[Advaita-l] Defintion of anubhava

D.V.N.Sarma డి.వి.ఎన్.శర్మ dvnsarma at gmail.com
Tue Jul 4 06:58:30 EDT 2017

As long as we are using language produced by a world of duality and
we cannot avoid these self contradictory expressions in describing ultimate
advaitic state.

But language is necessary only in world of duality.

यत्र सर्वमात्मैवाभूत् ...!!!


On Tue, Jul 4, 2017 at 2:08 PM, Praveen R. Bhat via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Namaste,
> I hear a lot of refutation of the word अनुभव by translating it as
> 'experience' first and then beating it up by saying that ब्रह्मज्ञान is not
> experential.
> However, when Bhashyakara himself uses the word अनुभव, he means
> अपरोक्षज्ञानम् variously called as अपरोक्षानुभूतिः (using the suffix क्तिन्
> instead of अप् with the same भावे व्युत्पत्ति), साक्षात्कारः, or even
> प्रत्यक्ष। That being the case, could someone confirm as to what exactly is
> the definition of अनूभव in orthodox Advaita Vedanta? To me, it appears that
> we agree with the Nyaya definition of अनुभव as स्मृतिभिन्नज्ञानम् अनुभवः।
> If we disagree, what is the definition?
> I'm not particularly interested in what it translates into English, since
> it seems to be that the connotation of the word अनुभव is unfortunately
> reverse-engineered from its English translation 'experience'.
> ​Thanks much
> ,
> --Praveen R. Bhat
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