|Etymology/ Definition|| तत्र वादो नाम स यत् परेण सह शास्त्रपूर्वकं विगृह्य कथयति।|
|Literary Meaning||Debate, M / W – demonstrated conclusion|
|Implied Meaning||When one enters into a debate with another person in hostile spirit of challenge with the aid of authoritative texts, it is called Vaada .|
|Elaboration||Rational debate helps to enrich one’s capacity of acquiring knowledge.|
It is of two kinds:
1. Jalpa – Constructive debate. Arguments establishing one’s own position is Jalpa.
2. Vitan`d`a – Harmful, destructive debate. Continual attempt of refusing opponent’s statement without relevant arguments is the destructive debate.
Last updated on June 18th, 2021 at 09:14 am