|| Aum Sat Chit Ananda Parabrahma
Purushothama Paramatma
Sri Bhagavati Sametha
Sri Bhagavate Namaha ||

What's the source of this Mantra?

  • since you mention this shloka, pl. tell from where you came to know about it first? Any book, magazine, any ritual, or maybe something else?
    – Vineet
    Oct 19, 2018 at 8:28
  • There are 4 internal concious divisions, Ahamkaar, Manas, Buddhi and Chhit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samkhya study Samkhya. Out of these, only Chhit alone is truth and beautiful and also translates to Satyam Shivam Sundaram(Truth is beautiful/blissful) or Sat Chit Ananda
    – user16546
    Oct 25, 2018 at 22:25
  • SO NO ONE KNOWS THE SOURCE! Oct 26, 2018 at 13:49
  • Btw how do u know that this is called the Satchitananda Moola Mantra? This is probably not a scriptural mantra. @AkshayKumarS
    – Rickross
    Oct 28, 2018 at 11:07
  • @Rickross that's what am asking. From where did this come? In a satsanga also this mantra was played. Oct 28, 2018 at 11:46

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Yoga Vasistha speaks about the bhutākāsha – dealing with gross matter, chittākāsha – dealing with mental concepts and chidākāsha with the ātman . These are spaces projected by the mind but all spaces are reduced to one, that is, to the ultimate space which is one’s own true self.[3] Chittākāsha is the field of the mind which provokes a deeper enquiry because there is in it still the duality of the 'seer' (drg) and the 'seen' (drshya); this duality ceases to exist in chidākāsha which is the field of Pure Consciousness viewed by the mind non-casually. Different mental spaces are seen when the mind ventures outwards to see all that which exists externally, but what already exists externally exists within contained in the inner mental space whose nature is different in different planes, and because consciousness functions variously in varying dimensions depending upon fineness of matter, the number of dimensions and the varying subtlety of the mind. Chidākāsha is the result of Divine Ideation which makes the world a mental projection that functions within time and space to give itself a semblance of reality

Aatmastakam - Chidananda Roopah Shivoham Shivoham


Mano Budhyahankaar Chitani Naaham, Na Cha Shrotra Jihve Na Cha Ghraana netre Na Cha Vyoma Bhumir Na Tejo Na Vayuh, Chidananda Rupah Shivoham Shivoham

Na Cha Praana Sanjno Na Vai Pancha Vaayuhu, Na Vaa Sapta Dhaatur Na Va Pancha Koshah Na Vaak Paani Paadau Na Chopasthapaayuh, Chidaananda Rupah Shivoham Shivoham


I am not mind, nor intellect, nor ego, nor the reflections of inner self (chitta). [more] I am not the five senses.I am beyond that. I am not the ether, nor the earth, nor the fire, nor the wind.I am indeed, That eternal knowing and bliss, Shiva, love and pure consciousness.

Chida(consciousness) is translated wrong by people as Chita(which is individual's) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chidakasha

and Hence it is "Sat Chida Ananda"

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    I am not asking what is sat chit ananda. The mantra is not found in authentic scriptures. So where this Mantra came from is my question Oct 28, 2018 at 13:52
  • Yoga Vasista, check again
    – user16546
    Oct 28, 2018 at 14:08
  • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Om_Tat_Sat "Om Tat Sat" is another common mantra which means "Sat is represented by Om" and is explained by Yama to Nachiketa. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nachiketa The sound Om! is the syllabus of the supreme Brahman "The Atma, whose symbol is Om is the same as the omnipresent Brahman. Smaller than the smallest and larger than the largest, the Soul is formless and all-pervading." Both mantras talk about same thing(Tat) that is "Truth/Sat/Chida" that is represented by "Om"
    – user16546
    Oct 28, 2018 at 14:14
  • Chida is also called Turiya en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turiya
    – user16546
    Oct 28, 2018 at 17:03
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    Chida is same as Brahman of Vedas
    – user16546
    Oct 28, 2018 at 17:10

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