[Advaita-l] 'iti' in the vAcArambhaNa shruti

Praveen R. Bhat bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Tue Feb 13 08:10:06 EST 2018

​Thanks Venkatraghavanji,​

On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 6:33 PM, Venkatraghavan S <agnimile at gmail.com>

> Thanks Praveenji. Good spot, but the author of the work is deliberately
> invoking the shell and the rope-snake to make a subtle point.
> By actually comparing a real entity from one illustration (shell from the
> shell-silver example) with an unreal entity from another illustration (rope
> snake from the rope-snake example), he/she wishes to demonstrate that even
> if only one of the two is real, without kArya kAraNa ananyatvam, eka
> vijnAnena sarva vijnAnam is not possible. That is, as the rope snake is
> fundamentally different from the shell, it is not possible to know the
> former, just by knowing the latter.
It "clicked" in my mind when I clicked send! :-) Apologies. Indeed, its an
interesting subtlety.

I want to see if I see anything more in TIkAs. I have one reason why
Bhashyakara drops iti, but thats my DSV perspective and since this very
Shruti is quoted by Bhashyakara in vaitathyaprakaraNa for jagat being a
mere kalpanA.

--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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