[Advaita-l] gauDapAda and the bhAgavata purANa

Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 07:19:19 CST 2007

The best place to look for traditional references to Gadapaada is the
translation and study of the kaarikaa by Karmalkar. It's published by
the BORI.


On 3/2/07, Annapureddy Siddhartha Reddy <annapureddy at gmail.com> wrote:
> praNAm.h All,
>        One of the gauDIya sites (
> http://www.veda.harekrsna.cz/encyclopedia/sb.htm) mentions that gauDapAda
> quotes from the bhAgavata purANa in his uttaragItAbhAShya.
> Some relevant quotes from the site:
> <quote>
> But Gaudapada, teacher of Govinda who was teacher of Sankara, mentions the
> Bhagavatam in his Uttaragita-bhasya and in his commentary on Sankhya-karika
> makes reference to other two verses.
> </quote>
> <quote>
> Nevertheless, the studies of experts like M. T. Sahasrabuddha tend to verify
> that those texts are of Gaudapada and that Sankya-karika-vritti and
> Uttara-gita don't only mention verses but the latter mentions directly the
> Bhagavata Purana.
> </quote>
> Please let me know if you have any information/pointers regarding this.
> Thanks.

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