[Advaita-l] arthApatti : is it a strong pramANa or a weak pramANa ?

श्रीमल्ललितालालितः lalitaalaalitah at lalitaalaalitah.com
Fri May 27 12:18:56 CDT 2016

अन्यथानुपपत्तिश्चेत् अस्ति वस्तुप्रसाधिका ।
पिनष्ट्यदृष्टिवैमत्यं सैव सर्वबलाधिका ।।
anyathAnupapatti is strongest and hence doesn't expect example/similar
thing to generate conclusion.

At places, it is stronger than pratyaxa and can help us decide it's
invalidity. As in case of experience - 'I'm ignorant'. Since ego is
superimposed, so it can't be Ashraya of aGYAnam. And hence that experience
is illusion.

The rule is - that which is tested strictly, is stronger.
pratyaxa or any other vRRtti is not accepted intrinsically stronger by us.

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