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Adi Shankaracharya – Food for Thought

Realizing everything to be Brahman itself, the wise man should then dwell in eternal bliss with his mind full of the essence of pure consciousness.

Just as it is water alone that appears as waves and tides, so does the self alone appear as many universes.

The self always shines as unconditioned for the wise and always as conditioned for the ignorant.

The distinction between the self and the not-self (body) is unnecessary for the wise.

Samadhi, whose other name is knowledge, is the forgetfulness of all mental activity by first making thought changeless and then identifying the consciousness with Brahman.
Adi Shankaracharya

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