Sri Madhva’s Commentary on Mandukya Upanishad

By: Nagesh D. Sonde

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Translated from Sanskrit with explanatory notes  Review :

“Continuing his solid work in expounding the approach of Acharya Madhva to the Upanishads. Sri Sonde highlights in this work the special features of the Acharya’s interpretation . . . The text of the Upanishad is followed by a commentary o the Acharya. Sri Sonde adds notes of clarification to his faithful tradition, making the book a notable addition to the literature on the Mandukya”.
 Sri Madhva P. Pandit, Sri Aurobindo Ashrama Aurobindo  Ashrama, November 1991.

  “ . . . The learned and spiritually awakened author Sri Sonde reveals a remarkable breadth of mind and mastery over English language. Every line vibrates with Mumukshatva or yearning for liberation . . .”
Swami Srikanthanandaji, Ramaakrishna Yoga Pitha, Mallur, Karnatak.

“Nagesh D. Sonde, an ardent scholar of Madhva tradition, has translated the (Mandukya)

Upanishad and Madhva’s Bhashya in English and also added his own gloss on the bhashya to explain certain intricate points. The book contains an elaborate introduction which would acquaint a lay reader with the main concepts of Mandukya Upanishad. The editor’s grounding in Madhva Philosophy renders the translation of the original commentary authentic.”
Shri N. B Patil in Vol 73, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bombay 1998.

“In the three volumes (Isha/Kena, Katha and Mandukya) under review Mr. Sonde gives us a readable elegant translation of the Upanishads. . . Mr Sonde has brought out the acute intellectual arguments of the Acharya, pointing out the untenability of Shankara’s interpretation . . . Sri Madhva strictly adheres  to the principles of interpretations . . .  Sri Madhva’s style is brief and difficult to understand without commentaries . .  ”
Late Dr. P. Nagaraja Rao, Rtd Tagore & Vivekanand Professor, Madras University.