Advaita Sadhana or tripaJNchaaN^ga yoga
gourish at INTERNET1.NET
Thu Apr 29 14:13:45 CDT 1999
As discussion in recent postings have begun to focus on the practice or
sadhana aspect, it would be appropriate to refer to AchArya shaN^kara's
writings on it, especially aparokshaanubhuuti (verses 100-144).[ Most of
the verses also form the 1st adhyaaya of tejobindu upanishat. ]
Although the 8-step (ashhTaN^ga) yoga of pataJNjali is better known in
general, these verses have been given a fresh meaning from the advaitic
perspective, and are enumerated in 15-steps.
I shall post these serially over the next few weeks.
tripaJNchaaN^gaanyatho vakshye puurvoktasya hi labdhaye .
taishcha sarvaiH sadaa kaarya.n nididhyaasanameva tu .. 100..
tripaJNchaaN^gaani = fifteen steps
athaH = now
vakshye = I shall explain
puurva = afore
uktasya = said
hi = (expletive)
labdhaye = to attain
taiH = by them
cha = and
sarvai = by all
sadaa = always
kaaryam = should be practised
nididhyaasanam = profound meditation
eva = verily
tu = (expletive)
I shall now explain the 15 steps on all of which profound meditation has
to be practised always, for attaining the aforsaid (knowledge)(ref. to
[ The full text is available at URL:
uuti.itx ( or.gif, or .ps)
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