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Shankara

[shuhng-ker-uh] /ˈʃʌŋ kər ə/
noun
1.
a.d. 789?–821? Hindu Vedantist philosopher and teacher.
Also, Sankara.
Also called Shankaracharya
[shuhng-ker-uh-chahr-yuh] /ˈʃʌŋ kər əˈtʃɑr yə/ (Show IPA)
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  • Yet Shankara, the ancient founder of the Swami Order, disregarded the injunctions.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • Shankara's date is a center of the usual scholastic dispute.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • This philosophy of monism received its highest expression in the Upanishad commentaries of Shankara.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • Every swami belongs to the ancient monastic order which was organized in its present form by Shankara.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda

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