APAROKSHANUBHUTI or SELF-REALIZATION of SRI SHANKARACHARYA
Translation By SWAMI VIMUKTANANDA
What’s it About?
It’s about Self-Realisation, Enlightenment, and How to Approach an Understanding of the process.
The central theme of the book is the identity of the Jivatman (individual self) and Paramatman (Universal Self). This identity is realised through the removal of the ignorance that hides the truth, by the light of Vichara or enquiry alone (verse II).
To enable the mind to embark on such an investigation into truth, certain disciplines are laid down, which are not peculiar to Vedanta, but are indispensable for all such enquiries into the highest Truth.
The book then gives a description of one who has attained this realisation and of the nature of his life.