[Advaita-l] Definition of 'Sūtra, Bhāṣya, Vārtikam, Prakaraṇam...etc.'
Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at braincells.com
Tue Nov 1 01:49:29 CDT 2016
On Fri, 28 Oct 2016, Sundaram Venkatraman via Advaita-l wrote:
> A question arises from the definition of Prakarana. If prakaranas deal
> with only some aspects of the subject of Advaita, I am wondering how
> appropriate it is to call Panchadashi and Vivekachudsmani Prakarana
> Granthas. They seem to be dealing with the entire subject matter!
I think of it this way. It's not so much about how comprehensive it is
but the focus. A prakarana is aimed inwards at people who already accept
the principles of Advaita Vedanta but just have questions about one aspect
or another. Whereas bhashyas present the subject matter to a possibly
uninformed or even hostile audience with polemics and apologetics along
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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