The Tattvasangraha [with commentary]

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

This page contains verse 137 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 137.

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

प्रतिव्यक्ति तु भेदेऽस्य ब्रह्मानेकं प्रसज्यते ।
विभिन्नानेकभावात्मरूपत्वाद्व्यक्तिभेदवत् ॥ १३७ ॥

prativyakti tu bhede'sya brahmānekaṃ prasajyate |
vibhinnānekabhāvātmarūpatvādvyaktibhedavat || 137 ||

If (on the other hand) it differs with each individual (thing), then brahman becomes many,—as having a form which is diverse and of the nature of several things,—just like the diversity of individuals.—(137)


Kamalaśīla’s commentary (tattvasaṃgrahapañjikā):

If the ‘Sound-essence’ is admitted to differ with each individual, then Brahman becomes many;—as having a form which is diverse and of the nature of several things; i.e. one whose nature—character—is diverse and of the nature of several things;—and yet Brahman is held to be one. Thus your theory goes directly against your own tenet.—(137)

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