Drg Drsya Viveka: An Inquiry into the Nature of the Seer and the Seen

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  • Drg Drsya Viveka:  An Inquiry into the Nature of the Seer and the Seen
translated by Swami Nikhilananda

An inquiry into the distinction between the 'Seer' and the 'Seen'.

  • 79 pages, Indian paperback
  • 81-7505-027-6
A question of the utmost importance for the understanding of higher Vedanta Philosophy is that which wishes to distinguish the 'Seer' from the 'Seen'. The central theme of the book is that Brahman is realized through mystic or Yogic samahdi. After this state is attained, one can see Brahman wherever one turns one's eyes.

This title is known as a prakarana treatise of Vedanta philosophy. The special feature of this book is the detailed description of the various kinds of samadhi.

Devanagri text with English translation and notes.

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Review By Mark Johnson

Drg Drsya Viveka

This is an excellent book for understanding the basic approach to meditation in Advaita Vedanta. The text is well translated and the original devanagari text is included for those who are able to read it. Swami's explanatory notes are very illuminating. Especially when read in conjunction with viewing Swami Priyananda's six lectures on the subject (available on YouTube), this small text can open up a whole new level of understanding.

Review By Luiz Ribenboim

Drg Drsya Viveka

Wonderful small text dealing with how to discern the seer ( our real nature, the ultimate consciousness ) from the seen ( the objective universe, including our body and mind ). Lucid commentarries by Swami Niklhilananda.

Review By Saiasha

Seer and the Seen

The little book has amazing wealth. I must say I understand what it is saying only because of the amazing teacher Swami Sarvapriyananada Ji who explained each and every word of it in again the most amazing interesting joyful words and ways.
I would recommend the book but to get the necter out of it walk with Swami ji most intently through the book in his series given Introduction to Vedanta based on this book. It can change your life.