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Short Life History of Adi Shankaracharya in pdf

A short life history Adi Shankaracharya in pdf is given below. Adi Shankaracharya needs no introduction to a devout Hindu. He revived Sanatana Dharma from the clutches of rituals and spread the teachings of Vedanta.

Legend has it that when he was eight years old he wanted to become a Sanyasi, but his mother did not give permission. Not long afterward, he was attacked by a crocodile. He cried out to his mother to allow him to renounce the world a moment before death so that he could reach liberation from birth and rebirth. His mother consented, and Shankara was miraculously released from the mouth of the crocodile.

He then proceeded to tour India and debate all those whom he encountered. Eventually he became known as the most brilliant philosopher of his time. Following the lineage of his Guru’s guru Gaudapada, he argued that Brahman was the only reality. He saw the world as a mere trifle, an illusion, or maya, unreal from the point of view of the ultimate. Shankara wrote commentaries on the Vedanta Sutra, the Upanishads, and the Bhagavad Gita.