Swamini Svatmavidyananda Session #6 – Sri Vidyaranya Swami’s Panchadasi

Sri Vidyaranya Swami’s पञ्चदशी

Session #6 by Sri Swamini Svatmavidyananda on Feb 29th 2016 – 5.30 AM session
(unedited notes taken down during the session)

Here is the video of the recording of the session — http://livestream.com/Swaminiji/events/4830028

ॐ सहना ववतु सह नौ भुनक्तु सहवीर्यं करवावहै । तेजस्वीनावधीतामस्तु माविद्विषावहै ॥ ॐ शांतिः । शांतिः। शांतिः |

नमः श्रीशङ्करानन्दगुरुपादाम्बुजन्मने । सविलासमहामोहग्राहग्रासैककर्मणे ॥ १॥
अविचारकृतो बन्धो विचारेण निवर्तते । तस्माज्जीवपरात्मानौ सर्वदैव विचारयेत् ॥ ५ ॥

परमात्माऽद्वयानन्दपूर्णः पूर्वं स्वमायया । स्वयमेव जगद्भूत्वा प्राविशज्जीवरूपतः ॥ १ ॥

Paramaatma is attributeless and complete. Is jagat a mistake of Paramaatma? He manifested the jagat and occupied it. It is important to understand Maya. “अघटितघटना माया” – assembly of materials like a car which is made of different raw materials which are not actually a car. What is flower? Are the individual parts like petals a flower? No. Flower is made of parts that are not flower. The arrangement in this particular form called flower. They have the kaarya-kaarana sambhanda – cause-effect relationship. Pot is clay with a name called “pot” and its meaning occurs in the mind when we see that shape. The creative power that makes things out of non-things is Maya. That which is permanently oscillating between existence and non-existence is mitya. Between Sat and Asat. सत्-असत्भ्याम् अनिर्वचनीयम् – neither affirmed nor denied. Fabric depends on yarn. Yarn depends on the cotton,  The wool yarn depends on the sheep. It all goes back to Paramaatma. There is nothing self-standing in Maayaa. It is called as Mitya from the standpoint of the description of the reality. यत्र यत्र मिथ्या तत्र तत्र सत्यम्  | Clay is there where pot is. अधिष्ठान अनन्यत् | It is the basis of everything.

पूर्वं – very long ago, before the cycle of creation.

Svayameva jagat bhootva – he himself manifested as the Jagat. He permeates the entire Jagat.  This limitless consciousness is recognized as “I”. We are self-affirmative स्वतस्सिद्धा. We are advertising ourselves even you hide and say “I do not exist”. So the self is not mitya. अधिष्ठान अनन्यत् – You are the limitless presence. I takes this finite body.

In Hindu traditions, we don’t say lord has created us. The creatures are not creations. They are the same presence in a new and form which is created. स्वस्वरूप अपरित्यागेन – without giving up its own nature. That which is known through the various cognitions is Vishwam. In the dream, you are the creator. You are giving raise to them. वाति इति वायुः even the air is you. गन्धवती पृथ्वीं – the scented land is also you. But Jagat is not bhagavan’s dream. It is just to show that it is possible to have the kaarya-effect to have it non-separate from the kaarana-cause.

Paramatma is upholding the whole jagat. स्वयमेव जगद्भूत्वा – he himself became the jagat. प्राविशत् – enters ;    जीवरूपतः – all the bodies of the jeevas.  Did space enter this pot? The entry and exit is just a form of expressing this.

Poorna Madaha Poorna Midam Poornaat Poorna Mudachyatay Poornasya Poorna Maadaaya Poorna mayvaa Vasishyatay  – Infinity + infinity = infinity; infinity – infinity = infinity. This mantra is used for all the rituals from womb to tomb.

(sunya is zero in Buddhist. We call it Poojya – that which is to be worshipped).


विष्ण्वाद्युत्तमदेहेषु प्रविष्टो देवताभवत् ।

मर्त्याद्यधमदेहेषु स्थितो भजति मर्त्यताम् ॥ २॥

विष्णु+आदि+उत्तम+देहेषु प्रविष्टः देवता अभवत् ।

मर्त्य+आदि++अधम+देहेषु स्थितः भजति मर्त्यताम् ॥ २॥

First paramaatma entered the bodies of the jeeva. The misery of the jeeva is due to their self-ignorance. Starting with Vishnu, in uttama deha – in celestial bodies, having entered, gained the status of the diety.  विष्णु+आदि+उत्तम+देहेषु प्रविष्टः देवता अभवत् ।

मर्त्य+आदि++अधम+देहेषु स्थितः भजति मर्त्यताम् ॥ २॥

Martya – that which is subject to death.  Aadi – similar;  bhajati – enjoys भज सेवायाम्; The mortals are in service of the mortals.

If the last word is taken as devataam, it means that the beings pray to the divine beings.





2 thoughts on “Swamini Svatmavidyananda Session #6 – Sri Vidyaranya Swami’s Panchadasi

  1. Nivedta-ji, I am also attending Swamini’s one month course and not for a novice like me these notes are a gift and a blessing. Your notes are very precise and reading it after the class helps me tremedously as frankly bridge gaps from the class. Thank You. Harih-Om. Sunder Rajan


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