[Advaita-l] RE: Vakyapadiya 3.3.72, does it refer to Advaita? (Rishi Lamichhane)
svidyasankar at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 14 20:22:08 CST 2005
>ātmatattvaṃ tu parataḥ svato vā nopakalpate // BVaky_3,3.70 //
>tattve virodho nānātva upakāro na kaś cana /
>tattvānyatvaparityāge vyavahāro nivartate // BVaky_3,3.71 //
>yatra draṣṭā ca dṛśyaṃ ca darśanaṃ cāvikalpitam /
>tasyaivārthasya satyatvaṃ śritās trayyantavedinaḥ // BVaky_3,3.72 //
>sāmānyaṃ vā viśeṣaṃ vā yasmād āhur viśeṣavat /
>I do not know Sanskrit, so I cannot translate it. Can someone
>confirm/reject the translation given?
Yes, the gist is substantially correct. The fonts used to transliterate must
have been rendered differently in different people's browsers, but one can
make out the words. The second half of verse 3.3.71 talks of the state where
(yatra) the seer (draShTA), the seen (dRSya) and the seeing (darSana) are
not differentiated (avikalpitam). The first half of verse 3.3.72 says that
only (eva) the reality of (satyatva) this state (tasya) is stated by those
who know (vedinaH) the vedAnta (trayyanta). The term trayI is often used to
refer to the vedas, so trayI + anta = trayyanta = veda + anta = vedAnta.
If I remember right, maNDana miSra quotes this portion of vAkyapadIya in his
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