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iii an excellent summary of the :Bhshya, At the end will be found Skankarananda-Dzlrlka which is a running comnlentary in easy and plain language, on the Upanz"skad. . In composing the notes I have of course had a great masS of material to draw upon in the works of Suresltwarackarya and V£dyara1tya who have commented upon the Bkaskya and the Upanzskad. For help, indeed, in certain classes of detail difficul- ties, I have had most often to turn to other authorities; but no other works have I found so fertile in philosophical suggestions. These suggestions, I would rem.ark, are to be found in unobtrusive notes, as well as in marginal headings. I have gleaned these sheafs from my own field of labour with a view that they may be of some use to general readers and students of the Bhdshya. My debts to these classical authors I have tried to acknowledge in all cases as they were contracted; but it may well be that, in annotating an Upa1zz'shad on the subject matter of which there are so many commentators, I may have sometimes put down, from ignorance or forgetfulness, as my own, what ought to have been credited to another. .Though the ubject of interpollations, dislocations, duplicate passages t and different readings would be a mtter of extraordi- nary Pkz"lolo gz"cal interest to some scholars, it would' be beside the aim of the notes as concerned with the plzz1osoj;1tzcal doctrine of the Upanskad. In the first appendix will be found verses from the S6ta" Samkzta on the use and value of the different systems, of religion and philosophy in different stages of intellectual and moral progress of man. In the second appendix will be found an inner harmony of the several antagonistic systems. The index added at the end does not profess to be exhaustive. It is designed mainly to help the student by bringing together some of the more important topics.