Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
Share
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Books > Hindi > हेतुबिन्दुटीका: Hetubindu Tika of Bhatta Arcata
Displaying 3336 of 10913         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
हेतुबिन्दुटीका: Hetubindu Tika of Bhatta Arcata
Pages from the book
हेतुबिन्दुटीका: Hetubindu Tika of Bhatta Arcata
Look Inside the Book
Description

Publisher's Note

Hetubindutika is a commentary by Bhatta Arcata on Hetubindu Prakarana of Acharya Dharmakirti. There is a sub-commentary named Aloka by Durveka Misra. They were first published in 1949 AD.[Gaekwad Oriental Series (CXIII)]. The Editors Pt. Sukhlalji Sanghavi and Pujya Muni Sri Jinvijayji have taken great pains in editing this work. They have also referred to the work done by different Buddhist scholars in preservation of these works in the INTRODUCTION.

Being inspired, assisted and blessed by Pujya Acharya Sri Sheelchandrasurishwarji Maharaj Saheb, we have brought out this edition without adding anything to the earlier edition. We have added nothing to the earlier edition. Nevertheless, this edition is prepared with the help of the latest printing technology available today. This will make it easy to study this work.

We hope this work will reach the scholars of Buddhist philosophy and receive their regard.

Introduction

This edition contains two works : (1) Arcata's Hetubindu-tika and (2) Durveka's sub-commentary Aloka on the Hetubindu-tika. The text of the Hetubindu-tika is based on a single palm-leaf MS. In Sanskrit (called S). We collated the Sanskrit text with the Tibetan Version (called T). The text of the sub-commentary Aloka is based upon the Reprints (called P) of the Photo MS. Of the Aloka belonging to the Bihar and Orissa Research Society, Patna. We collated it with the MS. (called N) obtained from Nepal. Let us briefly describe the Critical Apparatus.

1. S. This MS. Of the Hetubindu-tika belongs to the Sanghavipada Bhandara of palm-leaf MSS. It is the MS. No. 302 as noticed in Catalogue of Manuscripts at Patten, Vol. I, p. 177 (G. O. s.., Vol. LXXVI). Size 12" x 1 Y2". Fols. 216.

This is a worn out MS. With fols. Nos. 6, 21, 27, 52, 117 and 178 completely destroyed. The page-marks of about twenty leaves from the beginning are mauled. And, in many places, along with the tearing out of the corner, a bit of the text is also damaged. In almost all the places of destruction of a portion of the text, we have supplied the lost portion in square brackets. Besides this, in some places of the MS. Some letters are lost and we have supplied them, as far as possible, in the same type of brackets. The amended readings have been placed in round brackets im- mediately after the original readings of the MS. There are on some pages marginal notes which have been given by us as foot-notes in their respective places.

An extra leaf, obviously belonging to another MS. Of the same text, has somehow been incorporated in the present MS. The content of this leaf is the same as that of the leaf No. 207 of the present MS. The extra leaf records some variants. We have collated the two texts and incorporated in our text only those readings which appeared to us to be more correct, recording the others as variants. The extra leaf has been referred to by the symbol न (=नवीन new), while the corresponding leaf of the present MS. Has been referred to by the symbol पु (=पुरातन old). The MS. That contained the extra leaf does not appear to have been either an original or a copy of the present MS. For two reasons. Firstly, there could hardly be possible so many variant readings in a single leaf if the MS. Of the extra leaf had been an original or a copy of the present MS. Secondly, and this is the stronger reason, the reading embodied in the extra leaf has closer affinities than the corresponding one embodied in our MS. With the Tibetan Version with which we have compared the text of the latter for the present edition- which leads us to presume that the original Sanskrit Manuscript on which the Tibetan Version was based and from which the MS. Containing the extra leaf might be copied must have been quite a different one from the present MS. The presence of the extra leaf, moreover, suggests that when the present MS. Was copied in Gujrat or, collected from elsewhere and treasured there, it was accompanied by another MS. And in this way perhaps a number of MSS. Of the Hetubindu-tika were prepared, distributed and preserved. This conjecture is strengthened by yet another consideration. It is this that there are long excerpts from the Hetubindu-tika in the treatises of the Digambara masters like Vidyananda of the far south as also in the compositions of a number of masters of the numerous cultural centres like Patan in Gujrat. Similarly there were translated versions of the same book in Tibet on the other side of the Himalayas.'

