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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The individual souls undergo a state of Sankocha contraction during Pralaya. It treats of the Vedanta philosophy. According to Sri Nimbarkacharya, Brahman is considered as both the efficient and material cause of the baadarayana. The individual souls will never be entirely resolved in Brahman. The Upanishads seem to be full of contradictions at first. The Brahma sutras consists of aphoristic verses sutras in four chapters. Sri Sankara’s commentary is the best commentary.

Thibaut has translated this commentary into English. 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. The individual souls are parts of the Supreme Self. Remove ignorance and badarayaja will realize that atman is Brahman. Sri Vyasa systematised the thoughts or philosophy of the Upanishads in his Brahma Sutras.

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The Vedanta Sutras of Badarayana Index

Sankara has taken Brahman in His transcendental aspect, while Sri Ramanuja has taken Him chiefly in His immanent aspect.

The Brahma Sutras ustras Brahmasutra are attributed to Badarayana.

The commentary of Sri Nimbarkacharya is known as Vedanta-parijata-saurabha. Each Pada contains Adhikaranas.

It deals with the knowledge portion. 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 four chapters, adding in sutras 2.

Sri Vallabhacharya expounded his system of philosophy of Suddhadvaita pure monism and his commentary on the Brahma Sutras is known as Anu Bhashya. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Theistic Monism Saiva Siddhanta [] []. It is also known as the Vedanta Sutra Sanskrit: Baadrayana first five Adhikaranas of the first chapter are very, very important. The Brahmasutra is one of three most important texts in Vedanta along with the Principal Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita. The soul remains in Vaikuntha for ever in a state of bliss and enjoys the divine Aisvarya of Lord Narayana. The impact of Brahma-sutra text on Vedanta, and in turn Hinduism, has been historic and central, states Nakamura: In reality there are no conflicts for the thinker.


Sutras are concise aphorisms. This world is identical with and at the same time different from Brahman just as the wave or bubble is the same and at the same time different from water.

It will remain a personality for ever. Intelligence is his chief attribute. 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.

You may ask why do such great realised souls hold different views, why have they started different cults or systems. This world is unreal. According to Sri Sankara, there is one Absolute Brahman who brhma Sat-chit-ananda, who is of an absolutely homogeneous nature. His school of thought is Kevala Advaita.

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

Sri Ramanuja follows in his Bhashya the authority of Bodhayana. Through his selfish actions he enjoys the fruits of his actions. And for this very reason there is no need of the lighting of the fire and so on. Inconceivable Oneness and Difference. Therefore all schools and cults are necessary. Structural Depths of Indian Thought.