काशीपञ्चकम् – श्रीमच्छंकरभगवत्पादविरचितम् KASHI PANCHAKAM OF SRI SANKARACHARYA With the commentary Tatva. The name Kashi or Varanasi brings a feeling of spiritual bliss in our minds. This is the case with all the Hindus of India and abroad. Whether. Coming to Sankaracharya’s Kasi Panchakam, he, being an whatever name you may call the place, Kasi, Prayaga etc., it exists within him.

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The manikarnika ghat in Kasi is the popular cremation ghat and yet the most sacred.

Similarly, watch yourself while walking. Thus, a pot is not svayamprakasya, self-shining; it is paraprakasya, shines by the light, by the eyesight and by the mind as the content of the waking consciousness.

Pajchakam is shining of the outside light. Unless we negate this projection of the mind, we cannot discover the truth. The flow of thoughts is harmless if and only if the content of the mind is realized as unreal. It is vimala, sanctifying. The body identification is three-fold: The mama identity is neutralized by bhakti yoga, motiveless devotion.

Initially, the progress is slow in yoga, and therefore, perseveringly withdraw from the thoughts.

Kasi Panchakam – Adi Sankara

Since the mind is filled with the six-fold enemy such as greed, anger, jealousy, etc. There is time only when there is a thought and there is space only when we identify with the body. Vana is suffering and nirvana is freedom from suffering. AntaHkarana suddhi or purification of the mind, is the most crucial starting point.

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You are commenting using your Twitter account. It is conscious presence that transcends all divisions. In the waking state too, there are many methods to reduce the agitation of the mind, e. Stop talking and experience fully the taste of the dish. It is freedom from afflictions. Notify me of new comments via email. Kasika means Kasi, one of the holiest pilgrimage centres of India.

In yoga, one should not contradict oneself. Everything jasi pleasure, pain, religion, God etc. God is the Infinite centered in every human heart. I am that city of Kasi in the form of my own pure awareness. Be a witness to the mind, and the mind becomes pure.

Then, the ignorance that I am lasi doer is negated by discernment of Self as distinct not different from the body, which is the non-self.

The truth will reveal itself only when we prepare ourselves for the revelation, and the preparation is the negation of the identification with the body.

This inner space is a deep, unshakable peace. Intellectualizatilon of the truth is not the truth. The mind is kshetra, field, and all the objects of thought are part and parcel of this field. There is no truth in such notions. Therefore, what it is not alone is described. It is as if they are waiting for us to wake up.


Kasi Panchakam – Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

And then, we try to manipulate the content as we seek pleasure and avoid pain. No other river has such power of self purification. In Kasi, there is the river Ganges. What is the kadi for other sacred waters for me, When my body is the temple at Kasi, When my devotion is ganga who is, The universal mother who is spread everywhere, And is the personification of knowledge, When my devoted attention is the Gaya, When the realization that I get through, The devotion to the feet of my teacher is Prayaga, And my inner soul is the god of the universe, Who is the witness in the mind of all beings.

Thus the santi, that we experience during sleep is brittle, not parama.

But, there is knowledge of the pot only when the pot shines in the knowingness. Retrieved from ” http: The infinite has centre everywhere.

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You are commenting using your WordPress. What it is cannot be described. Sa tirthavarya manikarnika ca.