23. Source Code: Badarayana’s Vedanta-Sutra

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The founding text of the Vedānta school, the Vedānta- or Brahma-Sūtra, interprets the Upaniṣads as teaching that all things derive from brahman.



Further Reading

• S. Radhakrishnan (trans.), The Brahma Sūtra (London: 1960).
• G. Thibaut (trans.), The Vedānta Sūtras of Bādarāyaṇa with the Commentary by Śaṅkara (New York: 1962).

• F.X. Clooney, “Binding the Text: Vedānta as Philosophy and Commentary,” in J.R. Timm (ed.), Texts in Context: Traditional Hermeneutics in South Asia (Albany: 1991), 47–68.
• P. Deussen, The System of the Vedānta, trans. C. Johnston (New York: 1973).
• J. Lipner, “The Perils of Periodization, or How to Finesse History with Reference to Vedānta,” in E. Franco (ed.), Periodization and Historiography of Indian Philosophy (Vienna: 2013), 145-69.
• H. Nakamura, A History of Early Vedānta Philosophy, parts 1-2 (Delhi: 1983, 2004).



nikole on 30 December 2017


I am very curious about the music track that is played at the end of each episode ( Age of the Sutras). Please if you can tell me who is the artist and the name of the song!



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Peter Adamson on 31 December 2017


Hi there - if you go to the "Links" at the bottom of this page, then you'll see there is a list of all the music clips with further links to the original sources, so you can hear the complete recordings.

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