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  • Source:
    Ethics (Ready Reference series); April 1994, p1-2
  • Additional Information
    • Article Author:
      Mallick, Krishna; Includes bibliography
    • Biographical Information:
      Śaṅkara; Sa&ndot;nkarācārya; Samkara; Sankarācārya; Sha&ndot;kara; Shankara; Male; India; Sanskrit;
    • Abstract:
      Wrote commentaries on the Prasthānatraya, which consists of the Upaniṣads, the Bhagavad Gītā, the Vedānta Sūtra, and many other works; he founded four mathas, or monasteries, in India, in Mysore Province of southern India, in Puri in the east, Davaraka in the west, and Badarinath in the north. Advocated monistic or Advaita Vedānta philosophy, which explains how to achieve the ultimate reality, or Brahman.
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