[Advaita-l] Grammatical question about Mundaka 2.1.1 bhashyam

Praveen R. Bhat bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 23:17:24 CST 2015


In the Bhashyam under Mundaka mantra 2.1.1, Bhashyakara says:

*यदपरविद्याविषयं* कर्मफललक्षणम्, सत्यं तदापेक्षिकम् । इदं तु
*परविद्याविषयम्*, परमार्थसल्लक्षणत्वात् । तदेतत् सत्यं यथाभूतं
*विद्याविषयम्* ;

All the three words underlined above are तत्पुरुषसमासs ending in neuter
gender. However, the प्रातिपदिक of the उत्तरपद is विषय which is masculine
(commonly) being derived using अच्। Since Bhashyakara couldn't have
overlooked this, TikAkAra Anandagiri glosses over the व्युत्पत्ति of the
word विषय as विषीयते विशेष्यते विद्याऽनेनेति व्युत्पत्त्या विषयशब्दस्य
वस्तुपरत्वान्नपुंसकलिङ्गत्वं ।

Now, the question is which pratyaya via which sUtra is the TikAkAra using
for this करणव्युत्पत्ति? It is most likely an उणादिसूत्र that allows
imagining this प्रत्यय with content as अ।

Could someone throw some light on it? Thanks.

Kind rgds,
--Praveen R. Bhat
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