Garland of 100 Gems by Adi Shankaracharya

Garland of 100 Gems by Adi Shankaracharya

Published on 6 June 2021

Adi Shankaracharya's book 'Maniratanmala' is in the form of Q & A. All the 100 questions and answers are presented here in the form of a garland in 13 minutes. There are two visions in life. One material and the other spiritual. Our beliefs based on the

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Transcript
00:00
Hari Om!
00:00
GARLAND OF 100 GEMS BY ADI SHANKARACHARYA
00:10
O! Respected Teacher;
00:15
Yes Disciple!
00:19
I am drowning in the midst of the worldly ocean. Q 1. Kindly guide, whose shelter can I seek to cross over?
00:24
The Lotus feet of the Lord are like a huge raft, to cross the worldly ocean.
00:29
Q2.Who is in bondage?
00:32
One who is attached to the sense objects is in bondage.
00:37
Q 3. Who is free?
00:40
Not being attached to sense objects is freedom.
00:45
Q 4. Which is the greatest hell?
00:48
Identification with body is the greatest hell.
00:53
Q 5. Where is heaven?
00:56
Overcoming thirst for worldly objects is heaven. It is a mental state.
01:01
Q 6.How can I wake up from this waking dream?
01:04
By removal of ignorance. By enquiring and knowing the Truth.
01:09
Q 7.What is the cause of Liberation?
01:12
Self Knowledge is the cause of Liberation.
01:17
Q 8. Which is one gateway to hell ?
01:20
One gateway to hell is woman in the form of desire.
01:25
Q 9. How do beings attain heaven?
01:28
Non violence in thought, speech and action for selfish gain, leads you to heaven, by practice.
01:33
Q 10. Who sleeps happily?
01:36
Permanent and unqualified happiness is only found in Self Knowledge.
01:41
Q 11.Who is awake?
01:44
Who constantly discriminates between Real and unreal.
01:49
Q 12. Who is an enemy?
01:52
Constantly thought of objects is the real enemy.
01:57
Q 13.Who is a friend?
01:57
Minds mastery over sense objects is a true friend.
02:02
Q14. Who is poor?
02:05
Extremely thirsty for wealth and possessions is poverty.
02:10
Q 15.Who is wealthy?
02:12
A Content person is wealthy.
02:17
Q 16. Who is dead while alive?
02:20
An idle person is dead.
02:25
Q 17. What is blissful like nectar?
02:28
Desirelessness is a state of Bliss.
02:33
Q 18. What is bondage?
02:36
Attachment is bondage.
02:41
Q 19. What is intoxicating like wine?
02:44
Woman is intoxicating like wine.
02:49
Q 21. What is death?
02:52
Loss of fame is death.
02:57
Q 22. Who is a teacher?
02:60
Whoever gives proper guidance about life and liberation is a teacher.
03:05
Q 23. Who is a disciple?
03:08
One who is devoted to a teacher's discipline is a disciple.
03:13
Q 24. Which is the greatest disease?
03:16
Worldly attachment is the greatest disease.
03:21
Q 25. What is the cure for worldly attachment disease.
03:24
Enquiry is the cure for worldly attachment disease.
03:29
Q 26. Which is the most precious ornament?
03:32
Calmness is the most precious ornament.
03:37
Q 27. Which is the best pilgrimage?
03:40
Pure mind is the best pilgrimage.
03:45
Q 28. What should be renounced?
03:48
Attachment with wealth and woman must be  renounced.
03:53
Q 29. What should be heard constantly?
03:56
Scriptures and teacher should be listened to constantly.
04:01
Q 30. What is the means of Supreme Knowledge?
04:04
Company of good, charity, enquiry, and contentment
04:09
Q 31. Who is a saint?
04:12
One who has dispassion,  is free from delusion and  whose wisdom is steady.
04:17
Q 32. What is the affliction of all beings?
04:20
Everyone is afflicted by  worry.
04:25
Q 33. Who is stupid?
04:28
A man who has no discrimination is stupid.
04:33
Q 34. What should I do?
04:36
You should be devoted to Lord Shiva or Lord Vishnu.
04:41
Q 35. What is Life?
04:44
Defect free life is true Life.
04:49
Q 36. What is Knowledge?
04:49
Knowledge is that which liberates.
04:55
Q 37. What is understanding?
04:57
Knowledge is the means  to understanding.
05:02
Q 38. What is the greatest benefit?
05:05
Self Knowledge is the greatest benefit.
05:10
Q 39. Who has won the whole world?
05:13
He who has victory over his mind has won the world.
05:18
Q 40. Who is the greatest warrior?
05:18
One who has conquered the mind is the greatest  warrior.
05:23
Q 41. Who is conscious, discriminating and of equal vision?
05:26
Who is unaffected by a  woman's wink.
05:31
Q 42. What is more dangerous than poison?
05:34
Sense objects are more dangerous than poison.
05:39
Q 43. Who is ever happy?
05:42
One who has developed dispassion.
05:47
Q 44. Who is blessed?
05:50
One who can help others.
05:55
Q 45. Who is worship- able?
05:58
A person established in His Own Self.
06:03
Q 46. What should be avoided at all times?
06:06
Evil action and attachment should be avoided at all times.
06:11
Q 47. What should wise people always do?
06:14
Study scriptures and  perform actions as  advised therein.
06:19
Q 48. What is the cause of 'samsar'?
06:22
Ignorance and worry is the cause of 'samsar'.
06:27
Q 49.Who is a great jnani?
06:30
He is a great jnani who is not affected by maya.
06:35
Q 50.What is like a chain for living beings?
06:38
A woman is like a chain for living beings.
06:43
Q 51. What is a divine wow?
06:46
Giving up feeling of limitedness is the best wow.
06:51
Q 52. What cannot be known by anyone?
