[Advaita-l] Advaita-l Digest, Vol 50, Issue 21 - anubhavAN^gaatvena

Guy Werlings werlings.guy at wanadoo.fr
Sat Jun 23 09:36:34 CDT 2007

Dear shrii Vidyasankar,

Thank you very much for your kind, rapid and precise answer as to 

I understand, however, that according to the Monier-Williams, aN^gatva means
n. a state of subordination or dependance, the being of secondary 
importance, the being unessential.

And this seems to me somewhat strange in the context. I had understood 
anubhavAN^gaatvena tarkaH as "reasoning based upon experience" - not 
"reasoning being of secondary importance to experience". Or should I 
understanding it as "reasoning depending upon experience"?

I should be very grateful to know what the true purport according to you is.

A "secondary question": in your anwer you mention aN^gatvena as the 
instrumental of aN^gatva,which I ought to know, but in the text in which I 
read the expression it seems to have been "anubhavAN^gaatvena" with a long a 
in ┬░gaatvena - is this just a typo?

dhanyavAdaH |

Guy W.

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> Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 15:58:12 -0400
> From: "Sundaresan, Vidyasankar (GE Infra, Water)"
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> The split is anubhava + aN^gatvena only. The second word is the singluar
> instrumental declension of aN^gatva (e.g. rAma -> rAmeNa, lakshmaNa ->
> lakshmaNena, etc.)
> Best regards,
> Vidyasankar

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