[Advaita-l] Source of quotes

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Wed Mar 27 02:15:12 EDT 2019

The anvaya-vyatireka logic is used in determining cause-effect
relationship.  If clay is present, pot is possible. This is anvaya. If clay
is absent, pot is not possible. This is vyatireka. One can use this in many
instances like when four-fold qualities are there, brahma vichara is
possible. Else, not. When Jnana is there, mukti is there, else, not.


On Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 8:48 AM Sean Geiger via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Ryan,
> The Anvaya Vyatireka principle is well documented in Advaita and logic
> sources. anvaya means the presence of one thing with another, and vyatireka
> means the absence of one thing when the other is absent. For instance, the
> logical declaration, "where there is smoke there is fire", can be explained
> as the presence of fire wherever smoke is present- anvaya, and the absence
> of fire wherever smoke is absent- vyatireka, although in this case, it is
> not necessarily true that fire has to be absent when smoke is absent. There
> could be smokeless fire. For examples from Advaita, see
> http://sivanandaonline.org/public_html/?cmd=displaysection&section_id=744
> I could not find explanations for your second quote. I hope someone will be
> able to explain it.
> Best regards,
> Sean
> aita-vedanta.org <listmaster at advaita-vedanta.org>

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