Sri Adi Sankara Jayanthi is coming up in few days – May 11th. Let us pray to our Adi Acharya to bless us for spiritual progression. I am writing this post in preparation for Acharya Jayanthi…
Can we all take two resolutions on this auspicious day?
(1) Having Adi Sankarar photo in our puja rooms – no matter how small or big it is
(2) Reading Adi Sankara Charitham daily.
Answer is – Why not?!
We taking so many resolutions – losing weight, doing some walking in the morning, avoiding fatty food – all that….Why can’t we do something like this too???
We call ourselves as followers of Sanatana Dharma principles. Without Adi Sankara there is no sanatana religion/dharma.
For Adi Sankara photo, I am sure you can find good resolution image onine or even here at the blog…Print, frame and add to your puja room.
Second for the Sankara Charitham – how many of us really know Sankara Charitham fully?! We may know some incidents – bits and pieces but not sure how many of us remember as much as we remember Ramayanam etc. I think as Periyava devotees, we all must read and know about our Adi Acharya – no question.
There are several texts available. Don’t get caught up with Acharya’s birthdate controversy. That is not something we need to worry at this point. We have quite some grounds to cover as foundation!
For all Tamil readers – Mahaperiyava had spoken almost in one full volume of Dheivathin Kural (Volume 5) under the topic Sankara Charitham. Here is the link – https://dheivathinkural.wordpress.com/ஐந்தாம்-பகுதி/. Read at least a page daily. With the power of internet, all these great materials are at our fingertip. Nothing should stop us from doing this.
For non-Tamil readers – Sri BN Mama had done a wonderful job in translating Sr Ra Ganapathi anna’s book to English – we are publishing each part in this blog regularly. Look for the word “Sankara Charitham” in the tag cloud…
Can we all do these?!