The Tattvasangraha [with commentary]

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

This page contains verse 1801 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 1801.

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

कारित्राव्यतिरेकाद्वा धर्मः कारित्रवद्भवेत् ।
पूर्वापरव्यवच्छिन्नमध्यमात्रकसर्ववान् ॥ १८०१ ॥

kāritrāvyatirekādvā dharmaḥ kāritravadbhavet |
pūrvāparavyavacchinnamadhyamātrakasarvavān || 1801 ||

Or (conversely),, because it would be non-different from the activity—the entity, like the activity, would be devoid of the ‘previous’ and ‘later’ conditions, and would have its sole existence in the middle (present).—(1801)


Kamalaśīla’s commentary (tattvasaṃgrahapañjikā):

Further, being non-different from Activity, the Entity also would have only such existence as is devoid of the previous and later ends,—like Activity itself.

The compound ‘Pūrvāpara, etc.’ is to be explained as ‘that which has its all—sole existence—in the middle,—being devoid of the two ends of the ‘previous’ and the ‘later’.—(1801)

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