The present MS. Bears at the end the year of its writing. But unfortunately the first two figures are lost. Only the last two, VIZ. 75, are legible", The late Mr. C. D. Dalal has conjectured the lost digits to be 10 or 1 P. Accordingly the year 1075 or 1175 of the Vikrama era may be regarded as the time of the writing of the MS. The last date of writing is given to be Sunday, the 7th day of the dark fortnight of Margasira. Of the scribe's colophon one verse is lost and the other mutilated and so we cannot know anything about the scribe.

The present MS. Was owned by the Pandita Abhayakumara. The three verses of the colophon, which give this information, are more or less mutilated." It is beyond doubt that Pandita Abhayakumara was a Sadhu (monk) inasmuch as along with his title Pandita which is the equivalent of Ganin it is mentioned that he belonged to the Brahmana-gaccha, It has not been possible to gather any further information about this Pandita Abhayakumara of the Brahmana-gaccha".

The script of the MS. Is Devanagari. But it represents a very old form of the eastern Devanagari of the Nevari type. It was indeed a very arduous task requiring much time and labour to decipher and properly utilize the material that was available. Muni Sri Punyavijayaji, at the cost of enormous labour and patience, prepared for us a very nice and easily legible transcript on paper in Devanagari script. He offered us the transcript as a presentation copy. It has been deposited, as a beautiful specimen of the twentieth century art of writing, for preservation in the Srimad Rajacandra Jnana Sangraha of the Gujrat Puratattva Mandira. We of course got our press copy prepared on the basis of this transcript. But while editing the text we compared it with the original palm-leaf MS. It is because of this as also the help derived from the T.MS. (described below) that the discrepancies of the transcript were removed in editing the present text.

2. T. Bstan-hgyur, Mdo (Cordier; Catalogue du Fonds Tibetan, Paris, 1915) CXI. 6.

This MS. Contains the Tibetan Version of the Hetubindu-tika. This Version was procured from the Vidyabhavana Library, Visvabharati.' We have collated the S. MS. With this Tibetan Version as minutely as could be possible with the following results :-

1. Some leaves of the S.MS. Had lost their page-marks and were misplaced and consequently it was almost impossible to get a connected meaning. This difficulty was removed by the proper arrangement of the leaves with the help of this T.MS.

2. In a few places the text of the S. MS. Became discrepant on account of the illegibility of the script or the common defects of the scribe, and this could be corrected.

3. In many places we could restore variant readings. The variants restored by Mr. P. Tarkas on the basis of the Tibetan Version have been given in the footnotes in his own words.

4. The individual letters or words that were missing in the S.MS. Could be restored with the help of this MS. On the whole, we derived much facility in understanding the text while editing it with the help of the T.MS.

5. It has also been possible in few places to properly arrange the disordered leaves of the T. MS. With the help of the S.MS. Even as in many places it appeared that the translation of the T.MS. Is the true version of the original text, exactly so in other places it also seemed that the recension of the S.MS. Is nearer to the original text than that of the T.MS. It need not be stressed that the Tibetan translators were so very cautious that no new mistake was allowed to creep into their translations. The mistakes of the original text, of course, found place in the translations also. The translators knew more of the language than of the meaning. Had they been properly conversant with the meaning as well, they could have translated the proper meaning without allowing the mistakes of the original MS. Text to creep into their translations.

