The Tattvasangraha [with commentary]

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

This page contains verse 134 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 134.

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

अस्यावित्तौ हि नीलादेरपि न स्यात्प्रवेदनम् ।
एकात्म्याद्भिन्नधर्मत्वे भेदोऽत्यन्तं प्रसज्यते ॥ १३४ ॥

asyāvittau hi nīlāderapi na syātpravedanam |
ekātmyādbhinnadharmatve bhedo'tyantaṃ prasajyate || 134 ||

If there were no cognition of it (sound), then there should be none of the blue and other things also; because both are of the same essence. in case they had different properties, there would be absolute difference between them.—(134)


Kamalaśīla’s commentary (tattvasaṃgrahapañjikā):

If you do not admit of the Cognition of Sound (at the time of the cognition of the Blue, etc.) then there would be the absurdity of there being no cognition of the Blue, etc. also, just as there is none of Sound;—because both are of the same essence;—that is, Blue and the rest are of the same nature as Sound. Otherwise, if the Blue, etc. be held to have properties different from those of Sound, it would have to be admitted that the two are absolutely and entirely different.—(134)

The following Text explains why it would be so:—[see verse 135 next]

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