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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Samhita Brahmana Aranyaka Upanishad. The different schools are different rungs in the ladder of Yoga. Considering that there is a specific reference to the brahma-sUtra in the ‘gItA, in verse XIII-5 of the latter work, it is possible to date the brahma-sUtra also to a time before Buddhism.

The phrase, ‘as in the case of the horse,’ supplies an illustration on the ground of suitability.

Sri Ramanuja also holds this view. It consists of brief aphorisms which give the essence of the arguments on a topic and which are rich braham implication. Similarly the passage, ‘What people call stras that is really brahma k arya’ Kh.

This is beyond doubt and dispute. The only source for the knowledge of this Brahman is the Sruti or the Upanishads. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. In reality there are no conflicts for the thinker. Madhva, also known as Purnaprajna and Ananda Teertha [].

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

They expand Vikasa during creation. The entire object of the Brahma Sutras is to remove this erroneous identification of the Soul with the body which is the root cause of your sufferings and miseries, which is the product of Avidya ignorance and help you in the attainment of the final emancipation through knowledge of Brahman.


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You identify yourself with the body and say, ‘I am fair, dark, stout or thin. I found out, it is not my school of thought. You identify yourself with the senses and say, ‘I am blind, I am dumb’. If there is a better presentation,I’de like to know what it is. The text reviews and critiques most major orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy as well as all heterodox Indian philosophies such as Buddhism, with the exception of Samkhya and Yoga philosophies which it holds in high regards and recurrently refers to them in all its brayma chapters, adding in sutras 2.

I have found Swami Sivananda’s to be the most approachable edition of the Brahma Sutras. The very first two chapters samanvaya integration of shtras diverse texts into a homogeneous bafarayana picture and avirodha removing all possible objections and internal contradictions as accepted by all commentaries show this objective clearly. The individual soul of Ramanuja is really individual. In addition,he has given useful information which will not be found elsewhere.

The best thinkers of India, Germany, America and England belong to this school. It badarrayana the authentic record of transcendental experiences or direct sutfas actual realisation of the great Hindu Rishis or seers.

See page li in Thibaut’s Introduction. It deals with the knowledge portion. State University of New York Press. Qualified Advaita Vaishnavism []. The first five Adhikaranas of the first chapter are very, very important. The Brahma sUtra consists of aphorisms or sUtras, in 4 chapters, each chapter being divided into 4 sections each.

What’s New Spiritual Life His school of thought is Kevala Advaita. The Brahma sutras consists of aphoristic verses sutras in four chapters. According to Ramanuja, Brahman is not absolutely one and homogeneous. I am suffering from this disease’. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


The Bhagavad Gita, 2nd Edition. The appearance of this world is due to Maya-the illusory power of Brahman which is neither Sat nor Asat. Thus, the hypothesis that the author of the brahma-sUtra is also the author of bdahma bhagavadgItA stands reaffirmed.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. An Introduction to The Brahma Sutras. Sri Vyasa systematised the thoughts or philosophy of the Upanishads in his Brahma Sutras. However, the arguments offered by monist and theistic badarayaana of Vedanta differ, particularly those of Shankara, Madhva and Ramanuja, with the latter two also refuting the arguments of Shankara in this section.

The individual soul becomes identical with Brahman when his Avidya is destroyed.


He is not intelligence itself. You identify yourself with the mind and say, ‘I know nothing. The sutras in the text can be, and have been read in different ways. 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. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. This can be achieved by Bhakti devotion.

One person found this helpful. The remaining sutras in Pada 1.

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