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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Thibaut has translated this commentary into English. This can be achieved by Bhakti devotion.

The Vedanta Sutras of Badarayana Index

Sri Sankara the exponent of Kevala Advaita or uncompromising monism, Sri Ramanuja the exponent of Visishtadvaita or qualified monism, Sri Nimbarka the exponent of Bhedabheda-vada, Sri Madhva the exponent of strict Dvaitism or Dvaita-vada and Sri Vallabha the exponent of Suddhadvaita-vada or pure monism agree that Brahman is the cause of this world and that knowledge of Brahman leads to Moksha or the final emancipation, which is the goal of life.

The Vedanta brama in the Upanishads, then formulated in the Brahma Sutraand finally commented and explained by Shankara, is an invaluable key for discovering the deepest meaning of all the badadayana doctrines and for realizing that the Sanatana Dharma secretly penetrates all the forms of traditional spirituality. The best thinkers of India, Germany, America and England belong to this school.

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For example, Ramanuja counts sutras 2. Articles containing Sanskrit-language text All articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases from November 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 mantrassacrifices 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 Brahmasutra asserts in 2.

Brahma Sutras

Brahman is both Nirguna and Saguna. It is an authority which leads to the right understanding of the Brahma Sutras.

This world is unreal. And for this very reason there is no need of the lighting of the fire and so on.

The different Acharyas founders of different schools of thought have given their sugras interpretations of the Sutras to establish their own doctrines. Isvara or Saguna Brahman is a product of Maya. It is like Kamadhenu or Kalpataru. Views Read Edit View history. They do not return to this world.

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The knowers of Nirguna Brahman attain immediate final release or Sadyomukti. It is also the crucial philosophical braahma within Advaita thought. Matter and souls are called modes of Him Prakara. There are more than fourteen commentaries on the Brahma Sutras.


His explanations only faithfully render the intended meaning of Sri Vyasa. Then only it will be recognised. The first five Adhikaranas of the first chapter are very, very important. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. All Acharyas have commented on Brahma Sutras. Qualified Advaita Vaishnavism [].

Sri Sankara’s commentary is the best commentary. When the impurity has been removed, then knowledge begins to act. Of this Mimamsa two branches have been recognised, the Purva Mimamsa earlier and brauma Uttara Sutrxs the latter.

The final salvation lies in realising the true nature of one’s own soul. See page li in Thibaut’s Introduction. The views of various Acharyas are all true in respect of the particular aspect of Brahman dealt with by them each in his own way.

The individual souls are parts of the Supreme Hrahma.

It is the authentic record of transcendental experiences or direct and actual realisation of the great Hindu Rishis or seers. This is the shortest chapter with 78 sutras and 38 adhikaranas.