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A key requirement for making soteriological progress, especially in Advaita Vedānta, where in texts such as Śaṅkara's Vivekacūḍāmaṇi (‘Crest Jewel of Discrimination’) it is characterized as the ability to discriminate between the permanent or eternal (brahman (neut.)), and the impermanent or noneternal—i.e. the ability to distinguish between what is superimposed on the self, through adhyāsa, and its true nature.

Subjects: Hinduism.


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