(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
"When we are in the physical world, we must learn to be awake from moment to moment. We then live awakened and self-conscious from moment to moment in the internal worlds, both during the hours of the sleep of the physical body and also after death."