|Madhya-līlā||Chapter 6: The Liberation of Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 6.120
vedānta paḍāite tabe ārambha karilā
sneha-bhakti kari' kichu prabhure kahilā
vedānta — Vedānta philosophy; paḍāite — to instruct; tabe — then; ārambha — beginning; karilā — made; sneha — affection; bhakti — and devotion; kari' — showing; kichu — something; prabhure — unto the Lord; kahilā — said.
He then began to instruct Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu on Vedānta philosophy, and out of affection and devotion, he spoke to the Lord as follows.
The Vedānta- or Brahma-sūtra, written by Śrīla Vyāsadeva, is a book studied by all advanced spiritual students, especially by the sannyāsīs of all religious communities (sampradāyas). The sannyāsīs must read the Vedānta-sūtra to establish their final conclusions concerning Vedic knowledge. Here, of course, the Vedānta mentioned is the commentary of Śańkarācārya, known as Śārīraka-bhāṣya. Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya intended to convert Caitanya Mahāprabhu, who was a Vaiṣṇava sannyāsī, into a Māyāvādī sannyāsī. He therefore made this arrangement to instruct Him in the Vedānta-sūtra according to the Śārīraka commentary of Śańkarācārya. All the sannyāsīs of the Śańkara-sampradāya enjoy seriously studying the Vedānta-sūtra with the Śārīraka-bhāṣya commentary. It is said, vedānta-vākyeṣu sadā ramantaḥ: "One should always enjoy the studies of the Vedānta-sūtra."
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