The greatest contributor in Indian Philosophy – Aadi Shankara

To quote Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, “The life of Sankara makes a strong impression of contraries. HE is a philosopher and a poet, a savant and a saint, a mystic and a religious reformer. Such diverse gifts did he posses that different images present themselves, if we try to recall his personality. One sees him in youth, on fire with intellectual ambition, a stiff and intrepid debator; another regards him as shrewd political genius (rather a patriot) attempting to impress on the people a sense of unity; for a third, HE is a calm philosopher engaged in the single effort to expose the contradictions of life and thought with a unmatched incisiveness; for a fourth, HE is the mystic who declares that we are all greater than we know.” I donot find any parallel to AADI GURU SHANKARACHARYA. Pl enlighten me, if I am wrong.

Author: mahesh3006

A retired development banker with strong bias towards rural development through microcredit