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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Brahma Sutra for The Beginners. This world is identical with and at badarayxna same time different from Brahman just as the wave or bubble is the same and at the same time different from water. There are three kinds of vedAntic texts, called the prasthAna-traya, which are of prime importance: State University of New York Press. The Brahmasutra text has Adhikaranas.

This is a great authority for every philosophical school in India. Knowledge of Nirguna Brahman is the only means of liberation. Swami Sivananda trained many of the yogis who came to the West in the ‘s and 70’s.

Madhva founded his own system of Dvaita. Ayurveda Dhanurveda Natya Shastra Sthapatyaveda. The appearance of this world is due to Maya-the illusory power of Brahman which is neither Sat nor Asat. They are controlled by the Supreme Being.

Jaimini is the author of the Purva Mimamsa. The Vedas, according to Baadrayana, 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.


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They have got their own place and scope. People were following blindly the rituals during the time of Sri Sankara. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. The influence of Vedanta is prominent in the sacred literatures of Hinduism, such as brshma various Puranas, Samhitas, Agamas and Tantras. Worship of Isvara leads to Krama Mukti.

Brahma Sutras

There is a tradition of thought that says that all scholars named by bAdarAyaNa were in fact his own disciples and that he has immortalized them through the medium of his sUtra-s, by referring to their contributions in interpreting difficult propositions, while supporting or modifying their views in his final conclusions.

Badarayqna world is a Vivarta or apparent modification through Maya.

In reality Jiva is all-pervading and identical with Brahman. The cults of Vishnu known as Bhagavata or Pancharatra and those of Siva, Pasupata or Mahesvara have interpreted Brahma Sutras in accordance with their own tenets. Each Adhikarana has separate question to discuss. They do not contain consistent system of thought. Views Read Edit View history. A Survey of Hinduism: AnandatIrthathe bhAshhyakAra of the dvaita school, is a thorough dualist who claims a complete and eternally-unchanging difference between the individual self, and brahman, which is due to their own immutable natures; brahman is identified with vishhNu, and release from the cycle of repeated births and deaths in the world is obtained by service to vishhNu, who alone is the Giver of mukti liberation.

Sri Sankara’s commentary is the best commentary. Since the two entities jIva, bqdarayana the individual self, and brahman, can og be i identical; ii identical with specialty; sutrzs non-identical; iv identical and non-identical, one has four basic sutrass of thought within vedAnta upholding these views.

They need not go by the path of gods or the path of Devayana.

The Vedanta Sutras of Badarayana: Third Adhyâya. Fourth Pâda.: III, 4, 26

He contains within Himself whatever exists. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. 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.


Philosophy and Identity in Indian Intellectual History. Again the passage, ‘That word which all the Vedas record, which all penances proclaim, desiring which men live as religious students, that word I tell thee briefly, it is Om’ Ka. Among all these, and other commentaries, ShaMkara’s commentary is considered as an exemplary model of how a commentary should be written, and most commentators are influenced by it, even when they disagree with ShaMkara’s interpretations.

Thus the interpretations of the Sutras gave sutraw to various kinds of literary writings such as Vrittis gloss and Karikas. Rigveda Yajurveda Samaveda Atharvaveda.


Thibaut has translated this commentary into English. In fact, bodhAyanaa scholar dated to B. He was largely influenced by the teachings of Bhaskara who flourished in the first half of the ninth century. The fourth chapter Phala: The atomistic physico-theological theories of Vaisheshika and Samkhya school are the focus of the first seventeen sutras of Pada 2. The first chapter is regarded in Vedanta tradition as Samanvaya Harmonybecause it distills, synchronizes and brings into a harmonious whole the seemingly diverse and conflicting passages in various Sruti texts.

The erroneous identification of the body with the pure Atman is the root cause for human sufferings and miseries and for births and deaths.

He is not intelligence itself. Detailed arguments by these rivals of Advaita are cited.