[Advaita-l] Recommended Vedanta-bhashya?

Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com
Thu Sep 7 08:03:17 CDT 2006

On 9/7/06, Siva Senani Nori <sivasenani at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Sri Jay
>   I guess by Vedanta-bhashya, you refer to the Vedanta-sutra- (also called  Brahmasutras, bAdarAyaNasUtras, SArIrika sutras / SAstra)-bhashya.
>   The Ramakrishan Math's edition with English translation by Swami Gambhirananda is a very good book. Though it does not contain the original bhashya in Sanskrit, it gives the full translation with some occasional explanation by the respected
> Swamiji. It is available at http://www.amazon.com/Brahma-Sutra-Bhasya/dp/8175051051/sr=1-11/qid=1157615106/ref=sr_1_11/103-4524720-1102210?ie=UTF8&s=books and http://www.sriramakrishnamath.org/books/elist.asp?ProductType=MA11. At least one moderator of this list, Sri Vidya Sankar, holds the translation in high esteem. I have not heard any learned person - advaitin or not - say that the Swamiji's book had defects such

For what it''s worth, I think Swamijis translation is very good too.
Although in certain places,  especially when words like anubhava,
avidyaa, etc., are used, I feel the translation is a bit off. But I
can't recollect more than 3 or 4 instances off the top of my head now.


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