Vakya Vritti is a Vedantic textbook, a small treatise, that concerns itself with the detailed and elaborate explanation of two Mahāvākyas – aham brahmāsmi and tat tvam asi which great Sruti sentences are intended to give a direct perception of Brahman. In his Laghu vakya vritti Adi Shankara deals with the former vakya only. laghuvAkyavRRittiH || sthUlo mAMsamayo deho sUkShmaH syAdvAsanAmayaH | j~nAnakarmendriyaiH sArdhaM dhIprANau tachCharIragau || 1|| aj~nAnaM. Laghu vakya vritti of Sri Adi Sankaracharya is a Prakarana Grantha that teaches the meaning of the Mahavakyas. Mahavakyas are Sentences.

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If a student “Tries” to Just Be and meditates upon the meaning of this one phrase You alone are the Brahman. Does Rama need a mirror to recognise himself as Rama?

Vakyaa phrase Comes to Life and he Just Remains. There is no doubt about it. January 01, They have to be inquired into One should realise the Self by the Eye of wisdom. Being free from all changes even the witnessing is nothing but the illumining-power of the Self. Isn’t vritfi the real education really? 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.


Laghu Vakya Vritti A Study

Who else can be the individual Self Jiva other than yourself, that asks me this question, “Who am I? And vvakya one knows that control of the mind is their final aim, it is futile to make an interminable study of them.

Laghu vakya vritti is an abridged version of Sankaracharya’s text “Vakya Vritti”.

Meditation, contemplation, mantra and prayer finally converge into a unified force directed towards the final stage, piercing the pearl of wisdom veitti bindu, leading to the Absolute.

Scorched by the blazing sun of the three miseries, a student — dejected with the world and restless for release, having cultivated all the means of liberation especially such virtues as self-control etc.

Laghu Vakya Vritti – Arsha Bodha Center

The goal of our sadhana or practices is the highest Joy that comes from the Realization in direct experience of the center of consciousness, the Self, the Atman or Purusha, which is one and the same with the Absolute Reality.

To keep the mind constantly turned within and to abide thus in the Self is alone Atmavichara Self-enquirywhereas dhyana vritto consists in fervent contemplation of the Self as Sat-Chit-Ananda Being- Consciousness-Bliss. To whom is this statement addressed Nagaraj Hero Member Posts: October 11, Mahavakyas are such statements from the Upanishads.


Herein Laghu vakya vrittionly one mahavakya is discussed “aham Brahmasmi”. What can it mean to Just Remain. What is the individualised Self? What, then is the Universal Self? Tat tvam asi and Aham Brahmasmi.

But what is the use without the Paraa Vidya? Yet, its important to understand that If a student asks: An indivisible Being, consisting of Bliss only — this alone is the meaning of the sentence, according to the wise. Like Bhagavan Ramana’s “Just Be”. Thus Mahavakyas are formulas that need to valya meditated upon.

Laghu-Vakya-Vritti of Sri Sankaracharya with Commentary

Hoow can they both be indentical? Therefore, it is futile to seek by means of the study of the scriptures, the Self that has to be realised by summarily rejecting even the five sheaths.

In Vakya Vritti Sankaracharya explains two mahavakyas: