In Honor of Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti
April 30, 2017
April 30 marks the occasion of Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti, the anniversary of Adi Shankaracharya’s birth. Adi Shankaracharya (788—820 CE) was a great being, an enlightened Master who articulated the teachings of Advaita Vedanta, a philosophy that focuses on the oneness of the individual soul and God.
Gurumayi and Baba have on numerous occasions brought seekers’ attention to Shankaracharya’s teachings, which illuminate concepts that are central to the philosophy of the Siddha Yoga path. Shankaracharya’s written works, which include the Vivekachudamani and Atmabodha, expound on the eternal nature of the Supreme Self and the significance of the Guru in a seeker’s sadhana. Shankaracharya also elucidates the importance of performing spiritual practices such as meditation, mantra japa, and contemplation as a means to achieve liberation.
Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti gives Siddha Yogis and new seekers an opportunity to reflect on and practice the timeless principles Shankaracharya taught so prolifically.