[Advaita-l] What causes samsara?
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Mon Mar 29 12:48:40 CDT 2010
Thank Anand ji, for the clarificatory remarks. I have a question related to
Shankaracharya's observation on Buddhism. I shall state it in a separate
On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 5:36 PM, Anand Hudli <anandhudli at hotmail.com> wrote:
> V Subrahmanian wrote:
> >I have for long wondered why in some places Shankaracharya has clubbed
> >the Naiyayika
> >and the Bauddha for refutation. He has also called them:
> >ardha-vainAshikaH and pUrNa-
> >vainAshikaH respectively.
> >Could you let us have your thoughts on this? While the Bauddha holds
> >the naiyAyika does not. So, where is the close parallel between them?
> >Is it only
> >on the basis of asat-kAryavAda?
> That could be the case. One more reason could be found by studying both
> I have not studied Buddhist texts in detail but here is what I could
> The Bauddha mata has been labeled vainAshika which means it teaches
> and destruction. The vaisheShika doctrine is sometimes criticized as
> The Bauddha mata, for example Dignaga's influential work
> PramANasamuchchaya, speaks
> of svalakShaNa, a particular characteristic, something that is unique, and
> is experienced
> in pratyakSha, direct perception. One may claim that in similar fashion,
> the VaisheShika
> system speaks of the category of visheSha as the ultimate difference that
> between atoms. The nyAya system closely follows the vaisheShika system,
> except that
> the new school of navya nyAya does not recognize visheSha as a category.
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