[Advaita-l] Response to Vidyasankar's responses.
nomadeva at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 10 13:23:06 CDT 2003
--- Nomadeva Sharma <nomadeva at yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- Vidyasankar Sundaresan
> <svidyasankar at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > Vidyashankar-jI, can you pls tell me the source of
> > above concept? The reason is that BNK Sharma
> > quotes Advaitasiddhi as saying that sAkshi of
> > Advaita can err at times. Ofcourse, the conception
> > of sAkshi is
> > That seems like BNK Sharma's inference, and a
> > mistaken one at that. For
> > Typical of many strawman arguments, which start
> That was a 'strawman' reply. You did not mention the
> source of your idea of sAkshi-A. Secondly, it is
> evident that you do not know what or which portion
> Advaita-siddhi BNKS has quoted. Without even asking
> for the text, you proceed to prattle so much?
Mm. BNK Sharma quotes two sets of lines from
1. sAxiNaH bhrama-pramAsAdhAraNyena
pramANAbAdhakatvAt.h | (I did not search for this one,
the next one proves the point that A-siddhi's
conception of sAkShi is quite different from Vidya's
2. chaitanyasya svarUpato doShAjanyatve.api
tadavachChedikayA avidyAvR^itterdoShajanyatvAt.h |
tatpratiphalitachaitanyasyaiva sAxipadArthatvAt.h |
Thus sAkshi is that which is the reflection of
chaitanya in avidyAvR^itti. Does this err or not?
advaitatAtparyagrahasya cha pratyaxAdyavirodhena
pramArUpatayA doShatvAbhAvAt.h na
tajjanyamadvaitaj~nAnaM bAdhyaM |
bhramajanyatvasya viShayabAdhAprayojakatvAt.h |
Hardly the same thing as 'it knows that all this is
avidyA'. Further on,
avachChedakavR^ittyanityatvenacha __ sAxipratyakShasya
doShajanyatvokteH __ settles the matter.
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