is the au thor ity of the Brahma Sutras, the work of Baadarayana. Com men tar ies there have been many on the Brahma Sutras, but ei ther they are too un der stood with out a lu cid com men tary (Bhashya). The com men tary also is in. whether or not the Sutras themselves, and the Sańkara-bhāshya, furnish any . ' Bhagavad-bodhāyanakritām vistīrnām brahmasutra-vrittim purvākāryāh. Translated by George Thibaut (with Sankaracharya's Commentary). Note: For the Brahma Sutra in Sanskrit see PDF of translation by Swami Sivananda, starting.
The Brahma sutras consists of aphoristic verses sutras in four chapters. The Brahmasutra is one of three most important texts in Vedanta along with the Principal Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita. It is also known as the Vedanta Sutra Sanskrit: The Brahma Sutras or Brahmasutra are attributed to Badarayana. The Brahma-sutra text is dated to centuries that followed Buddha and Mahavira , because it mentions and critiques the ideas of Buddhism and Jainism in Chapter 2. Hermann Jacobi in early 20th century suggested that Madhyamaka Buddhist concepts such as Sunyavada , acknowledged in the Brahma-sutras, may be a late invention, and suggests that both Sunyavada and Brahma-sutras may therefore have emerged between CE. Some scholars, such as Sengaku Mayeda, state Brahmasutra that has survived into the modern times may be the work of multiple authors but those who lived after Badarayana, and that these authors composed the currently surviving Brahmasutra starting about BCE through about CE. Natalia Isaeva states, "on the whole, scholars are rather unanimous, considering the most probable date for Brahmasutra sometime between the 2nd-century BCE and the 2nd-century CE. The Brahmasutra text has Adhikaranas. Sutras were meant to assist the memory of the student who had gone through long discussions with his guru, as memory aids or clues and maximum thoughts were compressed in a few words which were unambiguous, giving the essence of the arguments on the topic. The text reviews and critiques most major orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy as well as all heterodox Indian philosophies such as Buddhism, with the exception of Samkhya and Yoga philosophies which it holds in high regards and recurrently refers to them in all its four chapters, adding in sutras 2.