Sree Narayana Guru - Advaitham

Sree Narayana Guru has made his mark in the field of Hindu ideology also. In 1913 he built the Advaidashramam at Alwaye. The ideology of “Advaitam” was formulated by the great guru “Sri Sankaracharya”. Sree Narayana Guru being a progressive reformer saint, questions whether he supported the “Advaitham” of Sankaracharyar often popped up. Sree Narayana Guru’s reply to such questions was simple he supported advaitham by its real meaning, A+ Dvaitham. = not + two = Both are one and same.


His famous dictum “One religion, One caste, One god for human being” (oru jathi, oru matham, oru daivam manshyanu) was so revolutionary that it was for the first time people of Kerala could hear a voice that could mean they are all one and the same regardless of their caste. His other one liner was this “whatever be the religion it is enough to be a good man” easily breaks the barriers of religions.


Human beings are one and same regardless of their caste or creed. God also is one and the same regardless to what name he is addressed. Sree Narayana Guru was a great genius and he never stood for and ideological dispute with old gurus, he just shed a new light on the old concepts and projected the old dictums as relevant ones to the present contexts.


Old obscurantist ideologists left without any strategy for offence as Sree Naryana guru was playing the very cards they used before, while they did not know the meanings of what they preached, Sree Naryana Guru knew what he said. Sree Narayana Guru was shedding light in to darkness. The “thamas” (darkness) had to retreat while “jyothi” had its way. “thamsorma jyothirgamaya” as the manthra goes.