[Advaita-l] Definition of Anubhava

Praveen R. Bhat bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Sat Dec 7 03:31:44 EST 2019

Namaste Chandramouliji,

On Sat, Dec 7, 2019 at 1:52 PM H S Chandramouli <hschandramouli at gmail.com>

> Namaste Praveen Ji,
> Reg  <<  However, this is like the Vedantaparibhasha (VP) definition of
> jnAna as chaitanya in siddhAnta and everything else with the upAdhi to
> chaitanya, other than which nothing exists >>,
> upAdhis  do  exist indeed,  at tarka level (vyAvahArika sattA ).
> Reg  << At the level of tarka, my understanding is still that we agree
> with jnAna (different from smRti) as anubhava >>,
> Undoubtedly. This is not refuted. The VPS definition itself confirms this.
> What is indeed refuted is the nyAya view that jnAna/anubhava are attributes
> of the Self. As per Sidhanta, they are Self itself, with or without upAdhis
> as the case may be.
>> I understand where you are coming from now. My contention of our
agreement with Tarkikas about jnAna (other than smRti) = anubhava is only
that much, not that we agree that jnAna is an attribute and therefore,
anubhava is also an attribute. Whatever jnAna is in Vedanta, that itself is
anubhava. Thanks once again.

Kind rgds,
--Praveen R. Bhat
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