A Research Study on Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya with Specific Reference to the Principles and Practices of Management and Relevance in Modern Times with Lessons to be Learnt for Managers/ CEOs
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Abstract

Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya was born in 8 Century A.D. at village Kaladi situated on the banks of the Periyar River in Kerala, India. Many scholars of Sanskrit language, Indian history, Culture and ethos are of common opinion that Hindu religion would not have been in existence if Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya would not have been lived / taken birth. He has been widely known as an incarnation of Lord Shiva. This paper attempts to study and develop an insight from the life, events, teachings, lineage and practices of “Jagadguru Shankaracharya” and co-relating the same to the contemporary concepts, practices of management discipline and chart out lessons to be learnt for the managers / CEOs.

A. Rational behind topic

In this advanced world, the dexterity of Management has turned into a vital part of ordinary life spanning almost all functions of any arena of a living being. Management is all pervasive so that is a systematic and a precise way of carrying out activities in any field of human effort.

 Indian civilization is the eldest on the planet earth and is the foundation of almost all civilizations existing on the planet earth. Going through the ancient history, scriptures one can easily reveal that th in the 9 century - there was a time when there was a chaos in almost all the segments, parts of the society and the very existence of the Hindu religion, culture and traditions were in danger and were nearer to vanish and during that time a profound stalwart, greatest leader and the logician named Shankar, who died at a very early age of 32, with an honour of “Bhagwadpad Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya”, brought a revolutionary change in the entire society and established “Sanatan Dharm” / Immortal Religion by establishing five “peeths” / “maths” – monasteries with a rich and most respected lineage of “Jagadguru Shankaracharya” which is in existence till date and will also exist in future. He is the profounder of “Advaita Philosophy” and many advanced level spiritual and Tantra practices. 

Till date all the scholars of Sanskrit language, Indian history, Culture and ethos are of common opinion that Hindu religion would not have been in existence if “Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya” would not have been lived / taken birth. He has been widely known as an incarnation of Lord Shiva.

There are lots of ancient scriptures, empirical, literally evidences about above mentioned write up.

 I feel Religion is secondary but, the way “Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya” even though lived a very short period of life but, the level to which he contributed to the Indian heritage, philosophy and a dynamic path of “Sansyas” / renunciation, could be the best source of inspiration, empirical study and a deep route to the ancient legacy which is still relevant and contemporary as it is the Ultimate Truth which is beyond the shortcomings of temporary things.

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