[Advaita-l] Brahmasutra shaNkarabhAshyam

Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com
Fri Jul 9 15:09:35 CDT 2004

Swami Sivananda's translation is quite good. The problem is that his
style of English makes it a difficult read.

I suggest buying Swami Gambhiranandas translation instead. It's not
available on the web. But it's a paltry sum, at least if you buy it in
India, only about Rs 200 or so. The Sanskrit original is available
from many sources including Motilal. I use the Vani Vilas edition
published by Samata books. The font size is bigger and easier on the
eyes. I have found the Swamijis translation to be very good for all
the sutras I have read so far. His translation of the 8 principal
upanishads is also quite outstanding.

Swami Satchidanandendra Saraswati has produced a very good translation
of the first four suutras along with the original and a lucid
commentary on the bhaa.sya. If anyone's interested, I can dig up the
details of this book.


On Fri, 9 Jul 2004 14:56:25 -0400 (EDT), Jaldhar H. Vyas
<jaldhar at braincells.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 9 Jul 2004, Ramesh Badisa wrote:
> > Brahma Sutras of Sri Shankara bhasyam, written by sri Swami
> > Sivananada ji, is also found, and it is free. This is the one I was refering
> > to.
> >
> Ah that's different then.  I think Swami Shivananda can be trusted to
> accurately convey Shankaracharyas thoughts without inserting his own
> opinions.

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