The Tattvasangraha [with commentary]

by Ganganatha Jha | 1937 | 699,812 words | ISBN-10: 8120800583 | ISBN-13: 9788120800588

This page contains verse 133 of the 8th-century Tattvasangraha (English translation) by Shantarakshita, including the commentary (Panjika) by Kamalashila: dealing with Indian philosophy from a Buddhist and non-Buddhist perspective. The Tattvasangraha (Tattvasamgraha) consists of 3646 Sanskrit verses; this is verse 133.

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration and English translation by Ganganath Jha:

अगौणे चैवमेकत्वे नीलादीनां व्यवस्थिते ।
तत्संवेदनवेलायां कथं नास्त्यस्य वेदनम् ॥ १३३ ॥

agauṇe caivamekatve nīlādīnāṃ vyavasthite |
tatsaṃvedanavelāyāṃ kathaṃ nāstyasya vedanam || 133 ||

The identity (of sound) with blue and other things being not figurative (but real),—why should not there be cognition of sound at the time that the blue and other things are cognised?—(133)


Kamalaśīla’s commentary (tattvasaṃgrahapañjikā):

Question—“What if the World remains primarily of the essence of Sound?”

The Answer is provided by the following Text:—[see verse 133 above]

Identity of Blue, etc.—i.e. with Sound.

At the time that the Blue and other things are cognised;—that is, under the circumstances when Blue, etc. are cognised;—why should not there be cognition of Sound?—that is to say, Sound also fulfilling all the conditions of perceptibility, it is only right that there should he perception of it, just as there is of Blue and other things.—(133)

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