[Advaita-l] ShravaNam, mananam, etc.

vinayaka ns brahmavadin at gmail.com
Sun Sep 9 07:07:20 CDT 2012


Crisp and clear! Thanks for sharing.

Best Wishes,


2012/9/8 V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>

> श्रीगुरुभ्यो नमः
> In the teaching of Vedanta the process of attaining the liberating
> knowledge consists of the four-fold steps of shravaNam, mananam,
> nididhyAsanam and darshanam.  The well-known mantra  ’आत्मा वा
> अरेद्रष्टव्यः श्रोतव्यो मन्तव्यो निदिध्यसितव्यः’ occurring in the
> Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (Br.Up.2.4.5) is a classic example of the
> four-fold steps, shravaNam, mananam and nididhyAsanam leading to or
> culminating in Atma darshanam.  There is yet another mantra where this
> pattern is discernible:

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