Sri Shankaracharya: Writings

Prasnottara Ratna Malika of Sri Sankaracarya

Prasnottara Ratna Malika of Sri Sankaracarya

A garland of questions and answers on aspects of moral and spiritual life. Devanagari text, transliteration; English translation by Swami Tapasyananda.

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Quintessence of Vedanta of Sri Sankaracharya: Sarva Vedanta Siddhanta Sara Sangraha

Quintessence of Vedanta of Sri Sankaracharya: Sarva Vedanta Siddhanta Sara Sangraha

A translation of Sarva Vedanta Siddhanta Sara Sangraha with brief life sketch of Sri Sankaracharya by Swami Agamananda. Sanskrit text (Devanagari) with English translation.

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Sadhana Panchakam

Sadhana Panchakam

Five verses elucidating the path beyond the many into the one Self.

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Sankara’s Teachings In His Own Words

Sankara’s Teachings In His Own Words

A compilation arranged according to subject. Devanagari text, English translation, notes, and glossary.

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Sankara on the Yoga Sutras

Sankara on the Yoga Sutras

A previously unknown commentary on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali ascribed to Sri Shankaracharya.

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Saundarya Lahari: Inundation of Divine Splendor

Saundarya Lahari: Inundation of Divine Splendor

Hymn of praise to the Divine Mother in Her creative aspect. Devanagari text, transliteration, English translation, and notes by Swami Tapasyananda.

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Self-Knowledge: Atmabodha

Self-Knowledge: Atmabodha

A treatise on the nature of the Self and the means to its realization. Includes an excellent introduction succinctly presenting the essentials of Advaita Vedanta and several hymns by the great Shankara. English translation.

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Self-Knowledge of Sankaracarya (Atmabodha)

Self-Knowledge of Sankaracarya (Atmabodha)

This Indian edition of Atma Bodha includes Devanagari text as well as English translation by Swami Nikhilananda.

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Shankara’s Crest Jewel of Discrimination (Vivekachudamani)

Shankara’s Crest Jewel of Discrimination (Vivekachudamani)

Very readable English translation of Vivekachudamani. Includes introduction to Shankara's philosophy and a sketch of his life, also a translation of Prasna-Uttara-Malika (Garland of Questions and Answers). see: Vivekacudamani

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Shankaracharya and an Untouchable (Manisha Panchakam)

Shankaracharya and an Untouchable (Manisha Panchakam)

An exposition of the five verse text Manisha Panchakam which is considered to be the essence of Advaita Vedanta.

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