Sri Prameya Ratnavali (Srila Baladeva Vidyabhushana)


Baladeva Vidyabhusana best-known and most celebrated work isHis Govinda-Bhanyacommentary on the Vedanta-sutra. His commentary on the Bhagavad-gita is also quoted by Srila Prabhupada in his own commentary manytimes. Regarding the Govinda-Bhasya, while lecturing on the Bhagavad-gita in Bombay in 1973, Srila Prabhupada said: But sometimes back, in Jaipur, there was a challenge that ?Sampradaya has no commentary on the Vedanta-sutra.? So at that time Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura was requested… Because he was grandscholar, grand ld man scholar, at that time living in Vrndavana… So he was very old at that time; so he authorized Baladeva Vidyabhusana, that,? You doit.? There was no need, but people were demanding, ?Where is your commentary on the Vedanta-sutra?? So Baladeva Vidyabhusana, with the order of Govindaji at Jaipur,he wrote the commentary on Brahma-sutra. That name is Govinda-Bhasya.So theGaudiya-Brhma-Sutra. Hat is required.? Visvanatha Cakravarti Sent Baladeva to Jaipur to resolve a dispute about the a dispute about the authenticity of the Gaudiya Vaisnava Line.Priest from another line were trying to convince the king of Jaipur that they.And not the Gaudiya Vaishnava should worship the popular Krsna Deity Govindaji and Gopinatha. The priests said the Gaudiya Were in authentic because they had no commentary on the Vedanta-sutra. Because Of Baladeva?s pure devotion, the deity Govindaji dictated to baladeva a Vedanta Commentary known as Govinda-Bhasya, and Baladeva was successful in his mission of authenticating the Gaudiya Vaisnava line. After the passing of Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, Baladevabecame the leader of the Gaudiya Vaisnava line. He wrote many books on the teaching of Lord Caitanya and isone of the most prominent teachers in Lord Caitanaya?s line. He left this world for Lord Krsna?s abode in 1768. The book Prameya-Ratnavali, is largely based on theteachings of Madhvacharya, and thus a fontal attack on the impersonalityteachings of Sankaracarya and his followers. In that great battle Baladevaplaces before us numerous verses from Upanishads, along with their correctmeanings.


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