An Indian Rational Theology - Introduction to Udayana's by G. Chemparathy

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3. ANALYSIS OF THE NYÄYAKUSUMÄNJALI* STABAKA I 2} 2—40, 2 INTRODUCTORY PART 2,1—6, 2 11,1—12, 1 Dedicatory verse. The theme dealt with in this book, namely the Supreme Soul (paramätmä). Reason for the logical discussion on Isvara: Despite the fact that Isvara is acknowledged by all philosophical schools and religious sects under some name or other, this study which is to be designated as reflection (mananam) is made as an act of worship (upäsanä) that comes after the listening to the scriptures (sravanam).

This is especially remarkable in the Nyäyakusumänjali where only once the view of a Vedäntin, namely Bhäskara, is mentioned together with the views of some others concerning the factor that determines a new creation after dissolution45. That he did not enter into controversy with the Vedäntins on the Isvara doctrine itself may be accounted for by the fact that these—even the Advaita Vedäntins— admit an Isvara, though in a manner different from that taught in the NyäyaVaisesika school. With regard to the alleged predilection of Udayana for Vedänta as shown in the last section of the Ätmatattvaviveka46, the following observation may be made.

Would be impossible. 4) The convention (regarding the meaning of words) being unknowable by perception, there would be cessation of all verbal communications. 5) The traditions of making pot etc. would cease to be. Udayana's answer to these five objections: Kärikä formulating the answers in brief (281, 2—3). Answer to argument 1): (281, 4—283, 2) The Nyäyakusumänjali 286,10—291, 2 53 Answer to argument 2): (283, 3—285, 5) Answer to argument 3): (285, 6—286, 4) Answer to argument 4): (286, 5—8) Answer to argument 5): (286, 8—9).

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