[Advaita-l] Prasthana Traya

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 11:59:17 CDT 2015

There is another very important work, the 'Jīvanmukti viveka' of Swami
Vidyaraṇya.  It is a work that is sādhana-centric and is a rare book that
is directed solely to achieve the seminal purpose of Vedanta shāstra:
liberation. .  .


On Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 10:45 AM, V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>

> It is my opinion that it is better to study the prakaraṇa granthas
> thoroughly.  They are much easier to comprehend than the prasthāna traya.
> Once one gains a reasonable level of familiarity with the prakaraṇa works
> one can get more benefit from the study of the prasthāna traya.  The best
> prakaraṇa works are:
> Viveka chudamani, Panchadashi, Atmabodha, Tattvabodha, Vāsudeva mananam,
> etc.  At the end of these one can study the Anubhūti prakāśa of Vidyaranya
> which beautifully summarises all the Upanishads in verse form.  Uddhavagitā
> with Swami Paramarthananda's excellent, extremely detailed talks, can be
> studied for immense benefit.
> warm regards
> subrahmanian.v
> On Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 8:06 AM, Vivek via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
>> Hari Om,
>> I was wondering if it is enough to study the Prasthana Traya through
>> talks of Swami Paramarthananda and translations by Swami Gambhirananda
>> (Gita, Upanishads, Brahma Sutras)
>> If you study those works thoroughly, is there really any need to study
>> any of the Prakarana Grabthas? If so, which ones are the most important
>> ones?
>> Thanks,
>> Vivek.
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