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In VisishtAdvaita Vednta, what are the three pramas accepted as valid means of knowledge ?

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Asked by sudhakar kuruvada, 20 Apr '13 05:48 am
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In VisishtAdvaita Vednta, the following three pramas are alone accepted as valid means of knowledge:
Pratyaka the knowledge gained by means of perception
Anumna the knowledge gained by means of inference
abda the knowledge gained by means of ruti
Perception refers to knowledge obtained by cognition of external objects based on sensory perception. In the modern day usage this will also include evidence obtained by means of observation through scientific instruments since they are only an extension of perception.
Inference refers to knowledge obtained by deductive reasoning and analysis.
Sruti refers to knowledge obtained from scriptures which primarily are Upanishads, Brahma Sutras and Bhagavad Gita
Answered by LIPSIKA, 20 Apr '13 05:49 am

 
  
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Pratyaka the knowledge gained by means of perception
Anumna the knowledge gained by means of inference
abda the knowledge gained by means of ruti
Answered by Quest, 20 Apr '13 11:09 am

 
  
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In VisishtAdvaita Vednta, the following three pramas are alone accepted as valid means of knowledge:
Pratyaka the knowledge gained by means of perception
Anumna the knowledge gained by means of inference
abda the knowledge gained by means of ruti
Perception refers to knowledge obtained by cognition of external objects based on sensory perception. In the modern day usage this will also include evidence obtained by means of observation through scientific instruments since they are only an extension of perception.
Inference refers to knowledge obtained by deductive reasoning and analysis.
Sruti refers to knowledge obtained from scriptures which primarily are Upanishads, Brahma Sutras and Bhagavad Gita
Answered by rajan, 20 Apr '13 08:53 am

 
  
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