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The SAMPRADAAYA (COMMUNITY) which our Guruji represents is knows as THE RAMANUJ SAMPRADAAYA, named after Saint Ramanujacharya. This community though is originally known as THE SRI SAMPRADAAYA.
To name a few great saints who have spread the name of the Supreme Lord under different community heads or Sampradayas are SHRI SHANKARACHARYA, SHRI YAMUNACHARYA, SHRI VALLABHACHARYA, SHRI MAADHAVACHARYA, SHRI NIMBARKACHARYA and SHRI CHAITANYA.
Shri Ramanujacharya was a great devotee of the Supreme Lord Narayan, and a thorough propagandist of the VISHISHT ADVAITA THEORY.He was a virtuous, pious, patient and a very learned saint. The son of KESHAV BHATT, born in the south, in TIRUKUDOOR, He lost His father at a tender age. He then headed for Kanchi, and started the study of the Vedas under the watchful eyes of GURU YAADAVPRAKASH. Shri Ramanuj excelled in the study of the Scriptures, character, and love for God. He even learnt a lot of the Yogic Principles.
Shri Ramanuj was from the same community (PARAMPARA) as Acharya Yaamunacharya (Allwander), and when Acharya Yaamunacharya was about to leave this world – He called for Shri Ramanuj, but by the time Shri Ramanuj reached – the Acharya had left for heavenly abode. Shri Ramanuj reached in time to see that three fingers of the dead body of the Acharya were bent, He immediately understood the meaning and vowed to the Supreme Lord that He would definitely write or get written a commentary on the three main Holy Scriptures, no sooner was the vow taken that the three fingers of the Acharya straightened. Shri Ramanuj then accepted Shri Pariyanaambi (an important disciple of Acharya Yaamunacharya) as His teacher and followed Vaishnavism and took to the path of Bhakti – or Love for God.
Shri Ramanuj was a family man – but understood too soon that He would not be able to achieve His goals staying as a household man, so He left His household, went off to Srirangam and took Sanyas under the eyes of Sanyasi Yatiraj
In compassion, Shri Ramanuj can be compared to Lord Buddha, in love – to Jesus Christ, and in the spread of the name of God – to Saint John.
Shri Ramanuj wrote commentaries on the Gita as well as the Brahmasutra, His work was called – SHRI BHASHYA. He also was instrumental in the writing of two famous works – VISHNU SAHASTRANAAM, and DIVYA PRABANDHAM, thus completing His vow of getting three important commentaries written. He lived for 120 years, spreading the name of the Supreme Lord through preaching's, writings and extensive traveling. He spread and explained the concept of the Love of the Lord (Bhakti) to thousands of people around the world.
Principle Teachings of Shri Ramanujacharya
Only God is COMPLETE, He resides in every soul. He is the Sole Creator and Preserver of this entire Universe. The main aim of every human must be to wipe out his ego and surrender totally to the Supreme Lord. Only Lord Narayan is ETERNAL TRUTH and His power (Shakti) is MahaLakshmi. Shri Laxmi Narayan are the parents of this entire universe and each soul – are Their children.
Humans must chant the Holy Name of Lord Narayan, and each of their action must be for the Supreme Lord only.The only way every action can be for the Supreme Lord – is to surrender totally to Him. This is the only way of true Peace.
Shri Laxmi Narayan are the parents of this entire universe and each soul are their children. Humans must chant the Holy Name of Lord Narayan, and each of their action must be for the Supreme Lord only. The only way every action can be for the Supreme Lord is to surrender totally to Him. This is the only way of true Peace.