[Advaita-l] [advaitin] The Bhashyas of Adi Shankara

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Fri Jan 6 12:36:08 CST 2017

To the list of works mentioned below, we may also add:

The Soundarya Lahari which was translated to Tamil by Kaviraja Pandita
stated to be of the 11 CE who mentions Shankara as the author.  Another
much later work 'Pulavar Puranam' while recording Kaviraja's life says that
Shankara was a shākta practitioner, not of the vāmāchāra type.


2017-01-06 11:13 GMT+05:30 V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>:

> We may also note that Amalananda, the author of the Kalpataru on the
> Bhamati, 13CE has stated that the Prapanchasara is of Bhagavatpada and
> cited a verse from there in the Kalpataru.
> Madhusudana Saraswati has stated in the Siddhantabindu, a commentary on
> the Daśaśloki that it is of Shankara.
> Vidyaranya in the Panchadashi has acknowledged the Vākyavrtti as that of
> Shankara.
> Madhusudana Saraswati has also cited a line in the Gudharthadipika from a
> famous 'Vishnushatpadi stotram' attributed to Shankara.
> Vishveshvara Sraswati, his guru, in the Yatidharma sangraha, has cited
> verses from the Vakyavritti and the Brahmanuchintanam as those of Shankara.
> Based on the above it looks like the several other works apart from the
> bhashyas are accepted in the tradition as that of Shankara.
> regards
> subbu

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