Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
FILTERS         Reset all
FILTER BY PUBLISHER
FILTER BY PRICE
Reset all
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Brahman and Meditation: A Commentary on The Brahmasutras in Two Volumes
by Dr. Raghavendra Katti
Hardcover (Edition: 2013)
Dr. Raghavendra Katti
Item Code: NAL642
$95.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Brahmasutra with Vidyananda Vrtti (English Translation)
Item Code: NAH185
$50.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Brahmasutram Catussutri
Item Code: NAM939
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Catussutri - A Study of the First Four of the Brahmasutras
by V.R. Ganesan
Paperback (Edition: 2005)
The Samskrita Academy, Chennai
Item Code: NAL812
$15.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
World and God: Gleanings From The Brahmasutras
by Sri Jagadguru
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
Sringeri Matha
Item Code: NAJ953
$10.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Brahma Sutra Bhasya of Shankaracharya
by Swami Gambhirananda
Hardcover (Edition: 2013)
Advaita Ashrama
Item Code: IDJ504
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Structure and Meaning of Badarayana's Brahma Sutras
Item Code: IDD345
$26.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Understanding Hinduism Through Brahmasutra
by M.S Manhas
Hardcover (Edition: 2010)
B.R. Publishing Corporation
Item Code: NAE775
$40.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
«     Previous     1   2     Next     »

Testimonials

To my astonishment and joy, your book arrived (quicker than the speed of light) today with no further adoo concerning customs. I am very pleased and grateful.
Christine, the Netherlands
You have excellent books!!
Jorge, USA.
You have a very interesting collection of books. Great job! And the ordering is easy and the books are not expensive. Great!
Ketil, Norway
I just wanted to thank you for being so helpful and wonderful to work with. My artwork arrived exquisitely framed, and I am anxious to get it up on the walls of my house. I am truly grateful to have discovered your website. All of the items I’ve received have been truly lovely.
Katherine, USA
I have received yesterday a parcel with the ordered books. Thanks for the fast delivery through DHL! I will surely order for other books in the future.
Ravindra, the Netherlands
My order has been delivered today. Thanks for your excellent customer services. I really appreciate that. I hope to see you again. Good luck.
Ankush, Australia
I just love shopping with Exotic India.
Delia, USA.
Fantastic products, fantastic service, something for every budget.
LB, United Kingdom
I love this web site and love coming to see what you have online.
Glenn, Australia
Received package today, thank you! Love how everything was packed, I especially enjoyed the fabric covering! Thank you for all you do!
Frances, Austin, Texas
Brahmasutras or Vedantasutras
The Brahmasutras by Badarayana or Veda Vyasa are also known as Vedantasutras or Vyasasutras. They are the sacred philosophical book of sutras or aphorisms that summarize the teachings of the Upanishads. The Brahmasutras have 550 sutras arranged in four parts, dealing with the Ultimate Reality or Brahman, atman, jagat, maya and mukti or moksha. The sutras are very short statements, sometimes consisting of only two or three words. They cannot beunderstood properly without a profound teacher of a living tradition or a commentary (bhashya) of the great, erudite acharya.

The Brahmasutras are one of the three most important works of Indian philosophy, called the Prasthanatrayi. The Upanishads are called Shrutiprasthana, the Brahmasutras are Nyayaprasthana and the Bhagavad Gita is Smrutiprasthana. Prasthana means a treatise.

The Brahmasutras are a work of philosophy based on logic or Nyaya, whereas the other two are based on Shruti and Smruti traditions respectively. The Brahmasutras were a part of the ancient oral tradition of the Vedanta system. Their sutras were memorized by students and the meanings were explained by authorized teachers.

The Brahmasutras begin with the sutra, "Athato Brahma jignasa", which means, "Now then [let us have] an enquiry about Brahman" and concludes with the sutra, "Anavruttihi sabdat, Anavruttihi sabdat," which means, "Not returning back in samsara in the mundane world – which means the attainment of mukti."

In the first chapter (or pada) there is a discussion on Brahman as the sole and supreme cause of all things and rejection of other philosophical systems (i.e., Sankhya, etc.) that do not accept Brahman to be the Supreme Reality.

