#MustRead words of Jagadguru Shankaracharya #SriSri Abhinava Vidyatirtha Mahaswamiji,


Jivanmukta, which reveals profound insights into the nature of self-realization. HH was not only guided by the Enlightened Master Jagadguru Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati Mahaswamiji but by saakshath Ishwara himself(refer to the previous post) :

'Amanaska Yoga’ is a state of mind wherein no thoughts appear. Normally, we dwell on different objects. If keenly watched, it would appear that the thoughts occur continuously in the mind, but in fact, there will be a gap between each thought. The Atma Chaitanya will clearly shine when there is the absence of even a single thought. People do not note the perception of the true nature of the self as the time limit between each thought is very short. #Shankara #Bhagawatdpada has illustrated it in Laghuvakya Vritti courtesy ahambrahmaasmi. org
मुक्ताभिरावृतं सूत्रं मुक्तयोर्मध्य ईक्ष्यते ।
तथा वृत्तिविकल्पैश्चित्स्पष्टा मध्ये विकल्पयोः ॥
In a garland made of pearls, the thread is unseen in places where pearls are present, but in between two pearls the thread is seen. In the same way, the Atma is not perceived when a thought is present whereas it is perceived in the period in between the fall of one thought and the rise of another.

We can obtain happiness if we calmly enlarge the gap between one thought and another. It is sufficient if the mind does not wander towards external objects. While practising this, one should remain calm and free from worries. No effort should be made to do or dwell on anything. If any thought arises in the mind without yielding further room for it, the thought itself should be quelled.

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