The Tattvasangraha [with commentary]

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

This page contains verse 152 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 152.

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

प्रधानपरिणामेन समं च ब्रह्मदर्शनम् ।
तद्दूषणानुसारेण बोद्धव्यमिह दूषणम् ॥ १५२ ॥

pradhānapariṇāmena samaṃ ca brahmadarśanam |
taddūṣaṇānusāreṇa boddhavyamiha dūṣaṇam || 152 ||

This doctrine of ‘Brahman’ also is similar to the doctrine of the ‘evolution from primordial matter’; and the objections urged against this latter should be understood to be applicable to the former also.—(152)


Kamalaśīla’s commentary (tattvasaṃgrahapañjikā):

With the following Text, the Author applies the previously-detailed objections to this doctrine also:—[see verse 152 above]

The objection may be stated thus:—‘The World cannot be the effect of Sound,—because it exists,—like the cognition of the Cause; hence what is meant to be the Cause cannot be the Cause,—because it cannot be so proved,—like the other Self’,—and so on.—(152)

End of the Chapter on the Doctrine ofSound-Brahman’.

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