Which is the genuine commentary on Brahma-sutra (Vedanta-Sutra)?

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– Which is the genuine commentary on Brahma-sutra? What is the main reason behind Sankaracharya’s hiding the Srimad Bhagavatam and the commentary of Baudhayana?

– Vedavyasa is the compiler of the Brahma-sutra (Vedanta-Sutra). After composing the sutras, he thought, "The purpose for which I composed these sutras, by extracting the meaning of the Upanisads, has not become successful. Unless I personally compose a commentary, the sutras will not be understood." When he was contemplating in this way, Narada Muni appeared and instructed him to compose a commentary. Thus, Vyasadeva wrote a commentary on Brahma-sutra called the Srimad Bhagavatam. These events are described in many Puranas.

Although Srimad-Bhagavata-mahapurana is the genuine commentary of Brahma-sutra, still by the order of his spiritual master, the great sage Baudhayana compiled a commentary on Brahma-sutra. Therefore, there were 2 commentaries on the Brahma-sutra available in the world.

To carry on with his work in following the order of the Lord, Sri Sankara Swami wrote a commentary on Brahma-sutra called Mayavada-bhasya and tried his best to conceal both the commentaries as explained above. (Sajjana-toshani 8/1)

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