Mishra, Vachaspati

(c. 840 C.E.)
   Hindu scholar and commentator
   Vachaspati Mishra was a philosopher particularly celebrated for his Bhamati, a subcommentary on SHANKARA’S commentary on the VEDANTA SUTRA. He was a prolific scholar and writer whose name is attached to commentaries on NYAYA (logic), SAMKHYA, YOGA, and other subjects. Another of his well-known works was a subcommentary on the Veda Vyasa’s authoritative commentary to the YOGA SUTRA of PATANJALI.
   Further reading: S. N. Dasgupta, History of Indian Phi-losophy, 5 vols. (Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1975).

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