3. N. This is the MS. Of the Aloka, the sub-commentary of the Hetubindu- tika. The complete copy of this MS. Was obtained from Rajaguru Pt. Hemaraja of Nepal through Tripitakacarya Mahapandita Rahula Sankrtyayana. This is a copy of an almost torn off MS. It is written on paper, 19Y2" x 4W', and contains 81 leaves. The leaves were in disorder. In the absence of the help derived, in due course, from the P. MS., described below, this copy would have been of no use, and the rearrangement of the leaves, which we did with the help of the P.MS., would have been almost impossible. In spite of its being almost mutilated and abounding in incorrect readings, it helped so much in the deciphering of the P.MS. That we were not in the least harassed on that account. We should also admit that in the absence of this copy we would, perhaps, have desisted from the consultation of the P.MS. Or at least the sub-commentary could never have been published in the form in which it has been done in the present edition.





Sample Pages





हेतुबिन्दुटीका: Hetubindu Tika of Bhatta Arcata

Item Code:
NZI949
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2011
Publisher:
Saraswati Pustak Bhandar, Ahmedabad
ISBN:
9788192298511
Language:
Sanskrit Only
Size:
10.0 inch X 7.5 inch
Pages:
448
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 832 gms
Price:
$50.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
Look Inside the Book
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
हेतुबिन्दुटीका: Hetubindu Tika of Bhatta Arcata

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 403 times since 31st Mar, 2016

Publisher's Note

Hetubindutika is a commentary by Bhatta Arcata on Hetubindu Prakarana of Acharya Dharmakirti. There is a sub-commentary named Aloka by Durveka Misra. They were first published in 1949 AD.[Gaekwad Oriental Series (CXIII)]. The Editors Pt. Sukhlalji Sanghavi and Pujya Muni Sri Jinvijayji have taken great pains in editing this work. They have also referred to the work done by different Buddhist scholars in preservation of these works in the INTRODUCTION.

Being inspired, assisted and blessed by Pujya Acharya Sri Sheelchandrasurishwarji Maharaj Saheb, we have brought out this edition without adding anything to the earlier edition. We have added nothing to the earlier edition. Nevertheless, this edition is prepared with the help of the latest printing technology available today. This will make it easy to study this work.

We hope this work will reach the scholars of Buddhist philosophy and receive their regard.

Introduction

This edition contains two works : (1) Arcata's Hetubindu-tika and (2) Durveka's sub-commentary Aloka on the Hetubindu-tika. The text of the Hetubindu-tika is based on a single palm-leaf MS. In Sanskrit (called S). We collated the Sanskrit text with the Tibetan Version (called T). The text of the sub-commentary Aloka is based upon the Reprints (called P) of the Photo MS. Of the Aloka belonging to the Bihar and Orissa Research Society, Patna. We collated it with the MS. (called N) obtained from Nepal. Let us briefly describe the Critical Apparatus.

1. S. This MS. Of the Hetubindu-tika belongs to the Sanghavipada Bhandara of palm-leaf MSS. It is the MS. No. 302 as noticed in Catalogue of Manuscripts at Patten, Vol. I, p. 177 (G. O. s.., Vol. LXXVI). Size 12" x 1 Y2". Fols. 216.

This is a worn out MS. With fols. Nos. 6, 21, 27, 52, 117 and 178 completely destroyed. The page-marks of about twenty leaves from the beginning are mauled. And, in many places, along with the tearing out of the corner, a bit of the text is also damaged. In almost all the places of destruction of a portion of the text, we have supplied the lost portion in square brackets. Besides this, in some places of the MS. Some letters are lost and we have supplied them, as far as possible, in the same type of brackets. The amended readings have been placed in round brackets im- mediately after the original readings of the MS. There are on some pages marginal notes which have been given by us as foot-notes in their respective places.

