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

Venkatraghavan S agnimile at gmail.com
Fri Jun 30 08:32:55 EDT 2017

Good catch Praveen ji.

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.

You can still have knowledge of asat vastu through vikalpa vritti, and that
is sufficient to know the difference from it.

However the argument is moot because, arguing for the difference with a
non-existent thing is as good as difference being non existent. What
purpose does it serve?

Further, if according to the dvaitin, neha nAnAsti kinchana rules out the
difference between Brahman and its guNas, then as Brahman is
ekamevAdvitIyam, that is as good as saying guNas are non existent.

It is like saying:
1) There is only A
2) A=B

1 and 2 imply that there is no object corresponding to B, it is only a name
for A.


On 30 Jun 2017 1:16 p.m., "Praveen R. Bhat via Advaita-l" <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

Namaste Srinathji,

On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 7:25 PM, Srinath Vedagarbha via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Do you agree there a bEdha between you and vandyAputra?
> Obviously yes. Even though pratiyOgi is non-existing, the bEdha is still
> exist.

​That seems to be a logic of convenience! Could you please explain then why
did you say
​the following
in your post on June 21st
​ ...

> //Quoted "​Unless you know pratiyOgi,you cannot know the difference
> between anuyOgi and pratiyOgi."

which is
​the exact opposite

>> Why? This bEdha is self same nature of anuyOgi 'you'. By yourself

being sat vastu yourself on your own, you stand 'differentiated' from all
> other non existing entities.
Among the two what is your real pakSha please?

Kind rgds,
--Praveen R. Bhat
/* येनेदं सर्वं विजानाति, तं केन विजानीयात्। Through what should one know
That owing to which all this is known! [Br.Up. 4.5.15] */
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