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 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.


These aphorisms will always be found interspersed throughout badsrayana lengthy and detailed commentary, of which the most important for Advaitins is the Shankara Bhasya, since it would be quite impossible to understand them without some sort of commentary.

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

It is possible to badraayana the bhagavadgItA, and the mahAbhArata that it is part of, to a time before the advent of Buddhism. The individual soul becomes identical with Brahman when his Avidya is destroyed. Theistic Monism Saiva Siddhanta [] []. It is also the crucial philosophical issue within Advaita thought.

The Vedanta Sutras of Badarayana Index

The five great Acharyas: They need not go by the path of gods or the path of Devayana. It is the authentic record of transcendental experiences or if and actual realisation of the great Hindu Rishis or seers. An Introduction to The Brahma Sutras. When the impurity has been removed, then knowledge begins to act.

Swamiji in his own inimatable way,explains the Brahma Sutras to all aspirants of Truth dispelling all ignorance and doubts. Brahma Sutras is the Science of the Soul. Badarayana himself refers to this theory in his Brahma Sutras. The individual souls are parts of the Supreme Self. Of this Mimamsa two branches have been badafayana, the Purva Mimamsa earlier and the Uttara Mimamsa the latter. The erroneous identification of the body with the pure Atman is the root cause for human sufferings and miseries and for births and deaths.


Advaita philosophy is the most sublime and the grandest philosophy of the Hindus. Samhita Brahmana Aranyaka Upanishad. The different Acharyas founders of different schools of thought have given their own interpretations of the Sutras to establish pf own doctrines. This is an authoritative book on Hindu Philosophy.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Vedanta-Sutras, or Brahma Sutras: All these schools are refuted here by Sri Sankara. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. The atomistic physico-theological theories of Vaisheshika and Samkhya school are the focus of the first seventeen sutras of Pada 2. The fourth chapter Phala: Marvelous book,but only for advanced yogi’s or philosofer’s. After bAdarAyaNa, all scholars have accepted his authority in the final interpretation of vedAnta.

Each of these scholars has given his own interpretation of what bAdarAyaNa really means to say.

The liberated soul, asserts the Brahma-sutra, is of the nature of Brahman, with inner power and knowledge, free from evil, free from grief, free from suffering, one of bliss and “for such there is freedom in all worlds”. The Brahma Sutras is a difficult but important scripture of Vedanta.

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Each Sutra contasins a word-by-word and a running translation. The Brahma-sutra, in Adhikaranas of third and fourth pada, states Thibaut, assert that there is no contradiction in these teachings and that “the different Upanishads have to be viewed as teaching the same matter, and therefore the ideas must be combined in one meditation”.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? He also refers to himself by name, apparently implying that he refers to some point he has expounded in another work. Page 1 of 1 Oof over Page 1 of 1. While the Upanishads ruti prasth na, the starting point of revelation and the Bhagavad-Gita Smriti prasthana, the starting point of remembered tradition are the basic source texts of Veda nta, it is in the Brahma sutras that the teachings of Ved nta are set forth in a systematic and logical order.


This is the shortest chapter with 78 sutras and 38 adhikaranas. Sankara’s philosophical view accurately represents the meaning of Badarayana. You may ask why badafayana such great realised souls hold different views, why have they badarzyana different cults or systems. All Acharyas have commented on Brahma Sutras.

However, it may be presumed that the text did brrahma in rAmAnuja’s time, and combined with the known familiarity of bodhAyana with the bhagavadgIta, goes to show that the brahma-sUtra was already accepted as a canonical text by badrayana time.

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Sri Ramanuja’s Brahman is a Personal God with attributes. In reality there are no conflicts for the thinker.

The third chapter Sadhana: They were not written by any individual. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Audulomi and Asmarathya also did this work in their own way and founded their own schools of thought. The nature and influence of Brahma-sutra, states Paul Deussen, “stands to the Upanishad’s in the same relation as the Christian Dogmatics to the New Testament: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

The individual soul of Ramanuja is really individual.