sAmAnAdhikaraNyam/intros and table

kuntimaddi sadananda kuntimaddisada at YAHOO.COM
Thu Dec 19 00:32:06 CST 2002

> I thought 'praj~nAnam bramha' is the lakshaNa vAkya and 'tat tvam asi'
> is
> upadEsa vAkya or tatva vAkya. But, you are referring to 'tat tvam asi'
> as
> lakshaNa vAkya. Please clarify.

In principle, You are right.  Part of upadesha can be considered as
lakshana too.  He is that devadaata - is it upadesha or lakshana vaakya.
Depends on ones perspective and emphasis.  If it has already been
defined before then one can take it as upadesha.

Since vidyarana starts with this in his first chapter, he uses it  both
as upadesha as well as lakshaNa. The purrvapakshi uses it as lakshana
and puts forth the objection which is countered - at least that is my

Hari OM!

> I think you are mixingup lakshaNa vAkya which is a mahA vAkya
> indicating
> lakshaNa, meaning 'svabhava or nature or characteristic' of Brahman
> (which
> is praj~nAnam), and bhAga tyAga lakshaNa which is the nomenclature
> used for
> sentence analysis while deriving lakshyArtha of a sentence.
> Om Namo Narayanaya !!
> Srikrishna

What you have is His gift to you and what you do with what you have is your gift to Him - Swami Chinmayananda.

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