[Advaita-l] gauDapAda and the bhAgavata purANa

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Tue Mar 13 09:40:27 CDT 2007

On Fri, 2 Mar 2007, Annapureddy Siddhartha Reddy 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.

I am unfamilliar with M.T. Sahasrabuddha but I don't think there is a 
scholarly consensus on whether Uttaragitabhashya and Samkhyakarikavrtti 
are by the same author as Mandukykarikas.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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