Aids to the study of Shankaracharya

K. S. Arjunwadkar panini at PN2.VSNL.NET.IN
Sat Nov 28 01:18:44 UTC 1998

At 02:27 PM 11/27/98 +0100, you wrote:
>On Thu, 26 Nov 1998, K. S. Arjunwadkar wrote:
>> 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
>> seriously:
>> (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 al)
>> (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
>> direction.
>> Can any member enlighten me on this point?
>> Regards.
>> KSA
>As for point 2) You can refer to: Anthony J. Alston, *A /SaMkara Source
>Book*, 6 volls., Shanti Sadan, London 1986-1993 (I am not sure about the
>dates of publication). The passages are all translated into English, and
>no original sankrit is quoted. The reference edition is Gita Press
>unless otherwise specified. The volumes are thematical, one being derived
>to the polemic with rival schools, another to the concept of the soul, and
>so on. As far as I know Alston is a pupil of Hari Prasad Shastri.
>Best regards,
> Alberto Pelissero

Nov 28, 98

Dear Member,
Thanks a lot for the information.

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