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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Brahma Sutras

As a yoga teacher sinceVedanta always came to my ears as: Part of hrahma series badarayaan. You identify yourself with the body and say, ‘I am fair, dark, stout or thin. The third padastates George Thibaut, opens a new section and theme in chapter 3 of the Brahma-sutras, asserting that meditation is central to the Vedic texts, and summarizing the Vedic theories, from different Shakha Vedic schoolson “how the individual soul is enabled by meditation on Brahman to obtain final release”.

However, it may be presumed that the text did exist in rAmAnuja’s time, and combined with the known familiarity of bodhAyana with the bhagavadgIta, goes to show that the brahma-sUtra was already accepted as a canonical text by his time. A clear and easy exposition by Swami Sivananda.

Some scholars, such as Sengaku Mayeda, state Brahmasutra that has survived brama the modern times may be the work of multiple authors but those who lived after Badarayana, and that these authors composed the currently surviving Brahmasutra starting about BCE through about CE. The last Pada of the second chapter extracts and summarizes the theories of human body, sensory organs, action organs and their relationship to Prana vital breath in the various Vedic Brahmanas and Upanishads.

And for sutraz very reason there is no need of the lighting of the fire and so on. The very first two chapters samanvaya integration of the diverse texts into a homogeneous total picture and avirodha removing all possible objections and internal contradictions as accepted by all commentaries show this objective clearly. Retrieved from ” https: The Brahmasutra asserts in 2.


Knowledge og once sprung up requires no help towards the accomplishment of its fruit, but it does stand in need of something else with a view to its own origination. The fourth chapter Phala: Other scriptures Bhagavad Gita Agamas. A well written contemporary commentary on the Vedanta Sutras by a lifelong practitioner and teacher of Yoga. 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 divisions and sub-divisions, so that everyone could study one part; and he composed the brahma-sUtra-s for their correct interpretation.

His explanations only faithfully render the intended meaning of Sri Vyasa. The individual soul has limited himself through Avidya and identification with the body and other vehicles.

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. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.


They have got their own place and scope. You may ask why do such great realised souls hold different views, why have they started different cults or systems. 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.

It consists of brief aphorisms which give the essence of the arguments on a topic and which are rich with implication. Set up a giveaway. They attain the Nirguna Brahman at the end of the cycle. It will remain a personality for ever. 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”.


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 text of the Brahma Sutras is included herein to enable the readers to do Swadhyayana and get them by heart for purposes of meditation.

Brahman is the only reality. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Then only it will be recognised.

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He contains within Himself whatever exists. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Vedas consist of three portions viz. Here is the first aphorism, following which several pages of commentary are required to draw out the full implications: Learn more about Amazon Badaragana.

Thanks Herman Gielen The Netherlands. Brahman appears as this universe through Maya. The only source for the knowledge of this Brahman is the Sruti or the Upanishads.

The best thinkers of India, Germany, America and England belong to this school. The remaining sutras in Pada 1. However, the arguments offered by monist and theistic sub-schools badarayyana Vedanta differ, particularly those of Shankara, Madhva and Ramanuja, with the latter two also refuting the arguments of Shankara in this section.

I am a Brahmin, I am a Kshatriya, I am a doctor’. You identify yourself with the mind and badarayaa, ‘I know nothing.

Buy the selected items together This item: IV, badaryaana, 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.