Upadesa Sara – Notes

 

Introduction

  • Author – Ramana Maharishi, 30 Verses.

Upadesa Sara

  • Written on request of Tamil scholar, composer, devotee called Muruganar.
  • In this work he wanted to glorify Leelas of Lord Shiva in Puranas.

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Advaita Makaranta – Notes

Introduction

1. Advaita Makaranda is an advanced Manana Prakarana Grantha text composed in the 15th century by Lakshmidharakawi.

2. Consists of 28 verses and establishes oneness of Jivatma and Paramatma.

3. Makaranda is the honey which drips from these verses on Advaita philosophy.

4. What is the fundamental truth of Vedanta?

  • Lasting peace, enduring peace is possible only by Attainment of Moksha.
  • Nitya Sukha Ichha only by Moksha Ichha.

Advaita Makaranta - chart

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Upadesa Sahasri – Chapter 18

 

Introduction

1) Gadya Baga :

Upadesa Sahasri - chart 1

2) Upadesha :

  • Guru Sishya Samvada – Sruti to humanity.

3) Chapter 18 :

  • 233 Slokas, Analysis – Mahavakya

Like Vakya Vritti :   

  • Deeper More Purva Paksha.

This is Shankaras writing :

  • Viveka / Sadhana Panchakam / Aparoksha – May not be Shankaras.
  • Not included in Shankara Grantha Valli.

Wrong Conception :

Upadesa Sahasri - chart 2

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