Page 1. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. Page 5. Page 6. Page 7. Page 8. Page 9. Page Page Page Page Page Page Page Page Page The Brahma Sutra defines the thread of Life Force (Prana) by which all of the ritual and Uttara-Mimāṃsā by Badarayana which is called Brahma-Mimāṃsā or. The Vedanta Sutras of Badarayana, Commentary by Sankara (SBE 38), translated by George Thibaut [], at

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It propounds a very bold philosophy and declares emphatically that the individual soul is identical with the Supreme Self.


The last three sutras of the chapter brrahma assert that a person, pursuing means to spiritual knowledge, should seek a childlike state of innocence, a psychological state that is free of anger, self-centeredness, pride and arrogance.

He becomes the actor and enjoyer.

Hence it is said to be the Siras head of Vedas. Vedas consist of three portions viz.

Brahma Sutras

The opening sutras of chapter 4 continue the discussion of meditation as means to knowledge, with sutra 4. Sri Ramanuja also holds this view. All Acharyas have commented on Brahma Sutras. Articles containing Sanskrit-language text All articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases from November This world is a Vivarta or apparent modification through Maya.

Cross-Cultural and Comparative Perspectives Editor: Each chapter contains four Padas.


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

They are controlled by the Supreme Being. The commentary of Sri Nimbarkacharya is known as Vedanta-parijata-saurabha. The individual soul has limited himself through Avidya and identification with the body and other vehicles. With reference to this point the present Sutra now remarks that knowledge has regard. The highest philosophy of Sri Sankara which bespeaks of the identity of the individual soul and the Supreme Soul cannot be understood by the vast majority of persons.

The sutras of the Brahmasutra are aphorisms, which Paul Deussen states to be “threads stretched out in weaving to form the basis of the web”, and intelligible “when the woof is added” with a commentary. The sutras in Pada 2. Similarly Sm ri ti says, ‘Works are the washing away of uncleanliness, but knowledge is the highest way. The text is part of the Prasthanatrayior the three starting points for the Vedanta school of Hindu philosophy.

Vedanta is not mere speculation.

The commentary also is in need of further elaborate explanation. The majority of the traditional and conservative scholars in India today, called Pandits, are students of Vedanta, and an overwhelming number belong to the lineage of Shankara — five sixths badwrayana all Pandits, according to some authorities.

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.


Brahma Sutras – Wikipedia

Ayurveda Dhanurveda Natya Shastra Sthapatyaveda. They are clues or aids to memory. They attain the Nirguna Brahman at the end of the cycle.

Remove ignorance and one will realize that atman is Brahman. 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”.

IV, 4, 22declares that sacrifices and so on are means of knowledge, and as the text connects them with the ‘seeking to know,’ we conclude that they are, more especially, means of the origination of knowledge. The Brahmasutra text has Adhikaranas. The impact of Brahma-sutra text on Vedanta, and in turn Hinduism, has been historic and central, states Nakamura: Sri Ramanuja also holds that the Jiva assumes the divine body of Sri Narayana with four hands and enjoys in Vaikuntha the divine Aisvarya of the Lord.

Mimamsa means the investigation or enquiry into the connected meaning of the sacred texts.

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