[Advaita-l] Omkara is it part of Brahma Sutras?

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Tue Jun 7 23:50:26 CDT 2016

On Sat, 4 Jun 2016, Venkatesh Murthy (वेङ्कटेशः सीतारामार्यपुत्रः) via Advaita-l wrote:

> Namaste
> Visistadvaitis say Om is not included in Brahma Sutras but Dvaitis say
> Om is in them like they will say Om Janmadyasya Yataha Om ॐ
> जन्माद्यस्य यतः ॐ. Vijayindra wrote a book to explain it against
> Visistadvaitis.
> What is the opinion of the Advaitis? I think Om is not there. I did
> not see it in Sankara Bhashya.

No it is not.  And the purpose of mangala is acheived by the word atha.

It is possible some people add the omkaras as part of recitation but it is 
unnecessary even then in my opinion.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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