06 Nov 2021 Adi Shankaracharya
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- The statue of Shankaracharya in Uttarakhand (Kedarnath) has been unveiled by the Prime Minister. This statue is of 12 feet.
Adi Shankaracharya The Hindu analysis current affairs
- He was born in 788 AD at Kalady salt place near Kerala (Kochi). He was a great devotee of Shiva. At the age of 33, he took Samadhi in Kedarnath.
- He was an opponent of Buddhist philosophers. He propounded the principle of monism.
- He has written many commentaries on Brahma Sutras and Bhagavad Gita and also wrote Upanishads in Sanskrit.
- He tried to revive Hinduism when Buddhism was gaining popularity.
- Shankaracharya established four mathas in India, for the propagation of Sanatan Dharma.
Theory of monism adi sankaracharya
- Advaita is a branch of Vedanta.
- AhamBrahmasmiAdvaita Vedanta This is an ideology that originated in India. Whose AdiShankaracharya was the award.
- There are many ideologies of the form of Parabrahman in India such as- Dvaita, Advaita, Vishishtadvaita, Keoladvaita, Dvaitadvaita etc. Acharya said the form in which he saw (Brahm).
- Despite having so many ideologies, everyone believes that God is the creator of this creation.
- The founder of Advaita ideology is Shankaracharya, he is also called Shankaradvaita. They believe that Brahma is the only truth in the world, the world is false, the soul and the Brahman are not separate.
- Jiva does not know Brahm only because of ignorance, whereas Brahm is seated within his own self.
- He has described the Advaita principle by saying “AhamBrahmasmi” in his Brahmasutra. Advaita principle is pervasive in the charachar creation as well.
- When a thorn pricks the foot, tears comes from the eyes and the hand goes to take out the thorn, this is a good example of Advaita.