Brahma Sutras – Chapter 4, Section 4 –  Slokas 1 – Slokas 22

।। चतुर्थोऽध्यायः ।। ।। चतुर्थः पादः ।। सम्पद्याविर्भावः स्वेन शब्दात् ।। 4.4.1 ।। When the jeeva has attained the Highest Light, there is manifestation of ITs real nature, as we know from the word 'in its own'.   मुक्तः प्रतिज्ञानात्।।4.4.2।। The jeeva then attains Liberation as is known from the declaration made in the scriptures.   आत्मा... Continue Reading →

Brahma Sutras – Chapter 4, Section 3 –  Slokas 1 – Slokas 16

।। चतुर्थोध्यायः ।। ।। तृतीयः पादः ।। अर्चिरादिना तत्प्रथितेः ।। 4.3.1 ।। It is well known that the jeeva of the knower of the Saguna Brahman travels along the path beginning from the flame.   वायुमब्दादविशेषविशेषाभ्याम्।।4.3.2।। The jeeva of the knower of the Saguna Brahman goes from the deity of the year to the deity of air,... Continue Reading →

Brahma Sutras – Chapter 4, Section 2 –  Slokas 1 – Slokas 21

।। चतुर्थोऽध्यायः ।। ।। द्वितीयः पादः ।। वाङ्मनसि दर्शनाच्छब्दाच्च ।। 4.2.1 ।। The function of speech merges in the mind at the time of the death of the physical frame as stated in the scriptures.   अत एव च सर्वाण्यनु।।4.2.2।। And for the same reason, the functions of all the organs get merged in the... Continue Reading →

Brahma Sutras – Chapter 4, Section 1 –  Slokas 1 – Slokas 19

।। चतुर्थोऽध्यायः ।। ।। प्रथमः पादः ।। आवृत्तिरसकृदुपदेशात् ।। 4.1.1 ।। Repetition of hearing, chanting, reflection and meditation on the teaching of the Self is necessary as it has been repeatedly instructed in the scriptures.   लिङ्गाच्च।।4.1.2।। And on account of the indicatory mark.   आत्मेति तूपगच्छन्ति ग्राहयन्ति च।।4.1.3।। The Sruti texts acknowledge Brahman as... Continue Reading →

Brahma Sutras – Chapter 3, Section 4 –  Slokas 1 – Slokas 52

।। तृतीयोऽध्यायः ।। ।। चतुर्थः पादः ।। पुरुषार्थोऽतः शब्दादिति बादरायणः ।। 3.4.1 ।। Bādarāyana Maharshi says that Knowledge of the Self determines a man's purpose and therefore, liberation also results from the Knowledge of the Self as declared in the scriptures.   शेषत्वात्पुरुषार्थवादो यथाऽन्येष्विति जैमिनिः।।3.4.2।। Jaimini Maharshi thinks that the scriptures prescribe sacrificial acts to... Continue Reading →

Brahma Sutras – Chapter 3, Section 3 –  Slokas 1 – Slokas 66

।। तृतीयोऽध्यायः ।। ।। तृतीयः पादः ।। सर्ववेदान्तप्रत्ययं चोदनाद्यविशेषात् ।। 3.3.1 ।। All Upāsanās mentioned in several scriptural texts are ultimately the same as the Primordial Cause is one.   भेदान्नेति चेन्नैकस्यामपि।।3.3.2।। If one were to say that the Vidyas are not the same owing to differences in descriptions and details, then that can be... Continue Reading →

Brahma Sutras – Chapter 3, Section 2 –  Slokas 1 – Slokas 41

।। तृतीयोऽध्यायः ।। ।। द्वितीयः पादः ।। सन्ध्ये सृष्टिराह हि ।। 3.2.1 ।। The Sruti states that real creation is there in the intermediate stage between waking and deep sleep.   निर्मातारं चैके पुत्रादयश्च।।3.2.2।। And some Sakhas state that the Self is the creator of the objects of desire when one is asleep and objects... Continue Reading →

Brahma Sutras – Chapter 3, Section 1 –  Slokas 1 – Slokas 27

।। तृतीयोऽध्यायः ।। ।। प्रथमः पादः ।। तदन्तरप्रतिपत्तौ रंहति सम्परिष्वक्तः प्रश्ननिरूपणाभ्याम् ।। 3.1.1 ।। The jeeva goes out of the body enveloped with subtle parts of the elements to obtain a fresh body as known by the question and answer in the scriptures.   त्र्यात्मकत्वात्तु भूयस्त्वात्।।3.1.2।। As water consists of three elements, the jeeva is enveloped by all... Continue Reading →

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