by Shankara | 1921 | 49,785 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...

असन्निवृत्तौ तु सदात्मना स्फुटं
प्रतीतिरेतस्य भवेत्प्रतीचः ।
ततो निरासः करणीय एव
सदात्मनः साध्वहमादिवस्तुनः ॥ २0५ ॥

asannivṛttau tu sadātmanā sphuṭaṃ
pratītiretasya bhavetpratīcaḥ |
tato nirāsaḥ karaṇīya eva
sadātmanaḥ sādhvahamādivastunaḥ || 205 ||

205. When the unreal ceases to exist, this very individual soul is definitely realised as the eternal Self. Therefore one must make it a point completely to remove things like egoism from the eternal Self.



[Things—which are in reality superimpositions.]

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