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...

परमिदमतिगुह्यं दर्शितं ते मयाद्य ।
अपगतकलिदोषं कामनिर्मुक्तबुद्धिं
स्वसुतवदसकृत्त्वां भाव्यित्वा मुमुक्षुम् ॥ ५७५ ॥

paramidamatiguhyaṃ darśitaṃ te mayādya |
apagatakalidoṣaṃ kāmanirmuktabuddhiṃ
svasutavadasakṛttvāṃ bhāvyitvā mumukṣum || 575 ||

575. I have today repeatedly revealed to thee, as to one’s own son, this excellent and profound secret, which is the inmost purport of all Vedanta, the crest of the Vedas – considering thee an aspirant after Liberation, purged of the taints of this Dark Age, and of a mind free from desires.



[Secret—The discrimination between the Real and unreal, which is hidden from the vulgar man.

The teacher’s address is finished here. ]

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