Vivekachudamani translates as "crest-jewel of discrimination." The text discusses key concepts such as viveka, or discrimination or discernment between the real (unchanging, eternal) and unreal (changing, temporal), Prakriti and Atman, the oneness of Atman and Brahman, and self-knowledge as the central task of the spiritual life and the path to Moksha. It explains Advaita Vedanta philosophy in the form of a self-teaching manual, with many verses written in the style of a dialogue between a student and a spiritual teacher.
- Publisher: Gita Press, Gorakhpur
- Language: Hindi
- Author: Shankar Acharya
- Product Type: Religious Books
- Pages: 160
- Weight: 144 g
- Size: 20cmX 14cm