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Prasthanatrayi (Sanskrit: ूःथानऽयी, IAST: Prasthānatrayī), literally, three points of departure, refers to the
three canonical texts of Hindu philosophy, especially of the Vedanta schools. It consists of:
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The Upanishads, known as Upadesha prasthana (injunctive texts), and the Śruti prasthāna (the starting
point of revelation)
1.
The Brahma Sutras, known as Nyaya prasthana or Yukti prasthana (logical text) 2.
The Bhagavad Gita, known as Sadhana prasthana (practical text), and the Smriti prasthāna (the starting
point of remembered tradition)
3.
The Upanishads consist of twelve or thirteen major texts, with many minor texts. The Bhagavad Gītā is part of
the Mahabhārata.The Brahma Sūtras (also known as the Vedānta Sūtras), systematise the doctrines taught in the
Upanishads and the Gītā.
All the founders of the three major schools of Vedanta, viz, Adi Shankara, Ramanujacharya, Nimbarkacharya
and Madhva wrote bhāṣyas (commentaries) on these texts.
^ Vepa, Kosla. The Dhaarmik Traditions (http://books.google.co.in/books?id=Dls3ROqB4iUC&pg=PA112&
dq=Prasthanatrayi&hl=en&sa=X&ei=dIPET8agJtHhrAeu-4zfCQ&ved=0CGMQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&
q=Prasthanatrayi&f=false) . Indic Studies Foundation.
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Vedanta
Hindu philosophy
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