Author: Swami Swahananda
Translator(s): Swami Swahananda
Publisher: Advaita Ashram
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171205070
The Pancadasi of Sri Vidyaranya Swamin is a post-Sankara Advaita Vedanta classic of great celebrity. Want of an English translation of this gem of the Vedantic literature was keenly felt and hence this publication.
In the present volume, the original text is given in Devanagari script followed by an English rendering which aims to be faithful to the spirit of the original rather than to the letter. Brief explanatory notes have been added wherever the terms and passages seemed obscure. An Index to slokas and a Glossary are appended at the end.
The Pancadasi of Sri Vidyaranya is a comprehensive manual of Advaita Vedanta, enjoying great popularity with those who want to have a clear presentation of the truths of Advaita. There are tow types of Advaita-Works: 1. those that are intended to serve as books of instruction for the flower, and 2. those that seek to show through dialectics that the philosophical positions that oppose Advaita are not tenable. The Pancadasi belongs to the first type.
The Differentiation of the Real Principle
The Differentiation of the Five Elements
The Differentiation of the Five Sheaths
The Differentiation of Duality
Fixing the meaning of the Great Sayings
The Lamp of the Picture
The Lamp of Perfect Satisfaction
The Lamp of Kutastha
The Lamp of Meditation
The Lamp of the Theatre
The Bliss of Yoga
The Bliss of the Self
The Bliss of non-duality
The Bliss of Knowledge
The Bliss of Objects
INDEX TO SLOKAS