[Advaita-l] Fwd: Why is Bodhāyana missing in Shankara's Bhāṣyas?

Venkatraghavan S agnimile at gmail.com
Thu Nov 19 01:32:29 CST 2015

Dear Sri Subbuji,

I was taught that the ज्ञानकर्मसमुच्चयवादि refuted in Gita BhAshya is none
other than bodhAyana or vrittikAra.

On 19 Nov 2015 06:17, "V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l" <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> In his book on Indian Philosophy, Hajime Nakamura lists a few names of
> Vedantins that preceded Shankara.  See here for the two images containing
> those names:
> https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/advaitin/conversations/messages/66157
>  While we find Shankara referring to the following:
> Bhartṛhari, Upavarṣa. [Bodhāyana], Tanka (Brahmanandin),
> Dravida,Bhartṛprapancha, Śabaraswāmin, Sundarapāṇḍya and Gaudapada directly
> or indirectly in his Bhashyas, it is curious to find that Bodhāyana whom
> Viśiṣṭādvaitins claim as the clear evidence for the existence of
> pre-Ramanuja school, is not touched upon by Shankara.
> In the Bṛhadāraṇyaka upaniṣad bhāsya that 'all Vedantins are unanimous that
> the Upanishads hold the identity of the jiva and Brahman.'
> Does anyone have explanation for Bodhayana missing from Shankara's works?
> regards
> subrahmanian.v
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