[Advaita-l] Accepting Possibility of Error in Sastras

Rajaram Venkataramani rajaramvenk at gmail.com
Fri Dec 28 03:17:17 CST 2012

On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 8:58 PM, Sunil Bhattacharjya <
sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com> wrote:

> When the shruti says that shruti likes paroksha interpretations one has to
> keep in mind that the reader may have his own limitation in finding the
> meaning of the shruti statements. In such a situation is it not better to
> accept the Shruti statements rather than challenging  them?
RV: Pratyaksha and Anumana are also valid pramanas. If they contradict
shruti, then do we reject them and accept Shruti? If you refer to my quotes
from Gaudapada, Sankara and Madhusudana, it does not seem to be the case.
But I would like to know the opinion of the traditional scholars as they
know best how our acharyas react to reason that contradicts shastras.

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