This work brings together the main texts of Shankara, freshly translated and grouped systematically into topics. Each section is introduced by a passage of explanation, and the notes aim to serve both the specialist and the general reader.|
'An important landmark in the study of Vedanta in general and Shankara in particular... It goes to the credit of Dr Alston to strike out a way through a wide range of text commentaries to produce this erudite and admirably readable volume.'
Prof. K.S.Ramakrishna Rao, Prabuddha Bharata
'..a very substantial contribution. His writing is lucid; he gets to the essence of the major doctrines without undue jargon; he has a keen sensitivity to the philosophical issues and problems in the Indian context... and his own judgements are balanced and wise... One can, I think, judge (his) project to be very successful indeed.'
Eliot Deutsch, University of Hawaii Numen