20. Sankara Jayanthi-3.

The Founder of the School of Monistic philosophy,  Who is regarded as the Avatara of Lord Shiva.

The advent of Lord Krishna rejuvenated Hindu religion and saved many a soul from complete ruin, souls which would otherwise have subjugated themselves to passivism due to the misinterpretation of the Vedas and the Upanishads.

In the same way, Sankara appeared on earth to deliver very many struggling souls.

He set them free, and enlightened them through his peaceful, unostentatious persuasion and loving propaganda.

Through his irresistible logic, he planted the triumphant banner of unique intellectual conquest over all other schools of philosophy.

Before him, all other theories proved to be phantoms and fallacies.

It was only Sankara who gave the unshakable concrete form to Hinduism and established the unity and purity of enlightened Hindu thought and culture.

Superstitions and corrupt practices melted away in no time.

The age-long six systems of theism which were suppressed by the prattlers re-emerged in their original glory only through the concerted efforts of Sankara.

Swami Sivananda
 To be continued  .....

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