Shankara the Missionary
Author: Swami Chinmayananda
Commentary by Swami Chinmayananda
Adi Shankaracharya is not an individual. To students of Vedanta, he is an institution. No single person could ever have achieved what he had in his short span of life. No master or prophet had ever achieved so much, for so many, in so short a time.
Very often this tempts us to consider that Shankara was an Avatar.
Shankara’s work represntss the total turnover of highly competent person, working intensively every hour of the day, under conditions of the highest mental and intellectual efficiency. Yogis invoke this ‘total capacity’, lying dormant in everyone,