[Advaita-l] uttara gitA?
Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at braincells.com
Sun Apr 20 21:27:33 CDT 2008
On Mon, 14 Apr 2008, Shrinivas Gadkari wrote:
> I happened to find a text on the web that goes by the name of
> uttara gitA. Can list members point out the original source of the
> Sanskrit text?
I've been looking around and I can't find any mention of this outside the
Laheri edition found on the web and in a Theosophical Society publication.
> (I have verifed that it is not from Mahabharata.)
Yes several web pages confuse it with the anugita which is part of the
Mahabharata and has a more solid history. (Shankaracharya is said to have
written a bhashya on it though it was not included in the vani vilasa
series.) The anugita is also a "sequel" to the Bhagavadgita as this work
is supposed to be.
It is not improbable that the Theosophical Society simply made it up
themselves. They are notorious for forging "ancient mystical secrets of
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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