[Advaita-l] YogAmRRitaM by R. Visvanatha Sastri - 1
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Mon Mar 14 08:22:00 CST 2005
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Now begins the fifth chapter.
yogAtmikA tu yA vidyA shAstrato dhii prachodanaM .
kRRiShNa-yogeshvareNoktaM yogashAstramitiiritaM .. 1..
The YogAtmikA Learning that arises from the scriptures and
prompts our intellects and that was taught by the great
yogeshvara Lord Krishna is known as the yogashAstra (of the
apratyaxe shrutaM sAxAt sa~njayena mahAtmanA .
pratyakparacito-raikyayoga eva vivaxitaH .. 2..
It was heard indirectly by no less a person than the great
Sanjaya. It is known as the yoga of identity between the
Immanent Absolute and the spark of consciousness inside.
shraddhA bhaktii tanmanastvaM shreShTa-yogasya laxaNaM .
shraddhA-bhakti-dhyAna-yogAt iti shrutyanuvAditaH .. 3 ..
Shraddha (Faith), Devotion-cum dedication (Bhakti) and
Oneness in mind with the Absolute constitute the
definition of the highest Yoga. The scriptures testify
...By means of the yoga of shraddhA, bhakti and dhyAna.
sAdhana-trayarUpeNa upeyaM sAdhya-muchyate .
upAyopeya-bhUtAtma niShTAdvaya-miheritaH .. 4 ..
By means of the three kinds (shraddhA, bhakti and dhyAna)
of SadhanAs, the goal is said to be reachable. The
interlocking of the goal and the means has been declared to
be constituted of two processes.
tatropeyaM sA~Nkhyamiti upAyo yoga iShyate .
samyak khyAtaM yatra tattvaM tat sA~NkhyaM iti gamyate .. 5
The goal is called sAnkhyaM and the means is called
yogaM. That theory which is expounded to perfection is
known as sAnkhyaM.
buddhiyogo rAjayogaH dhiireNaiveSha sAdhyate .
yogaM vinA cha yat karma nikRRiShTatama-muchyate .. 6 ..
Only the brave ones achieve buddhiyoga and rajayoga.
Action done without yoga is at the bottom of the scale.
yogaM sA~NkhyaM chaikamiti brahmAtmaikatva-darshanaM .
shrutyA virudhyamAnaM yat na grAhyamiti tad-vidaH .. 7 ..
The vision of identity of brahman and Atman is to see
yogaM and sAnkhyaM as one. Those who know recommend the
rejection of what is contrary to scriptures.
nirguNaH puruShaH pUrNaH sA~Nkhyairabhyupagamyate .
pravrajyAdupadeshena yogabhAgo.api saMmataH .. 8 ..
The Fullness that is the Absolute Attributeless is obtained
by sAnkhyaM . And it is equally in the reach of yoga by the
teaching of renunciation.
samAdhi-prArthanAyAM vareNya-sarvAtma-jyotiShyeva yunjAnaH
prathamaM tattvAya ityArabhyate . j~nAnAgni-kANDa-mevaitat
. agniriti abhito gamyamAnaM vastu ekaM j~nAnAkhyaM .
tadeva tattvaM . tatpada-tvaM-padayo-raikya-meva buddhau
samyag-AdhIyate iti samAdhi-ruchyate . agna AyAhi vItaye
RRita.N satyaM . bRRihaspate savitur-bodhayainaM . kasmai
devAya iti aShTau mantrAH . viShNoH kramosi . apAM tve
manthAdayAmi . rashmirasi xayAya . namaste rudra .
ashmannUrjaM . agnA viShNU . chaturtha-pa~nchamakANDayoreva
prashna-saptaka iti taddhetuH vichAraNIyaH .
puruSha-vaibhavaM vishva-rUpatayAvasthAnamiti rahasyaM ..
Synopsis: The knowledge of Oneness with the Atman is
taught everywhere in the shruti. Several quotes justify
(To be Continued)
PraNAms to all advaitins on the list and to my father.
Prof. V. Krishnamurthy
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2. Live Happily, the Gita Way
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