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The Author and the Editor invite us to Discern (viveka) between Real and non-real, between atman (Self) and non-atman (non-Self), between Infinite and finite, between Life and death. In Svami Nikhilananda's words: -This work, which contains only forty-six sloka (verses) is an excellent vade mecum (handbook) for students of advanced courses in Advaita philosophy-. Both Read ...more
Paperback, 156 pages
Published May 5th 2011 by Aurea Vidya (first published March 1st 1931)
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An important prakarana written by Adi Sankaracharya for the better understanding of Prasthana-traya. The translation I read was the one by Swami Jnananandasaraswati.
In the text,'drk' means the one who sees(atman) and 'drsya' means what is seen(world). The entire text is dedicated to how maya binds the soul and creates the illusion of the world and how the soul must realize this illusion and realize that he is just a seer and not a participant. He must be like the second bird in the Mundakopanis
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Adi Shankara(788 CE - 820 CE), also known as Śaṅkara Bhagavatpādācārya and Ādi Śaṅkarācārya was an Indian guru from Kalady of present day Kerala who consolidated the doctrine of advaita vedānta. His teachings are based on the unity of the ātman and brahman— non-dual brahman, in which brahman is viewed as nirguna brahman, brahman without attributes.

Shankara travelled across India and other parts of
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