A rare master kavi and tarkika, Vedanta Desika wrote both commentaries and original works across languages – in Sanskrit, Tamil, Manipravala and Prakrit. Here the modest attempt is to get a glimpse of the dazzling brilliance and depth of his scholarship.
The Purusharthas give us sight of what to live for & when taken together they give a clear vision of sacred unity of all endeavors, elevating our pursuits from mere survival to a means of self-refinement.
The sheer panditya that Vedanta Desika embodied illustrates richness of Bharatiya Jnana Parampara that produced acharyas of highest spiritual illumination flowing from spirit of loving surrender & service.
Today is indeed a doubly blessed day, according to the Bharatiya calendar. It is the punya tithi of two great acharyas, Bhagavad Ramanuja and Adi Shankara Bhagavatpada. What can one…