The Tattvasangraha [with commentary]

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

This page contains verse 1211 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 1211.

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

तिमिरोपहताक्षो हि यथा प्राह शशिद्वयम् ।
स्वसमाय तथा सर्वा शाब्दी व्यवहृतिर्मता ॥ १२११ ॥

timiropahatākṣo hi yathā prāha śaśidvayam |
svasamāya tathā sarvā śābdī vyavahṛtirmatā || 1211 ||

Just as the man whose eye has been attacked by a disorder says to another like himself that ‘there are two moons’,—so also is all verbal usage.—(1211)


Kamalaśīla’s commentary (tattvasaṃgrahapañjikā):

Who is like himself’,—i.e. to the other man, with disordered vision.—(1211)

Nor is the Convention futile in this case;—this is shown in the following—[see verse 1212 next]

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