Sacred Texts  Hinduism 

The Crest-Jewel of Wisdom

and other writings of Śankarâchârya

translation and commentaries by Charles Johnston

[1946, copyright not renewed]

Title Page
Cover material
Table of Contents


Śankara, the Teacher

The Crest-Jewel of Wisdom

First Steps on the Path
Self, Potencies, Vestures
The Witness
Finding the Real Self
The Power of Mind-Images
Free Even in Life
The Three Kinds of Works
Master and Pupil
The Perfect Sage
For Ever Free

Other Writings

The Heritage of the Brâhmans
The Awakening to the Self
The Awakening to Reality
Śankara's Catechism
The Essence of the Teaching
The Teachings of Śankara
The Song of the Self
Appendix: A Symposium on the Life of Śankarâchârya