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Nagaraj

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Shankara and Ramana
« on: May 27, 2010, 10:26:55 AM »
I have always been bewildered at parallels in the lives of Sri Ramana and Sri Shankara.

Shankara is said to have lived for 32 years, Ramana for 70 (allmost double)
Shankara left his house at the age of 8, Ramana at the age of 16 (double)
Shankara lost his father at the age of 5 - 6, Ramana lost his father at the age of 12 (allmost double)
Shankaera graced his mother with Vaikunta Darshana and gave her Moksha, Ramana also gave Moksha to his mother.
Shankara came back to his mother during her last days, Mother came back to Ramana to spend the rest of her life.
Shankara preached/lived Advaita, Ramana lived Advaita
Shankara revived Vedanta, Ramana revived Vedanta

... so many more....

Salutations to Sri Bhagavan Ramana
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

Subramanian.R

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Re: Shankara and Ramana
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2010, 10:35:04 AM »

Dear Nagaraj,

Wonderful.  These parallels did not come to me all these days.

One more.

Sri Sankara apart from his Vivekachoodamani, Atma Bodham,
Gaudapada Karika commentary, also wrote devotional poems.
Bhagavan Ramana also composed Sri Arunachala Stuti Panchakam.

Arunachala Siva.   

Nagaraj

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Re: Shankara and Ramana
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2010, 10:41:15 AM »
Yes,

Both Shankara and Ramana were excellent composers. The need of the hour for Sri Shankara required him to compose so many works to revive the Sanathana Dharma, whereas, Sri Shankara himself as Sri Ramana had already composed so many compositions, so he limited it all to quite a few compositions on Arunachala.

I read in Glory of Arunachala, somewhere, Sri Shankara also has written about Arunachala as well, one of the 108 names of Shiva he composed also has this name:

Giri Pradaskhina Priyaaya Namaha

Salutations to Sri Bhagavan Ramana

॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

ramana_maharshi

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Re: Shankara and Ramana
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2010, 12:53:19 PM »
dear nagraj garu and Subramanian garu,

excellent comparisions between guru ramana and adi sankara.