Vedartha Sangraha of Sri Ramanujacarya (SANSKRIT+ENGLISH)

Vedartha Sangraha of Sri Ramanujacarya (SANSKRIT+ENGLISH)

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Author: S S Raghavachar
Translator(s): S S Raghavachar
Publisher: Advaita Ashram
Year: 2010
Language: multilingual
Pages: 196
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175051183


A learned translation of a masterly treatise. The Vedartha-Sangraha is one of the foremost treatises of Sri Ramanuja, written in a lucid, vigorous prose without the usual divisions of chapters.

It embodies a comprehensive and synoptic interpretation of the deepest insights of the Upanisads and a classic formulation of the first principles of philosophy. The quintessence of Vedanta on the central concepts of Brahman, bhakti and moksa is expounded with power and vision in glowing words of utmost beauty.

Sri Ramanuja wrote nine works in Sanskrit on the philosophy of Visistadvaita. Of these, the Vedartha-Sangraha occupies a unique place in as much as the work takes the place of a commentary on the Upanisads..The work mirrors a total vision of the Upanisads, discussing all the controversial texts in a relevant, coherent manner. It is in fact an independent exposition of the philosophy of the Upanisads. Prof M Hiriyanna describes it as an independent treatise explaining in a masterly way his philosophic position, and pointing out the basis for it in the Upanisads.


Preliminary statement of the philosophy of the Upanisads

Substance of Advaita philosophy

Bhaskara’s view

Yadavaprakasa’s view

Examination of the first view

In the light of Scriptures
In terms of pure reason

Examination of Bhaskara’s view

Examination of Yadavaprakasa’s view

Constructive standpoint

Brahman as the material cause
Brahman is the import of all terms
The heart of the scriptures
The classification, interpretation and
reconciliation of the various types of sacred texts
The question of the freedom of will
Parabhakti, the means for attaining Brahman

Narayana is the supreme Brahman

Refutation of the Prabhakara conception of sruti

The scriptures on the transcendent divine form,
Sri, the eternal seers and the transcendent abode of the Lord

The nature of the Vedas

Summary of the metaphysical principles

Summary of the doctrine of sadhana as bhakti

Service of the Lord

Concluding words on bhakti