Vivekachudamani

by Shankara | 1921 | 49,798 words | ISBN-13: 9788175051065

The Vivekachudamani is a collection of poetical couplets authored by Shankara around the eighth century. The philosophical school this compilation attempts to expose is called ‘Advaita Vedanta’, or non-dualism, one of the classical orthodox philosophies of Hinduism. The book teaches Viveka: discrimination between the real and the unreal. Shankara d...

अतोऽस्य जीवभावोऽपि नित्या भवति संसृतिः ।
न निवर्तेत तन्मोक्षः कथं मे श्रीगुरो वद ॥ १९३ ॥

ato'sya jīvabhāvo'pi nityā bhavati saṃsṛtiḥ |
na nivarteta tanmokṣaḥ kathaṃ me śrīguro vada || 193 ||

193. Therefore the Jīvahood of the soul also must have no end, and its transmigration must continue for ever. How then can there be Liberation for the soul? Kindly enlighten me on this point, O revered Master.

 

Notes:

[Jivahood—the self-hypnotised state of the ever-fr ee Atman.]

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