Vaisheshika-sutra with Commentary

by Nandalal Sinha | 1923 | 149,770 words | ISBN-13: 9789332869165

The Vaisheshika-sutra 3.2.13, English translation, including commentaries such as the Upaskara of Shankara Mishra, the Vivriti of Jayanarayana-Tarkapanchanana and the Bhashya of Chandrakanta. The Vaisheshika Sutras teaches the science freedom (moksha-shastra) and the various aspects of the soul (eg., it's nature, suffering and rebirth under the law of karma). This is sutra 3 (‘another objection’) contained in Chapter 2—Of the Inference of Soul and Mind—of Book III (of soul and mind).

Sūtra 3.2.13 (Another objection)

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration, Word-for-word and English translation of Vaiśeṣika sūtra 3.2.13:

सन्दिग्धास्तूपचाराः ॥ ३.२.१३ ॥

sandigdhāstūpacārāḥ || 3.2.13 ||

sandigdhaḥ—doubtful; tu—however; upacāraḥ—Transference.

13. The transference, however, is doubtful.

Commentary: The Upaskāra of Śaṅkara Miśra:

(English rendering of Śaṅkara Miśra’s commentary called Upaskāra from the 15th century)

Here he apprehends (an objection):

[Read sūtra 3.2.13 above]

The word ‘tu’ points out the opponent’s view. The intuition and the use of the word, ‘I,’ are observed both in respect of the Soul and body. Therefore the doubt arises which intuition and expression be the primary, and which the secondary ones.—13.

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