Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Excerpt from 'Viveka Chudamani' Crest jewel of discrimination - Adi Sankara Bhagavatpada

 A treasure hidden deep below under the earth can be found only when the exact site is known, excavations carried out and the earth, stones, etc., covering it are removed; never can it come out by merely calling its name.

Similarly, the pure Truth of the Self, hidden by illusion (Maya) and its effects, can be attained through the instructions of one who is knower of Brahman, followed by reflection, meditation etc. But never can the Self emerge and manifest itself by repeating perverted reasoning.

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