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Adi Shankara provided the divine light of enlightenment to the people of India, especially at a time when they were badly mired in the narrow confines of regionalism, orthodoxy, weakness, sectarianism and excessive ritualism.
Adi Shankara, who held the ideal of national dharma to be Supreme, traversed the entire country and also established four mutts in the four different corners of the country with the purpose of preserving and strengthening national unity and integrity.
Adi Shankara, though not choosing any sovereign ruler or monarch to represent the political unity of India, left the imprint of his effort in engineering unity in every walk of national life, also strengthening the traditions and values that lent sustenance to this unique oneness of India.
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  Adi Shankara
Adi Shankara (Śaṅkara, Shri Shankaracharya, Adhi Shankaracharya, Ādi Śaṅkarācārya; 'the first Shankara' in his lineage), reverentially called Bhagavatpada Acharya (the teacher at the feet of the Lord) (approximately 8th century, but see below) was the most famous advaita philosopher, who had a profound influence on the growth of Hinduism through his non-dualistic philosophy.
Shankara was born in Kalady, a small village in Kerala, India, to a Namboothiri brahmin couple, Shivaguru and Aryamba.
Shankara is said to have travelled throughout India, from the South to Kashmir, preaching to the local populaces and debating philosophy (apparently successfully, though no documentation exists) with other Hindu and Buddhist scholars and monks along the way.
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  Adi Shankara - HinduWiki
Adi Shankara was commissioned by his Guru to write a commentary on the Brahma Sutras and propagate Advaita Vedanta.
Shankara sought a debate with Kumarīla Bhatta and met him in Prayag where he had buried himself in a slow burning pyre to repent for sins committed against his Guru: Kumarīla Bhatta had learnt Buddhist philosophy incognito from him in order to be able to refute it.
Adi Shankara opened the southern door by defeating in debate all the scholars there in all the various scholastic disciplines such as Mimamsa, Vedanta and other branches of Hindu philosophy; he ascended the throne of Transcendent wisdom of that temple.
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  Adi Shankara
Adi Shankara opened the southern door by defeating in debate all the scholars there in all the various scholastic disciplines such as Mimamsa, Vedanta and other branches of Hindu philosophy; he ascended the throne of Transcendent wisdom of that temple.
Adi Shankara's opponents accused him of teaching Buddhism in the garb of Hinduism, because his non-dualistic ideals were a bit radical to contemporary Hindu philosophy.
Adi Shankara's is the earliest extant commentary on the Brahma Sutras.
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 Adi Shankara
Adi Shankaracharya or Adi Shankara ("the first Shankara" in his lineage), reverentially called Bhagavatpada Acharya (the teacher at the feet of Lord), Shankara (approximately 788-820 CE) was the most famous Advaita philosopher who had a profound influence on the growth of Hinduism through his non-dualistic philosophy.
Charges that his philosophies were influenced by Buddhism are unfounded, since Shankara vehemently opposed negation of being (shunyata) and believed that the unmanifest Brahman manifested itself as Ishwara, the loving, perfect being on high who is seen by many as being Vishnu or Shiva or whatever their hearts dictate.
Shankara is said to have traveled throughout India, from the south to Kashmir, preaching to the local populaces and debating philosophy (apparently successfully, though no documentation exists) with Buddhist scholars and monks along the way.
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Adi Shankara (Shri Shankaracharya, Adhi Shankaracharya; 'the first Shankara' in his lineage), reverentially called Bhagavatpada Acharya (the teacher at the feet of Lord) (very approximately 788–820 C.E., but see below) was the most famous Advaita philosopher, who had a profound influence on the growth of Hinduism through his non-dualistic philosophy.
Shankara was born in Kalady, a small village in Kerala, India, to a Nambuthiri brahmin couple, Sivaguru and Aryamba.
Shankara denounced caste and meaningless ritual as foolish, and in his own charismatic manner exhorted the true devotee to meditate on god's love and to apprehend truth.
