Full text of “Vakyapadiya”. See other formats. STUDIES IN THE VAKYAPADlYA VOL I THE VAKYAPADlYA Critical Text of Cantos I and II [ with English. The Vākyapadīya of Bhartṛhari (5th c. CE), a treatise in three books (kāṇḍas) on the philosophy of language, belonging to the Pāṇinian school of grammar. Bhartrhari: Vakyapadiya Input by Yves Ramseier PLAIN TEXT VERSION. THIS GRETIL TEXT FILE IS FOR REFERENCE PURPOSES ONLY! COPYRIGHT AND .

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The anti- Sphotavadins included such eminent philosophers as: Modifications, which the mental word is subject to in the course of audible manifestation, have the same character as the changes which the reflection of an object undergoes because of the movement of water.

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Viewed times since 22nd Feb, And, Vac as Sabda-Brahman is the creative force that brings forth all existence. Continued from Part Five. Sphota, in essence, is the real experience of listening to a sentence as a whole and grasping its meaning through perception.

Bhartrhari even believes that the nature of the self is nothing but identical with the vakyapadiga of language — thought ….


Gayatri, Savitri and Sarasvathi. Speech alone makes it possible vakyapzdiya understand all this vag-eva etat sarvam vijnapayati. T he terms Nada and Dhwani acquired totally different connotations.

Then he goes on to say: Invoked in three full hymns R V. By whom are creatures taught to make nests and so on? And for Bhartrhari, the projected world, though gross, is also a manifestation of the Brahman.


Beyond heaven and beyond the earth I have come-to-be by this greatness. Thus, Sarasvati is a river at first; and, later conceived as a goddess.

Initial errors or vagueness could gradually and positively be overcome by an increasingly clearer cognition of the word form or Sphota.

Each subsequent examination thereafter helps him to ascertain vakyapadjya true nature and quality of the gem. Yet, the many Vedas the reality they reveal is One Sabda Brahman.

Bhartrhari illustrates these powers of Time by offering many examples. And, therefore Bharhari was either a contemporary or a senior to Dinnaga. And, when it emerges as the spoken-word, it is the one that is heard and apprehended by the listener, in a flash of understanding Sphota.

Salutations to Bhagavathi Sarasvathi, the one who is fair like garland of fresh Kunda flowers and snowflakes; who is adorned with white attire; whose hand is placed on the stem of the Veena; who sits vakyapadia white lotus; one who has always been worshiped by gods like Brahma, Vishnu and Shankar; May that goddess Sarasvathi bless us, protect us, and completely remove from us all stains of lethargy, sluggishness, and ignorance.

Ultimately, the meaning of the vakyapzdiya depend upon the overall meaning of the sentence rupam sarva-pada-artham vakyartha nibamdhanam -VP. At this stage, which corresponds to Prakrta-dhvanithe word and the meaning are still distinct; and the word order is present. The earliest surviving commentary on the Vakyapadiya is the one ascribed to Vrsabhadeva, son of Devayasas and an employee in the court of King Vishnugupta of Kashmir.

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For a very long period of time, the study of Sanskrit Grammar had fallen into neglect.

Sanskrit Manuscripts : Vākyapadīya

Owing to the vastness of its distance from us, the rays proceeding from a star take a considerable time to reach us; and what we perceive, therefore, is not the star as it is at vzkyapadiya moment of perception, but as bakyapadiya was at the moment when the rays left it. And, the other is that which comes out as audible speech riding the vehicle vayapadiya words and sentences; attempting to transport the idea that arose within.

She is personified as the divine cow, mother of all realms yuthasya mathagranting sudanu bounteous gifts of nourishments. But, for Bhartrhariit is Vikshepa the projective power or the driving force of Time that has greater relevance. Speech, according to Mahidasa, is conceived as a continuous structure.

Hence it may be considered that the root which is to be re-duplicated is pa — thus satisfying the condition for VI. It was very easy ordering from the website. Both the human existence and the duration are entrapped within that eternity.