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Brahma Sutras: Text, Word-to-Word Meaning, Translation, and Commentary [ Badarayana, Swami Sivananda] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying . Brahma Sutra Bhasya Of Shankaracharya [Sankaracarya, Translated by Swami Gambhirananda] on The Brahma Sutras are the third of the canonical texts and are regarded as the The Brahma Sutras are attributed to Badarayana. Indian tradition identifies BAdarAyaNa, the author of the Brahma SUtra, with Vyasa, the compiler of the Vedas. Many commentaries have been written on this text.

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Many commentaries on the fundamental scripture of Vedanta, the Brahmasutrawere written by the founders or leading scholars of the various sects of Hinduism, and they are transmitted to this day as documents indispensable in the respective sectarian traditions. The very first two chapters samanvaya integration of the diverse texts into a homogeneous total picture and avirodha removing all possible objections and internal contradictions as accepted by all commentaries show this objective clearly.

By using this site, you barhma to suttas Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The different Acharyas founders of different schools of thought have given their own interpretations of the Sutras to establish their own doctrines.


There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Such an act, which strongly militates against the very concept and approach sufras an explanatory work, attracts the charge by his opponents of his having foisted his own opinions upon the author of the brahma-sUtra, under the pretext of explaining the latter.


Detailed arguments by these rivals of Advaita are cited.

It will remain a personality for ever. When the food particles are stripped from our life-force, true nature becomes bare; Great talk is about nothing and tea-cups are washed overboard a non-existent ship sailing a non-ocean.

The phrase, ‘as in the case of the horse,’ supplies an illustration on the ground of suitability. I found out, it is not my school of thought. The Brahma Sutras or Brahmasutra are attributed to Badarayana. His explanations only faithfully render the intended meaning of Sri Vyasa.

However, they are to be retained in uncommented texts, and are also to be included when the oof is recited. In his commentary upon the brahma-sUtra, rAmAnuja refers to a varttika explanatory text by bodhAyana in which the latter shows familiarity with both the mImAmsa-sUtra and the brahma-sUtra, and in fact considers them to be two parts of a complete exposition.

I have found Swami Sivananda’s to be the most approachable edition of the Brahma Sutras.

Brahma Sutras

Isvara or Saguna Brahman is a product of Maya. Brahma Sutra Bhasya Of Shankaracharya.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Each Adhikarana has separate question to discuss. Bbadarayana Brahmasutra chapter asserts that all the Upanishads primarily aim and coherently describe the knowledge and meditation of Brahmanthe ultimate reality. The Philosophy of Spiritual Life. It deals with the knowledge portion. Unfortunately, no copies of this varttika survive to the present day, and it is also not quoted from by any other scholar.

The Vedanta Sutras of Badarayana Index

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Introduction As is well-known, there are six schools of classical Indian philosophy, namely: With reference to this point the present Sutra now remarks that knowledge has regard.


The first eight case studies in the third Pada of chapter 2 discuss whether the world has an origin or not, whether the universe is co-eternal with Brahman or is an effect of Brahman interpreted as dualistic God in theistic sub-schools of Vedantaand whether the universe returns into Brahman periodically.

Worship of Isvara leads to Krama Mukti. The Vedas, according to Vedanta, consists of two parts, states Deussen, which show “far reaching analogy with the Old and New Testaments”, a Part of Works karma-kanda which includes the benedictory mantrassacrifices and ceremonies like the Old Testament, and a Part of Knowledge jnana-kanda which focuses on metaphysical questions about the world, creator, soul, theology, morals and virtues like the New Testament.

Bhakti is the chief means to final emancipation and not Jnana. Of this Mimamsa two branches have been recognised, the Purva Mimamsa earlier and the Uttara Mimamsa the latter. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

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The book is in dialogue form and consists in an attempt to refute the dualistic arguments of rival Vedic interpreters. They came out from the breath of Hiranyagarbha Lord Brahma. Each of these scholars has given his own interpretation of what bAdarAyaNa really means to say.