[Advaita-l] Dvaita Vaada - Vadiraja Teertha's Nyaratnavali Slokas 25 - 26

Venkatesh Murthy vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 01:14:08 CDT 2015


Here I am showing how Advaita is always misunderstood by people not
learning it through a Guru. The true meaning of Upanishad Sastra
Advaita is not possible without a Guru's grace but only
misunderstanding and confusion will be a result.

Vaadiraaja has written Nyayaratnavali with lot of objections against Advaita.

In Sloka 24 he is taking example from Chandogya 'Sadeva Somya Idam
Agra Asit Ekam Eva Advitiyam'.

The Advaiti will say In the beginning this Universe was only Existence
and One without a Second Reality.

In Sloka 25 he is saying -

अतस्तवाद्वैतमेव द्वितयमभवद्बलात् ।
उपस्थितिपरित्यागे काराणाभावतः श्रुतिः ॥
Your Advaita Tattva itself will be a Second. Because you are saying
Only Brahman is real and there is no Second real thing. Your Advaita
Tattva statement is a Second thing. You cannot say other things are
Second but Advaita Tattva is not a Second. There is no reason to say

In Sloka 26 and next line he is trying to deliver the wicket taking
Googly ball to the Advaiti -
द्वितीयमिदमेवादौ निषेधेदिति मे मतिः ।
निषिध्यमानद्वैतस्य बोधिका वागियं तव ॥
अतत्ववेदिकैवासीच्छब्दशक्ति विचारणे ।
I think you are saying there was no second thing in the beginning.Your
saying is denying Dvaita. But your saying itself is a Second thing. It
is meaningless and not giving the true meaning of the Upanisad Vakya.

Knock out Googly ball imagined by Dvaiti - You said there is no Second
thing after Brahman. But your sentence 'There is no Second thing after
Brahman' is itself a Second thing. You have to agree your sentence is
also unreal like other things in the Universe. Because it is part of
Universe only. Your sentence is meaningless and contradictory. It is
not the correct meaning of the Chandogya Vaakya.

Successful sixer hit by Advaiti - Kindly read Sankara Bhashya for this
Vaakya. Acharya has beautifully explained everything nicely. Taking
example of deep  sleep. In deep sleep there is no Dvaita. The entire
Universe has become One Existence. There is no second thing. After
waking up you will say 'There was no Second thing but only One
Existence'. This sentence is said in Waking. It has a meaning and
existence in Waking. In deep sleep there is no Sentence no Words.
Where is the contradiction here? It is a everyday experience of every
man woman and child. Six runs.



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