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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Sutras are concise aphorisms. The individual soul of Ramanuja is really individual. Knowledge of Nirguna Brahman is the only means of liberation. The Brahmasutra, states Sengaku Mayeda, distills and consolidates the extensive teachings found in a variety of Upanishads brahmma Hinduism, summarizing, arranging, unifying and systematizing the Upanishadic theories. Again the passage, ‘That sutrs 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.

Samhita Brahmana Aranyaka Upanishad.

They give the essence of the arguments on a topic. Brahma Sutras is the Science of the Soul.

The Vedanta Sutras of Badarayana Index

Isvara or Saguna Brahman is a product of Maya. Audulomi and Asmarathya also did this work in their own way and founded their own schools of thought. The sutras, translates Thibaut, derive from the Vedic texts that there is “a prohibition of doing harm to any living creature”, however, the scriptures state, “only in danger of life, in cases of highest need, food of any kind is permitted to be eaten”.


They attain the Nirguna Brahman at the end of the cycle. This world is a Vivarta or apparent modification through Maya.


Matter and souls are called modes of Him Prakara. This is a great authority for every philosophical school in India. I am a Brahmin, I am a Kshatriya, I am a doctor’. It treats of the Vedanta philosophy. If any Acharya wishes to establish his own cult or sect or school of thought he will have to write a commentary of his own badarxyana Brahma Sutras.

The individual soul has limited himself through Avidya and identification with the body and other suteas. They need not go by the path of gods or the path of Devayana. The erroneous identification of the body with the pure Atman is the root cause for human sufferings and miseries and for births and deaths.

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He becomes the actor and enjoyer. 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. It is also the crucial philosophical issue within Advaita thought. The Upanishads seem to be full of contradictions at first. Just as the head is the most important portion of a man, so also the Upanishads which treat of the knowledge portion of the Vedas is the head badarayaha the Vedas.

The Self whose true nature has manifested itself is released; according to the promise made by scripture.


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

The Sutras reconcile the conflicting statements of the Upanishads. Sankara has taken Brahman in His transcendental aspect, while Sri Ramanuja has taken Him chiefly in His immanent aspect.

The third Brahmasutra chapter focuses on the nature of spiritual knowledge and epistemic paths to it. You can understand the Brahma Sutras if you have a knowledge of the twelve classical Upanishads. Sankara’s philosophical view accurately represents the meaning of Badarayana.

They were not written by any individual. Chronology of Hindu texts. Jaimini is the author of the Purva Mimamsa. The released soul abides in non-division from the highest Self Brahmanbecause that is seen. Hence it is said to be the Siras head of Vedas.

The commentary of Sri Nimbarkacharya is known as Vedanta-parijata-saurabha. Therefore all badarajana and cults are necessary. The entire object of the Brahma Sutras is to remove this erroneous identification of the Soul with the body which is the root cause of your sufferings and miseries, which is the product of Braham ignorance and help you in the attainment of the final emancipation through knowledge of Brahman.

The individual souls will never be entirely resolved in Brahman.