In the Shakti Ank Of The Kalyan magazine of Gita Press, I came across the Claim that there's a commentary on Bhagavad Gita by a 'Hamsa Yogi' which is Older than Adi Shankara.

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This came as perplexing to me because the generally accepted conclusion is that the oldest Available commentary we have is of Adi Shankara. Is Hamsa yogi's commentary really older or is Gita Press Giving Wrong information here?

  • Adi Shankara is really new, there might be even older commentaries on BG and BS too!
    – user29449
    Commented Apr 8 at 4:50
  • I don't think that the text is talking about Sankara Bhasya. Its refering to Sri Machrachaya- Something like this. Regardless i am not aware of any ancient commentary on Gita by Sri Hamsa Yogi
    – Singh S1
    Commented Apr 8 at 10:35
  • @SinghS1 It's talking about shankaracharya only, srimacchankarcharya is just a way of saying Srimat Shankaracharya
    – user34279
    Commented Apr 8 at 11:49
  • @Vak that's problematic!! I checked and till now now have not encountered any Gita Bhasya which is older than Sri Sankara.
    – Singh S1
    Commented Apr 9 at 16:11


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