[Advaita-l] definition and criteria of Truth

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Tue Aug 3 04:48:59 CDT 2010


One expression that comes to mind immediately is:

अधिषठानावशेषो हि नाशः कल्पितवस्तुनः   (Source of this is unknown.  I thought
hitherto that it is a line from Sureshwaracharya's VArtika.  Someone could
confirm. )

[adhiShThAnAvasheSho hi nAshaH kalpita-vastunaH]

//The remaining over of / as  just the substratum is what is termed as the
destruction of the superimposed (imagined) thing.//

OR //The destruction of the concocted is its remaining over as merely the

The above is quoted on p.697 of the book: SrIdakshiNAmurtistotram Vol.I.


On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 2:56 PM, Guy Werlings <werlings.guy at wanadoo.fr>wrote:

> Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote on July 31th:
> The bottom line is that after all falsehoods have been negated, what
> remains -- Brahman, is truth.
> I should be very thankful to get the exact Sanskrit wording for the above
> sentence.
> BTW, for those interested in pure philosophic inquiry, it is interesting to
> note the difference between this definition of truth and the one prevalent
> in the West, at least from the French René Descartes who is considered as
> the "father of modern philosophy" and according to whom
> "truth is what I can prove as being such" or in French
> "la vérité est ce que je peux prouver comme étant telle. - adaptée de la
> Première méditation métaphysique."
> dhanyavAdaH |
> shubhAshiShaH ||
> Guy
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