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

Venkatraghavan S agnimile at gmail.com
Wed Dec 28 08:25:13 CST 2016

Thanks Subbuji.
So yAdavaprakAsha wrote a commentary to the Brahma SUtra also, one that was
referred to by Sri RAmanuja.

It's clear from this that using yAdavaprakAsha to claim that the Shankara
who wrote the Brahma SUtra bhAshya is different from the Shankara who wrote
the Bhagavad Gita bhAshya is not with merit - because yAdavaprakAsha wrote
a commentary to the BS too!

What applies for the Gita, applies for the BS too, so shall we say Shankara
did not write the bhAshya to BS also?


On 28 Dec 2016 1:15 p.m., "V Subrahmanian" <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 4:43 PM, Venkatraghavan S <agnimile at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Namaste Sri Sunil,
>> Are there extant works of yAdavaprakAsha to determine if he was an
>> advaitin, or if this was simply a hagiographical attribution by
>> vishiShTAdvaita scholars?
>> Regards,
>> Venkatraghavan
> Dear Sri Venkat ji,
> Recently there was a discussion in the BVP forum where eminent Ramanuja
> follower-scholars have said that the Yadavaprakaśa bhāṣya for the
> Brahmasutras, though not available in its original form, is cited in
> Ramanuja's bhāsya. There is a proposed project to reconstruct Y's
> philosophy from the Śrībhāṣya. The discussion also gives room to think of
>  'Śankara's matam' as distinct from 'Yādavaprakāśa's philosophy'.  So, what
> hue of Advaita was that of the latter is not clearly known to us. But the
> proposed reconstruction, if it happens, would bring these aspects to the
> limelight.
> warm regards
> subbu

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