"The Crest-Jewel of Wisdom begins with these first steps on the path and ends with the complete teaching of Sankara's philosophy so far as that teaching can be put into words. His teaching is, briefly stated, this: The cause of the sorrow and suffering of mankind is a belief in the reality and isolated existence of the personal life. But the personality, with the fate of which each one of us identifies himself, has no real existence; it is nothing but an image of the body in the mind, and its sufferings are imaginary. Its original cause is the "beginningless, ineffable unwisdom" of separation; and this illusion of isolated being is dispelled by an insight, which we may well call illumination, or inspiration. When the false self is dispelled, Sankara tells us, the real Self rises in the heart, as the sun shines out when the clouds are dispersed."-Charles Johnston
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About the Author
Books by Charles Johnston:
The Tao Teh King: Lao Tse's Book of the Way and of Righteousness, 1st Edition (2014). ISBN: 978-1484869161.
The Bhagavad Gita: Songs of the Master, 2nd (Expanded) Edition (2014). ISBN: 978-1490451404.
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: The Book of the Spiritual Man, 3rd (Expanded) Edition (2014). ISBN: 978-1484926635.
The Vedanta Philosophy of Sankaracharya, 1st Edition (2014). ISBN: 978-1495946691.
The Mukhya Upanishads: Books of Hidden Wisdom, 1st Edition (2014). ISBN: 978-1495946530.
Hidden Wisdom: Collected Writings of Charles Johnston (2014).
Volume I ISBN: 978-1502711229
Volume II ISBN: 978-1502711380
Volume III ISBN: 978-1502711595
Volume IV ISBN: 978-1502711953
The System of the Vedanta, Dr. Paul Deussen, tr. Charles Johnston, 1st Edition (1912).
Essays and Article Collections by Johnston:
Karma: Works and Wisdom
The Memory of Past Births
The Theosophy of the Upanishads
Wisdom Traditions of East and West
The Noble Teachings of Lord Buddha
Unveiling the Wisdom of the Bible
Emanation & States of Consciousness
The Beginning of Real Life
On Initiation and the Mysteries
The Logos Doctrine
A Study of Ancient Speech and Writing