In the time after the vedic period master Adi Shankara introduced the "Varna" ,
the cast-system, which had a spiritual background at that time - and the four steps of life.
The Shankara - Order teaches the Sanatan - Dharma and teaches that EVERY path of YOGA is based on the 8 steps of Ashtanga-Yoga (= Raja- Yoga ; --> part 3) , and so is another proof for the UNIVERSAL PATH, the inner unity of the scriptures of ALL religions (further : Part1, chapter 3)
The five pages deal about a visit of Mr. Kropinski at the Shankara - Order in 1987 , originally because of the disturbences caused by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi ( who is a black master out of the sight of the author ) - but they teach a lot about the inner structure of the Shankara-Order - and a bit about the Sanatan Dharma and the Mantras.
A visit to the shankaracharya 1987 (TM - EX - Letter of Robert Kropinski from the internet).
[ I N D E X ]