4-Fold Qualifications / 6 Accomplishments
Laura W. / Mantralaura
mantralaura at TWAVE.NET
Sun May 17 18:27:25 CDT 1998
One of the four-fold qualifications (saadhana
chatuShTaya) is the group of six accomplishments,
shama, dama, uparama, titikShaa, shraddhaa, and
samaadhana, described in more detail by
shrii shaNkaraacharya in "tattvabodha":
shamaH kaH ?
mano nigrahaH |
What is shama? Control or mastery over the
damaH kaH ?
What is dama? Control of the external organs
as eye (beginning with), and so on.
uparamaH kaH ?
What is uparama? Strict observance of one's
own dharma (duty).
titikShaa kaa ?
What is titikShaa? The endurance of heat and
cold, pleasure and pain, and so on.
shraddhaa kiid.dashii ?
guruvedaaMtavaakyaadiShu vishvaasaH shraddhaa |
Faith in the words of the guru, and in the
scriptures is shraddhaa.
mumukShutvaM kim ?
mokSho me bhR^iyaad iti ichchhaa |
"Let me attain mokSha" (liberation). This
intense yearning is mumukShutvaM.
OM shaantiH shaantiH shaantiH
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