non seperate fo Drsta Laya of Ahankara is Sushupthi, partial is Swapna & when active Jagrat Mithyathva of Swapna 4 important things in sadhana


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Discuusion continues on unreality of 3 avasthas 2 issues - 1 What is to be acheived & 2 how should be the tool needed Important to be Truthful without which no seeking Paramatma Saakshi is also aropitha on vasthu What is seen is Jada & what Sees is Chetana Paramatma sometimes expresses himself as Sakaar & sometimes as Nirvikaar What remains in all changes is the True Drsta Manas is Vritti(Vyavahar) & Ahankar is Vrittiman (Doer/Enjoyer) All 3 avasthas keep coming & going while Atma illumines all 3 Owning up the actions of 3 avasthas is at root of all dukha


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Determined & brave alone can have this knowledge P267-282 Fearlessness is Brahma One's Swarupa is my true location & sometimes get down into various avasthas But my Sathyathva is in these ephemeral states & not swarupa Make your mind such that it does not get stuck in any situation Need for strength of Shanthi, Sahana & Concentration for this knowledge When mind is completely still then world disappears What is appearing as Creation is Brahma alone Important discussion on nature of Avidya & Brahma Same Brahma appears as Drsta & Drsya & hence all Bheda

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Discussion continues on true nature of Creation Never think that Attainable is vey difficult Nor Very easy Never mulch over others defects but rather on Iswara's Glory Various goals presented by darshanas are really one & same Purity of Ahara (intake/food) essential to grasp this teaching Bheda really means distinct & not different Avarana shakthi is what covers Brahma & makes it appear as Samsara Asthi, Bhathi, & Priyam belong to Brahma & Nama & Rupa to Jagat There can never be Amsha (part) in Infinite (Ananta)


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Lec 23 19-22 Lack of any differences whatsoever in Brahma Sadhana Chaushtayah Sampatthi of a Sadhakha Nature of Maya - Make things appear where they are not Om contains all letters & numbers All transactions possible only when all 5 are there Asthi,Bhaathi,Priyam Nama & Rupa Only Names & Forms makes Adwitiya Brahma appear as Many Sanmatra & Chinmatra are not 2 different things but one & same Nature of Samadhi - how to attain it P297-311

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How to attain this Knowledge Eligiblity of one & all to attain this knowledge Antahkarana Ashuddhi is thinking of things other than Paramatma 5 ways of obtaining antahkarana shuddhi Nothing wrong in taking support of an Alambana to reach the Goal True Samadhi is that in which Atma & Brahma are One 2 Types of Samadhi - Savikalpa & Nirvikalpa Further division of Savikapla into Drsya & Shabda ( As Alambana)


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Discussion continues on nature of Samadhi One who is not Truthful can never find this Ultimate Truth 5 Do's & Don'ts for Samadhi Various regimens to be followed for attaining Samadhi Nature of Savikalpa Samadhi What appears in mind is not me,nor mine nor real - Mere appearences Unless you identify with those changes then you remain a Sakshi If Atma were to become Dukhi then who would be Witness to this ?


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Discussion continues on Samadhi Samadhi as seen in Yoga Darshana Pratyahara, Iswara Pranidhana,Dharana & Dhyana Get rid of Lobha, Moha etc but not Sadhana Elements such as water , prithivi etc are by nature Pure 2 types of Asangatha - Lotus in water & Blueness in Sky


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Discussion on Nirvikalpa Samadhi Abhyasa & Vairagya are important in Samadhi Even Devas who have not had Tatva Jnana have Punarjanma Have Shraddha in Sadhana Difference in Vedanta from Yoga & Sankhya schools True nature of Vyavahara Shuddhi Ananda in its pure form & its discussion LIke no Earth without water , No Jada without Chetana Giving up all Triputi divisions - that in which all 3 are seen is your nature


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Samadhi Discussion continues Neccesity of Satsang, Vairagya & Viveka in attaining Samadhi Which in turn takes away all pratibandhas for Mahavakya to work Just like internal sadhana , external attention is also essential Eliminate all Names & Forms from objects & see in its innate nature Until identification with body goes away Paramartha Jnana is unattained For a Jnani wherever the mind goes there is samadhi There is no Death or Birth for Nitya Shuddha Buddha Mukta Atma For a Jnani Samsara & Samadhi are not different


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Lec 29 31 Discussion continues on Samadhi & Jnani Abhaya & its nature Do not get caught up in too many books & Shastra Vedanta says only negate after proper enquiry & never before If you do so you will remain in Avidya alone Adhyaropa Apavad is main Prakriya of Vedanta All knots of Avidya are gone on knowing this Principle properly True nature of Sakshatkara of Paramatma 3 Types of Adhyasa P391-407

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All doubts resolved in wake of Knowledge All differences are merely imaginations in one Unitary Principle All existence belongs to Sakshi alone & differences only in Name & Form "IS" or "Asthi" is the means to know Paramatma Speciality of Adwaitha is Liberation even while Living No regrets , doubts or duties for Jnani Paramartha is that which is inherent in & through all


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Discussion continues on nature of Jnani Me & Mine both within & without is Papa Defects at level of Body, mind etc based on Shastra Varna Vibhaga is to regulate actions & not discriminate That Omnipresent Atma is unconditioned by fragmented conditionings Sukhi, Dukhi are all in chidabhasa & not in Chaitanyam


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Oneness of Jiva & Brahma Analogy of pot space & Space being non different Nature of Jiva, Iswara & Jagat in its essential nature All bheda is within Chidabhasa alone Nature of Maya in Brahma As long there is Kapata within seeker it covers both Seer & Seen with Maya & this is the obstruction in realising Paramatama Ignorance is being asleep to facts


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Nature of Awakening from Ignorance 3 orders of reality- Paramrthika, Vyavaharika & Pratibhasika Profundity of Rope serpent example & Swapna example Mithya merely means not innately true but is dependent on another Paramrthika Jiva is none other than Brahma Division of Chetana & Jada in various darshanas


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Jivanmukthi possible in Adwaitha Vedanta Vedanta shravana etc is to eliminate all bhranthi in this life & not to produce any Adrsta for a future life Sannomitra Sham Varunah description Drsta seesDrsya as seperate but Drsya is never seperate from Drsta Mind alone is friend, foe, papa, punya etc True Sakshi is Sachidananda Vicara eliminates Ajnana while Samadhi eliminates Vikshepa When both are together the it is Swayamprakasha Brahma alone


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Lec 35 Question & Answer session Iswara can never have Paroksha Jana & Always Aparoksha Jnana All events are directly experienced by Iswara- No memory Tips for sadhaka regarding Raga Dwesha Purity in food , utensils, place, cook etc Why worship of Murthy ( Form) Sanyasi Niyama Rasa Lila of Sr Krishna OM TAT SAT

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