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According to wikipedia, The Famous verse from Vivek Chudamani (विवेकचूडामणि) is:

Brahma satyam jagat mithya, jivo brahmaiva naparah

Translation: Brahman is the only truth, the world is unreal, and there is ultimately no difference between Brahman and individual self

But I can't find that verse from vivek chudamani. I have a vivek chudamani of Gitapress Gorakhpur (book code:133). You can also find it from sanskritdocuments : sanskrit pdf, vivekchudamani from advaitin.

So, Where can I find the verse : Brahma satyam jagat mithya, jivo brahmaiva naparah?

Note: Verse no. 20 of vivek chudamani is not exactly this.

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  • I don't see anything exactly like that. Look at verses 464-470. – Swami Vishwananda Dec 25 '15 at 11:17
  • @SwamiVishwananda Have you any idea about the location of this verse (may outside of vivek chudamani)? – Pandya Dec 25 '15 at 12:42
  • I have also heard/read that verse in many advaita mandirs like that of a datta mandir, they have a great dependency in advaita philosophy since it totally discards jagat(world) as mithya or maya. But I never had any encounter with that word in any text I know. +1 good question – Yogi Dec 25 '15 at 18:21
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Good question. Always quoted as Sankara, but no one gives the source text. It is from Sankara's Brahmajnanavalimala verse 20. It is available here

20. brahma satyam jaganmithyA jIvo brahmaiva nAparah
anena vedyam sacchAstram iti vedAntaDiNDimah

Yo can also check from sanskritdocuments:

The 20th verse of Brahmajnanavalimala:

ब्रह्म सत्यं जगन्मिथ्या जीवो ब्रह्मैव नापरः ।
अनेन वेद्यं सच्छास्त्रमिति वेदान्तडिण्डिमः ॥ २०॥

  • Yes, I've checked it from sanskritdocuments – Pandya Dec 26 '15 at 14:52
  • By the way what about the half of verse posted in question: "slokärdhena pravakshyämi yad-uktam granthakotibhih"? – Pandya Dec 26 '15 at 14:55
  • @pandya Haven't found the other half anywhere. Maybe you should ask the website that claims its from the vivekchudamani. – Swami Vishwananda Dec 26 '15 at 16:12
  • Well, I am accepting this answer because "Brahma Jnanavali Mala" by Adi Shankara covers the verse mentioned in the title of question. By the way, For "slokardhena..." I will make separate question/discussion. Thanks – Pandya Dec 26 '15 at 16:30
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    @pinkpanther many errors on Wikipedia page. – Swami Vishwananda Jan 4 '18 at 5:22
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As stated in this answer, Adi Shankara's Brahmajnanavalimala has the complete verse.

Half verse "ब्रह्म सत्यं जगन्मिथ्या" is also present in Niralamba Upanishad.

तप इति च ब्रह्म सत्यं जगन्मिथ्ये त्यपरोक्ष ज्ञानाग्निना ब्रह्माद्यैश्वर्याशासिद्धसङ्कल्प बीजसन्तापं तपः ।

tapa iti ca brahma satyaṃ jaganmithyetyaparokṣa- jñānāgninā brahmādyaiśvaryāśāsiddhasaṅkalpa- bījasantāpaṃ tapaḥ ।

Translation from Nitaaiveda:

Spiritual austerity is austerity where the fire of transcendental knowledge, which teaches "This material world is an illusion", burns away the desire to have powers and opulences like Brahma and others.

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