Today -Sri Sankara Jayanthi

published on April 29, 2009



 



Sadasiva samarambam, Sankaracharya madyamam,









usmathacharya paryantham, vande guru parambaram




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Jagadguru Sri Adi Sankaracharya is the greatest exponent of the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta and a savior of Vedic Dharma. He also known as Sankara Bhagavatpadacarya and Adi Sankaracarya. Salutations to Sankara, who is an ever shining star on the sky of Indian philosophy.

 
The existence of Vedic Dharma in India today is due to Sankara. The forces opposed to Vedic religion were more numerous and powerful at the time of Sankara than they are today. Still, single-handed, within a very short time, Sankara overpowered them all and restored the Vedic Dharma and Advaita Vedanta to its pristine purity in the land pure knowledge and spirituality.
Sankaracharya occupies a very important position in the history of Indian philosophy. It can be affirmed, without any fear of contradiction, that Bharata Varsha would have ceased to be Bharata Varsha several centuries ago and would never have survived the murderous sword, the devastating fire and the religious intolerance of the successive invaders, if Sankara had not lived the life he lived and taught the lessons he taught. And those lessons are still pulsating in every cell and in every protoplasm of the true aspirant and the true Hindu.

 



Advaita Vedanta



The doctrine of advaita vedanta as expounded by Sankara can be summed up in half a verse: “Brahma Satyam Jagan Mithya Jivo Brahmaiva Na Aparah —

Brahman (the Absolute) is alone real; this world is unreal; and the Jiva or the individual soul is non-different from Brahman. This is the quintessence of his philosophy. 

According to Sri Sankara, whatever is, is Brahman. Brahman Itself is absolutely homogeneous. All difference and plurality are illusory.


Please visit below sites also;


http://www.kamakoti.org/miscl/adi.html


http://www.janmabhumionline.net/content/view/8968/43/


http://video.webindia123.com/tourism/cochin/srishankaracharyashrinekalady/index.htm

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