Samkara

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  • Source:
    World Philosophers & Their Works; February 2000, p1-3
  • Additional Information
    • Article Author:
      Yandell, Keith E.; Includes bibliography
    • Biographical Information:
      Śaṅkara; Sa&ndot;nkarācārya; Samkara; Sankarācārya; Sha&ndot;kara; Shankara; Male; India; Sanskrit;
    • Abstract:
      Samkara was the greatest teacher and commentator of Advaita Vedanta Hinduism, a religious and philosophical tradition based on a nondualist, monistic reading of the Hindu sacred texts, the Upanishads. This perspective has been the dominant reading of these writings among Brahman teachers and a widely accepted perspective among Hindu philosophers.
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