The Tattvasangraha [with commentary]

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

This page contains verse 1847 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 1847.

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

द्वयं प्रतीत्यविज्ञानं यदुक्तं तत्त्वदर्शिना ।
सेष्टा सविषयं चित्तमभिसन्धाय देशना ॥ १८४७ ॥

dvayaṃ pratītyavijñānaṃ yaduktaṃ tattvadarśinā |
seṣṭā saviṣayaṃ cittamabhisandhāya deśanā || 1847 ||

When the seer of truth declared that cognition proceeds from two causes,—this teaching was in view of the cognition with an object.—(1847)


Kamalaśīla’s commentary (tattvasaṃgrahapañjikā):

Cognition is of two kinds—with object (objective) and without object (purely subjective). It is in reference to the Cognition with Object that Cognition has been taught by the Blessed Lord, as being based upon two substrates.—(1847)

Question:—“How is it known that there is Cognition without Object also?”

Answer:—[see verse 1848 next]

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