Vivekachudamani (Vivekacūḍāmaṇi)

A garland of poetic verses, a glorious work of Sri Adi Sankaracharya, guiding a student of Vedanta towards correct understanding of the nature of the subjective and objective aspects of the human experience. The purpose of the work is to sharpen the faculty of the student to distinguish and classify the subtle and gross aspects of the experience according to their natural properties. This faculty, known in Sanskrit as viveka, enables the student of Vedanta to separate the nitya (permanent, eternal), consciously and continuously, from anitya (ephemeral), and come to experience one’s divine nature, the Supreme Self, in full glory.

Swami Dheerananda conducts Vivekachudamani class every Thursday as he expounds the wisdom of ‘The Crest-Jewel of Discrimination’ in his very unique relatable style. Click here to join Vivekachudamani Class from anywhere in the world remotely via zoom every Thursday from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EST!

Vivekachudamani (Vivekacūḍāmaṇi) Chanting

Swami Dheerananda, accompanied by Vinay Mallikaarjun, has recorded the chanting of these verses to invite modern day students of Vedanta to dive into the beauty of this poetry, as they proceed to sharpen their faculty, viveka. Swami Dheerananda, endowed with unique talent for clear and joyful chanting, enhances the poet’s and his Guru’s glory, as he lends his voice to the verses. Vinay Mallikaarjun, a Chinmaya Bala Vihar graduate, a teacher and student of Swami Dheerananda, accompanies with heartfelt chanting with amazing clarity, especially for one growing up in the West.

Section 40A –  Negation of Annamaya Kośa (Verses 154-164)

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Verse 154
Verse 155
Verse 156
Verse 157
Verse 158
Verse 159
Verse 160
Verse 161
Verse 162
Verse 163
Verse 164
Section 40B –  Negation of Pranamaya Kośa (Verses 165-166)

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Verse 165
Verse 166
Section 40C –  Negation of Manomaya Kośa (Verses 167-183)

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Verse 167
Verse 168
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Section 40D –  Negation of Vijñānamaya Kośa (Verses 184-188)

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Verse 184
Verse 185
Verse 186-187
Verse 188

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Verse 189
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Verse 192
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