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MANDUKYA UPANISHAD : INTRODUCTION-17.



MANDUKYA UPANISHAD
    INTRODUCTION-17.

Though  both  Vedantin  and  Mimamsaka-s  accept  that  the  scripture  in  itself  is  certainly  a  great  argument  to  believe  and  that  the  authority  of  scripture  is  unquestionable,  yet  they  both  have  also  accepted  the  other  canons  of  interpretation  of  Sruti.

Of  them,  the  major  canon  of  interpretation,  accepted  by  both,  is  called  "UPAPATTI" ( logical  reasoning ).

Even  if  many  Sruti-texts  repeatedly  declare  with  all  authority  of  truth  "FIRE IS COLD,"  it  will  not  make  the  fire  tame.

In  such  places  we  have  to  understand  that  the  style  is  metaphorical  and  a  reasonable  meaning  is  to  be  given  to  the  text.

Thus  in  the  text-book  chosen  by  us  for  our  Yajna-study,  mantra-s  provide  the  enunciation  of  Truth,  and  the  Karika  points  out  a  line  of  enquiry  and  thinking.

Gaudapada  in  his  gloss  provides  us  with  the  staple  food  for  our  intellect,  almost  over  feeding  us  with  logic  and  reason.

To be continued  .....

 

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"AGAMA PRAKARANA"
( The Scriptural Treatise )

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Jagarita-sthano  bahih  prajnah  saptanga

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sapta  angah  :  has seven limbs;

ekona  vimsati  mukhah  :  has nineteen mouths;

sthula-bhuk  :  experiencer of  gross objects;

vaisvanarah   :  (is)  vaisvanara;

prathamah  :  first;

padah  ;  quarter.

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