[Advaita-l] Question on Bodhayana and Upavarsha Vruttis of Brahma Sutras

Abhishek Madhyastha abhishek046 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 10:10:28 CDT 2012


On 6/13/12, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:
> praNAms Sri Venkatesh Murthy prabhuji
> Hare Krishna
> Ramanuja is following Bodhayana Vrutti because he is saying that in
> the Sri Bhashya. Then is it true Bodhayana Vrutti is agreeing with
> Visistadvaita?
>>  this question will be better answered by a vishishtAdvaitin.  And as
> far as I know, it is vedAntadesikachAr who said that bOdAyana & upavarsha
> are one and the same since rAmAnuja following bodhAyana vrutti in his
> sribhAshya.
> Is it correct to say Adi Sankara's Bhashya is following Upavarsha's
> Vrutti? He may be Advaiti with some differences from Sankara Advaita.
>>  shankara uses the honorific 'bhagavAn' while addressing upavarsha in
> sUtra bhAshya (3rd AdhyAya??) But we cannot say whether shankara has used
> upavarsha's vrutti as the source material for his shAreeraka meemAmsa.
> The Visisitadvaitis may be trying to show Bodhayana and Upavarsha are
> the same. Their goal is to show Advaita Bhashya will not have support
> of any earlier Vrutti.
>>  We can infer that shankara while refuting vruttikAra mata, he may be
> refuting the bOdhAyana vrutti.  this vruttikAra 'bhagavAn' upavarsha must
> have been a very ancient teacher earlier than even shabaraswami who wrote
> bhAshya on jaiminisUtra-s wherein he mentions the name of 'bhagavan'
> upavarsha but does not say anything about the alternative name of
> upavarsha as bOdhAyana.
>>  Please note I've read something about all these details in advaita-l
> website under the tag pre-shankara advaita Acharya-s or in Sri SSS's
> Kannada book on vedAnta vichArada itihAsa or Prof. Ranganath's book
> 'advaita Acharyas'.  Not sure of the source.  Sri Vidya prabhuji may throw
> some light on this issue.
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar
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