New enlarged edition
Though he is considered one of the foremost of India’s philosophers, Shankara is also one of the most misunderstood. Much of the misunderstanding of Shankara’s position may be due to the absence of a lucid presentation of his life and works in a comprehensive and readable form. This short monograph is an attempt to meet that need for the benefit of those who have no previous acquaintance with philosophy.
Shankara was one of the most subtle of Indian philosophers and though for him intellectual dexterity was not an end in itself, the reader will find some reasoning worthy of his steel in the following pages.