Quotes from Vivekachudamani



He alone is considered qualified to inquire into the supreme reality who has discrimination, detachment, the six mental qualities, and a burning desire for liberation. (Verse 17)

The peaceful state of the mind when it rests constantly upon the contemplation of the goal, after having again and again detached itself from the chaos and sense objects, through a process of continuous observation of their defects, is called ‘Sama’ (Verse 18)

That by which one understands the exact import of the scriptures as well as the pregnant words of advice of the preceptor is called ‘Shraddha’ by the wise; by this alone does Reality become manifestly clear. (Verse 25)

Vivekachudamani of Adi Shankara