My Sashtang Pranam's to The Monk who has revitalised the dying Hindutva
thru his preachings. He was the Man who saved Hindu Dharma from the
meaning less rituals and arrested the growth of ever increasing
conflicts among the various sects.
At the age of 8 , he wanted
to renounce this materialistic world and preferred to go Sanyasi way .
But his mother vehemently denied it and she dint permitted him. Later he
was caught by a Crocodile in a Pond and was not leaving him , then he
in pain cries and plead his mother to accept his earlier wish of
becoming Sanyasi. His Mother from the banks agreed and Crocodile left
Shankara Chary . it was an Miracle. Then he toured the entire Bharat
Varsh as a Philosopher , Saint preaching the essence of Hindu Dharma.
The Popular devotional song "BhajaGovindam" is composed by Sri Adi
Shankara Charya himself. The Song tells you to dump this greed of
Materialism and take shelter in "Govinda". That alone will save you and
grant Salvation. it is believed that Adi Shankara Charya has compsed the
song in Varnasi addressing a stubborn aged Sanskrit scholar. This
devotional Song gives the hints of Adi Shankara Swamigal "Advaita"
Below I Quote One such Stanza and its meaning
nárèstanabharanábhèdeùam døúûvá má gá moháveùam, etan-mámsavasádi-vikáram manasi vicintaya váram váram.
Seeing the seductive female form, do not fall prey to frenzied
delusion. That (female form) is (but) a modification of flesh and fat.
Think well thus in your mind and again and again.