An extra leaf, obviously belonging to another MS. Of the same text, has somehow been incorporated in the present MS. The content of this leaf is the same as that of the leaf No. 207 of the present MS. The extra leaf records some variants. We have collated the two texts and incorporated in our text only those readings which appeared to us to be more correct, recording the others as variants. The extra leaf has been referred to by the symbol न (=नवीन new), while the corresponding leaf of the present MS. Has been referred to by the symbol पु (=पुरातन old). The MS. That contained the extra leaf does not appear to have been either an original or a copy of the present MS. For two reasons. Firstly, there could hardly be possible so many variant readings in a single leaf if the MS. Of the extra leaf had been an original or a copy of the present MS. Secondly, and this is the stronger reason, the reading embodied in the extra leaf has closer affinities than the corresponding one embodied in our MS. With the Tibetan Version with which we have compared the text of the latter for the present edition- which leads us to presume that the original Sanskrit Manuscript on which the Tibetan Version was based and from which the MS. Containing the extra leaf might be copied must have been quite a different one from the present MS. The presence of the extra leaf, moreover, suggests that when the present MS. Was copied in Gujrat or, collected from elsewhere and treasured there, it was accompanied by another MS. And in this way perhaps a number of MSS. Of the Hetubindu-tika were prepared, distributed and preserved. This conjecture is strengthened by yet another consideration. It is this that there are long excerpts from the Hetubindu-tika in the treatises of the Digambara masters like Vidyananda of the far south as also in the compositions of a number of masters of the numerous cultural centres like Patan in Gujrat. Similarly there were translated versions of the same book in Tibet on the other side of the Himalayas.'

The present MS. Bears at the end the year of its writing. But unfortunately the first two figures are lost. Only the last two, VIZ. 75, are legible", The late Mr. C. D. Dalal has conjectured the lost digits to be 10 or 1 P. Accordingly the year 1075 or 1175 of the Vikrama era may be regarded as the time of the writing of the MS. The last date of writing is given to be Sunday, the 7th day of the dark fortnight of Margasira. Of the scribe's colophon one verse is lost and the other mutilated and so we cannot know anything about the scribe.

The present MS. Was owned by the Pandita Abhayakumara. The three verses of the colophon, which give this information, are more or less mutilated." It is beyond doubt that Pandita Abhayakumara was a Sadhu (monk) inasmuch as along with his title Pandita which is the equivalent of Ganin it is mentioned that he belonged to the Brahmana-gaccha, It has not been possible to gather any further information about this Pandita Abhayakumara of the Brahmana-gaccha".

The script of the MS. Is Devanagari. But it represents a very old form of the eastern Devanagari of the Nevari type. It was indeed a very arduous task requiring much time and labour to decipher and properly utilize the material that was available. Muni Sri Punyavijayaji, at the cost of enormous labour and patience, prepared for us a very nice and easily legible transcript on paper in Devanagari script. He offered us the transcript as a presentation copy. It has been deposited, as a beautiful specimen of the twentieth century art of writing, for preservation in the Srimad Rajacandra Jnana Sangraha of the Gujrat Puratattva Mandira. We of course got our press copy prepared on the basis of this transcript. But while editing the text we compared it with the original palm-leaf MS. It is because of this as also the help derived from the T.MS. (described below) that the discrepancies of the transcript were removed in editing the present text.

2. T. Bstan-hgyur, Mdo (Cordier; Catalogue du Fonds Tibetan, Paris, 1915) CXI. 6.

This MS. Contains the Tibetan Version of the Hetubindu-tika. This Version was procured from the Vidyabhavana Library, Visvabharati.' We have collated the S. MS. With this Tibetan Version as minutely as could be possible with the following results :-

1. Some leaves of the S.MS. Had lost their page-marks and were misplaced and consequently it was almost impossible to get a connected meaning. This difficulty was removed by the proper arrangement of the leaves with the help of this T.MS.

2. In a few places the text of the S. MS. Became discrepant on account of the illegibility of the script or the common defects of the scribe, and this could be corrected.

3. In many places we could restore variant readings. The variants restored by Mr. P. Tarkas on the basis of the Tibetan Version have been given in the footnotes in his own words.

4. The individual letters or words that were missing in the S.MS. Could be restored with the help of this MS. On the whole, we derived much facility in understanding the text while editing it with the help of the T.MS.

