[Advaita-l] Reference to 'adhyAsa' in pUrvamImAmsA

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 11:35:26 CST 2011

Thank you Shri Anand ji for the reference.  This and another reference
presented from the same source confirms that the concept of adhyAsa has
been in vogue in pre-Shankara/Gaudapada literature.


On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 9:17 PM, Anand Hudli <anandhudli at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Shri V. Subrahmanian wrote:
> >It is said that the औत्पत्तिकसूत्रम् in the शाबरभाष्यम् for the
> >जैमिनि-sUtras contains the sentence 'शुक्तिका हि रजतवदवभासते' that
> I found a similar sounding sentence that describes "bhrama" in
> pUvramImAMsA. It is from 3.8.24 where the shAbara bhAShya says, "यस्य
> हि दर्शनस्य प्रमाणं नास्ति व्यामोहः सः। यथा शुक्तिकायां रजतविज्ञानम्।
> " which describes erroneous cognition as a view that lacks the support
> of a pramANa.
> The context is:  In the darshapurNamAsa,  whether the adhvaryu directs
> the Agnidhra or the Agnidhra directs the adhvaryu to perform certain
> actions? The pUrvapakShin says it is the Agnidhra who directs and the
> adhvaryu performs, whereas the siddhAnta is that the adhvaryu directs
> and the Agnidhra
> performs.
> Anand
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