(788 CE - 820 CE) Also known as Adi Shankara. Although he only lived for thirty-two years, Shankara established a philosophical view that showed the unity of the various religions of India, especially Buddhism and Hinduism.
"Shankara was a ray of the primitive light; he was a flame. Shankara joined the Buddhist doctrine with the Advaita philosophy." - Samael Aun Weor, Igneous Rose
"Wherever we direct our attention, we spend creative energy. We can save creative energy if we divide attention, if we do not become identified with things, people, and ideas. When we become identified with things, people, and ideas, we then forget our Self and lose creative energy in the most pitiful way. It is essential to know that we need to save creative energy in order to awaken the consciousness, and that the creative energy is the living potential, it is the vehicle of the consciousness, it is the instrument in order to awaken the consciousness."