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The word Sankara means the one who does good. Adi Sankara was a revered saint philosopher who lived in India 2500 years ago and produced seminal change in the society.
His works are relevant even today. A very relevant treatise is his Prashnōttara Ratna Mālikā which means a garland of questions and answers wherein he poses a question and answers it.
किं भाग्यं देहवताम् – What is good fortune for those with a body?
आरोग्यम् – Good health.
कुत्र विधेयो यत्नः – Where is the effort ordained?
विद्याभ्यासे सदौषधे दाने In education, good medicine and charity
पात्रं किम् अन्नदाने ? – Who is eligible for annadānam?
क्षुधितम् – The Hungry.
We take our mission’s inspiration from his works and from the current acharyas of his unbroken lineage, the current preceptors of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam.