Satchidanandendra Saraswati

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Satchidanandendra Saraswathi
Swami Satchidanandendra Saraswati.jpg
Born Sri Yellambalase Subbaraya Sharma
January 5, 1880
Hassan district, Karnataka
Died August 5, 1975(1975-08-05) (aged 95)
Occupation saint

Sri Satchidanandendra Saraswati Swamiji (5 January 1880 – 5 August 1975) was the founder of the Adhyatma Prakasha Karyalaya in Holenarasipura, Hassan district, Karnataka, India. He was a great Vedantin of Advaitha Philosophy.

Life[edit]

Swami Satchidanandendra Saraswati (1880-1975) is without doubt one of the greatest exponents of traditional Advaita Vedanta in modern times. Born as Sri Yellambalase Subbarao, he worked as a school teacher in the Indian state of Karnataka.[1] He gave many lectures and wrote many articles on the Vedanta in English, Kannada and Sanskrit.[1] His books, articles and lectures have made an important impact on disciples, pandits, sadhus and also scholars in the field of classical Indian philosophy. Satchidanandendra Swamiji authored some 200 works, and he dedicated his life to teaching about the pristine pure Advaita Vedanta philosophy of Shankara.

Satchidanandendra Saraswati was a philosopher[2] who dedicated all his life for the Vedanta sadhana and attained Brahma-jnana. He was known as a Jivanmukta sage. He was the best example of a Sanskrit saying, "One should spend one's life until sleep and until death only in Vedantic contemplation".

Having grown up in an orthodox South Indian Brahmin family, young Y. Subbaraya Sharma (as was his name prior to sannyasa) became attached to Vedanta and Hindu philosophy. In 1910 he was initiated into the study of Shankara´s scriptures by the Jagadguru Shankaracharya of Sringeri Peetham. He learnt Vedanta from Virupaksha Shastri (the guru of Swami Chandrasekhara Bharati) and K.A. Krishnaswamy Iyer. Swami Satchidanandendra Saraswati soon became well known for having shown that the later Vedantic tradition had in fact deviated from the teachings of the classical acharyas Gaudapada, Shankara and Sureshvara. This led to many fascinating discussions with learned pandits. In 1920 he founded the organisation Adhyatma Prakasha Karyalaya, which is still very active today. He was initiated into sannyasa in 1948. As a sannyasi, Satchidanandendra Swamiji lived a very simple and secluded life at his small ashram in Holenarsipur.

literary works of Satchidanandendra Saraswati[edit]

Books written in english[edit]

  • Adhyatma Yoga
  • Avasthatraya or The Unique Method of Vedanta
  • Collected Works of K. A. Krishnaswamy Iyer
  • Essays on Vedanta
  • How to Recognize the Method of Vedānta
  • Introductions (to vedānta texts)
  • Intuition of Reality
  • ĪS'āvāsyōpanishad (with the commentary of Sri S'ankaracharya)
  • Misconceptions About Śaṅkara
  • S'ankara's Sutra-Bhashya (Self-Explained)
  • S'uddha-S'āṅkara-Prakriyā-Bhāskara
  • Salient Features of Śaṅkara's Vedānta
  • Śaṅkara's Clarification of Certain Vedȧntic Concepts
  • The Basic Tenets of Śāṅkara Vedānta
  • The Heart of Sri Samkara
  • The Pristine Pure Advaita Philosophy of Ādi Śaṅkara (Śaṅkara Siddhānta)
  • The Reality Beyond All Empirical Dealings
  • The Science of Being
  • The Unique Teaching of Shankara
  • The Upanishadic Approach to Reality
  • The Vision of Ātman

Books written in kannada[edit]

  • ಅಧ್ಯಾತ್ಮವೆಂದರೇನು (ಪ್ರಶ್ನೋತ್ತರ)
  • ರಸನಿಮಿಷಗಳು (ಅಧ್ಯಾತ್ಮಚಿಂತನೆಗೆ ಅರ್ಹವಾದ ಬಿಡಿಲೇಖನಗಳು)
  • ಶ್ರೀಶಂಕರಮಹಾಮನನ
  • ಆತ್ಮಬೋಧ
  • ಉಪನಿಷತ್ತುಗಳ ಮೊದಲನೆಯ ಪರಿಚಯ
  • ವೇದಾಂತಬಾಲಬೋಧೆ
  • ವೇದಾಂತಪ್ರವೇಶಿಕೆ
  • ವೇದಾಂತಕಥಾವಳಿ
  • ಸಮುದ್ರಮಥನ
  • ಮೋಹಮುದ್ಗರ
  • ಮೂಲರಾಮಾಯಣಮ್
  • ಸರ್ವೇಷ್ಟಸಿದ್ಧಿ
  • ಶ್ರೀಮದ್ಭಗವದ್ಗೀತೆಯ ಸಾರ (ಶಾಂಕರಭಾಷ್ಯಾನುಸಾರ) ಮತ್ತು ಭಗವದ್ಗೀತೆಯ ಪ್ರಧಾನೋಪದೇಶಗಳು
  • ಸದ್ಗುರುವಿನ ಅನುಗ್ರಹ
  • ಅಧ್ಯಾತ್ಮಾಶಾಸ್ತ್ರಪರಿಭಾಷೆ

Books written in sanskrit[edit]

  • ईशावास्योपनिषत् - सटिप्पणशाङ्करभाष्ययुता
  • केनोपनिषत्
  • काठकोपनिषत्
  • मुण्डकोपनिषत्
  • ऎतरेयोपनिषत्
  • माण्डूक्यरहस्यविवृतिः (माण्डूक्योपनिषत्कारिकाव्याख्या शाङ्करभाष्योपेता)
  • तैत्तिरीयोपनिषदि - शीक्षावल्ली - आनन्दवल्ली - भृगुवल्ली च
  • सुगमा
  • सूत्रभाष्यार्थतत्त्वविवेचनी - १
  • सूत्रभाष्यार्थतत्त्वविवेचनी - २
  • सूत्रभाष्यार्थतत्त्वविवेचनी - ३
  • शुद्धशाङ्करप्रक्रियाभास्करः — १-२
  • शुद्धशाङ्करप्रक्रियाभास्करः — ३-४-५
  • शुद्धशाङ्करप्रक्रियाभास्करः — ६-७
  • गीताशास्त्रार्थविवेकः
  • ब्रह्मविद्यारहस्यविवृतिः
  • नैष्कर्म्यसिद्धिः — क्लेशापहारिणीव्याख्यासहिता
  • वेदान्तप्रक्रियाप्रत्यभिज्ञा — तत्र प्रथमः संपुटः
  • वेदान्तबालबोधिनी
  • वेदान्तडिण्डिमः
  • विशुद्धवेदान्तसारः
  • विशुद्धवेदान्तपरिभाषा
  • शाङ्करं वेदान्तमीमांसाभाष्यम् (स्वयंव्याख्यातम्)
  • वेदान्तविद्वग्दोष्ठी
  • दक्षिण भारत शाङ्करवॆदान्त विद्वद्गॊष्टि
  • पञ्चपादिकाप्रस्थानम्
  • मूलाविद्यानिरासः अथवा श्रीशङ्करहृदयम्
  • पारमहंस्यमीमांसा

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Adhyatmaprakasha Karyalaya website Retrieved 4 November 2011
  2. ^ Witz, Klaus G. (1998). The supreme wisdom of the Upaniṣads: an introduction. Motilal Banarsidass. pp. 388–390. ISBN 978-81-208-1573-5. 

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