Vivekachudamani

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...

अन्तर्बहिः स्वं स्थिरजङ्गमेषु
ज्ञात्वात्मनाधारतया विलोक्य ।
त्यक्ताखिलोपाधिरखण्डरूपः
पूर्णात्मना यः स्थित एष मुक्तः ॥ ३३८ ॥

antarbahiḥ svaṃ sthirajaṅgameṣu
jñātvātmanādhāratayā vilokya |
tyaktākhilopādhirakhaṇḍarūpaḥ
pūrṇātmanā yaḥ sthita eṣa muktaḥ || 338 ||

338. He is free who, knowing through his mind the Self in moving and unmoving objects and observing It as their substratum, gives up all superimpositions and remains as the Absolute and the infinite Self.

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