[Advaita-l] Which is the source of the 'vārtika' here?
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Sun Mar 26 22:44:51 EDT 2017
On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 12:55 AM, Venkatraghavan S <agnimile at gmail.com>
> Namaste Sri Subbuji,
> It seems to appear in DharmakIrti's prAmANa vArtika vritti.
> 03057 maNi-pradIpa-prabhayor maNi-buddhyA abhidhAvataH
> 03057 mithyA-jnAna-aviseSe api viseSo arthakriyAM prati
> While this could be the "vArtika", it would be somewhat surprising that
> vidyAraNya would quote DharmakIrti, a Buddhist, to explain samvAdi bhrama.
> One alternative is another vArtika that predated DharmakIrti, perhaps the
> sloka vArtika of kumAriLa bhaTTa. However this is only speculative on my
> part, so please take it with a pinch of salt.
> Dear Venkat ji,
Thanks for this wonderful reference. And I tend to take the above result
as very probable since Shankara has expressly admitted the maxim: 'para
matam apratiṣiddham anumatam bhavati' which means 'that which is
non-contradictory to us found in other schools is admissible to us.' And
the point the Dharmakirti verse is making exactly fits the Panchadashi
In the BSB too Shankara cites a tenet of Buddhist (on vairāgya) and says:
who would refute that?
> On 26 Mar 2017 6:27 p.m., "V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l" <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> In the Panchadashi of Swami Vidyaranya we have these verses in the ninth
> chapter describing the samvādi and visamvādi bhrama-s:
> maNipradIpaprabhayormaNibuddhyAbhidhAvatoH .
> mithyAj~nAnAvisheShe.api visheSho.arthakriyAM prati .. 2..
> In the commentary to the above, Sri Ramakrishna pandita says:
> samvādibhramavat ityuktam prapanchayitum
> samvādibhrama-pratipādaka-vārtikam paṭhati - maṇipradīpeti.
> dIpopavarakasyAntarvartate tatprabhA bahiH .
> dR^ishyate dvAryathAnyatra tadvaddR^iShTA maNeH prabhA .. 3..
> vārtikam vyāchaṣṭe - dīpo...
> dUre prabhAdvaya.n dR^iShTvA maNibuddhyAbhidhAvatoH .
> prabhAyAM maNibuddhistu mithyAj~nAna.n dvayorapi .. 4..
> na labhyate maNirdIpaprabhAM pratyabhidhAvatA .
> prabhAyA.n dhAvatAvashya.n labhyataiva maNirmaNeH .. 5..
> dIpaprabhAmaNibhrAntirvisa.nvAdibhramaH smR^itaH .
> maNiprabhAmaNibhrAntiH sa.nvAdibhrama uchyate .. 6..
> bhavatvevam vārtikārthaḥ....
> It looks like Vidyaranya is citing from some vārtika here. If this thinking
> is right, what is the source of these verses?
> warm regards
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