The Dakshinamurti Stotram of Shri Shankaracharya contains some of the most profound teachings of Advaita Vedanta. The wisdom conveyed by its verses can bring about a radical transformation of one’s world view by removing ignorance about the world, and about oneself. This transformative knowledge is capable of destroying the illusion of maya. Thus the Daskhinamurti Stotram is moksha shastra, a scriptural teaching that can lead to one’s liberation.
This stotra is also a superb work of poetry set in a meter known as shardula vikridita. In its verses, Shri Shankara uses poetic imagery and vivid metaphors to extend the power of the Sanskrit language beyond what is possible in mere prose.
– From the album Shlokas on Ganapathi, Guru, Navagraha