Vakya Vritti is a Vedantic textbook, a small treatise, that concerns itself with the detailed and elaborate explanation of two Mahāvākyas – aham brahmāsmi and tat tvam asi which great Sruti sentences are intended to give a direct perception of Brahman. In his Laghu vakya vritti Adi Shankara deals with the former vakya only. laghuvAkyavRRittiH || sthUlo mAMsamayo deho sUkShmaH syAdvAsanAmayaH | j~nAnakarmendriyaiH sArdhaM dhIprANau tachCharIragau || 1|| aj~nAnaM. Laghu vakya vritti of Sri Adi Sankaracharya is a Prakarana Grantha that teaches the meaning of the Mahavakyas. Mahavakyas are Sentences.

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Vakya Vritti – Wikipedia

I Shall answer your question. This Self-Realization comes through Yoga meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra, the three of which complement one another like fingers on a hand.

Home Help Search Login Register. You alone are the Brahman. Hoow can they both be indentical? How can they both be identical?

Its a way of leading the student by hand. Thus Mahavakyas are formulas that need to be meditated upon.

Laghu-Vakya-Vritti of Sri Sankaracharya with Commentary

What, then, is the Universal Self? You alone are the Brahman! Ramana Maharshi – All scriptures without exception proclaim that for attaining salvation, the mind should be subdued.


October 11, Isn’t this the real vtitti really? Who else can be the individual Self Jiva other than yourself, that asks me this question, “Who am I? The Realised Man stands forth as That to which all the attributes enumerated by the scriptures refer.

Therefore, it is futile to seek by means of the study of the scriptures, the Self that has to be realised by summarily rejecting even the five sheaths.

Herein Laghu vakya vrittionly one mahavakya is discussed “aham Brahmasmi”. If a student asks: If a student “Tries” to Just Be and meditates upon the meaning of this one phrase In Vakya Vritti Sankaracharya explains two mahavakyas: Nagaraj Hero Member Posts: There is vaya doubt about it. What is the individualised Self? And once one knows that control of the mind is their final aim, it is futile to make an interminable study of them. No other method can be applied.

When a student asks this, the answer is There is no doubt it.

The aim of the discussion is to guide the student in using the mahavakya for meditation They are like Zen Koans whose meaning can be seen by being. The goal of our sadhana or practices is the highest Joy that comes from the Realization in direct experience of the center of consciousness, the Self, the Atman or Purusha, which is one and the same with the Absolute Reality.


Meditation, contemplation, mantra and prayer finally converge into a unified force directed towards the final stage, piercing the pearl of wisdom called bindu, leading to the Absolute.

Scorched by the blazing sun of the three miseries, a student — dejected with the world and restless for release, having cultivated all vrritti means of liberation especially such virtues as self-control etc.

The phrase Comes to Life and he Just Remains. Yet, its important to understand that And Brahman is the Supreme Self, which does not need this teaching.

To him therefore, these sacred texts are of no use whatever. To whom is this statement addressed Like Bhagavan Ramana’s “Just Be”. They have to be inquired into Laghu vakya vritti is an abridged version of Sankaracharya’s text “Vakya Vritti”.

What can it mean to Just Remain. What, then is the Universal Self?