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...

एकान्तस्थितिरिन्द्रियोपरमणे हेनुर्दमश्चेतसः
संरोधे करणं शमेन विलयं यायादहंवासना ।
तेनानन्दरसानुभूतिरचला ब्राह्मी सदा योगिनः
तस्माच्चित्तनिरोध एव सततं कार्यः प्रयत्नो मुनेः ॥ ३६८ ॥

ekāntasthitirindriyoparamaṇe henurdamaścetasaḥ
saṃrodhe karaṇaṃ śamena vilayaṃ yāyādahaṃvāsanā |
tenānandarasānubhūtiracalā brāhmī sadā yoginaḥ
tasmāccittanirodha eva satataṃ kāryaḥ prayatno muneḥ || 368 ||

368. Living in a retired place serves to control the sense-organs, control of the senses helps to control the mind, through control of the mind egoism is destroyed; and this again gives the Yogi an unbroken realisation of the Bliss of Brahman. Therefore the man of reflection should always strive only to control the mind.

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