[Advaita-l] pramANas for Advaita: which work defined them first ?

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Wed May 16 00:25:52 CDT 2007

On Tue, 15 May 2007, Raghavendra Hebbalalu wrote:

> namaste kathirasan-mahodaya,
> Thank you for the reply.
> I had heard of this work before and thought that this would be one of 
> those where pramANas would be discussed.
> Now I have a follow up question.
> Is that the first work where the pramANas were formulated like this? Is 
> there any old (er) work which relates these terms to shAnkara-bhAShyas 
> and shows that these pramANas are the only ones used and none else?
> dhanyavAdAH,
> -rAghavendraH

The pramanas accepted by advaita vedanta are actually those accepted by 
the Mimamsakas specifically the BhAttas (followers of Kumarila)  There is 
an explicit statement to this effect in one of Shankaracharyas bhashyas 
but I cannot recall exactly where at the moment.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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