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SHANKARACHARYA

‘Hastamalakal

Here he was to get one more great disciple. Prabhakara was a brahmin. He had a son who was a dumb boy. He appeared to be dull. But Shankara felt that he was a yogi. Instead of asking the parents who had brought the boy ‘Why is the boy like this? since when?’ he asked the boy straightaway : "Who are you, my boy?" What else could be so sacred a place as the one where the divine master was standing for the yogi to break his silence? One who was dumb poke in answer, "I am the eternal self and not dead matter." This was the simplest form of expressing the nature of the self. By the grace of the master, the dull and the silent son of that couple revealed himself to be a great and wise sage. The master felt happy and taking him as disciple, named him 'Hastamalaka'.

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Shankaracharya - One of the greatest philosophers and savants of Bharat.
About Shankaracharya
Introduction
God's Grace
At Gurukula
For The Sake Of Mother
Mother's Longing And Anxiety
Shankara,The Ascetic
'O, Mother Parvati, Give Me Alms'
Commentaries
A Matchless Guru For A Matchless Disciple
You are Here! 'Hastamalaka'
The Four Regional Monasteries
The Disciples
Service To Mother
The Path That Shankara Showed
The Guiding Light
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