[Advaita-l] Advaita Vedanta Brahma Jnana Yoga in the Kurmapuranam

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Sun Mar 4 20:24:26 EST 2018

Advaita Vedanta Brahma Jnana Yoga in the Kurmapuranam

The chapter under consideration of the Kurmapuranam is a fine teaching of

The teaching of Brahmavidya in this chapter is complete in the sense that
it teaches the Brahma svarupam, the kind of realization, brahmabhaavah, the
saadhana – enquiry, the adhikari – the one with chittashuddhi and bhakti –
indicated by karma anushthana, bhakti sadhana, worship of Shiva,
shiva-mantras Rudram, etc. A number of Upanishadic passages are explicitly
or implicitly paraphrased here.  The Bhagavadgita and the Brahmasutras too
are implicitly woven into the verses here. One can also see how a crucial
word in the Shaankara Brahma Sutra bhashya – ब्रह्मभावश्च मोक्षः is
contained in this chapter verbatim.

This writing, of some 26 pages, can be studied by those who are not exposed
to the teaching of Vedanta, as an introduction manual. For those who are
versed with the Vedanta, this will serve the purpose of a revision,
especially, mananam. The article can be downloaded here:


Om Tat Sat


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