Samadi Pada Sutra 7

Samadhi Pada Sutra 7

pratyaksa: direct perception

anumana: inference

agamah: traditional sacred texts or scriptural references, a person who is a scriptural authority and whose word can be relied on

pramanani: kinds of proof

praytaksa anumana agamah pramanani

Correct knowledge is direct, inferred, or proven as factual (Iyengar)

Comprehension is based on direct observation of the object, inference, & reference to reliable authorities (Desikachar)

[Summarized:] What are proven theories? direct perception, deduction, trustworthy testimony (Venkatesananda)

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