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Viveka literally means ‘discrimination’.
 
Viveka literally means ‘discrimination’.
  
This is the first of the four disciplines mentioned under sādhanacatuṣṭaya. It means discrimination that helps an aspirant to distinguish the real from the unreal, the eternal from the non-eternal. For instance, the body is non-eternal and hence unreal in essence whereas the ātman, the soul, is eternal and hence real.
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This is the first of the four disciplines mentioned under [[sādhanacatuṣṭaya]]. It means discrimination that helps an aspirant to distinguish the real from the unreal, the eternal from the non-eternal. For instance, the body is non-eternal and hence unreal in essence whereas the [[Ātman|ātman]], the soul, is eternal and hence real.
  
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
  
 
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[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]

Latest revision as of 07:55, 19 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Viveka literally means ‘discrimination’.

This is the first of the four disciplines mentioned under sādhanacatuṣṭaya. It means discrimination that helps an aspirant to distinguish the real from the unreal, the eternal from the non-eternal. For instance, the body is non-eternal and hence unreal in essence whereas the ātman, the soul, is eternal and hence real.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore