[Advaita-l] Vaadiraaja Teertha's Yuktimallika - Advaita Criticism - Slokas 1-511 to 1-524
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Fri Jun 23 06:51:10 EDT 2017
praNAms Sri Subbu prabhuji
I am not able to read your Sanskrit bhAshya vAkya but if you are quoting about shankAvishA and resultant mrutyu, and svapna is asatya svapnAnubhava is satya etc. if I remember right I have quoted this along with kArikA bhAshya where bhAshyakAra clarifies why shruti rejects all upAya-s which try to denote Atman by saying neti neti and how mere lines would give us the correct knowledge of number though lines are not directly related to no. But my good dvaita prabhuji continued his objection on these quotes also…and said clarification of siddhAnti to the pUrvapaxi is still open for further deliberation. As I said before I don’t remember all those objections now.
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
From: V Subrahmanian [mailto:v.subrahmanian at gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, June 23, 2017 3:49 PM
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Cc: Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com>; Anand Hudli <anandhudli at hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Vaadiraaja Teertha's Yuktimallika - Advaita Criticism - Slokas 1-511 to 1-524
Dear Bhaskar ji,
Your nicely articulated question has been answered by Shankara in the ārambhaṇādhikaraṇa bhashya: tadanyatvammm. BSB 2.1.14:
तस्मात्प्राग्ब्रह्मात्मताप्रतिबोधादुपपन्नः सर्वो लौकिको वैदिकश्च व्यवहारः — यथा सुप्तस्य प्राकृतस्य जनस्य स्वप्ने उच्चावचान्भावान्पश्यतो निश्चितमेव प्रत्यक्षाभिमतं विज्ञानं भवति प्राक्प्रबोधात् , न च प्रत्यक्षाभासाभिप्रायस्तत्काले भवति, तद्वत् । कथं त्वसत्येन वेदान्तवाक्येन सत्यस्य ब्रह्मात्मत्वस्य प्रतिपत्तिरुपपद्येत ? न हि रज्जुसर्पेण दष्टो म्रियते ; नापि मृगतृष्णिकाम्भसा पानावगाहनादिप्रयोजनं क्रियत इति । नैष दोषः, शङ्काविषादिनिमित्तमरणादिकार्योपलब्धेः, स्वप्नदर्शनावस्थस्य च सर्पदंशनोदकस्नानादिकार्यदर्शनात् । तत्कार्यमप्यनृतमेवेति चेद्ब्रूयात् , अत्र ब्रूमः — यद्यपि स्वप्नदर्शनावस्थस्य सर्पदंशनोदकस्नानादिकार्यमनृतम् , तथापि तदवगतिः सत्यमेव फलम् , प्रतिबुद्धस्याप्यबाध्यमानत्वात् ; न हि स्वप्नादुत्थितः स्वप्नदृष्टं सर्पदंशनोदकस्नानादिकार्यं मिथ्येति मन्यमानस्तदवगतिमपि मिथ्येति मन्यते कश्चित् ।
Someone may kindly give a gist of the above so that in case Sri Bhaskar ji is not able to view the above lines in his system, it will help him.
Thanks and regards
On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 3:25 PM, Bhaskar YR via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org<mailto:advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>> wrote:
2) both abheda and bheda shrutis are atattvAvedaka.
praNAms Sri Anand Hudli prabhuji
When there was a discussion about shAstra prAmANya ( I don’t remember in which group), when I said, bandha mOksha, shAstra all are in the realm of avidyA kshetra (vide adhyAsa bhAshya) someone asked me, OK after the dawn of knowledge through shAstra vAkya you are going to say shAstra is also in the avidyA kshetra, it is no more pramANa and pramANa, prameya, pramAtru all are kevala avidyA vyavahAra so no reality in it. So after the dawn of socalled knowledge you have you are sure that your approach towards pramANa is avidyAtmaka. If that is the case how can you be sure that the socalled knowledge what you get from the shAstra is vidyA when shruti itself is in avidyA kshetra ?? Since the person (pramAtru) who approach the shruti is avidyAvanta, the pramANa the shruti is again in the realm of this avidyA kshetra you boldly declaring that what you got (prama) from this avidyA pramAna which has been approached by avidyAvanta pramAtru is ultimate satya and jnana!! How can you be sure about your jnana when you are claiming that shAstra is itself not directly teaching the brahman as that and this ?? In short, How can a atattvAvedaka vAkya can fetch you the knowledge of tattva?? And again the karma, vidhi and phala which are part and parcel of karma kAnda of veda you are pushing it aside as avidyaka (if not outrightly rejecting it) and holding the other portion (jnana kAnda) of same veda and claiming that knowledge obtaining from that is unsublatable knowledge...It clearly shows your dubious approach towards veda as pramANa. He asked somany questions like this, I just remembered this objectione when I read the shruti pramANa is in avidyAkshetra but shruti knowledge is ultimate and other shruti / veda knowledge pertaining to karma kAnda is dvaita and hence avidyAtmaka.
And frankly I don’t know what I had replied to him since it was almost a decade ago :-)
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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