This forms a necessary sequel to Dr> Hino's Dialogue of Yajnavalkya and Maitreyl in Suresvara's Brhadaranyakopanisadbhasyavartika (= Vartika) 2.4 which declared that the knowledge of the true nature of the Self (Atman) is the certain way to attain immortality. This has implied that the Self is the origin, the sustainer and the ultimate end of all mundane world. Vartika 2.5 then provides sound reason for this implication. It clarifies the mutual dependence or helpfulness (Madhu) among the varied parts of this universe and consequently it is called Madhubrahmana. It forms the concluding portion of the Madhukanda, the first two chapters of Brhadaranyakopanisad.
About the Author:
Dr. K.P. Jog (M.A., Ph.D., Bombay) is a renowned Vedic scholar. He has retired as Professor of Vedic Sanskrit and General Editor of Sanskrit Dictionary Project of Deccan College of Pune. A National Lecturer in Sanskrit for the year 1984-85, he has edited Jayantaswamin's Vimalodayamala, a Grhya text of Asvalayana School; translated into Marathi (prose) the Meghaduta, the Virataparvan and edited Lokamanya Tilak's notes on the Brahmasutra (for Kesari Publication: Samagra Tilak). He has contributed many articles on Vedic, Vedantic, Poetical and literary topics.
Dr. Shoun Hino is Associate Professor of Gifu Pharmaceutical University, Gifu, Japan. He did his M.A. in Indian Philosophy under the guidance of both late Prof. H. Kitagawa and Prof. M. Tachikawa at the University of Nagoya in 1975. He worked for his Ph.D. under the guidance of Prof. K.P. Jog at the University of Poona. His Ph.D. dissertation entitled Suresvara's Vartika on Yajnavalkya-Maitreyl Dialogue was published in 1982. Meanwhile he has published three books in a Japanese (in collaboration) on Buddhism and Hinduism and contributed research papers in Japanese and English in leading journals of Japan and India. Besides Suresvara's philosophy, he takes interest in Hindu Samskara and Comparative Religion.
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