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...

सन्तु विकाराः प्रकृतेर्दशधा शतधा सहस्रधा वापि ।
किं मेऽसङ्गचितस्तैर्न घनः क्वचिदम्बरं स्पृशति ॥ ५११ ॥

santu vikārāḥ prakṛterdaśadhā śatadhā sahasradhā vāpi |
kiṃ me'saṅgacitastairna ghanaḥ kvacidambaraṃ spṛśati || 511 ||

511. Let there be changes in the Prakriti in ten, a hundred, or a thousand ways, what have I, the unattached Knowledge Absolute, got to do with them? Never do the clouds touch the sky!



[Prakriti—the Undifferentiated, described in Slokas 108 and following. ]

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