Sri Adi Sankaracarya's Adhyasa-bhashya is a preamble to the Brahmasutra and it establishes superimposition or ignorance (adhyasa) as the root cause of all life's problems. Superimposition is so intrinsically embedded in our very humanness that we fail to recognise it as a problem, which is also why our search for solutions remain within the superficial. Adi Sankara, in his utterly simple but astoundingly profound style, explains the nature of adhyasa, its cause and its effects. He further grounds the Advaitin's view firmly, in opposition to views from other schools of philosophy. His intention to reveal adhyasa as the problem so that the efficacy of knowledge-as-the-solution can be presented is also skilfully achieved. In doing so, he creates with consummate ease the perfect context for the Brahmasutra discussion on that Self-knowledge which destroys adhyasa. For all those who seek to study the Adhyasa-bhashya, here is an introduction adeptly presented and explained by Swami Advayananda, In charge of CIF.
Duration: 15 hrs | No. of Discourses: 12 | Speaker: Swami Advayananda | Language: English
Athato Brahmajijnasa – Brahmasutra 1
The Brahmasutra of Sri Veda Vyasa and its commentary by Sri Adi Sankaracharya give the essence of all Upanishads. The text and commentary give great clarity, depth, illumination, and finally Liberation. The first sutra states: "athato brahmajijnasa — Thereafter, therefore, the desire to know Brahman." Bhagavan Adi Sankaracharya demonstrates the anubandha catushtaya and how the desire to know Brahman arises.
Duration: 16 hrs | No. of Discourses: 12 | Speaker: Swami Advayananda | Language: English