[INDOLOGY] Euthyphro and Brahma Sutra 2.1.34

Howard Resnick hr at ivs.edu
Mon Jul 10 23:59:44 UTC 2023

Thank you Andrew. I got a message saying the paper had not been uploaded.

By the way, I am reading and enjoying your excellent book, “Unifying Hinduism.”

Best wishes,

> On Jul 10, 2023, at 4:23 PM, Andrew Nicholson <andrew.nicholson at stonybrook.edu> wrote:
> Dear Howard,
> It's not the on Bhagavad Gītā, but in an article from 2016 I discussed BS 2.1.34 (vaiṣamyanairghṛṇye na sāpekṣatvāt tathā hi darśayati), and suggested that questions of God's dependence (sāpekṣatva) on karma can be read as an Indian analogue of the Euthyphro dilemma:
> https://www.academia.edu/22481929/Hindu_Disproofs_of_God_Refuting_Vedantic_Theism_in_the_Samkhya_Sutra
> I followed up on this theme in another article where I compared three commentaries (by Śaṅkara, Rāmānuja, and Baladeva) on the Brahma Sūtras that struggle with this and other questions about god's ethical and creative independence:
> https://www.academia.edu/44135134/Making_Space_for_God_Karma_Freedom_and_Devotion_in_the_Brahmas%C5%ABtra_Commentaries_of_%C5%9Aa%E1%B9%85kara_R%C4%81m%C4%81nuja_and_Baladeva
> Best,
> Andrew
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