On Shiva Sutra: Common consciousness is a burden
The following is an excerpt from a samvaad (dialogue) session with Acharya Prashant.
Acharya Prashant (AP): Shiva Sutras are the basic, canonical aphorisms of Advait. They come from a ninth-century sage called Vasugupt from Kashmir. Very brief, very secant, they contain everything that there is to the understanding of non-duality. The first sutra says: