[Advaita-l] Yogavashishta and Gaudapada karikas.

srikanta srikanta at nie.ac.in
Mon Nov 8 02:44:53 CST 2010

Dear Sunil Bhattacharji,

You are again missing the point.I said take time to read further what
Gaudapada says about Yoga.Anyone who understands the karikas can say that
Gaudapada says Yoga is futile for one who wants to realise.He has examined
various syatems,Yoga,Vaisheshika,Nyaya, and also various systems
like,Buddhism in his IV th prakarana,called,"Alatashanti prakarana" to
prove that Brahman can be realised only through Vedanta.The crux of the
mandukya Upanishad,"Turiya" can only be realised through the "Avastathraya
pareksha",which has been explained in the Ist Agama Prakarana,the Ii nd
Vaithathya prakarana,the IIIrd Adwaitha prakarana.A question arises:can
this be verified by using Logic(tarka)?Gaudapada answers(tarkena api)and
examines all the other systems in the IV th prakarana by juxtaposing them
for the student to see,and finally offering his conclusion.Do you
understand?If you keep on harping that Gaudapada didnot criticise
Yoga,then you have not followed the arguments in the Gaudapada karikas.

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