The main page outlined the basic order of traditional study. Here are a few more details.
A good working knowledge of Sanskrit and it’s grammar is necessary. There are many different approaches to this – both traditional and modern. Some study of the mahakavyas, and grammatical texts such as the laghu siddhanta kaumudi is necessary.
2. Vedanta basics
With a basic grasp of Sanskrit, study the tattva bodha and a few prakarana granthas.
Before the prasthana traya, study the essentials of tarka, mimamsa and vedanta in a structured way.
- Tarka – Study tarka sangraha with the padakritya, and then again with the nyaya bodhini
- Mimamsa – Study the artha sangraha and/or the mimamsa nyaya prakasha
- Vedanta (pramana) – Study the vedanta paribhasha
- Vedanta (prameya) – Study the siddhanta lesha sangraha
4. Prasthana Traya etc
Now the main study of the prasthāna traya with bhāṣhya begins, optionally with anandagiri’s tika. And this is followed by a study of the advanced vada granthas.
This traditional structured approach has continued unbroken for many centuries. Many video class recordings are now available online. Some of these are given below:
- video classes by Sw. Brahmanand Giri, in Hindi
tattva bodha, tarka sangraha (padakritya, nyaya bodhini), artha sangraha, gita bhashya
- video classes by Sw. Vijayananda Puri, in Hindi
vedanta paribhasha, upanishad bhashyas (ongoing), prakarana granthas (ongoing)
- video classes of the Siddhanta Lesa Sangraha by Sri Kutumba Shastry, in Sanskrit