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Dr. Sadananda

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General Analysis for second interpretation
« on: February 24, 2015, 11:47:04 AM »
General Analysis for second interpretation


      In the second suutra Brahman is defined as jagat kaaraNam, the cause of the universe. We called it as a brahma lakshaNa suutram. We established before that (1) we need a pramaaNam along with lakshaNam to establish Brahman,(2) the second suutra does provide only a lakshaNam and not an anumaana pramaaNa as claimed by nayyayika -s and finally Veda-s alone can provide the shabda pramaaNam to establish Brahman. This idea is conveyed by this suutra. The general meaning of the suutra - shaastra yonitvaat means shaastra vishhayatvaat -It means the Brahman is the subject matter of Vedanta alone as it is beyond the scope of logic. This can be stated as - brahma na anumaana vishhayaH, shaastra vishayatvaat, dharmavat that is Brahman cannot be the subject matter of the logic, it is the subject matter of shaastra alone which is apaurushheyam, like puNyam or merits. In the first interpretation Vyasa states that Brahman sarvaj~nam, shaastra kartARitvaat. In the second interpretation Vyasa states that Brahman na anumaana gamyam, shaastra vishayatvaat. yoni means source and in the first interpretation it is the source (author) of Vedas and in the second interpretation it is source for knowledge of Brahman.