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Notes on Tattvabodha
तत्वबोधः
Dr. Vishnu Bapat


Dr. Bapat (72) was the co-founder of an Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Industry and served as its Managing Director for 26 years until retirement. He is associated with several professional and spiritual bodies. He is now fully engaged in the study and practice of Vedanta.

 

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Foreword

The scheme of Discussion

Introduction

Invocation

1. Eligibility for self-enquiry

Nature of reality

Four-fold spiritual practice

Discrimination

Dispassion

The Six Sadhanas

Control of Mind

Control of sense organs

Mental equipoise

Forbearance

Faith

Concentration

Desire for Liberation

Four-fold Spiritual practice

2. ātma vicāra

What is true knowledge

Who is Self?

What is Gross body?

What is subtle body?

Five organs of perception

The Five organs of action

What is causal body?

The Three states of existence

The waking state

The Dream state

The deep sleep state

The five sheaths

The food sheath

The vital air sheath

Mental sheath the emotional personality

Intellectual sheath, the rational personality

The blissful sheath

Beyond the five sheaths

The nature of self

Existence

Consciousness

Bliss

Existence-consciousness- bliss

3. Analysis of the totality of creation

Twentyfour cosmic principles

Maya

Five fundamental Elements

Creation of individual subtle body from Sattva

Antahkarana from aggregate sattvika aspect

Organs of action from Rajasa aspect

The process of grossification

4. Unity of microcosm and macrocosm

Unity of individual and cosmos

The Jiva

You are “That”

The meaning of “you” and “That”

Liberated in Life

Who is Jivanmukta?

Removal of ignorance

What are the types of action?

āgāmi karma

Sanchita Karma

Prarabdha Karma and how it is undone

How is Sanchita Karma undone?

How is āgāmi karma undone?

Residuary karma phala of wise man

5. Benefit of the knowledge of essential identity

The Bliss of identity with Brahman

Overview of Tattvabodha

References

Bare Shlokas

 

References:

  1. Swami Paramarthananda audio http://hinduonline.co/HinduReligion/Saints/ShankarasWorks/TatvaBodha.html
  2. Swami Sunirmalanada “Insights into Vedanta-Tattvabodha,” Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai
  3. Swami Tejomayananda “Tattvabodha”, Central Chinmaya Mission trust, Mumbai

 

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