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Unity or Plurality: A Linguistic Perspective – 3

In this concluding part, Shri Gaurinath Shastri tells us what is the role of intuition in learning and expression. The poet’s vision is called pratibha, which has been described by Jagannatha as the spontaneous, immediate and unpremeditated presentation of appropriate thought and diction which give the utterances of the poet the distinctive stamp of aesthetic pre-eminence.

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Unity or Plurality: A Linguistic Perspective – 2

In this beautiful piece, author and great grammarian Shri Gaurinath Shastri explains that though the words do have individual meanings, in plurality they are incapable of conveying the complete meaning. a grammarian tries to drive home the point that the meaning is great than the sum of its parts and lies somewhere in the unity that is represented on one level by the grammatical structure.

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Agama & Bhavana – The Source of Language Intuition

In this excerpt from his famous work "The Vakyapadiya of Bhartrhari with the Vrtti" Shri K. A. Subramania Iyer discusses the nature of knowledge and the sense with which we acquire it. He talks about how the language is intuited, how it originates in human consciousness and how it is manifested in the form that we are familiar from.

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Six Kinds of Intuitions (Pratibha)

In this excerpt from his famous work "The Vakyapadiya of Bhartrhari with the Vrtti" Shri K. A. Subramania Iyer discusses the nature of knowledge and the sense with which we acquire it. He does not only talk about the outer knowledge but also inner knowledge in this timeless gem on India's great wisdom in language and linguistics.

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