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

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Thu Feb 15 12:13:36 EST 2018

I recall a few remarks made by the Advaitin scholar Dr. Maheswaran who had
accompanied Dr.Mani Dravid Sastrinah to the Dvaita-Advaita interaction held
last year in Bangalore on Sri Vyasa Tirtha's ..Chandrika. It was about the
Arambhanadhikarana and naturally the Chandogya shruti.  In his discourse
the young scholar remarked:  Not just the three examples are provided by
the Shruti for the mithyatva of the vikara-karya but even later there is
the abhyAsa, reiteration, of this idea (of mithyAtva) in this very
section.  And he cited the passages 'yadagne rohitam
rupam....vAchArambhanam vikaro.....ityeva satyam...etc.  And in this
connection he cited the Bh.Gita words 'yajante nAmayajnaiH..' of the 16th
ch. 17th verse where the prefix nAma is used in the same sense of the
Chandogya ..nAmadheyam' to mean they are not real;  (only a namesake) only
a semblance but not real.


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