prayojana of treatises
kharimot at SAS.UPENN.EDU
Thu May 21 02:45:03 UTC 1998
> The quotation mentioned first by Devarakonda Sarma does not
> appear to be found in the "Slokavaartika.
> Though I have trashed the message, I hope I recall correctly that the text
> in question here is: prayojanamanuddiZya na mandopi pravartate. This is
> indeed ZlokavArttika, sambandhAkSepaparihAra vs. 55ab.
Also see "Slokavaarttika Pratij~naasuutra 11--25. Kumaarila seems to
be convinced that a "saastra needs to express prayojana and sa.mbandha
at the beginning. And how about consulting the beginning of the
Nyaayabhaa.sya and the Nyaayavaarttika. Although they do not
explicitly say that a "saastra needs to state prayojana and sa.mbandha
at the beginning, they discuss the prayojana of the
Oh by the way, a commentary (Vivara.na) on the Yogabhaa.sya ascribed
to "Sa"nkara takes it granted that a "saastra needs prayojana and
sa.mbandha and that they have to be explicitly stated. There is a
good deal of discussion at the very beginning of the text.
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