Original Sanskrit Brahma Sutra Bhashya by Adi Shankaracharya. This is evidenced by the fact that the genesis of post shankara schools arises from sub-commentaries on primarily his brahma sutra bhASyam. In these sub-. Brahma Sutra Bhasya has 29 ratings and 0 reviews: Published January 1st by Advaita Ashrama, India, pages, Hardcover.

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Part rated it really liked it Oct 27, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Mahesh rated it really liked it Nov 13, The opening sutras of chapter sutrra continue the discussion of meditation as means to knowledge, with sutra 4.

Retrieved from ” https: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The released soul abides in non-division from the highest Self Brahmanbecause that is seen. Philosophy and Identity in Indian Intellectual History.

Want to Read Currently Bhasyaa Read. For example, Ramanuja counts sutras 2. This is the shortest chapter braham 78 sutras and 38 adhikaranas. The diversity of Brahma-sutra commentaries by various sub-schools of Hinduism see table attests to the central importance of the Upanishads, that the text summarizes.

The last Pada of the second chapter extracts and summarizes the theories of human body, sensory organs, action organs and their relationship braha Prana vital breath in the various Vedic Brahmanas and Upanishads. Nathan rated it liked it Dec 24, Rigveda Yajurveda Samaveda Atharvaveda. Noah Quinn rated it really liked it Jun 05, On the Soul’s having attained the Highest light, there is manifestation of its real nature, as we infer from the word own.

The Brahmasutra is one of three most important texts in Vedanta along with the Principal Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita. The Brahmasutra text has Adhikaranas. Henry rated it it was amazing Dec 31, Joyce wutra it did not like it Sep 08, Madhva, also known as Purnaprajna and Ananda Teertha [].


The Brahma sutras consists of aphoristic verses sutras in four chapters. Ian Williams rated it really liked it Apr 23, He is reputed to have founded four mathas “monasteries” shankaraharya, which helped in the historical development, revival and spread of Advaita Vedanta.

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The influence of Vedanta is prominent in the sacred literatures of Hinduism, such as the various Puranas, Samhitas, Agamas and Tantras. Ilona rated it it was amazing Dec 27, The remaining sutras in Pada 1. The light into which the soul enters is the Self, owing to the subject-matter of the chapter.

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: Krishnan rated it really liked it Aug 14, Prashant Parikh rated it it was amazing Jan 15, Raghuveer Onbv rated it it brahmw amazing Jan 11, 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 Shankaradharya 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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Seenu Sachin rated it it was amazing Jan 07, Other scriptures Bhagavad Gita Agamas. 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 Brahma Sutras or Brahmasutra are attributed to Badarayana.

Inconceivable Oneness and Difference. Meditation is defined in Vedanta texts of commentary on the Sutras, states Klaus Witz, as “a continuous succession of comparable basic conceptions, beliefs, not interspersed with dissimilar ones, which proceeds according to the scriptures and relates to an object enjoined in the scriptures”. Adi Shankara is believed to be the organizer of the Dashanami monastic order and the founder of the Shanmata tradition of worship.


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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. 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. AjAy Krishna rated it it was ok Jun 10, The atomistic physico-theological theories of Vaisheshika and Samkhya school are the focus of the first seventeen sutras of Pada 2.

S C rated it it was amazing Mar 14, The first chapter in branma 1.

Hermann Jacobi in early 20th century suggested that Madhyamaka Buddhist concepts such as Sunyavadaacknowledged in the Brauma, may be a late invention, and suggests that both Sunyavada and Brahma-sutras may therefore have emerged between CE. The Brahma-sutra text is dated to centuries that followed Buddha and Mahavirabecause shankxracharya mentions and critiques the ideas of Buddhism and Jainism in Chapter 2.

Krishnakumar rated it really liked it Nov 14, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Cross-Cultural and Comparative Perspectives Editor: Natalia Isaeva states, “on the whole, scholars are rather unanimous, considering the most probable date for Brahmasutra sometime between the 2nd-century BCE and the 2nd-century CE.