[Advaita-l] Fwd: Prtyakṣa annulled by Shruti, Smrti and Sutra
kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 5 02:03:55 CST 2014
Subbhuji - PraNAms
I have not gone through the write up and will do so slowly,. but for quick statement which may be semantics, as I know what you meant.
. The pramana definition as per Vedanta Paribhasha is
anadhigat abaadhita arthavishayaka jnaanatvam pramaaNam
anadigata that which cannot be gained by any other means, abaadhita that which cannot be negated by any other pramaanam.
Therefore pratyaksha is not annulled by other pramanams,including shaastras, since shaastras also in some sense depend on pratyaksha pramaana only since one has to hear the shaastras. . What is annulled here is the reality assumed to the pratyaksha pramaana from the point of absolute truth. Hence Shankara says - dRisyatvaat - since one sees therefore it is not real.
For practical example is the sun rise and sun set is not negated by shastra pramaana that there is no sun rise and sun set. What is negated is not the experiencial pratyaksha pramaana but the inference associated with it that it is real where the reality is defined as three kaala abaadhitam.
On Wed, 11/5/14, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
Subject: [Advaita-l] Fwd: Prtyakṣa annulled by Shruti, Smrti and Sutra
To: "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 1:04 AM
Enthused by Sri Anand Hudli ji's writing on the topic of
by anumāna, here is an article on the above mentioned
topic: where the
shruti, smriti and the sutra annul pratyaklṣa. One
can read the article
where both Sanskrit and English versions are available,
The Sanskrit-only version is also uploaded here:
The Sanskrit used is very simple for that is my limitation.
Since the articles are long and also due to the two
languages used, I have
uploaded them in the above URL. Those interested may
download the same.
Of, course, the contents thereof can be discussed on this
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