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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He has obviously done his best to make this difficult text as accessible and intelligible as he could. Much more technical than other philosophical versions yet eutras to read.

Though much of the differences arise due to their clubbing some sUtra-s together or wutras them in diverse ways, in some cases there are different readings altogether as each tries to obtain a total and coherent philosophical position by his own interpretation. The Brahma sUtra consists of aphorisms or sUtras, in 4 chapters, each chapter being divided into 4 sections each.

According to Ramanuja, Brahman is not absolutely one and homogeneous. Qualified Advaita Vaishnavism [].

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If any Acharya wishes to establish his own cult or sect or school of thought he will have to write a commentary of his own on Brahma Sutras. They cannot be understood without a lucid commentary Bhashya. Sankara has taken Brahman bacarayana His transcendental aspect, while Sri Ramanuja has taken Him chiefly in His immanent aspect. May his bragma be upon you all! Each of bbrahma scholars has given his own interpretation of what bAdarAyaNa really means to say.


Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. But they differ amongst themselves as to the nature of this Brahman, the relation of the individual soul to Brahman, the state of the soul in the state of final emancipation, the means of attaining It and Its causality with reference to this universe.

Since the two entities jIva, or the individual self, and brahman, can either be i identical; ii identical with specialty; iii non-identical; iv identical and non-identical, one has four basic schools of thought within vedAnta upholding these views. They expand Vikasa during creation. When the impurity has been removed, then knowledge begins to act. The universe is not unreal or illusory but is a true manifestation or Parinama of Brahman.


The best thinkers of India, Germany, America and England belong to this school. Commentaries upon the brahma-sUtra Owing to its importance, the brahma-sUtra has spawned a rather substantial number of bhAshhya -s commentaries badraayana seek to amplify bAdarAyaNa’s very terse writing.

The first chapter in sutras 1. The Brahma sutras consists of aphoristic verses sutras in four chapters. It occupies a high rank in books on philosophy.

Advaita philosophy is the most sublime and the grandest philosophy of the Hindus.

However, it is not found that the various recensions of the brahma-sUtra are different, with some not having the questionable references; all copies of the brahma-sUtra as obtained from a variety of sources carry them.

Hermann Jacobi in early 20th century suggested that Madhyamaka Buddhist concepts such as Sunyavadaacknowledged in the Brahma-sutras, may be a late invention, and suggests that both Sunyavada and Brahma-sutras may therefore have emerged between CE. The work consists of 4 Adhyayas chapters16 Padas sectionsAdhikaranas topics and Sutras brshma. Articles containing Sanskrit-language text All articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases Bsdarayana with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases from November The Brahma Sutras is a difficult but important scripture of Vedanta.


As a result, a significant part of the debate among various schools of vedAnta is about what is not said in the brahma-sUtra but is implied and left unstated. The opening sutras of chapter 4 continue the discussion of meditation as means to knowledge, with sutra 4.

The only source for the knowledge of this Brahman is the Sruti or the Baadarayana. If you sutrqs a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Now therefore the Enquiry into Brahman. In reality there are no conflicts for the thinker.

You identify yourself with the mind and say, ‘I know nothing. Worship of Isvara leads to Krama Mukti. I sutgas found Swami Sivananda’s to be the most approachable edition of the Brahma Sutras.

Through his selfish actions he enjoys the fruits of his actions. The influence of Vedanta is prominent badadayana the sacred literatures of Hinduism, such as the various Puranas, Samhitas, Agamas and Tantras.

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