Ishvara Gita of the Kurma Purana, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is very similar to the Bhagavad Gita. However, it is not very popular as the Bhagavad Gita. Now my question is that did Adi Shankara ever write anything about the Ishvara Gita in any of His works?

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    Do you know? These claims by scholars can't be verified in reality. Swami Vivekananda opined "some scholars say Adi Shankara wrote Bhagavadgita and added it to Mahabharata ". So, instead of finding which scripture is authentic or which is not, you can learn all of them and use it for spiritual sadhana. Every Gita almost conveys what BG say.
    – The Destroyer
    Nov 29 '17 at 6:34
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    And many of these gitas predate the bhagavadgita. @thedestroyer and suryakanta. however, bhagavadgita has place in the prasthana 3.
    – user1195
    Nov 29 '17 at 6:46
  • @NogShine Fine fine, removing all of them.
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    Nov 29 '17 at 17:28
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    Nov 29 '17 at 19:17

No, Adi Shankaracharya hasn't written anything on Ishvara Gita.

There are the list of his works including his commentaries, stotras in Kanchi Kamakoti peetham official website. We won't find anything about Ishvara Gita in the Kurma Purana.

There is another website named advaita-vedanta.org.

Even in this website, there is no mention of it.

In his commentary to the Brahma sutras 2.3.45, he has mentioned the word Ishvara Gita.

ईश्वर गीतास्वापि च इष्वरांशत्वं जीवस्य स्मर्यते

After saying this, he quoted the Bhagavad Gita verse 15.07.

ममैवांशो जीवलोके जीवभूतः सनातनः

So, it is clear that Adi Shankaracharya meant Bhagavad Gita by Ishvara Gita and not the gita from the Kurma Purana.

So, it is safe to conclude that he has not written anything about Ishvara Gita also he meant Bhagavad Gita by writing Ishvara Gita. The only Gita he has commented and quoted is Bhagavad Gita.

  • Well...I know He hasn't written any commentary on it. However, I would like to know whether He quoted from it in any of His other works. There might be a possibility of Him talking about Ishvara Gita in His commentary of the Bhagavad Gita.
    – user9969
    Nov 29 '17 at 6:44
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    He hasn't quoted any other Gitas in his Bhagavad Gita commentary. @SuryaKantaBoseChowdhury. When he meant Ishvara gita, he meant Bhagavad Gita. Nov 29 '17 at 7:16
  • @SuryaKantaBoseChowdhury Yes, he used the word Ishvara Gita but didn't mean the one from Kurma Purana. He meant Bhagavad Gita. Nov 29 '17 at 7:18
  • Btw does Shankara say that he is quoting from BG 15.07?
    – user9969
    Nov 30 '17 at 12:37
  • He added Bhagavad Gita shloa @SuryaKantaBoseChowdhury Don't you see it? There is no such shloka in Ishvara Gita. Nov 30 '17 at 16:54

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