सदाशिवसमारम्भां शङ्कराचार्यमध्यमाम् । अस्मदाचार्य पर्यन्तां वन्दे गुरुपरम्पराम् ॥
Lord Shiva, also known as Dhakshinamurthy, who spreads the Universal Truth not by words but by his silence and by his sign of his hand which is held in the form of "Chin Mudra".
Vashistha is one of the Saptarishis in the seventh, i.e. the present Manvantara, or age of Manu. Vashista is a manasputra of God Brahma. He had his divine cow Kamadhenu, and Arundhati is the name of the wife of Vashista.
Sri Acharya, as the only system worthy of taking notice of for the purpose of criticising. According to Advaita, the ultimate bliss is the experience of non-difference between the Jivatma and the Paramatma.