The 6 Illusory Bodies #123


Taken from the Vivekachudamani of Shankara, this dharma chart teaching shows the risks and dangers of embodiment, as well as the problems associated with thinking oneself to be the body. To drive home the point, Shankara utilizes examples of bodys that everyone should know better than to identify with, like the shadow of a man, and the reflection of oneself in a lake. In the same way, the seeker is to think of the physical body as being a mere appearance as well, and withdraw from it to focus attention upon the Atman.

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