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The Brahma sutras consists of 555 aphoristic verses (sutras) in four chapters.[4] These verses are primarily about the nature of human existence and universe, and ideas about the metaphysical concept of Ultimate Reality called Brahman.[3][5] The first chapter discusses the metaphysics of Absolute Reality, the second chapter reviews and addresses the objections raised by the ideas of competing orthodox schools of Hindu philosophies as well as heterodox schools such as Buddhism and Jainism,[6] the third chapter discusses epistemology and path to gaining spiritually liberating knowledge, and the last chapter states why such a knowledge is an important human need.[7]
The Brahmasutra is one of three most important texts in Vedanta along with the Principal Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita.[8][9] It has been influential to various schools of Indian philosophies, but interpreted differently by the monist Advaita Vedanta sub-school, the theistic Vishishtadvaita and Dvaita Vedanta sub-schools, as well as others.[9] Several commentaries on the Brahma-sutras are lost to history or yet to be found; of the surviving ones, the most well studied commentaries on the Brahmasutra include the bhashyaby Adi Shankara,[3] Ramanuja, Madhvacharya, Bhaskara and many others.[10]
It is also known as the Vedanta Sutra (Sanskrit: वेदान्त सूत्र),[3] deriving this name from Vedanta which literally means the "final aim of the Vedas".[11] Other names for Brahma Sutra is Sariraka Sutra,[note 1] wherein Sariraka means "that which lives in the body (Sarira), or the Self, Soul",[12] and Bhikshu-sutra, which literally means "Sutras for monks or mendicants".[8]
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