Shankara's Crest-Jewel of Discrimination: Timeless


Shankara's Crest-Jewel of Discrimination: Timeless Teachings on Nonduality - The Vivekachudamani ✤ [Download] ➼ Shankara's Crest-Jewel of Discrimination: Timeless Teachings on Nonduality - The Vivekachudamani By Adi Shankaracharya ➶ – Thomashillier.co.uk A classic text on the path to God through knowledge The basic teaching is that God alone is the all pervading reality the individual soul is none other than the universal soul According to Shankara, i of Discrimination: Kindle Õ A classic text on the path to God through knowledge The basic teaching is that God alone is the all pervading reality the individual soul is none other than the universal soul According to Shankara, it is the ignorance of our real nature that causes suffering and pain The desire for happiness is essentially a longing to awaken to who and what we truly are Through the path of self knowledge, Shankara clearly teaches how to awaken from ignornce created by the Shankara's Crest-Jewel ePUB ½ mind, and abide in the peace of our true nature.


10 thoughts on “Shankara's Crest-Jewel of Discrimination: Timeless Teachings on Nonduality - The Vivekachudamani

  1. Sanjay Gautam Sanjay Gautam says:

    This book gives the aphorism to reach non duality by the greatest advaita vedanta teacher.


  2. Harish Challapalli Harish Challapalli says:

    I don t think I know sufficient words to write a review about this book I can simply say its A great book


  3. Bill Bill says:

    This was a required book in a class I took around 1970 at Cal Tech in Pasadena, California Little did I realize that later, meditating on Shankara s words, I would come closer than I had ever come to mystical union with the Infinite Ocean of Absolute Truth I knew in an instant that I would never forget that experience, and that has remained true to this day Shankara wrote so many words, but the things that stay with me whenever I wish to recall his wisdom are Atman is Brahman the self is t This was a required book in a class I took around 1970 at Cal Tech in Pasadena, California Little did I realize that later, meditating on Shankara s words, I would come closer than I had ever come to mystical union with the Infinite Ocean of Absolute Truth I knew in an instant that I would never forget that experience, and that has remained true to this day Shankara wrote so many words, but the things that stay with me whenever I wish to recall his wisdom are Atman is Brahman the self is the Self and his definition of Maya as both illusion and the creative force , as well as likening Maya to a perceived snake which is later, in illumination, seen as a mere rope I ve found the work itself for free at these addresses Crest Jewel of Wisdom translated by John RichardsThe Crest Jewel of Wisdom translated by Charles Johnston


  4. Purnacandra Sivarupa Purnacandra Sivarupa says:

    This is an excellent translation from Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood who also produced a marvelous translation of Bhagavad Gita together I only gave it four rather than five stars because it does not include verse numbering, which makes it muchdifficult to refer to individual verses I will grant that this seems a minor complaint, and there is good reason for it the translators chose to render the book in prose rather than verse for the sake of English readability Still This is an excellent translation from Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood who also produced a marvelous translation of Bhagavad Gita together I only gave it four rather than five stars because it does not include verse numbering, which makes it muchdifficult to refer to individual verses I will grant that this seems a minor complaint, and there is good reason for it the translators chose to render the book in prose rather than verse for the sake of English readability Still, it would not have been too hard to include verse numbers in brackets or superscript This minor complaint aside, I recommend this translation as easily the clearest, most readable one available of Adi Shankara s Vivekachudamani, and this edition for its compact, durable form


  5. Jason Gregory Jason Gregory says:

    Shankara s Vivekachudamani Crest Jewel of Discrimination is a pure transmission of the nondual teachings of Vedanta In some sense, Shankara lays out the nondual teachings of Advaita Vedantaclearly for everybody than the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, and Brahma Sutras This is because not everybody can grasp the mystical depth of the three main texts of Vedanta But even though the three main texts of Vedanta are important to read and contemplate long term, the Vivekachudmani is a Shankara s Vivekachudamani Crest Jewel of Discrimination is a pure transmission of the nondual teachings of Vedanta In some sense, Shankara lays out the nondual teachings of Advaita Vedantaclearly for everybody than the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, and Brahma Sutras This is because not everybody can grasp the mystical depth of the three main texts of Vedanta But even though the three main texts of Vedanta are important to read and contemplate long term, the Vivekachudmani is an extension of them and a great explanation of them, especially for people new to Vedanta Shankara had a wonderful ability to see into the heart of Vedanta and bring back this jewel of wisdom from the eternal ocean of Brahman to the shores of our world


  6. Yaron Yaron says:

    Mere words can t express the experience this book gives when contemplating on its wisdom Now it s time to get to work


  7. Tanmay Meher Tanmay Meher says:

    One of the best I am not qualified enough to comment on this book I would just say that it s a master piece and one must read it if Advaita Vedanta is his her area of interest.


  8. William Braddell William Braddell says:

    Shankara s Viveka Chumandi or Crest Jewelof Discrimination is very far from supplying an exhaustive explanation of Advaita Vedanta although no text in existence probably does provide this but as far as serving as an introduction to Advaita, Swami Prabhavananda s translation of this text would most likely be my first recommendation It is small, fairly easy and enjoyable to read given the complexity of the subject at hand and the translation focuses on transmitting the meaning of the content Shankara s Viveka Chumandi or Crest Jewelof Discrimination is very far from supplying an exhaustive explanation of Advaita Vedanta although no text in existence probably does provide this but as far as serving as an introduction to Advaita, Swami Prabhavananda s translation of this text would most likely be my first recommendation It is small, fairly easy and enjoyable to read given the complexity of the subject at hand and the translation focuses on transmitting the meaning of the content rather than staying 100% faithful to the literal Sanskrit rendering which means it isn t borderline inaccessible to Westerners and others who don t speak Sanskrit unlike some works If anyone is looking for an introduction to Advaita Vedanta and Shankara but does not want to be overwhelmed then they could certainly do a lot worse than Swami Prabhavananda s translation of the Viveka Chudamundi


  9. Tomaj Javidtash Tomaj Javidtash says:

    This book is a wonderful instruction, a must have, for the contemplative seeker I could not put it down and enjoyed reading it very much It is a short book that contains the highest truths of Advaita Vedanta in their naked essence Brahman is Real, world is illusory, Atman is Brahman If you are simply interested in the inner message and essence of nondualism, or above all if you are an aspirant of the path of knowledge, Jnana Yoga, then this book is highly recommended.


  10. Aravind Aravind says:

    Although this is not the version of the book I had studied, I can only sit back and wonder what is it that has prevented me from coming across this piece of Jewel , these many years With just a single read of this, I know for sure that I am not the same person any This is an other worldly piece of work, both literally and metamorphically


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