Upanishad Brahman, aka: Upaniṣad Brahman, Upaniṣadbrahman, Upaniṣad Brahmayogin, Upaniṣad Brahmendra; 2 Definition(s)

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Upaniṣad Brahmayogin occupies a noteworthy place in the school of advaita-vedānta as well as in that of nāma-bhajana, the tradition of bhakti in which the Lord’s Name is recited and adored with the aid of the art of music. With his maṭha (monastry) at Kāñcīpuram, his works, long and short, with which he was ceaselessly engaged, and his bhajanas, he played a dominent part in molding the devotional spirit and musical activity of the Tamil country in the middle of the ighteenth century.

The author was first known, fter taking sannyāsa vows, as Rāmacandrendra, but because of the special efforts made by him to collect together and present all the major and minor Upaniṣads with his own commentaries, he came to be called Upaniṣad Brahmendra, which became his more popular name.

So far as his contribution to advaita is concerned, it suffices for the present to mention that although a follower of classical advaita, he made several innovations in minutiae and introduced a fresh orientation, classification, and terminology in which he seems to have reveled. This last-mentioned aspect remains to be studied fully and presented to the world of scholars.

His Upeya-nāma-viveka (“Discernemnt of the Name as the Goal”) appertains to the other side of his personality and activity, the bhakti tradition based on the recital of the Lord’s Name and its glory and efficacy, nāma-mahātmya.

Source: Google Books: The Power of the Sacred Name

Śrī Upaniṣad Brahman; who wrote Sanskrit commentaries on the 108 Upaniṣads.

Source: Google Books: Encyclopaedia of the Hindu World

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