(Nava rathnangaL- Nine Gems)
2. Sri Bhasya
Sri Bhaashyam :
Magnum Opus of Our Acharya : This is a voluminous
work critiquing the interpretations on the BrahmasUtras of Sage Badaraayana
( Vyasa ) by Adhi Sankara's advaitha , Bhaskara's BhedAbhEdhA and other
schools of Vedantha .The lengthy commentary on the first sUtrA lays the
foundation for the Sri VisishtAdvaitha darsanam firmly and clearly.
Sri GitA BhAshyam :
This is a Substantive commentary on the Bhagavad
Gita based on the shorter grantham ( GithArtha Sangraham ) by his Acharya's
Acharya ( ALavanthar/Yaamuna Muni). Bhakthi Archives has postings on
VedAntha DeepA :
A brief commentary on the purport of each of the
Brahma sUtrAs . It is shorter than Sri Bhasyam because it does not include
the criticisms of the rival systems.
VedAntha SaarA :
This grantham is for those , who might find Sri
Bhaashyam and VedAntha DeepA too terse and tough . It brings out the
essence of Brahma sUtrAs and the AdhikaraNAs . Our AchAryA did not want to
frighten away those , who might have difficulty scaling the intellectual
heights of Sri BhAshyam .
SaraNAgathi Gadhyam :
This deals with the most important SaraNAgathi
( Prapatthi )doctrine , which is cardinal to Sri VisishtAdvaitham.
Sriranga Gadhyam :
This grantham is in the form of a soul-stirring
prayer to Sri RanganAthA.
Sri Vaikunta Gadhyam :
A glowing description of the celestial abode (
Sri Vaikuntam ) of Sriman NaarAyaNA and the supreme bliss ( MokshAnubhavam )
of the Muktha and Nitya Jeevans.
Nithya Grantham or Bhagavdh AarAdhana PrayOgA :Following the instructions given by GeethAchAryA in the twelfth chapter of GitA , AchArya RaamAnuja insists on the need for a VishNu BhakthA to engage in the religious observances enjoined in the VedAs , Smrithis and PurANAs . Through these nine granthAs in Sanskrit , AchArya RaamAnuja built on the foundations laid by his predecessors ( natha Muni and ALavanthAr ) and built the citadel of Sri VaishNavam . His successors (74 SimhaasanAdhipathis) interpreted the above nine granthams and created the Vast Sri VaishNavite literature that we are blessed to possess as our Kula Dhanams today .