[Advaita-l] Brahmasutra bhashya reference question

Praveen R. Bhat bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 13:08:07 CDT 2010

Hari OM, Vidyasankar ji,

I'm unable to find "tad yatheha karmacito lokaH kshIyata evam evAmutra
puNyacito lokaH kshIyate" under janmAdasya yataH bhAshya in Samata version.
It does talk of Ch. 6.14.2 but that is "paNDito medhAvI
gandhArAnevopasaMpadyetaivamevehAcAryavAnpurSho veda". I checked the Samata
books Chhandogya Bhashya, its the same. Its the same in DK Printworld's
publication of E.Roer's Chandogya translation which also has Sanskrit. BSB
of Swami Gambhirananda's  English translation of BSB also points to
Ch.6.14.2 same as "A man, well informed and intelligent, can reach the
country of Gandharas...". There's no Sanskrit here.

So I searched online to see which Chhandogya mantra you mean and I found
that it occurs in Ch. 8.1.6. My Samata Books print Chhandogya (First
published 1910, Samata revised Edition 1983 and Reprinted 1999) suprisingly
has karmajito and puNyajito! E.Roer also has it down as karmajito and
puNyajito in Ch. 8.1.3. I could look up the Samata's BSB also if you let me
know which sUtra bhashya you want me to check. I don't think its under
2-janmAdasya yataH.

--Praveen R. Bhat
/* Through what should one know That owing to which all this is known!
[Br.Up. 4.5.15] */

On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 10:26 PM, Vidyasankar Sundaresan <
svidyasankar at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Dear list members,
> I have a favor to request of those who have an edition of the brahmasUtra
> bhAshya
> handy. Under the second sUtra (janmAdy asya yataH), the bhAshya cites
> chAndogya
> upanishad 6.14.2 - "tad yatheha karmacito lokaH kshIyata evam evAmutra
> puNyacito
> lokaH kshIyate". Both editions of the brahmasUtra bhAshya that I have
> (Samata Books
> and Motilal Banarsidass) have the citation reading karmacito and puNyacito
> here.
> However, when I go to the chAndogya upanishad and its bhAshya, I see the
> readings
> karmajito and puNyajito, again in both editions. Patrick Olivelle's
> translation of the
> major upanishat texts has the spelling with -j- and he has a footnote that
> one earlier
> scholar has mentioned the -c- spelling, presumably in manuscripts.
> My question is - does any edition of the brahmasUtra bhAshya has the
> spelling with
> -j- as in karmajito and puNyajito, instead of the -c- spelling found in the
> editions that
> I have?
> Regards,
> Vidyasankar
> _______________________________________________
> Archives: http://lists.advaita-vedanta.org/archives/advaita-l/
> http://blog.gmane.org/gmane.culture.religion.advaita
> To unsubscribe or change your options:
> http://lists.advaita-vedanta.org/cgi-bin/listinfo/advaita-l
> For assistance, contact:
> listmaster at advaita-vedanta.org

More information about the Advaita-l mailing list