Aids to the study of Shankaracharya

George Cronk george9252 at MSN.COM
Fri Nov 27 14:30:13 UTC 1998

Response to K.S. Arjunwadkhar re: aids to the study of Shankaracharya:

I have included substantial and "reader-friendly" selections (rendered in
English only) from the Brahmasutra commentaries of both Shamkara and
Ramanuja in my SIX CLASSICS OF EASTERN PHILOSOPHY (Harcourt Brace, 1998,
ISBN 0-15-567749-7).  This anthology is intended as an introduction to
eastern philosophical classics for students at the undergraduate level and
for general readers.  It is not aimed at the scholarly community, but you
might find it of some interest.

-----Original Message-----
From: K. S. Arjunwadkar <panini at PN2.VSNL.NET.IN>
Date: Thursday, November 26, 1998 8:37 PM
Subject: Aids to the study of Shankaracharya

>Nov 26, 1998
>Dear Members,
>I have been studying and teaching works of the great Shankaracharya for
>more than four decades. During all these years I have felt that two kinds
>of aids would be extremely helpful to those who study Shankaracharya
>(1) A Dictionary of all important words in his philosophical works
>explaining them on the basis of their use in his works with full references
>to the texts; (cp. A Dictionary of Sanskrit Grammar by K. V. Abhyankar et
>(2) An anthology of select passages from his works, accompanied by their
>English translation, as a direct introduction to his philosophy.
>I do not know if any scholar of Shankara has thought or worked in this
>Can any member enlighten me on this point?

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