srikanta.narayanaswami at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 20 09:49:23 CDT 2013
On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 9:44 PM, Naresh Cuntoor <nareshpc at gmail.com > wrote:
> [Replying to both Sri Sadananda's and Sri Subramanian's notes.]
> >> "Vandhyaa putraH is logical contradiction "
> I don't see how it is a logical contradiction. Isn't it simply a
> 1. A woman who does not have children is called vandhyaa
> 2. A woman who does not have children (i.e, vandhyaa) does not have a son.
> So where is the contradiction here?
_____________________________________________________________________________-By itself the term "Vandhyaputra"is meaningless.It means that the son of a barren woman which is self-contradictory.The term has to be followed by the rest of the sentence"Vandhya putrah ajayata'or "nahi vandhya putrah jayeta".The sentence is mere reprimanding the "Purvapakshi"(Objector).Better examples are "Horns of a hare""Mrga tushnika"etc.
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