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Brahma Sutra Bhasya Of Shankaracharya Hardcover – January 23, 1965
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No mastery of Vedanta is considered complete without a careful study of the three texts that stand as the three starting points: the Upanishads, the Bhagavad-Gita, and the Brahma Sutras, a text traditionally attributed to Badarayana in which the teachings of Vedanta are set forth in a systematic and logical order.
The Brahma Sutras is a difficult but important scripture of Vedanta. It consists of 555 brief aphorisms which give the essence of the arguments on a topic and which are rich with implication. These aphorisms will always be found interspersed throughout a lengthy and detailed commentary, of which the most important for Advaitins is the Shankara Bhasya, since it would be quite impossible to understand them without some sort of commentary.
Swami Gambhirananda's edition of the Brahma Sutras (although not perhaps the most approachable in that it goes into far more detail than, for example, that of Swami Sivananda) is authoritative, thorough, and written in an impressively lucid and accurate English; we should all be grateful to him for the enormous labors he must have undertaken in order to make this Indian masterpiece available to an English-speaking audience.
The book is in dialogue form and consists in an attempt to refute the dualistic arguments of rival Vedic interpreters. Detailed arguments by these rivals of Advaita are cited. These attacks are then in turn analyzed, point-by-point and often in great detail, and refuted by the commentator who sees it as his task to establish the correctness of the Advaitic position.
For other editions of this classic see my Listmania List: BRAHMA SUTRAS.
Here we have Adi Shankara battling the materialists and the buddhists! He wins.
I think a the Sivananda is the better commentary for the new customer tho. This version if for the super dedicated.
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