| abhyAvartin |
What do you guys think of Sri Sankaracharya's commentary on the Bhagavad Gita? My gut tells me that this could be an invaluable resource in trying to understand Advaita Vedanta.
What a wonderful question, punkdbass-ji! I would say that your gut is absolutely correct! In fact, Shankara's commentary is as Advaitic as you can get. If you want the traditional, original Advaita that was initially propounded, you can do no wrong with reading Shankara's commentary. For example, if I wanted to learn about Advaita [and, mind you, I don't know much about it at all], the first thing I would do is get as many works attributed to Shankara as I can. Most of his work is pretty much the creme de la creme of traditional, authentic, original Advaita. In fact, he pretty much "created" Advaita.