[Advaita-l] [advaitin] Works of Sri Vidyashankara

Praveen R. Bhat bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Mon Dec 26 23:04:47 CST 2016

(Apologies, my earlier reply missed this list)

Namaste Sunilji,

If that feeling were to be true, what could be the reason for the earlier
*Bhashyakara* Shankaracharya's works to survive while the followers' works
to vanish, if existent?

Under kenavAkyabhAShya, the TIkAkAra says in its very first line that since
kenamantra was not analysed in the shArirIka-nyAya, therefore, Bhashyakara
wrote the vAkyabhAShya, even after writing the padabhAShya! That should be
sufficient to establish that both, the padabhAShya as well as vAkyabhAShya
are from the same Bhagavatpadacharya's pen. The gitabhAShya doesn't even
need a defence to establish that it is Bhashyakara's work, because we
wouldn't have a prasthAna*traya* otherwise!

--Praveen R. Bhat
/* Through what should one know That owing to which all this is known!
[Br.Up. 4.5.15] */

On Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 9:04 AM, Sunil Bhattacharjya
sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com [advaitin] <advaitin at yahoogroups.com> wrote:

> There is a feeling among many that the Shankara-bhashya on the Bhagavad
> gita as well as the Shankara- vakyabhashya on the Kena Upanishad may not be
> the works of Adi Shankara.
> It is generally believed that after the genius of Adi Shankara there were
> two great scholars, Sri Abhinava Shankara and Sri Vidyasankara, and this
> should obviously mean that these two great scholars also could have left
> their great works. It will be nice, if any scholar has any idea on the
> works of Sri Vidyashankara, he or she may kindly let us know about that.
> Regards,
> Sunil KB

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