The Crest-Jewel of Wisdom

Author: Sankaracharya

Translator: Charles Johnston

The Crest-Jewel of Wisdom

Favorite Quotes:

When the Self is veiled by unwisdom there arises a binding to the not-Self, and from this comes the pain of world-life. The fire of wisdom lit by discernment between these two — Self and not-Self — will wither up the source of unwisdom, root and all.

When the Great Reality is not known the study of the scriptures is fruitless; when the Great Reality is known the study of the scriptures is also fruitless.

Discernment is to be made between the Self and what is not Self by the wise man seeking freedom from bondage; through this he enters into joy, knowing the Self which is being, consciousness, bliss.