Dominik Wujastyk ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK
Fri Nov 17 11:42:05 UTC 2006

I understood that this was "yukti," rather.  The example you give, of the 
seed giving rise to a harvest, is certainly given at Ca.suu.11.23-26 and 
32 while describing the pramaa.na "yukti".  The context is that Caraka is 
giving examples one by one of how each of the four pramaa.nas may be used 
to establish the reality of rebirth.  Yukti here is treated as one of the 
pramaa.nas, although the commentators disagree.  Ernst Prets has written 
on this.  (And I've translated the passage - which is of real interest - 
in my Roots book.)


On Fri, 17 Nov 2006, K N Neelakantan wrote:

> Dear Indologists
> There is yet another case of the word Uha being used in a technical sense in 
> Ayurveda.The Carakasamhita elaborates on this notion and accepts it as a 
> seprate means of valid cognition different from inference.The inferential 
> process is not strictly followed here.Arriving at a conclusion on the basis 
> of several causes is designated as Uha like the prediction of good harvest.In 
> Indian Medicine
> it is used exclusively for diagnosing diseases.
> K N Neelakantan Elayath
> Hon.Professor
> Adyar Library & Research Centre
> Adyar,Chennai-600020
> India
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