|| Hari OM ||

|| ShrI guru sharaNam ||
|| ShrI Adi Sankara sharaNam ||


On holy occasion of Adi Sankara and rAmAnuja jayanti, lets pray to jagadgurus to help us know the truth.

I have tried to explain what Hindu dharma is. The article is not compete and is in public domain. All those who can contribute constructively are welcome


विदिताखिलशास्त्रसुधाजलधे महितोपनिषत् कथितार्थनिधे
हृदये कलये विमलं चरणं भव शंकर देशिक मे शरणम् ॥
- तोटकाष्टकं -1

O Thou, The Knower Of All The Milk-Ocean Of Scriptures! The Expounder Of The Topics Of Great Upanisadic Treasure-Trove! On Thy Faultless Feet I Meditate In My Heart. Be Thou My Refuge O preceptor, Sankara. I meditate on Your pure lotus feet in my heart | O Preceptor Shankara, be my refuge.
- toTakAShTaka.m - 1

Last Message of Adi Sankara, Sopan Panchakam

Adi Shankara at the request of his disciples gave instructions in 5 stanzas to his beloved disciples which are called as SopAna panchakam or updesha panchakam

The first verse says

वेदो नित्यमधीयतां तदुदितं कर्म स्वनुष्ठीयतां

तेनेशस्य विधीयतां अपचितिः काम्ये मतिस्त्यज्यताम् ।

पापौघः परिधूयतां भवसुखे दोषोऽनुसन्धीयतां

आत्मेच्छा व्यवसीयतां निजगृाहात्तूर्णं विनिर्गम्यताम् ॥ १ ॥

Study the Veda every day; do properly the karma prescribed therein; through that (act), worship the Lord; give up the thought of doing an act with desire (for its fruit); shake off the group of sinful deeds; consider (mentally) the defect in worldly pleasure; strive for the desire (for the knowledge) of the Átmán (Self); get out of your home without delay.

|| Hari OM ||