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Atma Sakshatkara - Agamas - Ramana Maharshi

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"This is the Direct Awareness of the Self,

Graciously expounded to Guha by Ishvara Himself [Shiva],

The foremost and first Lord,

Seated as the Self in my heart."


~Ramana Maharshi




Witnessing of the Atman


"Atma Sakshatkara means, "witnessing of the Atman", or Self-realization, and is the name of the chapter within the jnana pada(knowledge section) of the Sarvajnanottara Agama, an obscure Upagama(subsidiary Agama) text.


The sublime non-dual teaching of this text is in the form of a dialogue between Shiva and Guha(Kartikeya Murugan) where Lord Shiva is the Supreme Guru and Guha is the Disciple.


The text was discovered by Sri Ramana Maharshi, who translated the chapter titled Atma Sakshatkara into Tamil sometime in the early 20th century, and also composed the introductory benediction verse. The English translation of that chapter is translated by Dr. H. Ramamurthy."


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