By Badarayana, Swami Sivananda
Commentaries,there were many at the Brahma Sutras,but both they're too brief and inadequate to be valuable for a entire learn of the sutras,or are tremendous difficult and abstruse to be utilised via males of normal understanding.This paintings of Swami Sivananda is of a different kind in itself,unrivalled via any other.This remark is neither too brief to be useless,not too verbose to be unintelligible,but follows a cia media course,useful to at least one and all,mainly the non secular aspirants,who wish thought,not mere note. Swamiji has bought his personal inimitable means of writing,which is a boon to the inquisitive pupil at the religious path.All actual aspirants after fact may still own this book,for it's a guide-light that's able to guidance them around the sea of ignrance and doubt. a transparent and simple exposition through Swami Sivananda.Swamiji,explains the Brahma Sutras to all aspirants of fact dispelling all lack of understanding and doubts.In addition,he has given precious info in an effort to now not be chanced on elsewhere.An tricky advent and precis of different Adhikaris precedes each one pada. .Each Sutra contasins a word-by-word and a working translation.The textual content of the Brahma Sutras is incorporated herein to allow the readers to do Swadhyayana and get them via center for reasons of meditation.
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These expressions are taken up for discussion in this and the next sections. It is proved in this section that the different expressions used in different Srutis for Divine contemplation indicate the same Infinite Brahman. , so that he may become identical with Him. , mentioned in Chhandogya Upanishad III-14 is not the individual soul, but Brahman. Adhikarana II: (Sutras 9 and 10) decides that he to whom the Brahmanas and Kshatriyas are but food (Katha Up. I-2-25) is the Supreme Self or Brahman.
Why? Because the embodied self only is connected with the mind. This is a well-known fact, while the Supreme Brahman is not. ’ The passage does not aim at enjoining meditation on Brahman. It aims only at enjoining calmness of mind. The other attributes also subsequently stated in the text “He to whom all works, all desires belong” refer to the individual soul. ” This refers to the individual soul which has the size of the point of a goad, but not to the infinite or unlimited Brahman. We reply: The Supreme Brahman only is what is to be meditated upon as distinguished by the attributes of consisting of mind and so on.
Html (40 of 149) [11/1/02 5:07:26 PM] Chapter I of the Brahma Sutras by Swami Sivananda, The Divine Life Society, Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh, India Hence the sense organs are the essence of all beings. The complementary passage which speaks of the merging and emerging of the beings can be reconciled with the chief vital air also. This cannot be. Prana is used in the sense of Brahman in passages like ‘the Prana of Prana’ (Bri. Up. IV-4-18) and ‘Prana indeed is Brahman’ Kau. Up. III-3. The Sruti declares “All these beings merge in Prana and from Prana they arise” Chh.