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Sat 07 Jan 2023
Sun 08 Jan 2023

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (UTC+5.5)

An Introduction to Shankaracharya’s Prabodha Sudhakara

Prabodha Sudharaka is not commonly known treatise on Advaita Vedanta composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya. Prabodha means awakening. Sudhakara means the ocean of nectar. Our real nature is existence-conscious-bliss absolute. But we have forgotten our true nature and suffering in darkness. The moment we realize our true nature we experience bliss. This idea is well developed in the text.
Prabodha Sudhakara consists of 19 chapters comprising 257 verses. Arrangement of chapters is very interesting. It begins with gross body, moves on to sensory organs, then the mind, dispassion, revelation of the Self, maya, subtle and causal bodies, experiencing non-dualism, enlightenment, devotion, meditation, becoming one with Saguṇa Brahman and Nirguṇa Brahman and finally the Divine Grace for absorption unto Him.


Swami Shantivratananda

Minister-in-Charge, Ramakrishna Vedanta Centre, Dublin

Revered Swami Shantivratanandaji is presently the Minister-in-Charge, Ramakrishna Vedanta Centre, Dublin, the Republic of Ireland after having served at Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Moral & Spiritual Education (RIMSE), Mysuru, India for 8.5 years. Inspired by the life and teachings of the holy trio, starting treading his austere journey and underwent various rigorous and intense training in Sanskrit, Vedic chanting, meditation, contemplation, and ritualistic workshops. He was initiated by the most revered Swami Ranganathanandaji Maharaj and initiated into monastic vows by the most revered Atmasthanandaji Maharaj. The motivational speaker that he is, through his inspiring and dynamic approach, has effectively counseled and revived many young students and adolescents from stress and depression. He was in charge of Balaka Sangha & Taruna Sangha (Cultural center for boys and adolescents)