werlings.guy at wanadoo.fr
Tue Jun 26 07:40:02 CDT 2007
Dear SrI RAma |
Thank you very much indeed for this further clarification and for the help
you are bringing to me, which I really appreciate.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian" <rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com>
To: "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta"
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Sent: Monday, June 25, 2007 5:32 PM
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] anubhavAN^gaatvena
> Dear Sri Werlings,
> The phrase "based on" in phrases such as "based on tarka" or "based on
> anubhava" is extremely misleading. This is another place where the
> English cannot directly substitute for the Sanskrit. In some sense,
> the tarka is based on anubhava, because it uses anubhava. But the
> justification for using it comes from shruti only. We can't experience
> any tarka, so anubhava cannot justify any tarka. The situation is
> similar to the pratyakSha and anumAna. anumAna is completely "based
> on" pratyakSha, because you can't infer without observations. But it's
> validity is not obtained *from* pratyakSha, it is indeed a
> self-established means of knowing.
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