In preparing his own commentary on the Brahma-sutras, Sri Ramanujacharya wished to study Bodhayana’s Vritti, which at that time was. Ramanuja is following Bodhayana Vrutti because he is saying that in > the Sri Bhashya. Then is it true Bodhayana Vrutti is agreeing with. Visistadvaitis are mistaking Upavarsha and saying he is same as Bodhayana. They are saying his Vrutti is Bodhayana Vrutti. In Ramanuja.

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He would also hint his reasoning in a word or two. First, in the commentary on the Sutra at 3. In preparing his own commentary on the Brahma-sutras, Sri Ramanujacharya wished to study Bodhayana’s Vritti, which at that time was available only in fragments in Tamil Nadu. He is said to be the author of a farce or a satirical comedy titled Bhagavadajjukam The saint-courtesan which hilariously pictures the confusions and absurd situations that follow when the souls of a hermit and a courtesan get interchanged.

He tried to stay close to the words of the Brahma Sutra; and, vgitti not seem to come up with original or fresh theories of his own. It is also said that Bodhayana is the Southern form of Baudhayana.

Advaita Vedanta Up to … edited by Karl H. According to Dravida the Highest Self and individual self belong to the same genus Jati just as the sparks coming out of the fire but are not identical. And, bodhaywna are his only words that have survived.

The function of knowledge as expounded in the Upanishads, he said, is the removal of obstacles; but, it has its own limitations. In regard to the honey-doctrine madhu vidya which occurs in the third Book of Chandogya Upanishad 3.

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This path is declared in many Srutis, whose meaning has been made very clear by the ancient commentators on Veda and Vedanta, accepted by Masters such as Bhagavad Bodhayana- Tanaka- Dramida- Guhadeva- Kapardi — Baruchi, who have never advocated heretical teachings.


In addition, Patanjali builds into his commentary about seven hundred interesting quotations from Vedic texts, Epics, and from the works of earlier authors.

This was also the position taken by Sri Ramanuja in his Sri Bhashya. Bodhayana, as reflected in his explanations quoted by Sri Ramanuja, laid equal importance of Jnana and Karma Kanda-s of the Mimamsa.

Soon Koorathazhwan became the hand and eye of Sri Ramanujacharya. Since the commentary covers both karma and jnana kanda -s, Bodhayana was respected as an adept in both aspects of Mimamsa. Sutra by itself is unintelligible, unless it is read with the aid of a commentary. He is our guru vrittti he possesses all the auspicious qualities and therefore the ocean of mercy. This was in sharp contrast to the position taken by Mimamsakas who believed that rituals alone would lead one to higher levels of attainment.

What are the major similarities and major differences between the philosophies of Sri Ramanujacharya and Sri Adi Shankaracharya? It was also at the entrances to the splendour that was India. It needs to be stressed that the primary purpose of sacred bdohayana is to impart spiritual knowledge, not to fuel intellectual or sectarian debate — or to create confusion.

As for the final release, Bodhayana believed that the individual self eventually unites with Brahman. Thus, Upavarsha was held in great esteem by Mimamsakas as well as by Vedantins. But, the difference bodhahana that whenever Sri Sankara quotes the commentator vrttikara he does not mention his name, and bodhyana also does not quote him fully. Still have a question? It, therefore, seems safe to assume that Upavarsha, Krtakoti and Bodhayana as being three different persons.

Samhitam etac sarirakam Jaiminiyena sodasa-lakshne-neti shastraikatva siddhih Bodhayana is quoted to support the interpretation that the rvitti Mimamsas are indeed parts of one text; and to establish the unity of karma and Jnana Jana-Karma-samucchaya.


These five works were collectively known as Panchastavee. But, the route taken by Sri Ramanuja and his disciples was much circuitous. Sphota in essence is the real experience of listening to a sentence as a whole and grasping its meaning through perception.

Leave a comment Posted by sreenivasaraos on October 6, in Bodhayana-Upavarsha. The king was very much pleased with these men of divine nature and immediately granted them access to the library. It was finally located in the State Library.

In a similar manner, Sri Sankara recognizes Vedanta Shastra as the most potent means to pierce through the veil of Avidya, ignorance. But, pointed attack came in the later periods, particularly in the works of Kaumarila Bhatta, a noted Mimamsa Scholar 7th -8 th century. There are versions bodhsyana identify Bodhayana with Upavarsha. This did not mean an encroachment upon the authority of Badarayana whom he revered as Bhagavan ; but, it was only to bring out his intentions more clearly.

Another Advaita scholar Anandagiri agrees with this bodhaana. Sutras ascribed to Baudhayana 5. Sri Sankara in his Brahma-sutra-bhashya 3. Virtti all figure in the story; and, were all contemporaries.


His commentary on the Brahma sutra was recognized as an authority by many teachers of the later period, particularly by Sri Ramanuja. As regards the age of the Sutras associated with Baudhayana: Otherwise Athava — meaning or the differences could be due to intonation; and not necessarily due to the letter-sounds.

Bharuchi supports the Samkhya doctrine of duality of Purusha and Pradhana.

Among the seven, Upavarsha was regarded the eldest and the most venerable: Till then, he says, Astadhayi had a rather limited circulation; perhaps confined to closed group of scholars.