[Advaita-l] Vaadiraaja Teertha's Yuktimallika - Advaita Criticism - Slokas 1-605 to 1-627

Praveen R. Bhat bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Sat Jul 1 04:54:55 EDT 2017

Namaste Srinathji,
On Sat, Jul 1, 2017 at 1:00 AM, Srinath Vedagarbha <svedagarbha at gmail.com>

> > To be fair, Srinath ji will argue that earlier he was postulating the
>> > *necessity of the knowledge* of pratiyogi for *knowing the difference*
>> from
>> > that object, whereas now he is *ruling out the necessity of the
>> existence*
>> > of the pratiyogi for the *existence* of bhedA with  it.
>> >
>> > ​
>> Thanks for that interesting insight.
>> ​ To make that statement, we can fairly assume that such bhedaH is
>> knowable. How can existence of bhedaH with a non-existent pratiyogin be
>> known until the non-existence of the pratiyogin is known?
> Why not? pratiyogin vandyAputra is already **known** to be non-existing.
> It is already known because of contradiction in shabda prayOga (putra of
> barren woman).
​Then it is same has having the necessity of knowledge of pratiyogin.
However, this is not the knowledge of absence but knowledge of a
contradiction that doesn't allow the absence to go with other shabdas for
vAkyabodha to happen.

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