Overview for Atmatirtham: Life and Teachings of Sri Sankaracharya (An Independent Vedantic Epic)
‘Atmatirtha’ – This sacred book deals with the life and teachings of the greatest Acharya of Hinduism – Sri Sankara Bhagavadpada. This is not a historical biography of the Acharya but is a magnificent independent Vedantic epic. While unraveling the life of the great Master, sparks of profound spiritual insight flash forth. The Majesty of the teachings and the glory of the teacher open the sluice gates of deep peace and give the glimpse of our true nature. In the course of narration, the doubts that a seeker may have, regarding Vedanta and spiritual practices, are clarified. A devout reader of this text is sure to have the experience of a sacred pilgrimage along with the elightened Sage, from Kerala to Kedar. Bhakti, jnana and vairagya seep into one’s heart while absourbing the divine life.
In this, the divine story of the Acharya is freely rendered. More than facts, the highest goal, Self-realisation is always kept in the background of the subject matter. This indeed is the story of spiritual India, the story of Sanatana Dharma.
Sri Ramanacharana Tirtha (Author)
Sri Venkataraman is an Acharya of Vedanta. He resides in the holy Arunachala (Tiruvannamalai). He was born in Nochur village in Palakkad (Kerala). Brought up in an orthodox Vedic tradition, he had profound exposure into Vedanta jnana at the tender age of fourteen itself. His talks and writings on jana and bhakti have already made him a legend.