Qualities of being directly known and being indirectly known1 min read

Shri Shankara Acharya’s Vakyavritti Verse 46

“As the qualities of being directly known and being indirectly known, of being absolute and having a second, beside itself, exclude one another in one and the same substance, therefore- the indirect meanings have to be taken”.           .

Shri Shankara Acharya’s Vakyavritti Verse 47

’’When taking the direct meaning of a word would lead to inconsistency with other data, then a meaning which is evident but not excluded by the direct meaning is called the indirect meaning.”

Shri Shankara Acharya’s Vakyavritti Verse 48