Qe: gandhavattvavat

jwoo at sas.upenn.edu jwoo at sas.upenn.edu
Fri Aug 29 08:00:40 UTC 1997

Dear Members:

In order to explicate that existence (sattva) is asAdhAraNAnaikAntika 
hetu, VAcaspatimizra gives 'gandhavattva' as an example in his 
TAtparyaTIkA (NyAyadarzanam, ed. T. Nyaya-Tarkatirtha,1985: 841.9). In 
their refutations of this view of VAcaspatimizra, both JjAnasrImitra and 
RatnakIrti quote this example (JN 2ed. A. Thakur, 1987: 50.13 and RN 2ed. 
A. Thakur, 1975: 80.8). 

It seems that the 'gandhavattva' is well-known example to both sides of 
debaters. So far, however, I have not succeeded in identifying the source 
of the example.
I would appreciate it in advance if somebody helps me with this.

Jeson Woo
A Visiting Scholar
Dept. of Indian Philosophy
Hiroshima University 

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