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Publisher:Advaita Ashrama
Published In:2004
ISBN-10:8175051051
ISBN-13:9788175051058
Binding Type:Hardback
Weight:2.79 lbs
Pages:pp. xxiv + 920, Index, Abbreviations

The Title "Brahma-Sutra-Bhasya of Sri Sankaracarya" is written by Swami Gambhirananda. This book was published in the year 2004. The ISBN number 8175051051|9788175051058 is assigned to the Hardback version of this title. This book has total of pp. xxiv + 920 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Advaita Ashrama. We have about 531 other great books from this publisher. Brahma-Sutra-Bhasya of Sri Sankaracarya is currently Available with us.

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About the Book

The Brahma Sutras, along with the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita, form the triple canon — the prasthana traya — of the spiritual tradition of India. A study of Shankaracharya's great commentaries on them is indispensable for all students of Vedanta. This volume presents a reliable translation of Shankara's great commentary on the Brahma Sutras. Some of the special features of this translation are that the translator has given word-for-word meaning of each aphorism under its Sanskrit text followed by a running translation with additional words in brackets for clarification. The translation is generally based on the Ratnaprabha though the Nyaya-nirnaya and the Bhamati have been occasionally consulted.

Contents

Preface
Foreword
Key to Transliteration and Pronunciation

Chap. I : SAMANVAYA-RECONCILIATION THROUGH PROPER INTERPRETATION :
Section A :
Preamble
1. Deliberation on Brahman
2. Origin etc. of the Universe
3. Scripture as Source of Knowledge of Brahman
4. Upanisads Reveal Brahman
5. The First Cause Possessed of Consciousness
6. The Blissful One
7. The Being Inside
8. Space
9. Prana
10. Light
11. Pratardana

Section B :
1. The Entity Known Everywhere
2. The Eater
3. The Two in the Cavity of the Heart
4.The Person in the Eye
5. The Internal Ruler
6. The One that is Unseen etc
7. Vaisvanara

Section C :
1. The Abode of Heaven, Earth, etc
2. Bhuman (Infinite, Plenitude)
3. Immutable
4. The Object of Seeing
5. Dahara (The Small Space)
6. Acting in Accordance
7. The Measured One
8. Gods
9. Pseudo-Sudra
10. Vibration
11. Light as Declared in the Upanisad
12. Space is Brahman, Being Different from Name and Form
13. Sleep and Death

Section D :
1. The Inferred Entity
2. The Bowl
3. Statement of Number
4. Causality
5. Balaki
6. Correlation of Passages
7. Brahman as Material Cause
8. Explanation of Everything

Chap. II : AVIRODHA-NON-CONTRADICTION :
Section A :
1. Conflict with Smrti
2. Refutation of Yoga
3. Difference in Nature
4. Non-acceptance by the Wise
5. Brahman becoming an Experience!
6. Origin
7. Non-performance of Good
8. Creation without Materials
9. Wholesale Transformation
10. Possession of all Powers
11. Need of Motive
12. Partiality and Cruelty
13. Propriety of all the Characteristics

Section B :
1. Samkhya View Refuted
2. Vaisesika Objection Refuted
3. Atoms Not the Cause of Universe
4. Refutation of Buddhist Realists
5. Buddhist Idealism Refuted
6. Jaina View Refuted
7. God is Not a Mere Superintendent
8. Bhagavata View Refuted

Section C :
1. Origin of Space
2. Origin of Air
3. Origin of Brahman Denied
4. Origin of Fire
5. Origin of Water
6. Origin of Earth
7. Creation from God's Deliberation
8. Reverse Order of Dissolution
9. The Origin of Mind and Intellect
10. Birth and Death
11. Origin of the Soul
12. Eternally Conscious Soul
13. Soul's Dimensions
14. Soul as Agent
15. The Soul under Two Conditions
16. Soul's Agentship Derived from God
17. Relation of Soul and God

Section D :
1. Origin of the Pranas
2. Number of Pranas
3. Atomic Pranas
4. Chief Prana : Its Creation
5. Nature of Prana
6. Prana is Atomic
7. Presiding Deities
8. Prana and Pranas
9. Creation of Gross Objects

Chap. III : SADHANA-SPIRITUAL PRACTICE :
Section A :
Introduction
1. Departure from the Body
2. Return of the Souls
3. Fate of Evil-doers
4. Similarity with Space etc. during Descent
5. Intervening Period of Descent
6. The Souls in Plants and Thereafter

