Sahitya-kaumudi by Baladeva Vidyabhushana

by Gaurapada Dāsa | 2015 | 234,703 words

Baladeva Vidyabhusana’s Sahitya-kaumudi covers all aspects of poetical theory except the topic of dramaturgy. All the definitions of poetical concepts are taken from Mammata’s Kavya-prakasha, the most authoritative work on Sanskrit poetical rhetoric. Baladeva Vidyabhushana added the eleventh chapter, where he expounds additional ornaments from Visv...

विशिष्टे लक्षणा नैवम् ॥ २.१८c ॥

viśiṣṭe lakṣaṇā naivam ||2.18c||

viśiṣṭe—in the result (“what is characterized”); lakṣaṇā—Indication; na—is not; evam—in this way.

In this way, Indication does not occur in the result.

evam ukta-yuktyā.

“In this way” means “by the aforesaid logical reasoning.”


Narahari Sarasvatī Tīrtha elucidates the above sūtra as follows: lakṣyatva-prayojanatvayor bhinna-viṣayatvena tad-ubhayakam ekasya na sambhavatīti bhāvaḥ, “Since the indicated sense and the purpose are not in the same scope, both of them together cannot possibly relate to one thing” (Bāla-cittānurañjinī 2.18).

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