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Re: [correct vs. apaurushEya]

From: Kasturi Varadarajan (kvaradar_at_cs.uiowa.edu)
Date: Tue Apr 04 2000 - 12:15:33 PDT

In response to my remark/query:

> 
> I had the impression that visistAdvaita philisophy (and vedAnta in genera=
> l)
> seem to rest, among other things, on two premises:
> 
> 1. The veda is apaurushEya (un-authored and beginningless), and
> 2. The veda is correct.
> 
> But it appears to me that the first premise is redundant. 

Srimans Hari and Mani have very appropriately pointed out that the
correctness of the veda by itself is not sufficient to establish
its validity as a pramANa; its apaurushEyatva serves the purpose
of confirming its correctness.

I am grateful for this clarification.

krishNArpaNam
Kasturi

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