Brahmasutra Bhasya of Shri Shankara may be considered the apex of the pyramid of his commentaries on the triple canons of Vedanta Prasthana Traya viz. The venerable Acharya's razor-sharp intellect, his powers of dialectics, his unrivaled eloquence of exposition and his robust conviction of the the Truth of Nonduality Advaita are fully in evidence in his outstanding commentary on Brahma Sutras. The author of Brahma Sutras is none other than the illustrious Veda Vyasa, the celebrated author of Mahabharata.
The Sutras are laconic aphorisms that lend themselves to different interpretations by different schools of Vedanta. Because of their extreme brevity, they are hard to understand. It is to the eternal credit of Shankara that he has, out of his compassion for the scholarly community, correctly interpreted the Sutras in an exhaustive manner and established the the eternal validity and authenticity of Advaita on the basis of Sage Vyasa's cryptic Sutras.
The book, albeit admittedly abstruse and brain-teasing, is a veritable repast to scholars who revel in grappling with recondite ideas and the dazzle of daring dialectics. A Sanskrit text dealing with complex and arcane ideas of Advaita is a hard nut to crack.
It is certainly an astounding feat of literary and philosophical achievement that Swami Gambhirananda, one of the senior most monks of Ramakrishna Math, has provided a very lucid and faithful English translation of Shankara's matchless commentary.
The Brahma Sutras are a forbidding terrain on which even the angels of philosophy fear to tread. The English translation by Venerable Swamiji of Shankara's profound commentaries on the Brahma Sutras Sutras is a signal contribution to the global treasury of philosophical thought and establishes Shri Shankara's incontrovertible claim to fame as a peerless and front-ranking giant of philosophy - a philosophy that is not just of an arm-chair variety but of an urgent and pragmatic importance.
The book under review is a must-read for all the scholars of philosophy, both Occidental and Oriental. This particular commentary is useful for every level of understanding. Sri Sankaracarya breaks down practically each sentence throughout the work with detailed references and foot notes on every topic. From early practitioners to mystics much is gained here. The hard cover comes with a nice dust jacket for preservation, fantastic work in every aspect.
If you're reading this may you be peaceful and come to know thy Self. The book was more than expected with much to digest and only for those who want this knowledge. I'm in page 5 of the first chapter and I already feel enlightened. A serious piece of study. Many complain about the "wordiness" of works such as this, but this makes the reader slow down and digest rather than skim through. Great translation of a work by a spiritual master!
Not "easy" but certainly worth the effort of concentration. Excellent as expected. See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. This is one of the three must read books for every Indian. The other two being The Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads. It contains Sanskrit verses followed by word by word meanings and translation in English. The explanation is based on the works of Adi Shankaracharya-the greatest Hindu philosopher of our time and the translation is based on the works of Ratnaprabha.
It's definitely a excellent book. It's beyond my understanding. I have read a few indian classics but I'm still unprepared for this.
Can anyone recommend something which is slightly easier to lead me into this? I'm not familiar with some of the words and concepts. One person found this helpful.
This is a very long treatise and dialogue about the nature of Brahma. Will require years to read and digest but "Go For It". It is very good and elaborate. Price is also very reasonable. Quality of paper and printing are also good. I had to spend for my delivery charge, still i am very happy with this.
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The last three sutras of the chapter 3 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. Fourth chapter Phala : the result : talks of the state that is achieved in final emancipation. This is the shortest chapter with 78 sutras and 38 adhikaranas. The opening sutras of chapter 4 continue the discussion of meditation as means to knowledge, with sutra 4.
On the Soul's having attained the Highest light, there is manifestation of its real nature, as we infer from the word own. The Self whose true nature has manifested itself is released; according to the promise made by scripture.
The light into which the soul enters is the Self, owing to the subject-matter of the chapter. The released soul abides in non-division from the highest Self Brahman , because that is seen. Pramukh Swami Maharaj [ citation needed ]. The sutras in the text can be, and have been read in different ways. The text is part of the Prasthanatrayi , or the three starting points for the Vedanta school of Hindu philosophy.
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 mantras , sacrifices and ceremonies like the Old 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.
The prevalence of Vedanta thought 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. What is especially worthy of attention is that the Hindu religious sects, the common faith of the Indian populace, looked to Vedanta philosophy for the theoretical foundations for their theology. The influence of Vedanta is prominent in the sacred literatures of Hinduism, such as the various Puranas, Samhitas, Agamas and Tantras.
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 of all Pandits, according to some authorities. Jump to content Navigation. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file.
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Article Talk. Read Edit View history. More Read Edit View history. Other scriptures. Bhagavad Gita Agamas. Ramayana Historicity Mahabharata Historicity. Sangam Literature. Shastras and Sutras. Chronology of Hindu texts. For example, Ramanuja counts sutras 2. See page li in Thibaut's Introduction. It is the cause of the evil that exists within the world. Remove ignorance and one will realize that atman is Brahman. It is also the crucial philosophical issue within Advaita thought. Advaita need not explain why a perfect deity was motivated to create the world, nor why an all-loving God created a world with evil.
Ultimately, for Advaita, there is no creation, nor any God who creates the world. The highest truth is Brahman, one without a second, the true self, atman. However, the arguments offered by monist and theistic sub-schools of Vedanta differ, particularly those of Shankara, Madhva and Ramanuja, with the latter two also refuting the arguments of Shankara in this section.
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