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

Sutras are concise aphorisms. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Marvelous book,but only for advanced yogi’s or philosofer’s.

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 Brahmasutra text has Adhikaranas. Commentaries upon the brahma-sUtra. 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.

The Vedanta-Sutras, or Brahma Sutras: Thibaut has translated this commentary into English. Even a biography of shaMkara written long after him seems to symbolize and recognize the difficulty with his approach, by stating that he had argued with bAdarAyaNa and defeated him.

What’s New Spiritual Life He regards himself as atomic and as an agent on account of Avidya or the limiting Antahkarana. The Brahmasutra, states Sengaku Mayeda, distills and consolidates the extensive teachings found in a variety of Upanishads of Hinduism, summarizing, arranging, unifying and systematizing the Upanishadic theories.

Brahma Sutras

In fact, bodhAyanaa scholar dated to B. The Brahma sutras consists of aphoristic verses sutras in four chapters. Much more technical than badraayana philosophical versions yet easy to read. You can understand the Brahma Sutras if you have a knowledge of the twelve classical Upanishads. A clear and easy exposition by Swami Sivananda. They expand Vikasa during creation.


The theory held by Bhaskara and Nimbarka was held by the ancient teacher Audulomi. According to Ramanuja, Brahman bfahma not absolutely one and homogeneous. The individual souls are parts of the Supreme Self.

According to AnandatIrtha and the other commentators, bAdarAyaNa condensed and classified the veda-s which were limitless in extent and difficult to understand by persons of severely limited intellectual capacities, into small badarajana and sub-divisions, so that everyone could study one part; and he composed the brahma-sUtra-s for their correct interpretation.

Samhita Brahmana Aranyaka Upanishad. For other editions see my Listmania List: They need not go by the path of gods or the path of Devayana. While the earlier commentators like Adi Shankara treat Badarayana, the author of the Brahma Sutra, as the Jnana-Shakti Avatara knowledge-power incarnation of God, Vaishnavite tradition identifies him with Krishna Dwipayana Vyasa, the author of the Mahabharata.

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. Similarly the passage, ‘What people badarrayana sacrifice that is really brahma k arya’ Kh.

While the Upanishads and the Bhagavadgita are authoritative VedAnta texts, it is in the Brahma sUtra that the teachings of VedAnta are set forth in a systematic and logical order. They came out from the breath of Hiranyagarbha Lord Brahma.

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The Upanishads seem to be full of contradictions at first. You can milk out of it various kinds of Rasas according to your intellectual calibre and spiritual experiences.

Quite naturally, then, the author of the sUtra -s for each school occupies the highest rank among the scholars of that school, and is regarded as its founder or progenitor, and as the primary guru of all others claiming loyalty to that scholarly tradition. The theories of other orthodox traditions are discussed in 2.


The prevalence of Vedanta bgahma is found not only in philosophical writings but also in various forms of Hindu literature, such as the epics, lyric poetry, drama and so forth.

There is a tradition that says that the brahma-sUtra must be written with an OM at the beginning and end of each sUtra.


The first eight case studies in the third Pada of chapter 2 discuss whether the world has an origin or not, whether the universe is co-eternal with Brahman or badarajana an effect of Brahman interpreted as dualistic God in theistic sub-schools of Vedantaand whether the universe returns into Brahman periodically. The influence of Vedanta is prominent in the sacred literatures of Hinduism, such as the various Puranas, Samhitas, Agamas and Og.

The Divine Life Society, Sri Ramanuja also holds this view. The justification for this is said to be that since each sUtra is itself a complete discourse rather than a mere statement in a work, it must have a shAnti-pATha at hadarayana beginning and at the end, just as with complete works like the bhagavadgItA or the upanishhad-s.

Similarly Sm ri ti says, ‘Works are the washing away of uncleanliness, but knowledge is the highest way.

The Brahmasutra is one of three most important texts in Vedanta along with the Principal Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.