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 Adi Shankara   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In the Smarta tradition, Adi Shankara is regarded as an incarnation of Shiva.
The Madhaviya Shankaravijaya states that Adi Shankara calmed a flood from the Reva River by placing his kama??alu ("water pot") in the path of the raging water, thus saving his Guru, Govinda Bhagavatpada, who was engaged in Samadhi ("meditation") in a cave nearby.
Shankara sought a debate with Kumarila Bha??a and met him in Prayag where he had buried himself in a slow burning pyre to repent for sins committed against his Guru: Kumarila Bha??a had learnt Buddhist philosophy incognito from his Guru in order to be able to refute it.
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 ADI SHANKARA
According to historians, Shankara was born in the year Nandana (26th year of the sixty year cycle) in the lunar month of Vaishaakha (corresponding to May/June) under the Zodiac sign of the Archer on Monday in the year 805 AD.
Shankara put a small bowl in front of the cave and chanted a mantra which forced all the water into the bowl and the flood subsided.
Shankara had been an ascetic since he was eight and he had no answer to her question.
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Shankara sought a debate with and met him in Prayag where he had buried himself in a slow burning pyre to repent for sins committed against his Guru: had learnt Buddhist philosophy incognito from him in order to be able to refute it.
But Adi Shankara, being a sannyasi, had no knowledge of this subject; thus, after requesting for some time before entering into this fresh debate, he entered the body of a king by his yogic powers and acquired the knowledge of.
Adi Shankara's opponents accused him of teaching Buddhism in the garb of Hinduism, because his non-dualistic ideals were a bit radical to contemporary Hindu philosophy.
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 Adi Shankaracharya
Adi Shankara, at the age of five, after the performance of his Upanayana ceremony approached his preceptor and was able to master the four vedas and the six sastras within three years.
Shankara strove to re-establish in the heart of man the faith that he is the limitless Almighty; he tried to remove vicious traits that had taken residence there, so that man could move towards his reality.
Shankara was walking all the way to Kasi, with just a stick in his hand and an oil torch to light his way at night.
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 Advaita Vedanta - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
Adi Shankara's treatises on the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita and the Vedanta Sutras are quoted as evidence that he advocated reason over dogma.
Shankara is said to have traveled throughout India, from his native Kerala in the south all the way to Kashmir in the north, preaching to the local populace and debating philosophy with Buddhist scholars and monks.
The TM initiation puja references Adi Shankara and the monastery set up by his devotee Trotakacharya at Jyotir Math, this was the same monastery re-established by Shri Brahmananda Saraswati, Maharishi’s master, often referred to as "Guru Dev".
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 Advaita Vedanta - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Shankara is also well known for propounding a system of bhakti (selfless devotion) and composing several bhajans (devotional songs), which he believed brought one closer to God.
Shankara's opponents accused him of teaching Buddhism in the garb of Hinduism, because his non-dualistic ideals were a bit radical to contemporary Hindu philosophy.
For example, Shankara rejected the idea of momentariness of the universe in his Brahma Sutra commentary since Brahman is immanent in the Universe, while Buddhists affirm that the universe on its own accord, due to the causality of the dharmas, is constantly changing.
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 Adi Shankara
This school of thought explains that the Divine Reality is "one without a second," and that a person can only have true and lasting happiness by dissolving his or her individual identity in the Universal Mind through spiritual practices.
As well as being, according to tradition, a self-realized sage, Shankara was also a reformer and an unbeatable polemicist.
Here are several of Shankara's works gathered from various sources, as well as a brief biography.
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 Advaita Vedanta
Adi Shankara is also well known for propounding bhakti (selfless devotion) and composing several bhajans (devotional songs), which he believed brought one closer to God.
Adi Shankara exposed the relative nature of the world and established the truth of the Advaita by analysing the three states of experience of the atman — waking (vaishvanara), dreaming (swapna), and deep sleep (sushupti).
Adi Shankara's treatises on the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita and the Brahma Sutras are his principal and almost undeniably his own works.
