By C. M. Padmanabhachar
C. L. RAMAKRISHNAN
A serious examine OF BHAGAVAD GITA — quantity I - Chapters 1 to three: C.M. Padmanabhachar; Sriman Madhva Siddhantonnahini Sabha, Tiruchanur-517503.
This e-book adopts the fashion of supplying the verses of the Bhagavad Gita in Sanskrit, by way of word-for- note that means and a translation in English. on the finish of every bankruptcy, and every now and then in among additionally, an easy and lucid summing up of a few of the colleges of notion in this scripture is given.
This is a well-researched attempt in that it abounds in references and quotations from the various colleges of Vedanta, the Mahabharata and the Puranas just like the Srimad Bhagavata and the Vishnu Purana. the writer has brought the commentaries of the exponents of the Advaita, Visishtadvaita and the Dvaita platforms less than the correct verses and what's extra, analysed the tenability of those through cross-references to accredited axioms and his personal perspectives. without doubt, as he himself mentions, he inclines in the direction of the statement of Madhva, holds it as such a lot appropriate because it offers solutions to numerous difficulties and riddles, and differs from different commentators. whereas you'll have fun with the viewpoint of the writer, it truly is an permitted stand in Indian philosophy that there's no negation of 1 institution of Vedanta, yet giving choice to 1 over others.
There are first-class notes less than sure verses that have a plethora of interpretations. The import of the notice “aparyaptam” taking place in verse II-10 has been very convincingly defined by way of quoting from varied commentaries. In verse II-12, the research of the style during which Bhishma blows the conch and produces a lion-like roar, signalling the beginning of the conflict, rivets one’s recognition. equally, verse II-20, which has a detailed resemblance to Katha Upanishad, has been basically elucidated vis-À-vis the Upanishad. within the comparable manner, for verses 39, forty six to forty eight of the second one bankruptcy, copious notes were appended, for a transparent figuring out. In a few verses, phrases showing as synonyms were taken up for elucidation of the sophisticated variations among them and in addition to fine-tune their meaning.
He has introduced into play his analytical skill and alertness of common sense in analyzing the various factors complex through quite a few commentators at the Bhagavad Gita and made it an incredibly worthy and educational quantity. there's a lot fabric to stay upon and undertake as a take-off element for additional special research of convinced an important and knotty verses. At a variety of areas, the writer has drawn help for the Gita verses, not just from this article, but additionally from the Mahabharata itself, which justifies the ethos and development of the options within the Gita.
A welcome boost to the corpus of literature at the Bhagavad Gita; the writer merits to be complemented for the time and effort spent to delve deeply into every one verse and likewise learn completely a number of the commentaries on them by way of the well known preceptors.