5. It has also been possible in few places to properly arrange the disordered leaves of the T. MS. With the help of the S.MS. Even as in many places it appeared that the translation of the T.MS. Is the true version of the original text, exactly so in other places it also seemed that the recension of the S.MS. Is nearer to the original text than that of the T.MS. It need not be stressed that the Tibetan translators were so very cautious that no new mistake was allowed to creep into their translations. The mistakes of the original text, of course, found place in the translations also. The translators knew more of the language than of the meaning. Had they been properly conversant with the meaning as well, they could have translated the proper meaning without allowing the mistakes of the original MS. Text to creep into their translations.

3. N. This is the MS. Of the Aloka, the sub-commentary of the Hetubindu- tika. The complete copy of this MS. Was obtained from Rajaguru Pt. Hemaraja of Nepal through Tripitakacarya Mahapandita Rahula Sankrtyayana. This is a copy of an almost torn off MS. It is written on paper, 19Y2" x 4W', and contains 81 leaves. The leaves were in disorder. In the absence of the help derived, in due course, from the P. MS., described below, this copy would have been of no use, and the rearrangement of the leaves, which we did with the help of the P.MS., would have been almost impossible. In spite of its being almost mutilated and abounding in incorrect readings, it helped so much in the deciphering of the P.MS. That we were not in the least harassed on that account. We should also admit that in the absence of this copy we would, perhaps, have desisted from the consultation of the P.MS. Or at least the sub-commentary could never have been published in the form in which it has been done in the present edition.





Sample Pages





Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Hetubindu of Dharmakirti (A Point on Probans)
by P.P. Gokhale
Hardcover (Edition: 1997)
Sri Satguru Publications
Item Code: IHL042
$22.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Lokayata/Carvaka - A Philosophical Inquiry
by Pradeep P. Gokhale
Hardcover (Edition: 2015)
Oxford University Press
Item Code: NAL254
$45.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

I recieved my Mahavir pendant today. It is wonderful. I was recently in Delhi and as it was a spiritual trip visiting Jain temples in Rajasthan, Agra, Rishikesh and Delhi i did not have the opportunity to shop much. The pendant is beautiful and i shall treasure it. I have attached a picture of me in India. Your country and the people will always be in my heart.
Evelyn, Desoto, Texas.
I received my Order this week, It's wonderful. I really thank you very much.
Antonio Freitas, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
I have been ordering from your site for several years and am always pleased with my orders and the time frame is lovely also. Thanks for being such a wonderful company.
Delia, USA
I recviced Book Air Parcel(Nadi-Astrology). I am glad to see this book. Thankx. Muhammad Arshad Nadeem Pakistan.
Muhammad Arshad Nadeem
It is always a great pleasure to return to Exotic India with its exquisit artwork, books and other items. As I said several times before, Exotic India is far more than a highly professional Indian online shop; it is in fact an excellent ambassador to the world for the splendour of Indian wisdom and spirituality. I wish a happy and successful New Year 2017 to Exotic India and its employees! You can be very proud of yourself!
Dr Michael Seeber (psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Essen/Germany)
My last order arrived in a reasonable amount of time, regarding the long way it had to take! I am glad to find this and some other ayurvedic remedy, as well as books and much other things at your online-store and I am looking forward to be your customer again, some time.
Andreas, Germany.
Намаскар! Честно говоря, сомневался. Но сегодня получил свой заказ. Порадовала упаковка, упаковано всё очень тщательно и аккуратно. Большое спасибо, как раз подарок к Новому Году! Namaskar! Frankly, I doubted. But today received my order. We were pleased with the packaging. Everything is packed carefully and accurately. Thank you very much, just a gift for the New Year!
Ruslan, Russia.
Thanks for the great sale!! It really helped me out. I love Exotic India.
Shannon, USA
I have got the 3 parcels with my order today and everything is perfect. Thank you very much for such a good packaging to protect the items and for your service.
Guadalupe, Spain
Great books! I am so glad you make them available to order, thank you!
Yevgen, USA
TRUSTe online privacy certification
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India