Sutra 4.16

न चैकचित्ततन्त्रं वस्तु तदप्रमाणकं तदा किं स्यात्॥१६॥

na caika-citta-tantraṁ cedvastu tad-apramāṇakaṁ tadā kiṁ syāt ॥16॥

na=not; ca=and; aika=one; citta=mind; tantraṁ=dependent upon; vastu=an object; tat=that; apramāṇakaṁ=non-cognized; tadā=then; kiṁ=what; syāt=would happen, would be॥16॥

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Object Is Not Dependent On One Mind, Because If It Were So, Then What Will Happen When It Is Not Cognised By That Mind.


Nor is an object dependent on one mind. What would become of it when not cognized by that mind?

Sw. Satchidananda

Nor does an object’s existence depend upon a single mind, for if it did, what would become of that object when that mind did not perceive it?


An object is not dependent on a single mind [for its existence]; if it were, then what happens to it when it is not perceived [by that particular mind]?

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