Adi Shankara

Do not be proud of wealth, people, relations and friends, or youth. All these are snatched by time in the blink of an eye. Giving up this illusory world, know and attain the Supreme.

 

Do not look at anybody in terms of friend or foe, brother or cousin; do not fritter away your mental energies in thoughts of friendship or enemity. Seeking the Self everywhere, be amiable and equal-minded towards all, treating all alike.

 

Even after the Truth has been realised, there remains that strong, obstinate impression that one is still an ego - the agent and experiencer. This has to be carefully removed by living in a state of constant identification with the supreme non-dual Self. Full Awakening is the eventual ceasing of all the mental impressions of being an ego.

 

Reality can be experienced only with the eye of understanding, not just by a scholar

 

The world, like a dream full of attachments and aversions seems real until the awakening.

 

As gold purified in a furnace loses its impurities and achieves its own true nature, the mind gets rid of the impurities of the attributes of delusion, attachment and purity through meditation and attains Reality.

 

Knowing that I am different from the body, I need not neglect the body. It is a vehicle that I use to transact with the world. It is the temple which houses the Pure Self within.

 

When your last breath arrives, Grammar can do nothing.

 

To be free from bondage the wise person must practise discrimination between One-Self and the ego-self.

By that alone you will become full of joy, recognising Self as Pure Being, Consciousness and Bliss.

 

Curb your senses and your mind and see the Lord within your heart.

 

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