Shri Shankaracharya Upadesha

108 Discourses of Guru Dev,
Shankaracharya Swami Brahmananda Saraswati

previously entitled 'Shrii Shankaracharya Upadeshamrita'

Front cover of Shri Shankaracharya Upadesha
* श्री शंकराचार्य उपदेशामृत *
ब्रह्मलीन जगद्गुरु भगवान श्री शंकराचार्यश्रीमद्
स्वामी ब्रह्मानन्द सरस्वती जी महाराज ज्योतिर्मठ बदरिकाश्रम हिमालय

के पावन उपदेश

© Paul Mason 2006, 2009


Vol. I

Cover of 108 Discourses of Guru Dev


Translation of 
श्री शंकराचार्य उपदेशामृत Shri Shankaracharya Upadeshamrita, 108 Hindi discourses of Guru Dev, with notes, transcription of Devanagari text & transliteration of Sanskrit quotations.
234mm x 156mm, 352 pages on quality coated paper - 38 illustrations. 
ISBN 978-0-9562228-0-0

Amazon review by Michael Laughrin, awarding it five stars 5.0 out of 5 stars 

"The most important and BEST spiritual book written in the last 100 years, "
December 23, 2009
By  Michael Laughrin (North Royalton, OH USA)

108 Discourses of Guru Dev by Paul Mason is, in my opinion, the most important and BEST spiritual book written in the last 100 years. Swami Brahmananda Saraswati was affectionately known as Guru Dev.

Guru Dev was the Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math, the northernmost of the 4 seats of the Shankaracharyas established by Shankara between 1500 and 2000 years ago. This northernmost seat was vacant for many years until Guru Dev, who had been leading the life of a solitary saint living in the forest and mountains, finally agreed to take the seat.

These little 'sermons' (none is longer than 4 pages) are exceedingly clear, uplifting, and to the point. This volume has the discourses in the original Hindi and also in English (thank God, as my Hindi is not what is used to be). Of all the modern spiritual books that I have read, this one cuts through the junk like a sword and reveals the diamond truth that is at the core of the Vedic teachings. Most of the important topics are mentioned, such as Enlightenment (moksha), meditation, karma, the caste system, possessions, obstacles on the Path, Maya, dharma, and many, many others.

In my opinion, you must buy this book. 


"I loved the book (which I took from my friend so that is why I am sending her a new one!).
It really touched me. It was so soothing to hear his words." - SM USA

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