The Tattvasangraha [with commentary]

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

This page contains verse 343 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 343.

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

स्कन्धेभ्यः पुद्गलो नान्य इत्येषाऽनन्यसूचना ।
स्कन्धो न पुद्गलश्चेति व्यक्ता तस्येयमन्यता ॥ ३४३ ॥

skandhebhyaḥ pudgalo nānya ityeṣā'nanyasūcanā |
skandho na pudgalaśceti vyaktā tasyeyamanyatā || 343 ||

Your words that “the pudgala is not different from the thought-phases’ are a clear assertion of its non-difference; while the words ‘the thought-phase is not the pudgala’ clearly asserts its difference.—(343)


Kamalaśīla’s commentary (tattvasaṃgrahapañjikā):

Further, when you assert that ‘the Pudgala is incapable of being spoken of’, you loudly proclaim quite clearly that the Pudgala is different from the Thought-phases. This is what is pointed out in the following:—[see verse 344 next]

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