In the second chapter, arguments for the rejection of Sankhya continue from the first chapter. The Bhagavata system is mentioned at the end.

The third chapter deals with jivatma. There is also a discussion on the state of dreams, dreamless sleep, meditation and types of knowledge of Brahman.

The fourth chapter continues discussing the topic of meditation and it ends with the description of conditions of a knower of Brahman after his death.

The Brahmasutras say that Vedic authority is the highest in matters of moksha. The Brahmasutras became so popular that almost all the renowned acharyas wrote their commentaries on them. The first commentary available to us is that of Adi Shankaracharya who wrote the Shankarabhashya to establish his own school of Kevaladvaita Vedanta.

Some of the acharyas who have written commentaries on the Brahmasutras are as follows:

CommentatorSampradaya or School of VedantaName of Bhashya on the Brahmasutras
Adi ShankaracharyaKevaladvaitaShankarabhashya
BhaskaracharyaBhedabhedaBrahmasutra bhashya
RamanujacharyaVishishtadvaitaShribhashya
NimbarkacharyaDvaitadvaitaVedantaparijata-saurabha
MadhvacharyaDvaitaBrahmasutra bhashya
VallabhacharyaShuddhadvaitaAnubhashya
BaldevacharyaAchintyabhedabhedaGovindabhashya
ShripatiDvaitadvaitaShrikarabhashya

The above mentioned eight well-known schools of Vedanta are but a few of the many important ones. Each of the acharyas explained the most diverse philosophical and theological views in their interpretation of the very same aphorisms. They have the liberty to interpret, because the sutras are brief, containing mostly two, three or four Sanskrit words which have more than two or three meanings.

Undoubtedly the Brahmasutras have influenced all important aspects of Hindu philosophy, religion and culture, including the modern Hindu movements.

Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Share with friends
Trending Items
तेनालीराम की मनोरंजक कहानियाँ: The Amusing Stories of Tenali Rama
तेनालीराम की मनोरंजक कहानियाँ: The Amusing Stories of Tenali Rama

Paperback
$10.00
तेनालीराम की मनोरंजक कहानियाँ: The Amusing Stories of Tenali Rama
15 दिन में हारमोनियम सीखिए: Learn Harmonium in 15 Days
15 दिन में हारमोनियम सीखिए: Learn Harmonium in 15 Days
रामावतार 'वीर' (Ramavatar 'Veer')
Paperback
$15.00
15 दिन में हारमोनियम सीखिए: Learn Harmonium in 15 Days
हिन्दी साहित्य का रेखांकन: A Sketch of Hindi Literature (An Old and Rare Book)
हिन्दी साहित्य का रेखांकन: A Sketch of Hindi Literature (An Old and Rare Book)
डॉ. किशोरी लाल (Dr. Kishori Lal)
Hardcover
$30.00
हिन्दी साहित्य का रेखांकन: A Sketch of Hindi Literature (An Old and Rare Book)
English-Urdu Urdu-English Combined Dictionary
English-Urdu Urdu-English Combined Dictionary
Dr. Abdul Haq
Hardcover
$45.00
English-Urdu Urdu-English Combined Dictionary
శ్రిమద్భగవద్గిత: Srimad Bhagavad Gita with Word-To-Word Meaning (Telugu)
శ్రిమద్భగవద్గిత: Srimad Bhagavad Gita with Word-To-Word Meaning (Telugu)

Hardcover
$25.00
శ్రిమద్భగవద్గిత: Srimad Bhagavad Gita with Word-To-Word Meaning (Telugu)
रामायण: Ramayana - Sanskrit Text With Marathi Translation (Set of 10 Volumes)- An Old and Rare Book
रामायण: Ramayana - Sanskrit Text With Marathi Translation (Set of 10 Volumes)- An Old and Rare Book
वाल्मीकि (Valmiki)
Hardcover
$195.00
रामायण: Ramayana - Sanskrit Text With Marathi Translation (Set of 10 Volumes)- An Old and Rare Book
Show More
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India