Panchadasi Chapter 15

– Swamini Svatmavidyananda

The Panchadaśī is a highly regarded treatise on Vedanta composed by the medieval scholar-saint, Swami Vidyaranaya. We will be studying the last chapter, known as “Viṣayānande Brahmānanda,” which means that the joy derived from contact with objects is indeed the joy of knowing oneself as Brahman. But can true happiness be found by contact with the sense objects? If not, what is the key to true happiness? Panchadasi Chapter 15 addresses these important questions and more. Hastamalakiyam: