Brahman is other than this, the Universe. There exists nothing that is not Brahman. If any object other than Brahman appears to exist, it is unreal like the mirage.
As fire is the direct cause of cooking, so knowledge, and not any other form of discipline, is the direct cause of liberation; for liberation cannot be attained without knowledge.
The purpose of austerities is purification of heart and creation of a mental condition to aid one's spiritual growth and render it fit for pursuing the path of knowledge.
Names and forms are like bangles and bracelets, and Vishnu is like gold.
Atma Bodha is a Vedantic Text composed by Adi Shankaracharya