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Advaitamakranda of Sri Laksmidhara Kavi

B.N. Misra (Editor)
Synopsis This small treatise or prakarana presents a summary of the Vedanta system based on doctrines of Upanisads and Sankara. The entire text in twentyeight Anustubh verses are commented upon by Svayamprakasa-Yatiin his Rasabhivyanjika given here with the text. The work was first edited by Pt. Becana Rama Sarma, Professor of Sankhya, Government Sanskrit College, Benares, and serialized in 'The Pandit', a monthly Sanskrit Journal of the College, in its vol. VIII (1873). This also followd an English translation by A.E. Gough in the same journal (vol. VIII-IX, 1873-74) in instalments. The author Laksmidhara was the son of Narasimha Suri and a disciple of Anantananda Raghunatha. His other two works are: Bhagaan-namkaumudi and Amrtatararigini, a commentary on the Bhagaata. The state of Brahman-realisation is discussed in glowing terms, the ecstasy of a realized soul is prasied. The text is not only an epitome of Advaita, but a work with poetic charm that delights the reader. The commentator Svayamprakasa-Yati was a disciple of Saccidananda-Yogindra. In this commentary, he mentioins Kaivalyananda and Suddhananda as his teachers. The commentary is very lucid and logically coherent. Indexes of verses and quotations contained in the commentary are given at the end for retrieval purposes.
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Bibliographic information

Title Advaitamakranda of Sri Laksmidhara Kavi
Author B.N. Misra
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1992
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
length xii+87p., 25cm.