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Re: Question re: Gaudapada Karikas.

From: Vidyasankar Sundaresan (
Date: Thu Sep 12 1996 - 16:12:00 PDT

> translation of the Sribhashya.  Thibaut has misidentified
> some quotations as being from the Karikas. Specifically,
> there is a quote, ``ajAyamAno bahudhA ...'' which can be
> either from GK or from the TaittirIya AraNyaka, i.e., 
> second anuvAka of the purusha sUkta.

I don't have the GK text handy, but if this quote is the one said to 
be Karika I.16 quoted as Sruti, that puts a completely different light on
the question.

I hope I didn't offend anybody with my comments about the age of the
upanishads, and the Mimamsa & Vedanta Sutras. I did not pay much attention
to this in the past, but recently I have come to think that the Vedanta
traditions cannot be true to both the Mimamsasutras and  Brahmasutras if
they accept that the texts were written at different points of time.
Unless they rationalize things by saying that mantra-drashtas lived at
different periods of time, but Sruti is not affected thereby. Still, the
upanishads don't have the luxury of having mantra-drashtas, because they
are not mantra.