Brahmasutra by Vyasa (Badarayana) is one of the three pillars of Vedanta known as 'Prasthana Traya'. Knowledge of Brahmasutra is considered essential for a proper understanding of Vedanta.
Over the centuries, there have been many commentaries on the Brahma Sutras, but either they are too short and in sufficient to be useful for a comprehensive study of the Sutras, or are extremely tough and abstruse to be utilized by men of ordi nary understanding. This work of Swami Sivananda is of a unique type in it self, unrivalled by any other. This commentary is neither too short to be useless, nor too verbose to be unintelligible, but follows a via media course, use ful to one and all, mainly the spiritual aspirants.
An elaborate introduction precedes the work in addition to a short introduction and a summary of the different Adhikaranas preced ing each Pada. These are all a boon to the student of the Brahma Sutras for which the author has to be eulogised. Each Sutra also contains a word-by-word meaning and a running translation.
The text of the Brahma Sutras has been included herein to enable the readers to do Svadhyaya and get them by heart for purpose of meditation.
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