Shankara

[ shuhng-ker-uh ]
/ ˈʃʌŋ kər ə /

noun

a.d. 789?–821?, Hindu Vedantist philosopher and teacher.

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Also Sankara.
Also called Shan·ka·ra·char·ya [shuhng-ker-uh-chahr-yuh] /ˈʃʌŋ kər əˈtʃɑr yə/.
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  • Every swami belongs to the ancient monastic order which was organized in its present form by Shankara.

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  • Yet Shankara, the ancient founder of the Swami Order, disregarded the injunctions.

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  • This philosophy of monism received its highest expression in the Upanishad commentaries of Shankara.

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  • Shankara's date is a center of the usual scholastic dispute.

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