pramaaNa-s and avidya

Giri gmadras at ENGR.UCDAVIS.EDU
Thu Nov 14 23:16:36 CST 1996

On Fri, 15 Nov 1996, Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:

> > From: Giri <gmadras at ENGR.UCDAVIS.EDU>
> >         Advaita vedanta recognizes six pramaaNa-s. Besides the above
> three,
> > upaamana (comparision), arthaapatti (postulation) and anupalabdhi
> > (non-cognition) are also recognized as means of valid knowledge.
> Oops, you are of course correct.  As Purva Mimamsa also believes in these
> six, I should have realized Vedanta does too.

        Please note that the prabhaakara school of puurva mimamsa does
not accept anupalabdhi as a valid independent source of knowledge. Of
course, the kumaarila school of puurva mimamsa does accept all the six.



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