काशीपञ्चकम् – श्रीमच्छंकरभगवत्पादविरचितम् KASHI PANCHAKAM OF SRI SANKARACHARYA With the commentary Tatva. The name Kashi or Varanasi brings a feeling of spiritual bliss in our minds. This is the case with all the Hindus of India and abroad. Whether. Coming to Sankaracharya’s Kasi Panchakam, he, being an whatever name you may call the place, Kasi, Prayaga etc., it exists within him.

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It is Kasi, the space-less timeless self-shining conscious presence. The agitation however comes back once the effect of the drug wears away.

Upasantih, the dousing of the fire, the fire of affliction. It means na me, not mine. There is time only when there is a thought and there is space only when we identify with the body. We seek permanent cessation of all suffering and pain and that is moksa, also called nirvana. Intellectualizatilon pacnhakam the truth is not the panchakwm. For instance, we talk while taking food, and eating becomes mechanical.

The body is put to rightful action without seeking results; the results are surrendered to Esvara or the society at large. What is the need for other sacred waters for me, When my body is the temple at Kasi, When my devotion is ganga who is, The universal mother who is spread everywhere, And is the personification of knowledge, Kssi my devoted attention is the Gaya, When the realization that I get through, The devotion to the feet of my teacher is Prayaga, And my inner soul is the god of the universe, Who is the witness in the mind of all beings.

It is vimala, sanctifying. We have to kai deep within that we are not the mind, and thus transcend the mind.

Kasi Panchakam – Adi Sankara

An impure mind that is attached to the world holds us back. Be a witness to the mind, and the mind becomes pure.


One should not increase the impurities of the mind or work at cross-purposes. How do we know the existence of a pot? Time and space are categories of the mind.

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I am that kasika which is knowledge of realization, Which shines in the home called body as bhavani The wisdom of the five chakras of the body, And which is Shivathe king of the inner soul who is witness to this. Just as the wind does not blow for its own sake, but for the sake of the entire manifestation, so also the faculties of the body and mind function not for our benefit alone, but for the welfare of the entire humanity. It is as if they are kzsi for us to wake up.

In yoga, one should not contradict oneself. Email required Address never made public. As long as we take the body to be ourselves, the truth remains far off in spite of what we say or do.

The mind is kshetra, field, and all the objects of thought are part and parcel of this field. The pious take bath there and conduct their prayers. The infinite has centre everywhere. The Ganges of Kasi stands for the perennial manifestation of Atman, the timeless Awareness, in the form of waking psnchakam. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

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Similarly, watch yourself while walking. KasaH prakasaH asya asti iti Kasi. Watch the mind constantly. Everything of this creation, including panvhakam body, belongs to Isvara.

The movement of the mind and the senses are the content of that consciousness. It is the primordial intelligence. We practise karma yoga, selfless service, to neutralize mahyam. Then, one can easily see oneself that he is not the ksai. I am that kasika, which is the form of, The real knowledge of the soul, Which is pacifier of the mind, Which is the greatest consolation, Which is mani karnika among the holy waters, And which is the clear flow of knowledge, the Ganga.


The universe is the content of waking consciousness, an appearance in the consciousness. Sa tirthavarya manikarnika ca. In the waking state too, there are many methods to reduce the agitation of the mind, e. The entire universe springs up from the waking consciousness, is in the waking consciousness, is sustained in the waking consciousness, and resolves in the same.

That is also yoga.

काशीपञ्चकम् Kashi Panchakam – Sri Adi Shankaracharya Verse – 1

This inner silence is the conscious presence. We want the real peace of mind, not the ephemeral one. Vana is suffering and nirvana is freedom from suffering. This extreme duality is against the tenets of Vedanta and science.

Stop talking and experience fully the taste of the dish. There is no truth in such notions. Log in Request account.

Philosophy: Kashi Panchakam

AntaHkarana suddhi or purification of the mind, is the most crucial starting point. The mind creates a world for us and presents it to us on a platter every morning, and we accept that as real and take ourselves to be a small part of that world.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Once the mind is pure, we will realize that we are not kaai mind, but a witness of the mind. This subject-object division and plurality projected by the ignorant mind is mithya, unreal.