[Advaita-l] Dr Mani Dravid

Ramesh Krishnamurthy rkmurthy at gmail.com
Tue Mar 17 07:48:22 CDT 2009

2009/3/16 Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian <rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com>:
>> Would adhyAropa-apavAda then be, at least partially, a violation of Anarthakya?
> Why would it? It's a teaching method and does not teach two different
> things - there isn't one without the other.

As a teaching method there is no issue at all but adhyaropa-apavAda is
also an exegetical tool of sorts as it enables the bheda vAkya-s in
the shruti to be subordinated to the abheda vAkya-s. Several
pUrvapakSha-s seem to argue that adhyAropa-apavAda enables some kind
of selective interpretation of the shruti.

Alternatively, one could perhaps say that it actually provides for
common ground (albeit in hierarchical fashion) and is hence in tune
with Anarthakya.

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