06:54
Q 52. A woman's mind and her character cannot be known.
06:59
Q 53. What is the most difficult thing to overcome by all beings?
07:02
Getting rid of desire for sorrow ridden objects is most difficult.
07:07
Q 54. Who is called an animal?
07:10
Man without education is called an animal.
07:15
Q 55. What kind of company should be avoided?
07:15
Staying with and Company of stupid, low sinners should be avoided.
07:21
Q 56. What should people with extreme desire for liberation do?
07:23
Remain in company of good, give up attachment, and be devoted to god.
07:28
Q 57. What is the cause of man's weakness?
07:31
Being wanting is a cause of man's weakness.
07:37
Q 58. How to become great?
07:39
Seek your own Self. All weakness will go away.
07:44
Q 59. Who is born?
07:47
One, who should not be born again, he is born.
07:52
Q 60. Of whom is the real death?
07:55
One who shall not die again.
08:00
Q 61. Who is dumb?
08:03
Who cannot say the right  thing at the right time is  dumb.
08:08
Q 62. Who is deaf?
08:11
Those who in spite of  hearing do not listen to what is good for them. 
08:16
Q 63. Who should not be trusted?
08:19
Woman should not be trusted. It sounds strange. Only a true saint should be trusted.
08:24
Q 64. What is that one non dual essence?
08:27
That one Supreme alone Is. That is Shiva. It alone is Real. The non dual.
08:32
Q 65. What is supreme?
08:35
Truthful conduct is supreme.
08:40
Q 66. For which action one never has to regret?
08:43
One who does actions as worship of Lord Shiva or Krishna, never has to regret.
08:48
Q 67.Who is the greatest enemy?
08:51
Desire, anger, untruth, greed and thirst are the enemies.
08:56
Q 68, Who is not satisfied with sense objects?
08:59
Desire, anger etc cannot be satisfied with sense objects. 
09:04
Q 69. What is the root cause of sorrow?
09:07
I-ness and mine-ness are the root cause of sorrow. 
09:12
Q 70. What is the beauty of the face?
09:15
Knowledge is the beauty  of the face.
09:20
Q 71. What is truth?
09:23
That is truth by which everybody benefits.
09:28
Q 72. What is worth sacrificing?
09:31
Totally renouncing woman in the form desire is worth. sacrificing.
09:36
Q 73. What is the best gift worth giving?
09:39
Fearlessness the best gift of all.
09:44
Q 74. By the destruction of what, one gets liberation?
09:47
Destruction of mind gives  Liberation.
09:52
Q 75. In which state there is no fear remaining?
09:55
In Liberation there is no fear.
10:00
Q 76.What creates the greatest pain in the heart?
10:03
Your own foolishness gives the greatest pain in the heart.
10:08
Q 77. Who is fit to be worshipped?
10:11
Teachers and seniors should be worshipped.
10:16
Q 78. When someone comes to take your life what should you do?
10:22
To destroy yama remember His Lotus feet and call the name of Lord Krishna with thought, speech and mind.
10:27
Q 79. Who is a thief?
10:30
Bad tendencies are the  greatest thieves.
10:35
Q 80. In a gathering who is honoured?
10:38
Knowledgeable persons are honoured.
10:43
Q 81. Who can give happiness like a mother?
10:46
Self Knowledge can give Happiness like a mother.
10:51
Q 82. What increases by giving to others?
10:54
Knowledge increases by giving to others.
10:59
Q 83. Whom should you always fear?
11:02
Always remain fearful of people's insult and the worldly jungle.
11:07
Q 84. Who is a friend?
11:10
A Friend is one who helps you at the time of calamity.
11:15
Q 85. Who is your father and mother?
11:15
One who brings you up and cares for you is the real father and mother.
11:21
Q 86. What remains of that which cannot be grasped by the intellect?
11:23
Happiness and sentient peace, the essence of the Lord.
11:28
Q 87. By knowing what does everything worldly becomes known?
11:31
Knowing Brahman as the Self in all, everything becomes known.
11:36
Q 88. What is the rarest thing in the world?
11:39
True Master, company of good and and Self Enquiry.
11:44
Q 89. What do you get by renouncing everything?
11:47
You get Self Realization.
11:52
Q 90. What is most difficult for everybody?
11:55
Conquering desires is the most difficult.
11:60
Q 91. Who is an animal?
12:03
Who doesn't follow the right path and in spite of reading the scriptures doesn't know the Self.
12:08
Q 92. What is the poison which appears as nectar?
12:11
A woman.
12:16
Q 93. Who is that enemy that appears as friend?
12:19
Your children.
12:24
Q 94. What is momentary as lightening?
12:27
Wealth, youth and age.
12:32
Q 95.What is the best charity?
12:35
Charity given to a deserving person.
12:40
Q 96. What I shouldn't do till the death comes?
12:43
Never commit sin.
12:48
Q 97. What should be done even at the time of death?
12:51
Worship Lord Shiva.
12:56
Q 98. What is proper action?
12:59
That action which pleases the Lord.
13:04
Q 99. Where should one not put one's faith?
13:07
Never put your faith in the world.
13:12
Q 100. Then where should one put his Faith and think of whom day and night ?
13:15
Put your Faith in the Supreme Lord.Remember the unreality of the world and your own Real Self.
13:21
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13:26
HARI Om!
13:26
HARI Om!!
13:31
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13:31
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