Cardinal Attributions of God

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Cardinal Attributions of God
Speaker Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
Date 1978 September 14
Place Patna, India
Topic Iishvara is the entity unassailed by mental propensities
Included in Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 2
Location in Sarkarverse
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Cardinal Attributions of God is a discourse given by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti on 1978 September 14 in Patna, India. This discourse is the sixth chapter of Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 2.[1]


Klesha-karma-vipákáshayaeraparámrśt́ah Puruśa Visheśah Iishvarah. The Visheśa Puruśa, not these jiivátmás but that very Átman, that particular Átman who remains unassailed by the influence of klesha, karma, vipáka, and áshaya is known as Iishvara. In the Moghul period, kings at Delhi used to sometimes think that they were Dilliishvaras – that they were Jagadiishavaras. Often they were forgetting the fact that they were neither Dilliishvara nor Jagadiishvara. They were ordinary souls.

Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

Anandamurti starts the discourse by explaining the term Iishvara: The entity unassailed by cardinal propensities. He then says that klesha (afflictions) are caused by Avidya (ignorance) and thoroughly explains the five stages of cardinal ignorance: avidyá, asmitá, rága, dveśa, and abhinivesha. Anandamurti goes on explaining the rest of the cardinal propensities: karma, vipáka, and áshaya, concluding that Parama Purusa is unsullied by these tendencies and therefore He is called Iishvara.[1]


  1. ^ a b Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 2 
Preceded by
Love – the Essential Prerequisite
Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 2
With: Cardinal Attributions of God
Succeeded by
Salvation and Corporeal Beings