Commentary on the Panchadasi
by Swami Krishnananda


Publishers' Note

Panchadasi is a comprehensive text of Advaita Vedanta written by Sri Swami Vidyaranya who is regarded highly as a great scholar in Advaita philosophy after Jagadguru Sri Sankaracharya. Sri Swami Vidyaranya has also adorned Sringeri Sharada Peetham established by Sri Sankaracharya as its spiritual head. In his masterpiece work ‘Panchadasi’, he has very beautifully brought out the essence of all Upanishads and intrinsic Vedanta philosophy in sublime ode. This metrical composition has fifteen chapters divided into three sections of five chapters each viz. Viveka Panchaka, Deepa Panchaka and Ananda Panchaka.

This is a series of 42 discourses that Swamiji gave in the Ashram from August to October in 1989.