[Advaita-l] 'अविरोधः' - Non-Contradiction - Bhamati
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Sun Feb 4 10:30:14 EST 2018
In the Bhamati for the Brahma Sutra 1.4.14 there is a fine definition of
the concept of 'avirodha', 'non-contradiction':
अयमर्थः -नानैकशाखागत-तत्तद्वाक्यालोचनया वाक्यार्थावगमे पर्यवसिते सति
प्रमाणान्तरविरोधेन वाक्यार्थावगतेरप्रामाण्यमाशङ्क्य अविरोधव्युत्पादनेन
By undertaking an analytical study of the passages collectively and
severally of the Vedic shAkhAs when one has arrived at the purport, there
could arise contradictions from other (non-vedic) pramAnas rendering the
validity of the purport arrived at questionable. This is settled by
deriving non-contradiction and establishing the validity of the purport
arrived at. This is the characteristic of avirodha (non-contradiction).
The Second adhyaya of the Brahma sutras is called the avirodha adhyaya as
the above method of non-contradiction is its subject matter.
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