According to Shankara, it is the ignorance of our real nature, our divine nature, that causes suffering and pain. The desire for happiness is essentially a longing to awaken to who and what we truly are. Through the path of self-knowledge, Shankara teaches how to awaken from the ignorance created by the mind, and abide in the peace of our true nature.
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A classic text on the path to God through knowledge. The basic teaching is that God alone is the all-pervading reality; the individual soul is none other than the universal soul.
Shankara was under no delusions about the nature of this world. For this reason he is able to describe with great power the transformation that takes place before the eyes of the illumined seer, when the world indeed becomes a paradise.