Adi Shankara – Incident with the untouchable

Thanks to justprams 

On his way to the Vishwanath temple in Kashi, Adi Shankaracharya came upon an untouchable and his dog. When asked to move aside by Shankara’s disciples, the untouchable asked : “Do you wish that I move my soul, the atman and ever lasting, or this body made of clay?” Seeing the untouchable as none other than Lord Shiva, Shankara prostrated before Ishwara, composing five shlokas (Manisha Panchakam).

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