A Dedication To Adi Shankaracharya

A dedication to Adi Shankaracharya on Shankaracharya Jayanti.

Your life is the most sacred hymn
What can I write to praise you, then!

Your words are immortal
Your thoughts are immortal
What ‘New’ can I find to write today!

Your prayers brought the realization of Advaita in the life
What prayer can I write today!

You told me the meaning of ‘Samadhi’
What can I write beyond your words!
No experience can be beyond your words!

How can I express my feelings,
When devotion is felt only because of you.

My restless mind was searching for the peace
I discovered it within my heart
That is the magic of your words, hymns by you.

I didn’t know Gyana, I didn’t know Bhakti
I didn’t know spirituality and the Moksha

I read your words, I read your words again and again
I discovered the bliss which was always with me, within me.

I felt the Advaita philosophy, most difficult
I read your words, and
I am feeling Advaita to express only.
Advaita to spread only.
Advaita to live so easily.

This is the magic of your words
Or the power of Advaita!
Everything is ‘One’

O Gurudeva! I am your child,
I don’t know all this poetry,
I am writing, because of you only

Without your words, life wouldn’t be blissful
Without your words ‘I’ couldn’t realize ‘myself’
Without your words, we wouldn’t know our culture.

You are enlightening this world, always
Your words are the only reason of peace in the world

Article on Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti : Jai Jai Shankar emphasizing the importance of Advaita philosophy for world peace.