Pujya Acharya Sri Prem Siddharth ji gave these discourses in commemoration of Guru Pourima 2016 at Vyakhya – the center for Vedanta Studies at Hyderabad.
Sutra literature is the backbone for any traditional learning as it encapsulates the voluminous teachings into simple aphorisms for ease of remembering and propagation. The Brahma Sutras that form the Nyaya Prasthana of the Prasthanatraya, succinctly delivers the teachings of the Upanishads in 555 sutras.
In these discourses, Pujya Acharya Sri Prem Siddharth ji explains the systematic progression of the spiritual seeker beginning with the discovery of the Means & Goals, understanding the mechanics of Desire & Action, realizing the Basic Human Problem & the Nature of Bondage, therefore seeking the answer in Atmajnana- thus establishing the significance of Brahmasutra for such a seeker in retaining the entire Vedantic teaching.
Pujya Acharya Swamiji gives us a glimpse of the glory of the most celebrated commentary of Sri Adisankara Bhagavadpada by presenting the structure of the Shariraka Bhashya in unraveling each sutra, comprehensively establishing Advaita and refuting the misinterpretations by other darshanas.
These discourses also provide a brief introduction of the 4 chapters of Brahmasutras, 11 darshanas (Astika & Nastika) and various commentaries…
Some of the highlights of this series are:
#Karma Phala Anityatvam-impermenance of the fruits of actions #The true purpose of Desire #Confusion about the Goals of Life #Vedanta Vakya Meemamsa #Sutra & Sampradaya #the two opponents #the Vivarana & Bhamati schools…
Highly recommended for the committed seekers of Upanishads and Vedanta.