For Shankara , the path of jnana-yoga was the only one to moksha.
It was my advanced research in physics that had started me on a spiritual quest. It culminated in me accepting the non-dualism or absolute monism of Shankara as my philosophy of life and science.
The analogies Gandhi uses to describe God 's relationship to the world are ones that point to pantheism not Shankara 's transcendental monism , or if John White's critique of Shankara is correct, a transcendental dualism.
Om, Praise be to the auspicious Ganga, gift of Shiva, O Praise! Praise be to her who is Vishnu embodied, the very image of Brahma, O praise! Praise to her who is the form of Rudra, Shankara, the embodiment of all gods, the embodiment of healing, O praise!John Hawley
This Ganga was sent out for salvation of the world of Sambhu, Lord of lords, filled with the sweet wine of compassion. Shankara, having squeezed out the essence of yoga and the Upanishads , created this excellent river because of his mercy for all creatures.