The "Brahma Sutras" contains four chapters of 555 verses, or sutras. Each chapter has a different emphasis:
- Chapter 1 - discusses the metaphysical concept of Absolute Reality
- Chapter 2 - addresses the objections raised by the different ideas of competing schools of thought among Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism
- Chapter 3 - explains epistemology and the path to obtaining spiritual knowledge
- Chapter 4 - emphasizes on a human level the importance of such knowledge
The main focus of the "Brahma Sutras," however, is on ideas of the universe, human existence and Brahman, or the Ultimate Reality. The "Brahma Sutras" portrays a spiritual path as one of internalized philosophy.