Vindhyavāsin

Other denominations: Rudrila
Philosophical tradition: Sāṃkhya
Worktitles: Ṣaṣṭitantravr̥tti (b) [commentary by Vindhyavāsin]



Prosopographical information about Vindhyavāsin

Author of one lost Ṣaṣṭitantravṛtti



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Fragments attributed to Vindhyavāsin




Fragment 10042
śrotrādivṛttir avikalpikā pratyakṣam – iti vṛddhasāṅkhyāḥ

Author(s): Vindhyavāsin
Sources: PM (1) 28,4; PM 24,13

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Reports attributed to Vindhyavāsin




Report 15022
kim indriyamanobhyāṃ sahaiva bāhyeṣv artheṣu vyavasāyāḥ kriyanta āhosvit saha naiva kriyanta iti saṃśaya idam uktam – bāhyeṣv artheṣv indriyaṃ vyavasāyaṃ kurute. tasmiṃs tv indriyavyavasāye mano 'nuvyavasāyaṃ kurute. kasmāt. asti hy ayaṃ smṛtipratyakṣavyavasāyaviśeṣa iti. etad uktaṃ bhavati – smṛtipratyakṣavyavasāyaviśeṣo 'sti. nāyaṃ prasiddhataro 'pahnotuṃ śakyate. na cobhayor bāhyārthapravṛttāv ayam upapadyate. yadi hi bāhye 'rthe manaḥ pravartate nendriyavṛttiṣu, tadā tā manovṛttibhir anadhiṣṭhitāḥ pauruṣeyeṇa caitanyenāsampṛktā apratyayāḥ syuḥ. tataś ca kathaṃ pratyakṣaṃ pramāṇam ucyeran. na hy apratyayā vṛttayaḥ pratyakṣaṃ pramāṇaṃ bhavanti. pratyakṣābhāvāc ca smṛtir api tatpūrvikā na syāt. yadā tv indriyavyavasāye mano nuvyavasāyaṃ kurute, tadā smṛtipratyakṣavyavasāyaviśeṣa upapadyate. tathā hi sāmprate kāle bāhyeṣv artheṣv indriyavyavasāyaṃ pravṛttam anvadhyavasyati. manasīndriyavyavasāyaḥ svaviṣayābhāso manovyavasāyena sampṛktaḥ pauruṣeṇa pratyayena sapratyayo bhavati. evaṃ pratyakṣavyavasāyas tasyendriyasya bhavati. pratyakṣatvaṃ tasyendriyavyavasāyasya bhavatīty arthaḥ. kevalasya tu pratyakṣavyavasāyāt paścāt smṛtivyavasāyo manaso bhavatīti. tathā coktam – kevalaṃ tv atītānāgatayoḥ kālayoḥ pravartata iti. nanu cendriyavyavasāyasahitasya bāhye 'py arthe pravṛttasya sāmprate kāle manasaḥ pratyakṣavyavasāyo bhaviṣyati, kevalasya tu paścāt smṛtivyavasāyaḥ. naitad asti. evaṃ bāhyārthagrahaṇe sati dvayor apy ekārthakāritvād ānarthakyam indriyāṇāṃ syāt. tathā hy uktam – naikārthakāriṇor indriyayoḥ kalpane sāmarthyam iti. yata evaṃ smṛtipratyakṣavyavasāyaviśeṣo bāhyārthe pravṛttau manaso nopapadyate, tasmāt – tasmiṃs tv indriyavyavasāye mano 'nuvyavasāyaṃ kurute, na bāhyeṣv artheṣv iti. tad evaṃ – nendriyamanobhyāṃ saha bāhyeṣv artheṣu vyavasāyāḥ kriyanta ity asyārthasya pratipādanāya – asti hy ayam ityādir grantha upanyastaḥ.

Sources: PSṬ 1 (I) 155,4-156,12

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