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Atma Bodha Swami Chinmayananda

Swami Chinmayananda’s discourse on the Atmabodha takes the listener on a speedy flight across the infinite sky of Vedanta on wings of relentless logic and humourous analogies from everyday life, only to leave the passenger hankering for more.

Compared with all other forms of discipline Knowledge of the Self is the one direct means for liberation. He who has realised the Supreme, discards all his identification with the objects of names and forms. I have nothing to do with the sense objects such as sound and taste, for I am without the sense-organs.

Fools, because they lack in their powers of discrimination superimpose bldha the Atman, the Absolute-Existence-Knowledge Sat-Chitall the varied functions of the body and the senses, just as they attribute blue colour and the like to the sky.

A lighted-lamp does not need another lamp to illumine its light.

ATMABODHA – Swami Chinmayananda – Google Books

If any object other than Brahman appears to exist, it is unreal like the mirage. In its identification with the five-sheaths the Immaculate Atman appears to have borrowed their qualities upon Itself; as in the case of bodya crystal which appears to gather unto itself colour of cihnmayananda vicinity blue cloth, etc.

The world which is full of attachments, aversions, etc. It appears to be real, as long as it continues but appears to be unreal when one is awake i. The Divine Consciousness of the Self rises when the right knowledge has already killed the darkness in the bosom. The moon appears to be running when the clouds move in the sky.

On the destruction of ignorance Atman is realised. A great orator, writer, leader, patriot and spiritual giant, Swami Chinmayananda, pioneered the art of conveying sublime knowledge intricately wrapped in Sanskrit through the medium of English Discourses and Commentaries.


Like bubbles in the water, the worlds rise, exist and dissolve in the Supreme Self, which is the material cause and the prop of everything.

All the manifested world of things and beings are projected by imagination upon the substratum which is the Eternal All-pervading Vishnu, whose nature is Existence-Intelligence; just as the different ornaments are all made out of the same gold.

The self-abiding Jivan Mukta, xtma all his attachments to the illusory external happiness and satisfied with the bliss derived from the Atman, shines inwardly like a lamp placed inside a jar.

Atman is an ever-present Reality. Depending upon the energy of vitality of Consciousness Atma Chaitanya the body, senses, mind and intellect engage themselves in their respective activities, bdoha as men work depending upon the light of the Sun. So too, Atman which is Knowledge itself needs no other knowledge to know it. After crossing the ocean of delusion and killing the monsters of likes chinmaynanda dislikes, the Yogi who is united with peace dwells in the glory of his own realised Self — as an Atmaram.

Nothing whatever exists other than the Atman: The wise one should intelligently merge the entire world-of-objects in the Atman alone and constantly think of atmq Self ever as contaminated by anything as the sky. The All-pervading Akasa appears to be diverse on account of its association with various conditionings Upadhis which are different from each other.

Realise that to be Brahman which is neither subtle nor gross: 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.

The Atman, the Sun of Knowledge that xtma in the sky of the heart, destroys the darkness of the ignorance, pervades and sustains all and shines and makes everything to shine.

Like the space I fill all things within and without. He becomes the Self.

Atma Bodha (1987), Swami Chinmayananda

There exists nothing that is not Brahman. Realise that to be Brahman which is Existence-Knowledge-Bliss-Absolute, which is Non-dual, Infinite, Eternal and One and which fills all the quarters — above and below and all that exists between. Avidya which is indescribable and beginningless is the Causal Body. They are not perceived in deep sleep when the mind ceases to exist. These material-objects by themselves cannot illumine themselves because they are inert. Deities like Brahma and others taste only a particle, of the unlimited Bliss of Brahman and enjoy in proportion their share of that particle.


The ego-centric individuality in us regains fearlessness by realising that It is not a Jiva but is Itself the Supreme Soul. As pots and jars are verily made of clay and cannot be said to be anything but clay, so too, to the enlightened soul and that is perceived is the Self. Changeless and the same in all, at all times I am pure, unattached, stainless and motionless. He who renouncing all activities, who is free of all the limitations of time, space and direction, worships his own Atman which is present everywhere, which is the destroyer of heat and cold, which is Bliss-Eternal and stainless, becomes All-knowing and All-pervading and attains thereafter Immortality.

Just as a lamp illumines a jar or a pot, so also the Atman illumines the mind and the sense organs, etc. Sitting in a solitary place, chinmayananxa the mind from desires and controlling the senses, meditate with unswerving attention on the Atman which is One without-a-second.

Brahman is swamu than this, the universe. Thereafter he dwells as an embodiment of the Infinite Consciousness and Bliss. Because of Its association with different conditionings Upadhis such ideas as caste, colour and position are super-imposed upon the Atman, as flavour, colour, etc.

The Jagat appears to be true Satyam so long as Brahman, the substratum, the basis of all this creation, is not realised. It alone shines by Itself.

The study of Atmabodha with this great teacher of Vedanta is a blessing for the viewer. I am other than the body and so I am free from changes such as birth, wrinkling, senility, death, etc.