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Fifteen chapters of pure explanation of Advaita, written in the 14th century by Sri Vidyaranya Swami, then the Shankaracharya of the Sringeri Math. If you are ready for a comprehensive intermediate-level treatment of the Advaita philosophy, this is a good place to start. We recommend the following:

Recommended Books

Pancadasi of Sri Vidyaranya Swami

(translated by Swami Swahananda): This volume contains the original Sanskrit, a clear English translation and copious explanatory notes by the translator. Published by the Ramakrishna Math in 1967, ISBN 81-7120-507-0. Available from Vedanta Press and Catalog.


(translated by H.P. Shastri): Shastri's translations are unusually lucid and readable; this version contains transliterated Sanskrit verses, an English translation and occasional notes. Published by Shanti Sadan, London, ISBN 978-0-85424-018-0. Available directly from the publisher.

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