BASIC VEDHANTA



Appreciate Simple things


Believe in yourself and your values, donít sell out when things go wrong.


Donít let anything get you down, always bounce back up.


Set goals for your future, never settle for less.


Realize that there are others in the world with much bigger problems than you.


Appreciate the good things in your life and be thankful for the time you have with your loved ones.


Spend more time with your family and friends.


Appreciate the simple things in life and donít get caught up in material things.


Bhagavath geetha says in 7th chapter 2nd sloka


Jnanam theham savijnanam idham vakshyam aseshathaha
yajnathva neha buyonyathu jnathavyam avasishyathe


I shall completely impart to you this jnana along with vijnana,
gaining which knowledge nothing more remains to be known in this life.


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1. Saptha Rishis :
Athiri, Brigu, Pulasthyar, Vasishtar, Gauthamar, Angirasar, Marichi


2. Saptha Dweep:
Jambudweep ( Asia),
Plaksha dweep (South America),
Pushkara Dweep (North America),
Kauncha Dweep (Africa),
Saka Dweep (Europe),
Salmala Dweep (Australia),
Kusa Dweep (Ociania)


3. Saptha Nagari:
Ayodhya, Mathura, Mayapuri, Kasi,
Kanchipuram, Avanthy, Dwaraka


4. Pancha Buthas: 5 elements:
Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Space


5. Five sheaths (5 kosas):
Annamaya kosa (food sheath),
Pranamaya kosa (Vital Air sheath),
Manomaya kosa (Mental sheath),
Vijnanamaya kosa (Intellectual sheath),
Anandhamaya kosa (Bliss sheath)


6. Sarira Thrayam:
Sthula sariram or the gross body,
Sukshma sariram or the subtle body,
Karana sariram or the Causal body


7. Parts of subtle body are as follows:
Five sense organs of knowledge (jnanendriyas)
Srotram (ear), Tvak(skin), Cakshu (eye),
Rasana (tongue),Grana ( nose)


Five components of subtle body organs of action
karmendriyas Vak (mouth), Pani(hands),
Pada(legs), Payu(organs of excretion),
Upastha(organ of reproduction)


8. Pancha pranas:
Prana (respiratory system),
Apana (excretory system),
Samana (digestive system),
Vyana (circulatory system),
Udana (protecting the body throws out what is not good)


9. Antha karanam:
a) Manaha (mind) nature of indesition,
b)Budhi(intellect) nature of decision,
c)Cittam(memory faculty) thinking or recollection,
d)Ahankara (the ego) notion of doership


10.Organs of Perception:
Ears, Skin, Eyes, Tongue, Nose
Causal body is the subtlest and cause of the other
two bodies and pervades the other two (nature of
ignorance, I am the locus of ignorance,
objectless, I exist therefore I can be ignorant)


11.Avastha Thrayam:
Jagrath (Waking),
Swapna (dream),
Sushupthy (deep sleep)


12.Atma (Sachithanandha swaroopah):
It is the nature of existence, Consciousness, Bliss,Existance:
That which remains unchanged in three periods of time (past present future)
Consciousness: Chith Jnanaswaroopaha It is the nature of Absolute knowledge
Bliss: Sukhaswaroopaha nature of absolute happiness


13.Maya has three qualities:
Sattwa guna charactarised by
knowledge colour white,
Rajo guna nature of activity colour red,
Tamo guna ignorance colour black


14.Jiva:
The reflection of Brahman which identifies itself with the gross body
The self conditioned by Avidya,
The reflection of Brahman in individual(Microcosam)


15.Iswara:
The self conditioned by maya
The creator, sustainer, destroyer (without ego),
The reflection of Brahman in total(Macrocosam)


16.Brahman: The truth is infinite


17.Karma(3 kinds):
a) Agami karma
The results what you do today come as agami in the future or in the next moment
b) Sancita karma
The results of action performed in the previous births Which are in seed form
giving rise to endless births
c) Prarabdha karma
Those actions which have fructified to give us the present birth and the experience
in it and decides the time and place of our birth Which are in seed form


18. Prajna: The consciousness which is obtained in causal body

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19. Taijasa: The consciousness obtained in subtle body


20. Viswa: The consciousness manifested in the body


21.Six Ashtakam:
Prakrithyastakam,
Dhathyashtakam,
Eiswaryashtakam,
Bhavashtkam,
Devashtakam,
Gunashtakam
a) Prakrithyashtakam: Five elements+mind+ Budhi+Ahankaram
b) Dhathyashtakam: Tvak, Charmam, Mamsam, Blood, Medhass,
Asthi, Majja, Suklam
c) Eiswaryashtakam: Anima, Mahima, Garima, Laghima, Prapthy,
Prakamyam, Easithvam, Vasitvam
d) Bhavashtakam: Dharmam, Jnanam, Vairagyam, Eisvaryam, Adharmam,
Ajnanam, Avairagyam, Anaisvaryam
e) Devashtakam: Brahma, Prajapathy, Devas, Gandharvas, Yaksha,
Rakshasa, Pithruganam, Pisachaganam
f) Gunashtakam: Atma gunas: Karunyam, Kshanthy, Anasooya, Soucham,
Naipunyam, Mangalatvam, Akarpanyam, Aspriha


22. 5 Dukhas: Garbavasam, Jananam, Jara, Rogam, Maranam,


23. 4 Vedhas: Rikvedha, Yajurvedha, Samavedha, Adharvavedha


24. 6 Vedhangas:
Siksha phonetics, Kalpa Science of rituals, Vyakaranam grammar,
Niruktham Etymology, Chandaha Prosody, Jyothisham Astrology


25. Upangas:
Mimamsa, Nyaya, Purana, Dharmasastra
Mimamsa: Purva mimamsa, Uthara mimamsa
Nyaya: Nyaya Ė Vaisesika, Sankhya
Purana: 18 Mahapuranas, 18 Upapuranas, Ithihasapurana
Dharmasastra: Smrithis, Dharmasuthras


26. Prashthanathrayi: Bhagavathgita, Upanishaths, Brahmasuthras


27. Upavedhas: Ayurvedha, Arthasastra, Dhanurvedha, Gandharvavedha


28. Bhagavathas:
Prahladha, Nardha, Parassara, Pundariksha, Vyasa, Ambarisha, Suka, Saunaka,
Bhishma, Dhalbyan, Rukmangadha, Arjuna, Vasishta, Vibhishana


29. 7 Mahabalis:
Brahmanam, Sankaram, Vishnum, Yamam, Ramam, Dhanum, Bali


30. Pancha kanya: Ahalya, Draupathy, Seetha, Thara, Mandothari


31. Pancha mathru(5 mothers):
Gayathri, Tulasi, Ganga, Kamadhenu, Arundhathi


32.Ten Upanishaths:
Eesavasya, Kenopanishadh, Kathopanishadh, Prasna, Mundaka, Mandukya,
Taittareya, Aitareya, Chandogya, Brihadaranyaka


33. 7 Jeeva nadhis(rivers) :
Ganga, Yamuna, Godhavari, Saraswathy, Kavery, Narmadha, Sindhu

34. Maha vakyas:
a) Prajnanam Brahma (in Aitareya upanisad Rigveda
b) Aham brahmasmi ( in brihadaranya upanisad yajurveda)
c) Tat tvam asi ( Chandogya-upanisad Sama veda)
d) Ayam atma brahma ( Mandukya upanisad Atharvana vedha)
All mahavakyas reveal the jiva-iswara- aikyam.

Vedhantha gives Advaitha jnanam