The Fiery Crest-Jewel of Wisdom, Shankara's Vivekachudamani: My Self: the Atma Journal -- A Daily Journey of Self Discovery (Paperback)
This Journal Book is based on Vivekachudamani, the classic of Vedanta philosophy, composed by Adi Shankaracharya. Consolidating the highest flights of Vedic thoughts this work discusses the unity of the individual Self and the Supreme-Self through lucid, poetical language.
According to Shankara, Brahama (the Supreme-Self) alone is self-existent and Real; and the Self of everyone, at its very essence, is nothing but that Supreme Consciousness.
Shankara avers that there exists a self-existent ever-enduring entity-which persists as the eternally abiding substratum of the consciousness of egoism: the 'I' sense. It is the enduring witness of the three states and ever distinct from the body; it always knows everything which happens in the waking state, in dream and in profound sleep. It is always aware of the presence or absence of the mind and its functions. And that substrate of the notion of egoism: That one is the Atma, our Self, which is One with the Supreme-Self.
Besides the original Sanskrit text, transliteration and translation of the verses is provided. There is ample space on every page for you to journal your daily thoughts, or to perform the Likhita-Japa of Rama-Nama. Once embellished with your Rama-Namas, this Journal-Book will become a priceless treasure which you can present to your loved ones--an unparalleled gift of love, labor, caring, wishing, and above all: Devotion.