[South Indian Sanskrit MS 011, Whish MS 11] Ekādaśaskandhasāraślokasaṃgraha
Creator – Brahmānanda Bhāratī
The text is a metrical compilation of the doctrines contained in the eleventh Skandha of the Bhāgavata Purāṇa, together with a commentary, by Brahmānanda Bhāratī, a pupil of Kṛṣṇānanda Bhāratī.
Winternitz notes that on the first folio is an inscription: ‘The metrical Digest called Ekādasa-skandha-sāraṃ and its commentary by Brahmānanda Bhārati’ signed by C. M. Whish and dated 1826. Winternitz suggests the manuscript may have been copied for Whish in that year, and that it does not appear to be much older.
Text begins: vaiśāradī sātiviśuddhabuddhir ddhunoti māyāṃ guṇasaṃprasūtāṃ | guṇāṃś ca sandahya yad ātmyam etat svayañ ca śāmyaty asamid yathāgniḥ || ātmā sthūlasūkṣmādidehebhyo bhinnaḥ yato jñātā prakāśakaḥ … etc.
F. 3: yāvat syāt guṇavaiṣamyaṃ tāvan nānātvam ātmanaḥ | nānātvam ātmano yāvat pāratantryan tathaiva hi ||
It ends: iti śrīmat-paramahaṃsa-parivrājakācāryya-śrī-Kṛṣṇānanda-Bhāratī- munivaryya-śiṣya-Brahmānanda-Bhāratī-kṛta- ekādaśaskandhasāraślokasaṃgrahas savyākhyas saṃpūrṇaḥ || śrīkṛṣṇāya parabrahmaṇe namo namaḥ || śubham astu ||
South Indian Sanskrit / Whish Manuscript Collection.
See ’A catalogue of South Indian Sanskrit manuscripts (especially those of the Whish Collection) belonging to the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland’ by M. Winternitz, with an appendix by F. W. Thomas (London: RAS, 1902) p.11-12. Go to http://tinyurl.com/j3tkdwj for a digital copy of this catalogue.
J. L. Whish, gift of manuscripts collected by his brother Charles M. Whish, July 1836.
Text in Sanskrit; Grantha script.