Section B :
1. Dream State
2. The Soul in Deep Sleep
3. The Same Soul Returns from Sleep
4. Soul in Swoon
5. The Nature of Brahman
6. Unconditioned Brahman and Soul
7. Brahman One without a Second
8. Fruits of Action

Section C :
1. Sameness of Meditation
2. Combination of Traits
3. Difference of Meditations
4. Specification of Om
5. Sameness of the Meditation on Prana
6. Combination and Non-combination of Attributes of Brahman
7. Purusa as the Highest in Katha
8. The Supreme Self in Aitareya
9. Acamana and Meditation on Prana
10. Same Meditation in the Same Branch
11. No Combination in Meditation on Satya-Brahman
12. Attributes of Brahman in Ranayamya Not to be Combined Elsewhere
13. Purusa-Vidya in Chandogya and Taittiriya
14. Non-combination of Disparate Traits
15. Rejection and Reception of Merit
16. Discarding Virtue and Vice at Death
17. Paths of Those Who Know Or Do Not Know the Qualified Brahman
18. The Path of Gods is for all Worshippers of Qualified Brahman
19. People with a Mission
20. Conceptions of the Immutable
21. Same Conception in Mundaka and Katha
22. The Inmost Self in Brhadaranyaka
23. Reciprocity of Conceptions
24. Satya-Brahman in Brhadaranyaka
25. Combination of Traits in Brhadaranyaka and Chandogya
26. Agnihotra to Prana
27. Meditations Connected with Rites Are Not Obligatory
28. Meditations on Prana and Vayu
29. Fires in Agni-Rahasya Not Parts of Sacrifice
30. The Self Distinct from Body
31. Meditations Connected with Accessories of Rites
32. Meditation on Vai & vanara as a Whole
33. When Meditations Differ
34. Alternative Meditations
35. Meditations Yielding Worldly Results
36. Meditations Based on Subsidiaries

Section D :
1. Knowledge not a Subsidiary of Rites
2. Sannyasa Prescribed by Scriptures
3. Injunctions for Meditation Not Eulogistic
4. Upanisadic Stories
5. Sannyasins Free from Rituals
6. Rituals etc. Needed for Knowledge
7. Restrictions about Food
8. Duties of Orders of Life should be fulfilled
9. Knowledge for People outside Orders
10. Defection from Monasticism
11. Expiation for Transgression of Celibacy
12. They are to be excommunicated
13. Meditations Connected with Rites
14. Injunction about Meditativeness
15. The Childlike State
16. Time of Fruitien of Knowledge
17. Liberation is Uniform Everywhere

Chap. IV : PHALA-RESULT :
Section A :
1. Repetition of Meditations etc.
2. Identity of the Self with Brahman
3. No Self-identity with Symbols
4. Superimposition of the Higher on the Lower
5. Subordinate parts of Rites as The Sun etc.
6. Meditation in a Sitting Posture
7. No Restriction of Place
8. Meditation till Death
9. Knowledge destroys all Results of Actions
10. No Remnant of Virtue Even
11. Past Accumulated Results are destroyed
12. Agnihotra etc
13. Rites Unaccompanied by Meditation
14. Experience of the Active Merit and Demerit

Section B :
1. At Death the Organs Merge in Mind
2. Mind Merges in Prana
3. Prana Merges into the Soul
4. Departure of the Enlightened and the Unenlightened
5. Relative Merger of Fire etc
6. No Departure for a Knower of Brahman
7. The Organs of the Knower Merge in Brahman
8. Absolute Absorption of the Constituents
9. Departure of one who knows the Qualified Brahman
10. The Soul follows the Rays of the Sun
11. Soul's Journey during the Sun's Southern Course

Section C :
1. Only One Path to the World of Brahman
2. The Departing Soul Reaches Air after Year
3. The Soul proceeds from Lightning to Varuna
4. Guiding Deities
5. The Path leads to the Conditioned Brahman
6. Worship with and without Symbols

Section D :
1. Nature of Freedom
2. Liberated Soul Inseparable from Brahman
3. Characteristics of the Liberated Soul
4. Fulfillment of Desire through Will
5. Body after Reaching Brahma-loka
6. Entry into many Bodies
7. Acquisition of Divine Powers