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 Shankara, the Illustrious Guru - The Gold Scales
Shankara is often called a "Buddhist in disguise" by opponents because of the similarity between his doctrine and Buddhism.
Just then one of Shankara's disciples happened to sit in deep meditation, and on opening his third eye he saw a vision of his master Shankara about to be sacrificed at the hands of the magician.
Shankara is stated to have sung twelve verses there and then, and the disciples who were with him, are said to have added one verse each.
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 Advaita Vedanta - Definition, explanation
An analogy may be drawn between Adi Shankara and Patanjali, who is credited with the spread of Raja Yoga and Yoga in general even though he was not the first person to conceive of it.
Adi Shankara's treatises on the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita and the Vedanta Sutras are quoted as evidence that he advocated reason over dogma.
Shankara is said to have traveled throughout India, from his native Kerala in the south all the way to Kashmir in the north, preaching to the local populace and debating philosophy with Buddhist scholars and monks.
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 indiayogi.com - Indian Saints, Mystics, Philosophers & Gurus - Adi Shankara - the lion of Vedanta
Adi Shankara was one of those rare geniuses who are all things to all people and still remain free of any definitive label.
Shankara gave a promise that even though he was a renouncer of the world and all its ties, he was sure to return and perform her funeral rites.
Shankara however was in danger of becoming a wee bit inflated with his success and he got his comeuppance unexpectedly.
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 Advaita Vedanta - Integral Wiki
An analogy may be drawn between Adi Shankara and Patanjali, who is credited with the spread of Raja Yoga and Yoga in general even though he was not the first person to conceive of it.
Adi Shankara's contributions to Advaita thought and Hinduism in general are crucial.
Indeed, Shankara counseled worship of God in his very real forms, and has composed numerous works deploring the uselessness of intellect and calling for the true intuition of the heart to be found in love of the Lord.
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 Advaita Vedanta - Medbib.com, the modern encyclopedia
Adi Shankara placed each of the disciples in charge of a matha (a monastery or religious order), one of which was located in each of the cardinal directions.
Adi Shankara consolidated the Advaita Vedanta which was already inherent in Vedic scriptures and was approved and accepted by Gaudapada and Govinda Bhagavatpada siddhānta (system).
For example, Adi Shankara rejected the idea of momentariness of the universe in his Brahma Sutra commentary since Brahman is immanent in the Universe, while Buddhists affirm that the universe on its own accord, due to the causality of the dharmas, is constantly changing.
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 The Teacher Adi Shankaracharya (Shankara, Shiva)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Adi Shankaracharya was born in a village called Kalady,a village in Kerala for a scholarly and vaidik Brahmin couple, Sivaguru and Aryamba.
Adi Shankaracharya had sanctified his short span of life by studying all the scriptures of the land as well as writing many volumes of brilliant expositions and profound commentaries on the Veda, the Upanishads and other texts.
Adi Shankara proclaimed the supremacy of the path of knowledge for the realisation of the Self.
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 Shankaracharya Illuminated,Shankaracharya And The Chandala
Adi Shankara or Shankaracharya as he is better known, is one of renowned spiritualists born in the mystic land of Kerala.
These words were a direct reference to Adi Shankara’s own philosophy of Advaita Vedanta which sought to establish the existence of the one Supreme Brahman as the sole truth and all the remaining material substances as illusory.
The seer was dumb struck and awed with the enlightenment of a lower caste man. Having gained humility from the communion, Adi Shankara prostrated to the Chandala and composed the ethereal shlokas “Manishapanchaka”.
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Adi Shankara consolidated the Advaita Vedanta, an interpretation of the Vedic scriptures that was approved and accepted by Gaudapada and Govinda Bhagavatpada (system).
Adi Shankara says that the world is not true, it is an illusion, but this is because of some logical reasons.
Adi Shankara exposed the relative nature of the world and propounded the truth of the Advaita by analysing the three states of experience of the atman — waking (vaishvanara), dreaming (swapna), and deep sleep (sushupti).
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