Books : Atmabödha : As an ant gathers sugar and rejects mud…

स्वामी हर्षानन्दा has explained śankarācārya’s आत्मबोध   in a small book priced at Rs. 10/- and written entirely in Sanskrit. 

  • You can get it at Ramakrishna Math, Basavangudi, Bangalore. The book exhibtion cum sale ends on Sunday but the book shop is open through the year except on Mondays.

I read the foreword today. In view of those who find the प्रस्थानत्रय भाष्य  of आदि शंकराचार्य difficult to understand, śankara himself has written some simpler texts of which ātmabödha is one. 

In this book swāmi harşānanda says that just as ants take sugar and leave mud, so also we should accept what is valuable in his explanation and leave what we don’t like. What a wonderful concept for today’s complaining internet audience. Let’s take what we need and leave the rest with out attackingbthe creators of this free knowledge base.