Hare Krishna,i was on an ISKCON website today, this one:


and they put a link to a web page called "Vedic illuminations".

Once there, if you click on the "Bhagavad Gita" folder, they put another link advertising this Bhagavad Gita commentary:

Abhinavagupta’ s Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita

I never heard about this commentary before. My question is: because they are from ISKCON as i can see, i must suppose that this particular commentary of the Gita is authorized and is not written by a Mayavadi, am i right?

As i said before the site is authorized by BBT and ISKCON so everything they put on their site is supposed to be authorized material, someone knows about this author?

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  • So far, I found out that this is actually not an official ISKCON site. The owner of the site is just quoting iskcon news, bbt and krishna.com. 

    Contacting the admin of the site would reveal more answers. And please share those answers here.



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    • He replied to me today. Here it is the mail i received:

      this commentary is from Kashmiri Shaiva tradition so not recommendable
      for Vaisnavas, unless they need to study it for scholarly purposes.

      Here http://www.veda.harekrsna.cz/site/intro.htm
      we write: "We don't automatically endorse all info in all these
      sources". So some resources are there for informative purposes only.

      Hope this helps.

      Your servant, bh. Jan
      translator, editor, proofreader
      (online usually on Mo, We, Fri/Su)

      www.veda.harekrsna.cz (co-founder)
      www.krishna.com (assistant admin)

      VEDA - Vedas and Vedic Knowledge Online - Vedic Encyclopedia, Bhakti-yoga in vedas, Library
      VEDA - Information resource for Vedas, Vedic knowledge and philosophy, culture and related topics. Vedic Encyclopedia, Bhakti-yoga in vedas, Library.
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