[Advaita-l] Vaadiraaja Teertha's Yuktimallika - Advaita Criticism - Slokas 1-511 to 1-524
svedagarbha at gmail.com
Mon Jun 26 09:43:10 EDT 2017
On Sun, Jun 25, 2017 at 8:01 AM, Anand Hudli via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Dear Shri Subrahmanianji,
> MM Shri Sastri remarks in his commentary on Vedanta ParibhAShA Introduction
> (4) - sarveShu pakSheShu vedAntinAM mate ajnAnasya bhAvarUpatvena
> anadhigatapadasya ajnAnaviShayatvaparatvasyaiva yogena
> jnAnaviShayatva-abhAvAdiparatayA anadhigatapadavivaraNa-ayoga
> sva-avyavahitapUrvakShaNa-avacchinna-ajnAnaviShayatvarUpaM vivakShaNIyam
> iti pare manyante|, wherein he supplies a justification for using
> bhAva-rUpa-ajnAna as existing prior to the arising of knowledge. It is not
> proper to say "previously unknown" means there is an absence of knowledge
> about an object prior to the arising of knowledge, rather it is proper to
> say there is an ignorance of the object prior to the arising of knowledge
> about the object, according to all schools of advaitavedAnta (bhAmatI,
> vivaraNa, etc), since they accept ajnAna as bhAva-rUpa.
Is this paxa (of accepting bhAvarUpa ajnAna prior to jnAnOdaya) applicable
to brahma-jnAna also?
If yes, then it means vyavahAra avastha is bhAva-rUpa.
If no, then how do one address opponent's criticism of avyApti dOSha of
VP's definition of valid knowledge.
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