34th Pravachan of the VM Online Satsang Series on Sadhana Panchakam of Sri Adi Sankaracharya by Poojya Guruji Sri Swami Atmananda Saraswatiji of the International Vedanta Mission. In this talk Poojya Guruji continues his talk on the eight sutra of this shloka.
In this discourse Poojya Guruji tells that real knowledge is about seeing everything in its entirety, knowing both the positive & negative aspects of everything. Our homes too have both the sides. They are places of immense blessing, yet there are some limitations of our homes too. One who is not aware of both the sides of anything alone will either see only positive side and end up being attached to that thing, or seeing only negative aspects and end up being inflicted with aversion for those things. These attachments & aversion indicate a mind with lack of objective & realistic perceptions and deny us the joy of awakened living. Our homes have a positive side, and that is why even scriptures suggest us to start our lives there, but let us remember that they need to help us grow one day into such a person who is strong, knowledgeable & secure - for this we need to go out and get knowledge of Atma from some enlightened ones, so the Acharya lovingly suggests to all those people that once you are blessed with inquisitiveness for the knowledge of Self, then leave the comforts of your home and go out to seek the company of some enlightened master and get blessed with right knowledge.