General Awareness Questions

Q.  Which of the following statements about the philosopher Shankara is/are true?
1.Shankara espoused a form of Vedanta called Advaita.
2.He elaborated on the philosophy of Gaudapada.
3.Shankara tried to demonstrate that the Upanishads and Brahmasutras contain a unified, systematic philosophy.
4.Shankara founded the Amanaya Mathias

a. 1 and 2 only
b. 1, 2 and 3
c. 3 and 4
d. 4 only

ANSWER: See Answer
Adi Shankara or Shankara was an early 8th-century Indian philosopher and the ologian who consolidated the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta.
He is credited with unifying and establishing the main currents of thought in Hinduism. It is with his teacher Govinda, that Shankara studied Gaudapadiya Karika, as Govinda was himself taught by Gaudapada.


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