Jyotirmath: Seat of the Shankaracharya Vasudevananda Saraswati
SHORT SUMMARY of the 12th January 2011 speech of His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Vasudevananda Saraswati Maharaj, Shankaracharya of JyotirMath:
Maharaj Shankaracharya mentioned that about 75 years back, when Maharishi went to the feet of Guru Dev, on that time no one in the world would anticipate that a young man in this age, will establish the rule of Dharma in the whole earth. He was mentioning that on that time there were 4 Bramacharies who came to get the blessings of Guru Dev, one of them was from Maharashtra and he was sent to Randhavan. The rest of the 3 were working under the guidance of Guru Dev, and Maharishiji, at that time was taking care of all the writing work and whatever other work that has to be managed for Guru Dev.
Dandi Swami Vasudevanand Saraswati.
He also mentioned a very nice point – Adi Shankara established 4 seats of knowiedge, all over India he divided India to bring the knowledge in 4 parts. It will not be an exaggeration to say that Maharishi single handedly brought the knowledge to the whole world himself. Maharishi was forgetting whether he needs to eat, or whether he needs to do any other work, he was always busy bringing the knowledge to the whole world.
At that time itself Maharishi took Sankalpa that: I wil! bring this knowledge to the whole earth, all over the world. And that Sankalpa he actually not only established, but he really brought it into the practice as weil. In a practical shape he has really given the message of Guru Dev to the whole world. Shankaracharya also mentioned that no where
there is such an example in any religion or in any aspect of knowledge that any person who has taken the picture of the Guru to the whole world, and got the whole world enjoying the blessing of Guru Dev.
Another event in Africa, in 1983, Maharishiji brought the Shankaracharya of that time to Africa, and Maharaja the current Shankaracharya was a Bramachari and was there in Africa with them as weil. He mentioned the cook, who told Shankaracharya, that for 3 days, Maharishi did not take any food. So when Maharishi came to receive the blessings of Shankaracharya, he was told to stay in the room. When Maharishi asked what is the matter, Shankaracharya told him:
You did not take any food for 3 days. Maharishi replied: Oh, I completely forgot that I have to take the food. On that time Shankaracharya advised him that we have to take care of the body also, because only through that we will be able to bring the knowledge to the whole world. Because it is said:
Sharir Madham Kal Dharma Sadanam.
This body, also is needed in order to bring Dharma to the whole mankind.
Maharishi got this knowledge from Guru Dev, so from this seat Maharishi got this knowiedge, and Maharishi was not keeping anything to himself, always giving to others. And after bringing this knowledge to the whole world he left everything at the feet of Guru Dev, at the seat of Sankaracharya.
So gaining the victory of knowledge in the whole world, he just offered it at the seat of Guru Dev. Shankaracharya mentioned also that Maharishi called him and told him about the Brahmananda Saraswati Trust, which Maharishi established and he offered the whole trust at the seat of Knowiedge. The Patron of the trust was offered
to the seat of Guru Dev. Jai Guru Dev, -V.