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Crest Jewel of Wisdom

Also known as the Crest Jewel of Discrimination or Viveka-Chudamani


Translated by JOHN RICHARDS

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Editor's Introduction

ACCORDING TO TRADITION, this book was written by Sankara, the most important philosopher of Advaita Vedanta. Modern scholarship
has cast doubt on this attribution, but the book remains one of the most famous and widely-read classics in the Advaitan literature.

The author (whoever he or she may have been) sets forth a method of Jnana Yoga called viveka or discrimination in which the seeker learns to distinguish what is really the self from the insentient things with which it is normally confused.

Rev. John Henry Richards, who made this translation, placed it in the public domain in 1998. He was rector of Stackpole Elidur Church in Cheriton, Wales until his retirement in 1999.

— Editor, Realization.org

Rev. John Henry Richards


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This page was published on Realization.org on May 16, 2000 and last revised on June 25, 2012.

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