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    Upanishads Commented According to Vaishnavism

    Pranams,

    I thought members of this forum might be interested in two new books I recently purchased where are commented on according to Vaishnava system of thought. Both are available on the internet for purchase.

    Kathapanisat with Rangaramanuja's Commentary (Sanskrit Text and English Transaltion)

    This is the English translation of the commentary of Sri Ranga Ramanuja Muni, a 16th century scholar following Sri Ramanuja, on Katha Upanishad. The translator is Dr. N.S.A. Rangachariar Swamy, a very learned scholar associated with one of the Bangalore Sri Vaishnava maths. I have previously been reading his translations of Sri Ranga Ramunja's abridged commentaries, but this one appears to be the first in a series of translations of the complete commentary. Also, unlike the abridged commentaries, which use a fair amount of Sanskrit and leave many terms untranslated, this one appears to be meant for a more general audience. Devotees wanting to understand the vishiShtAdvaitic view and its basis in the upanishads may find this jewel of a text invaluable.

    Five Principal Upanishads- Exhaustive Commentary in English on Ishavasya, Kena, Katha, Taittiriya & Mundaka Upanishads: With Original sanskrit, Transliteration, Translation, Exposition and Annotations (Based on Ramanuja School)

    This is a translation and commentary of several principal upanishads, again said to be from Ramanuja's point of view. The author, one Acharya Narasimha, is said to hail from a family of scholars. I know less about him and his work than I do of Dr. NSA Rangachariar Swamy, but it is clearly written on the inside front cover that he considers Ramanuja's approach more "integrative" in contrast to the other schools of thought.

    Time permitting, I will write a longer review when I have completed reading them.

    regards,
    Philosoraptor

    "Wise men speak because they have something to say. Fools speak because they have to say something." - Plato

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    Re: Upanishads Commented According to Vaishnavism

    Sri Madhvacharya's commentaries on the Upanishads can be found translated here-

    http://www.nageshsonde.com/books.html

    The translator has made some comments of his own which I would recommend skipping as they are incoherent and seem contrary to the spirit of Sri Madhvacharya's commentary.

    A translation and commentary of Isha Upanishad by dvaitin scholars can be found here-
    http://www.dvaita.net/pdf/shruti/isha/ibtcomm_tot.pdf
    I will look forward to your review.I'm planning on buying those books.
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    Re: Upanishads Commented According to Vaishnavism

    These translations are from the standpoint of the Dvaita tradition of Madhvacharya-

    Katha Upanishad-
    https://sites.google.com/site/harsha...katakopanishad

    Mundaka Upanishad-
    https://sites.google.com/site/harsha...arvanopanishad

    Mandukya Upanishad-
    https://sites.google.com/site/harsha...ndukyopanishad

    Kena Upanishad-
    https://sites.google.com/site/harsha...a/kenopanishad

    You may also be interested in purchasing these- http://www.madhwakart.com/shop/princ...sads-vol-i-ii/
    Last edited by Omkara; 13 April 2013 at 02:18 AM.
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    Om shrImAtrE namah

    sarvam shrI umA-mahEshwara parabrahmArpaNamastu


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