(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
"Tremendous is the effort and the vigilance that is needed from second to second, from moment to moment, in order to not fall into illusions. One minute of unawareness is enough for the mind to be already dreaming about something else, distracting it from the job or deed that we are living at the moment."