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Look Back

Hari OM
'Text-days' are for delving into the words and theory of Advaita Vedanta.

This month, as was done for AUM-day last month, there will be some revision prompts… yes! All will be taken from the first two years posts here on Text-day. Embrace this chance to look over this previous territory, note what you have forgotten, note what resonates more now than it did at that earlier stage… or if you are new and haven't actually started at the beginning, this is the chance to do so!

  1. What are the eight saadhanas laid out in verse one of Saadhana Panchakam?
  1. Assuming the first steps are taken well, what does the next verse advise the serious seeker?
  1. Verse three refers to the Upanishadic 'commandments'; what are the chatur mahaavakyaaH (four great statements)?
  1. The fourth verse gives practical advice on dealing with the externals; write a few sentences on this advice.
  1. What is the promise of verse five?

Remember, this is self-driven revision. You will get as much gain as you put effort. Do not simply 'look for the answers'; read properly and assess your understanding. If it doesn't gel, read again… and do not forget that you can ask your questions, either in comments or via the contact box!

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