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Hinduism - What Are The Vedanta Sutras?

 

 The Vedanta Sutras are texts ascribed to the sage Badarayana in the third to fifth century B.C.E.

Along with the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita, the Vedanta Sutras is one of the three traditional sources for the Vedanta school, one of the six schools of traditional Hindu philosophy.

The text itself is a collection of 555 brief aphorisms (sutras), which are so terse that they presuppose a commentary.

The sutras focus particularly on the ideas about Brahman, hence their other common name, the Brahma Sutra.

In content, the first section describes the nature of Absolute Reality, the second responds to objections and criticizes other positions, the third details the means to acquire knowledge, and the fourth describes the benefits of such knowledge.


~Kiran Atma


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