“Tripura Rahasya or the Mystery Beyond the Trinity” an ancient prime text on Advaita in Sanskrit and was highly commended by Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi for study by seekers. There was no English translation of this scripture until the present one was made by Munagala. Yoga Vasistha (Hindi) TEXTS - (To download any text PDF files, find 'PDF' under ' Read Online' towards the left side of its page. Right click on. Tripura Rahasya: The Secret of the Supreme Goddess, a favorite of Sri Ramana Maharshi from which he often quoted, is an ancient Sanskrit work and one of the .
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tripura-rahasya-jnana-khanda-sanskrit-text. Pages·· MB·62 Downloads. place of Tripurá Rahasya, Jāna Khanda, is undoubtedly unique. Though. Cover Picture: Sri Dattatreya, the teacher of Tripura Rahasya Sri Tripura Rahasya is an ancient work in Sanskrit which has been printed all. Tripura Rahasya was considered by Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi as one of the The work originally in Sanskrit is widely known in India and has been.
His dead ancestors appeared and told him to desist from his bloody revenge. Accordingly, he retired into a mountain fastness and lived as a hermit. Hearing on one occasion of the prowess of Rama, his wrath rekindled and he came back to challenge him. Rama was born of Dasaratha who, though a Kshatriya, escaped his doom by a ruse. Dattatreya There was once a dutiful wife whose husband was, however, a licentious wretch.
This couple unwittingly disturbed Rishi Mandavya , who had been placed on a spear by a misguided king. The Rishi, who was in agony but not dying, cursed them, saying that the husband would die at sunrise and the wife be left a widow.
Widowhood is most abhorrent to a Hindu lady and considered worse than death. By the force of her intense loyalty to her husband she resisted the curse of the Rishi: The Sun could not rise, and the Gods were rendered impotent. The Gods in council resolved to approach Anasuya — the ideal of wife-hood — to ask her to prevail on the other lady to relent.
Anasuya promised her that she would restore her dead husband to life, and so the matter ended satisfactorily for all. The three chief Gods then agreed to be born as sons to Anasuya. Sri Dattatreya is the foremost in the line of divine teachers incarnate on earth. Parasurama's encounter with Samvarta After encounter with Rama, Parasurama returned crest-fallen and on his way met an Avadhuta named Samvarta, the brother of Brihaspati who advised him to seek Dattatreya.
Later he encountered Sri Dattatreya who instructed him in the Truth with added injunction that it should be communicated to Haritayana who would later seek the truth from him and so led him to salvation.
Later a Brahmin Sumedha, son of Harita hence the name "Haritayana" sought Parasurama to learn the highest good from him, who in turn imparted to him the knowledge which he had gained from Dattatreya. Parasurama told him also that his Master had predicted the compilation of the knowledge of the Highest Truth by Haritayana for the benefit of mankind.
Translation[ edit ] Tripura Rahasya was venerated by Ramana Maharshi , he often quoted from it and regretted that it was not available in English.
As a consequence Sri Munagala Venkataramaiah now Swami Ramanananda Saraswathi took up the work of translation in This was first published in parts in the Bangalore Mythic Society's Journal Quarterly from January to April and afterwards collected into book form. The translation from Sanskrit was credible but inevitably suffered from lack of precision, as second- language works often do.
Precision is important because Vedantic ideas are often subtle and technical. Furthermore, my spiritual teacher was a Sanskrit scholar who conducted Vedanta classes in English, so I learned most of the important Vedantic Sanskrit by heart in the two years I sat at his feet.
Vedanta is best in Sanskrit but in the last analysis the ideas and the skill with which they are communicated, not the language in which they are rendered, reveal the mystery beyond the trinity. Tripura Rahasya showcases some very important ideas.
I could have chosen a more famous text but the fact that the guru is a woman, at least in the section I reworked, appealed to me. Vedic culture, not without justification, has recently been accused of sexism. Like the author of Tripura Rahasya who was undoubtedly male but who chose to let the Vedanta flow from the mouth of a woman, I wanted to make the statement that women are equally capable of realizing the highest truths.
Increasingly, the great spiritual figures of the age are women and, considering the numerous scandals perpetrated of late by men, probably more worthy of our respect. Whether scripture comes in pure and is slowly adulterated or whether it is adulterated from the beginning, one cannot say.
It is up to those who respect Truth to purify sacred texts. Failure to do so will undoubtedly result in an even more disturbed world than the one we have now.
So I fleshed out some of the ideas, removed linguistic extravagances, archaic metaphors and redundant examples which are characteristics of Puranic literature , and clarified concepts that were perhaps difficult for the translator.
I have also added a few auxiliary teachings which are well within the grand traditions of Vedanta and yoga when common sense and logic permitted may God have mercy on my soul.