chitta shuddhi

Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian ramakris at EROLS.COM
Sat Dec 4 10:04:13 CST 1999

Sankaran Jayanarayanan <kartik at ECE.UTEXAS.EDU> wrote:

> Can someone please help me find a reference to chitta shuddhi in
> scripture, Shankara's works or any other acceptable work in the
> tradition?

Here are a few references among many:

1. upadeshasAhasrI 17.22-24
2. bhAshhya to kena 4.8. Note the comment about indra and
3. bhAshhya to muNDaka 3.1.5.
4. bhAshhya to brahmasUtra 1.1.1.

Also consult the bhAshhya to any bhagavadgIta verse which
talks about sama, dama, etc.

The upadeshasAhasrI summarizes the reason for and importance
of purity of mind in 3 verses. In fact, that seems to be more
than enough.


bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam

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