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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The Vedas are eternal. As such, it is now agreed that the brahma-sUtra was written at a time when the six schools in general, and vedAnta, were already widely known, and discourse among their scholars had already developed to a very great degree. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The views of various Acharyas are all true in respect of the particular aspect of Brahman dealt with by them each in his own way. The topics discussed are diverse. The theory held by Bhaskara and Nimbarka was held by the ancient teacher Audulomi.

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Brahma Sutras

When he was preparing his commentary he had in view the purpose of combating the baneful effects which blind ritualism produced. Audulomi and Asmarathya also did this work in their own way and founded their own schools of thought. The text of the Brahma Sutras is included herein to enable the readers to do Swadhyayana and get them by heart for purposes of meditation.


The soul remains in Vaikuntha for ever in a state of bliss and enjoys the divine Aisvarya badarayan Lord Narayana.

The Vedanta Sutras of Badarayana Index

The former systematises the Karma Kanda-the portion of the Veda which pertains to action and sacrifices and which comprises Samhitas and the Brahmanas; the latter systematises the Jnana Kanda i. This is a great authority for every philosophical school in India. The Brahma sUtra is known by many names: You identify yourself with the body and say, ‘I am fair, dark, stout or thin. The third chapter Sadhana: There are more than fourteen commentaries on the Brahma Sutras.

Other scriptures Bhagavad Gita Agamas. The opening sutras of chapter 4 continue the discussion of meditation as means to knowledge, with sutra 4. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Vedas consist of three portions viz. Brwhma, 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.

Maximum of thought is compressed or condensed into these Sutras in as few words as possible. Badaraynaa brahma-sUtra is the authoritative exposition of vedAnta, but it is by no means the first, and is designed to provide an objective criticism of views held by others.


Sankara’s philosophical view accurately represents the meaning of Badarayana. Introduction As is well-known, there are six schools of classical Indian philosophy, namely: Madhva, also known as Purnaprajna and Ananda Teertha []. Similarly the passage, ‘What people call sacrifice that is really brahma k arya’ Kh.

The highest truth is Brahman, one without a second, the true self, atman. It deals with the knowledge portion. Sankara has taken Brahman in His transcendental aspect, while Sri Ramanuja has taken Him chiefly in His immanent aspect.


Should be sutras and so on, thereafter. Of this Mimamsa two branches have been recognised, the Purva Mimamsa earlier and the Uttara Mimamsa the latter.

This can be achieved by Bhakti devotion. The first five Adhikaranas of the first chapter are very, very important. It is possible to date the bhagavadgItA, and the mahAbhArata that it is part of, to a time before the advent of Buddhism. Numerous commentaries have been written on the Brahma-sutra text, but many such as that of Bodhayana, [note 7] Upavarsa, [note 8] and eighteen out of twenty one mentioned by Narayana in Madhvavijaya-bhava-prakashika are considered lost.

Much more technical than other philosophical versions yet easy to read. It is an authority which leads to the right understanding of the Brahma Sutras.