Tattva bodha by swami chinmayananda
Atma Bodha by Chinmayananda SaraswatiChinmayananda Saraswati, also known as Swami Chinmayananda and born Balakrishnan Menon, was an Indian spiritual leader and teacher who inspired the formation of Chinmaya Mission in 1953 to spread the message of Vedanta. The organization, which was founded by his disciples and led by him, has over 300 centres in India and internationally.
He was a disciple of Sivananda Saraswati at Rishikesh, who founded the Divine Life Society. He was later advised by Sivananda to study under Tapovan Maharaj in Uttarkashi in the Himalayas.
Chinmaya Mission today exists in pockets across Europe fulfilling the primary aim of the global organisation to provide individuals from any background, the universal wisdom of Vedanta and the practical means for personal growth and development, enabling them to become positive contributors to society. Many Chinmaya Mission publications, including commentaries on the Bhagavad Geeta and Upanishads, have been translated from English into different European languages. During international visits to deliver discourses around the world, Swami Chinmayananda inspired and transformed the lives of many living in Europe, drawn to the sheer logic and universal relevance of Vedanta. Many such devotees have studied the scriptures extensively and started grassroots Chinmaya Mission classes and activities in their communities. As with all Chinmaya Mission worldwide centres, CMF spreads the universal and dynamic message of Vedanta to all who seek it through Vedantic texts translated into French, discourses, seminars, retreats and online teaching in French. Chinmaya Mission France is a unique and distinctive branch of Chinmaya Mission, founded in by resident Acharya spiritual teacher , Swamini Umananda in her home city of Paris.
Tattva Bodha is easy to learn and also to recite. Teachers recommend to memorise the verses by heart as each verse is a lesson in itself and will come handy to students like us in our day to day activities. It is rightly said that in this wonderful text we can find guidance on every topic that concerns our daily lives, relationships and conduct in general. Swami Paramarthananda, a leading contemporary teacher and exponent of Vedanta from the AVG Paramparaa has given detailed, extensive lectures on this text and a student Shri Raghu Ganapathy ji has painstakingly transcribed every single lecture and presented it to us in book form, published and put up for free download by Shri N. Lets avail of this learning opportunity by downloading this text.
The Human psyche is so composed that most of us, including atheists at some point of time ask fundamental question of life. It may begin with "Why did this happen to me? Who am I? What is goal of human life? What happens when one dies? Why was the world created?
The text in sixty-eight verses describes the path to Self-knowledge or the awareness of Atman.
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