In the traditional manner of Sanskrit works, since it was necessary after BU 2.1, as an laksana portion of the Upanisad, has stated the definition of the brahman. BU 4.3 is to be understood as pariksa grantha, that is: it examines the nature of the Brahman in its pros and cons. This examination demanded detailed discussion of the theories rivalling the Vedanta prove that the Atman (viz. the Brahman) is the (internal) light of all (external) lights and reveals to one the true nature of one`s inner self and of the world of external objects which are but unreal, bringing fearlessness (abhaya) to one.
DR. K.P. JOG was a retired Professor of Vedic Sanskrit and General Editor of Sanskrit Dictionary Project of Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute, Pune.DR. SHOUN HINO is professor of Gifu Pharm. University (Japan). He did his M.A. at Nagoya University (Japan) in 1975 and Ph.D. studies at Poona University (India) in 1979.
In this book....Sanskrit text is beautifully printed...English rendering is
alos both lucid and precise...The addition of a detailed table of contents
describing the subject matter of the verses and a general index would
greatly enhance the value of the book for purpose of reference. The work is
a valuable contribution to the literature on Advaita, and it deserves to be
carefully studied by all serious students of Advaita."-
---Journal of Indian Council of
Philosophical Research, Vol. xix, No. 4, Oct.-Dec. 2002