The Advaita Philosophy Of Adi Sankara

Hari Om Introduction The first systematic exponent of the Advaita is Gaudapada, who is the Parama-Guru (preceptor’s preceptor) of Sri Sankara. Govinda was the disciple of Gaudapada. He became the preceptor of Sankara. Gaudapada has given the central teaching of Advaita Vedanta in his celebrated Mandukya Karikas. But it was Sankara who brought forth the … Continue reading The Advaita Philosophy Of Adi Sankara

Guru Ashtakam by Adi Shankaracharya Bhagavatpada

Hari Om Sri Adi Shankaracharya Bhagavadpada has written this wonderful Guru Ashtakam in praise of his guru, Govinda Pada and in general in praise of all Acharyas. He stresses in this octet Hymn that without deep devotion to the spiritual Guru, all our attainments are meaningless. Image courtesy: Sringeri.net Lyrics and general meaning of Guru … Continue reading Guru Ashtakam by Adi Shankaracharya Bhagavatpada