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Vivekachudamani Thoughts and Quotes

Let people quote the Scriptures and sacrifice to the gods, let them perform rituals and worship the deities, but there is no Liberation without the realization of one’s identity with the Atman, no, not even in the lifetime of a hundred Brahmas put together. (Verse 6)

Work leads to purification of the mind, not to perception of the Reality. The realization of Truth is brought about by discrimination and not in the least by ten million of acts. (Verse 11)

Success depends essentially on a qualified aspirant; time, place and other such means are but supplementary in this regard. (Verse 14)