Log In
Search: 

ĀTMĀNUTĀPAM A Staurological Understanding of ‘Tattvamasi’

Herald of the East --> Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara: To the Desert and Back -->ĀTMĀNUTĀPAM A Staurological Understanding of ‘Tattvamasi’

: Jojo Parecattil CMI makes an Indian reading of ĀTMĀNUTĀPAM and in the lines of Chavara, he discovers a staurological understanding ofTattvamasi’. Tattvamasi is one of the greatest Upaniadic sayings found in Chāndogya Upaniad (6.8.7). The undivided supreme unity is the whole message of the precept. It is a vedāntic articulation of harmony. Parallels of the same vedāntic teaching can be seen in Christianity as well. Similar teachings are found in the book of Wisdom (Wis 7:25-27). In the staurological understanding of ‘Tattvamasi’, the cross of Jesus represents both the ‘tat’ and ‘tvam’ parts of ‘Tattvamasi. In the crucifix, Chavara read his own true and authentic autobiography. The self-criticism, before the crucifix led him to the self-realization of tattvamasi-consciousness. In Ātmānutāpam we see a Tattvamasi-consciousness, which is completely Christological and staurological. In Ātmānutāpam, Chavara is growing from the literal meaning of ‘Tattvamasito its intended meaning. Before the crucified Lord, the Bible enlightens us to shed the limitations of humanity and grow into the self-realization. There, Chavara realizes this staurological dimension of tattvamasi.

Vol. 12.  No. 2,  December 2016.  P.p. 243-255

Download

 
Journal of Dharma: Dharmaram Journal of Religions and Philosophies

The latest issue of the Journal of Dharma (Vol.42, No.2), on Dialogue and Society, is out on 15 October 2017. 

Asian Horizons: Dharmaram Journal of Theology

The latest issue of the Asian Horizons (Vol.11, No.2), on 500 Years of Reformation, is out on 01 September 2017.

Iustitia: Dharmaram Journal of Canon Law

The latest issue of the Iustitia (Vol.7, No.2), on the theme Temporal Goods and Church's Mission, is out on 15 September 2017.

Vinayasadhana: Dharmaram Journal of Formative Spirituality

The latest issue of Vinayasadhana (Vol.8, No.2), on The Art of Parenting and Formation, is out, on 20 August 2017.

Herald of the East: Dharmaram Journal of Chavara Studies

The latest issue of Herald of the East (Vol.12, No.2), on Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara: To the Desert and Back, is out on 15 October 2017.



Home  | About Us  | News  | Subscribe  | Get Issues Online  | Forum  | Contact Us  |
Copyright © 2018. All rights reserved. Site powered by Santhisoft Technologies