Om Namasivaya Nama:
ATMAN other than the Five Kosas
This Athman (Self) is self effulgent and distinct from 5 Kosas (Sheaths). It is the witness of Three States (Jagrath, Swapa & Sushupthi) and ever lasting bliss. Therefore a Mumukshu (Wise person / True Seeker) should realize it as his own. Only Self (Atman) exists rest all non existent, in other words false truth (like Sun rise and set etc..)
If so, What is Atman (Self) asked by Disciple:
Since all five Sheaths are delusion, then what is left over is the state of sheer non-entity (Soonya Akasa). Therefore by which entity one should realize his oneness with Atman?
Sloka 213 & 214:
Nature of the Self explained by Teacher (Guru):
Oh learned one, you have spoken the right. Let me explain to you. Behind the "Naught" is the Knower knowing the "Nothingness". After negating everything the "Consciousness" remain THAT is Athman. Whichever you say as "Athman/Brahman" is the Brahman. Without THAT nothing can be known.
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