Aparoksanubhuti: Self Realization of Sri Sankaracharya

(12 reviews)
  • Aparoksanubhuti
translated by Swami Vimuktananda

A major work of Shankara on Advaita philosophy. This is the book that Swami Sarvapriyananda made famous.

  • 81 pages Indian paperback
  • 81-7505-107-8

This book is one of the most important works of Shankara.

The central theme is the identity of the individual self and the Universal Self. This identity is realized through the removal of ignorance that hides this basic truth.

Swami Sarvapriyananda has held a series of classes on this book that help bring out its teachings. A  popular speaker wherever he goes, at the time of this write-up, he has amassed over 177,000 views on the YouTube video for this book.

Global Rating: 4.83 from 12 reviews Add your review of this product
Review By Hemlata Nazli Weiss


An excellent translation and commentary on this Advaitic
Text. My husband and I love reading 10 Slokas daily and discussing them. I am so glad you, at Vedanta Press, are keeping it in circulation for ernest seekers of wisdom.

Review By Shamb Purohit


wonderful reading. It allows you to go farther in quest of self realization.

Review By Prabal Mukherji


Using it to follow the online lectures. Thank you for stocking it.

Review By Vijay


Excellent book for beginners like me Recommend listening to Swamy Sarvapriyananda’s lectures

Review By Davor Ararankovic

Aparoksanubhuti: Self Realization of Sri Sankaracharya

A clear, concise description of the means for realizing the identity of the Atman with Brahman.

Review By Marcus Rosentrater

Great! Do wish it had phonetic sanskrit

I'm going through the book with Swami Sarvapryinanda's Youtube series. I enjoy it very much. I only wish there was a phonetic version of the sanskrit in addition to the sanskrit characters.

Review By Mukesh Mehta

Sanskrit slokas in English

Excellent concise summary of Slokas. It would be great if the slokas are also written out in English. We understand the Sanskrit words but cannot read it in the Sanskrit language, do written out in English would be very helpful.

Review By Arvindrai Chhiba

very appropriate title

Excellent subject matter.

Review By Ari Newman

Ready to Learn

I am so excited to have the opportunity to take this course online. The book is easy to comprehend and the cost of the book is most affordable. Thank-You for the opportunity to brush up on what I have studied and the opportunity to gain new knowledge. This book is a great investment and much appreciated!

Review By Gopesh Sharma


This is an excellent book and is also used by revered Swami Sarvapriyananda Ji. I saw this book in Swami ji's hands. This is the reason, I purchased this book.


Review By Yao Xiang Shakya


Excellent book especially when watching the Swami's videos. Wonderful service. I am a Chan priest/hermit and am quite taken by Vedanta. It is like the last puzzle of a lifetime of seeking God.
Thanks to all of you.

Review By Garland Martin

Aparoksanubhuti: Self Realization of Sri Sankaracharya

A clear, concise description of the means for realizing the identity of the Atman with Brahman. Swami Vimuktananda's word-for-word translation and notes in English make possible an in-depth understanding of the text.