[Advaita-l] Apoureshyatva - Faith or Logic?

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Wed Jun 27 20:41:52 CDT 2012

On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 12:11 AM, Balasubramanian Ramakrishnan <
rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com> wrote:

> >
> > अत आगमवशेनागमानुसारितर्कवशेन च चेतनं ब्रह्म *जगतः कारणं
> प्रकृतिश्चेति*स्थितम्
> > । । ११  । ।
> >
> Not really. The question being addressed here is whether pradhAna can be
> counted as an entity **independent** of brahman for the creation of the
> universe. The sAnkhyA says that the creation is by modification of
> pradhAna, which is independent of brahman. Sankaras point is that if a
> creation is posited, then the ultimate cause is brahman. But if you read
> the bhAShya, he also clearly states that if the sAnkhyA wants to posit the
> creation of a world by modification of a supposed pradhAna, *which is
> subservient to brahman*, then he has no problem with such a theory. So, as
> I said this has nothing to with creation passages, nor contradictory of
> evolution theories.

I think you are referring to a different sutra's bhashya above.  What I
have spoken about is regarding the sutra   तर्काप्रतिष्ठानादपि....2.1.11
where the entire bhashya is about the topic of tarka.  That it is chiefly
to address the pradhAnavAdin, sAnkhya is not in doubt:

नच प्रधानवादी तर्कविदामुत्तम इति सर्वैस्तार्किकैः परिगृहीतो येन तदीयं मतं
सम्यग्ज्ञानमिति प्रतिपद्येमहि |

Could you pl. show me the exact bhashya sentences, *from the BSB
2.1.11*that represent what you say above?


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