Author: Alexey Leonov
Location: ETNOMIR Cultural Education Center
“Karma-yogis are freed from the bondage of rebirth due to renouncing the selfish attachment to the fruits of all work, and attain blissful divine state of salvation.”
“You have a raft to cross the ocean of samsara – the divine knowledge.”
ADI SHANKARA – Indian philosopher, preacher and reformer of Hinduism (788-820).
Shankara combined the disconnected currents of his time and synthesized the Vedic systems. The greatest benefit of the teachings of Shankara is the principle of full development in a state of enlightenment, the achievement of pure consciousness, refinement of the mind, purity of heart, which can overflow with the waves of universal love.
Advaita Vedanta Sri Shankaracharya proclaims the absolute identity of the true self and the Absolute. The impersonal non-dual Absolute is the only reality. The whole plural world with its duality is the result of an illusion. At the highest level of existence, there is only one Absolute (Spirit). The sage who has attained the identity of Atman and Brahman through intuitive knowledge is freed from ignorance. Liberation from illusion is the goal of Advaita.
WORKS Vivekachudamani, Atma bodha, Brahmanuchintanam, Atmashatkam.