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 →

Brahma Sutras – Chapter 2, Section 4 –  Slokas 1 – Slokas 22

।। द्वितीयोऽध्यायः ।। ।। चतुर्थः पादः ।। तथा प्राणाः ।। 2.4.1 ।। As the Supreme Brahman is the Primordial Cause and the Creator, all the organs are also created by IT.   गौण्यसम्भवात्।।2.4.2।। As the origin of all is the Supreme Brahman who is limitless and beyond the constraints of mind and thought, it is... Continue Reading →

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