Panchadashi, the famous composition of Shri Bharati Tirtha and Swami Vidyaranya, is a compendium of 15 Foundational Texts or prakarana-granthas. This epic text is a singular treatise on the philosophical teachings of Advaita-vedanta, composed with an intention to dispel the ignorance of seekers by bringing to them an overall and complete grasp of the essentials of Vedanta. Truly any study of Advaita-vedanta is incomplete without a thorough study of Panchadashi.
Deriving its name from the number of chapters in it, the Panchadashi is classified into three sections:
(1) The first five chapters termed Viveka-panchakam, deal with Existence or Sat, the discrimination of the real.
(2) The second five termed Dipa-panchakam, deal with Self as pure Consciousness or Cit.
(3) The last five termed Ananda-panchakam deal with the blissful nature of Brahman.
The five volumes of Panchadashi contain detailed lectures in English.
Language: English | Speaker: Swami Advayananda
Chapter 1: Tattvaviveka-prakarapa – On the Discrimination of Reality Duration: 33 hrs| Discourses: 39
Chapter 2: Mahabhuta Viveka – On Differentiation of the Five Elements Duration: 42 hrs| Discourses: 51
Chapter 3: Panchakosha Viveka – On Differentiation of the Five Sheaths Duration: 27 hrs| Discourses: 33
Chapter 4: Dvaita Viveka – The Differentiation of Duality Duration: 23 hrs| Discourses: 28
Chapter 5: Mahavakya Viveka – Understanding the Great Saying Duration: 10 hrs| Discourses: 12