Year of Publication: 2011
Author : Jagadguru Sri Adi Shankaracharya
Published by: Sri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri.
Pages: 484 PP + xxx
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Sri Badarayana has composed the Brahma Sutras. The Brahma Sūtras are also known by other names: Vedānta Sūtras, Uttara Mīmāmsā- Sūtras , Śārīraka Sūtras, Śārīraka Mimāmsā- Sūtras. The Brahma Sūtras attempt to reconcile the seemingly contradictory and diverse statements of the various Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gītā, by placing each teaching in a doctrinal context. The word “Sūtra” means “thread”, and the Brahma sūtras literally stitch together the various Vedanta teachings into a logical and self-consistent whole.
The Brahma Sūtras consist of four Adhyayas (Chapters) Each Adhyaya is divided into four pādas (parts) and each pāda consists of single or several groups of Sūtras called Adhikaraņas. There are total 191 Adhikaranas containing 555 Sūtras , (aphorisms) in the Brahmasutra.
The Sanskrit version of this book Brahmasutra Bhashya of Sri Adi Shankaracharya is a revised reprint of the original 1910 Vani Vilas edition. Considering the uniqueness of the edition, and the need for a revised reprint, we have brought out this book for the benefit of the Astikas.
The First Adhyaya explains that all the Vedānta texts talk of Brahman, the ultimate reality, which is the goal of life. There are thirty nine Adhikaranas and one hundred thirty four Sūtras in this Adhyaya
- First Pada contain eleven Adhikaranas with thirty one Sūtras
- Second Pada contain sevan Adhikaranas with thirty two Sūtras
- Third Pada contain thirteen Adhikaranas with forty three Sūtras
- Fourth Pada contain eight Adhikaranas with twenty eight Sūtras
The second Adhyaya discusses and refutes the possible objections to Vedānta philosophy. There are forty seven Adhikaranas and one hundred fifty seven Sūtras in this Adhyaya
- First Pada contain thirteen Adhikaranas with thirty seven Sūtras
- Second Pada contain eight Adhikaranas with forty five Sūtras
- Third Pada contain seventeen Adhikaranas with fifty three Sūtras
- Fourth Pada contain nine Adhikaranas with twenty two Sūtras
The third Adhyaya describes the process by which ultimate emancipation can be achieved. There are sixty seven Adhikaranas and one hundred eighty six Sūtras in this Adhyaya.
- First Pada contain six Adhikaranas with twenty seven Sūtras
- Second Pada contain eight Adhikaranas with forty one Sūtras
- Third Pada contain thirty six Adhikaranas with sixty six Sūtras
- Fourth Pada contain seventeen Adhikaranas with fifty two Sūtras
The fourth Adhyaya talks of the state that is achieved in final emancipation. There are thirty eight Adhikaranas and seventy eight Sūtras in this Adhyaya.
- First Pada contain fourteen Adhikaranas with nineteen Sūtras
- Second Pada contain eleven Adhikaranas with twenty one Sūtras
- Third Pada contain six Adhikaranas with sixteen Sūtras
- Fourth Pada contain seven Adhikaranas with twenty two Sūtras