[Advaita-l] Nyaya Sudha Objections 1

Venkatraghavan S agnimile at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 07:12:28 CST 2016


Brahman is avAcyam in the sense that words cannot objectify it, because it
is the ultimate subject.

The very same shruti gives both negative definitions of Brahman as
"ashabdam, asparsham, arUpam avyayam tathA arasam" and  that it is to be
known by 'Neti, Neti', and also positive definitions such as 'satyam,
jnAnam, anantam'.

Samanvaya is required to reconcile what appears to the novice as opposing
viewpoints in the shruti, but in reality is one.

On 8 Feb 2016 6:23 a.m., "Venkatesh Murthy via Advaita-l" <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

>  Namaste
> DR. B.N.K. Sharma has written a condensed translation of Nyaya Sudha
> in English.
> We can discuss the objections of the Teeka Raayaru Jayatirtha and see
> if his objections against Advaita are legitimate. Is he correctly
> understanding Advaitis or simply finding faults?
> Dvaitis think if a person has studied Nyaya Sudha he is a Dvaita
> Pandita. This is the best book from the Dvaitis side.
> First Adhyaya of Brahma Sutras is Samanvaya. Samanvaya is all
> Upanishads are logically connected and describing Brahman only. Not
> some other thing.
> Here there is one objection.
> Advaitis say Brahman cannot be expressed in words. If Brahman is
> Avacya means cannot be expressed in words how can you talk about
> Samanvaya of Srutis. You yourself said even Sruti cannot express
> Brahman. Then what is there to show Samanvaya of the texts. It is a
> 'mockery' .
> Therefore BNK Sharma is saying 'all talk of Samyak Anvaya = Samanvaya
> of Sastra in Brahman would be a mockery'.
> Then why is Adi Sankara writing so much about Samanvaya in his Bhashya?
> How to answer this objection? Kindly think about it and reply.
> --
> Regards
> -Venkatesh
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