Timeless Teachings on Nonduality
Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood, translators
Shankara’s Crest-Jewel of Discrimination is a classic Vedanta text that provides the seeker of self-knowledge a clear way to attain God, the Ultimate Reality. Shankara, the 7th century seer-philosopher, taught the profound nondualistic philosophy of Advaita Vedanta. This text is a classic of Advaita Vedanta and one of of the best-known of Shankara’s texts.
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 who and what we truly are. Once we awaken from this dream of limitation and we begin to see reality as it truly is, we will experience the joy and freedom that is our real nature.