[South Indian Sanskrit MS 193, Whish MS 167] Brahmasūtracandrikā
Language – Sanskrit
Date – [1800?]
Palm leaf; 8 lines on a folio; wooden covers. Manuscript consists of the Brahmasūtracandrikā, a concise commentary by an unnamed author on the Vedāntasūtras. Text begins: śrī-Lokānandanāthagurucaraṇāravindābhyā[ṃ] namaḥ | avighnam astu | praṇamya paramātmānaṃ saccidānandavigrahaṃ | kurveham atisaṃkṣepāt brahmasūtrasya candrikāṃ || athāto brahmajajñāsā[sic] | atha nityānityavastuvivekaihikāmuṣmikaphalabhogavirāgaśamadamādisaṃpan mumukṣātmakasādhanacatuṣṭayasaṃpatyanantaraṃ | It ends: iti vai prajāpatir ddevān asṛtā asṛtaśramitamanuṣyāt iti pitṛn trit apavītram iti grahān . The last sūtra cited is I. III. 27 (20b, 1. 4), but the commentary seems to touch also on the subject of 28. The name of the work and the words ‘first part only’ are written faintly, in C. M. Whish’s hand, on the outside. A slip of paper in Burmese reads ‘Commentary on the nine parts of Metaphysics’. 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.254. Go to http://tinyurl.com/j3tkdwj for a digital copy of this catalogue. J. L. Whish, gift of manuscripts collected by his brother C. M. Whish, July 1836. Text in Sanskrit; Grantha script, square.