Vedanta Scriptures: Other Texts

Uttara Gita

Uttara Gita

This independent text, not traceable to any purana or epic, falls within the special group known as Krsna Gitas is which Sri Krsna is the teacher and Arjuna the student. While enjoying the power of his kingdom, detachment awoke in Arjuna and he approached Kesava to impart to him the knowledge which would release him from samsara.

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Vairagya Satakam: The Hundred Verses on Renunciation

Vairagya Satakam: The Hundred Verses on Renunciation

Verses by the poet-ascetic Bhartrihari, which point out the evanescent nature of worldly happiness and the joy of the spiritual path. Devanagari text, English translation, notes.

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Vakyavritti and Atmajnanopadeshavidhi of Sri Sankaracharya

Vakyavritti and Atmajnanopadeshavidhi of Sri Sankaracharya

Two short works, the first of which is an exposition of the mahavakyas, Aham Brahmasmi and Tat Tvam Asi proclaiming the identity of the individual self and the Ultimate Reality. The second is a Means to Perfection of Self-Knowledge. Devanagari text, word-for-word meanings, English translation, notes.

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Vedanta Paribhasa of Dharmaraja Adhvarindra

Vedanta Paribhasa of Dharmaraja Adhvarindra

The epistemology of Shankara's Vedanta. Devanagari text, English translation, and extensive notes.

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Vedantasara of Sadananda

Vedantasara of Sadananda

Primarily a Sanskrit Commentary "Vidvanmororanjani' of Ramatirtha with an English translation and historical notes written by Colonel G.A. Jacob in 1957.

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Vedantasara of Sadananda (The Essence of Vedanta)

Vedantasara of Sadananda (The Essence of Vedanta)

A fifteenth century classic which defines the basic doctrines found throughout the Vedantic literature. Devanagari text, English translation, explanatory notes.

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Vivekacudamani

Vivekacudamani

English translation with the scholarly and profound commentary of Sri Chandrashekhara Bharati, the thirty-fourth abbot of Srngeri Math. Devanagari and transliterated text.

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Vivekacudamani of Sri Sankaracarya / Madhavananda

Vivekacudamani of Sri Sankaracarya / Madhavananda

This work of Sri Sankaracarya is a masterpiece of Advaita Vedanta literature. A graceful and scholarly translation by Swami Madhavananda. Devanagari text, English translation and notes.

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Vivekacudamani of Sri Sankaracarya / Turiyananda

Vivekacudamani of Sri Sankaracarya / Turiyananda

A free English translation, bordering on a commentary, by one of the direct disciples of Sri Ramakrishna. This commentary comes from a transcription of talks given by the swami at Shanti Ashrama (1901-1902) and taken down in shorthand and later transcribed by an ashrama member, Ida Ansell. Devanagari and transliterated text.

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Yatindramata Dipika: A Handbook on the Philosophy of Ramanuja

Yatindramata Dipika: A Handbook on the Philosophy of Ramanuja

A classic work from the 17th century. Devanagari text, English translation, and extensive notes.

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