Badarayana

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Badarayana was an Indian philosopher. He wrote a number of scriptures, for which he became the proponent of the crest-jewel school of Hindu philosophy, i.e., Vedanta.

Badarayana's period is usually noted as around 500 BCE[1] to 400 BCE.

Works

Badarayana is also regarded to have written the basic text of the Vedanta system, Vedantasutra. He is recognized as the founder of the Vedanta system of philosophy.[2]

The Brahma Sutra is attributed to Badarayana — which makes him the proponent of the crest-jewel school of Hindu philosophy, i.e., Vedanta. Vyasa was conflated with Badarayana by Vaishnavas with the reason that the island on which Vyasa was born is said to have been covered by Badara (Indian jujube/Ber/Ziziphus mauritiana) trees. Although some modern historians suggest that these were two different personalities.

References

  1. "Key Concepts in Eastern Philosophy", by Oliver Leaman, p. 14, publisher = Routledge, isbn = 9780203005811
  2. "India Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic, Volume 1" by Arnold P. Kaminsky, Roger D. Long Ph.D., page = 31, isbn = 9780313374630