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Quotes and Sayings of Jagadguru Adi Shankara

External attachment is attachment to sense objects. Internal attachment is self-identification with the ego and the modifications of the mind. The dispassionate man, absorbingly devoted to Brahman, is alone able to renounce both...He who has known the reality of Brahman cannot continue to feel attachment to this world.
He who feels attachment has not known Brahman. He remains deluded and sense bound.

Like an image in a dream the world is troubled by love, hatred and other poisons. So long as the dream lasts, the image appears to be real; but on awaking it vanishes.

In consequence of possessing diverse attributes, the Supreme Existence appears manifold, but when the attributes are annihilated, unity is restored.

In consequence of those diverse attributes, a variety of names and conditions are supposed proper to the spirit, just as a variety of tastes and colors are attributed to water.

When a great soul has found perfect tranquillity by freeing his mind from all distracting thoughts an…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 8, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on May 8, 2011 – Today is Shukla Paksha Panchami – fifth day of the waxing phase of moonin Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Panchami till 1:26 PM. Afterwards it is Shukla Paksha Sashti or sixth day of the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time. Nakshatra – Ardra or Arudara or Thiruvathirai Nakshatra till 7:34 AM. Afterwards it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatram. Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rasi Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Surdas Jayanti. Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti. Vaishakh Krishna Shukla Paksha Panchami or fifth day of the waxing phase of moon in Vaishakh month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Vaishakha Krishna Shukla Paksha Panchami or fifth day of the waxing phase of moon in Vaishakh month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and…

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