Sadhana Panchakam is a short introductory text of Nondual Vedanta, consisting of only 5 verses. In Sadhana Panchakam (Sadhana - means/practice, Panchakam - set of 5 verses), Shankara provides 40 steps as a means/practice to achieve the end goal of Moksha (spiritual freedom). In these 5 verses, Shankara unfolds the entire teaching of Advaita Vedanta.
There are 40 steps altogether. Each step is like a step in a ladder taking us progressively towards the goal of Moksha. These discourses by Acharya Shunya prompt you to think about the essentials of life: values, concentration, devotion, the need for positive company and the attainment of complete happiness. Study of this scripture is necessary for all sincere aspirants of spiritual growth. This text is especially helpful if you are confused between conflicting duties as a householder and as a spiritual student.