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Etymology/ Definition तत्र वादो नाम स यत्‌ परेण सह शास्त्रपूर्वकं विगृह्य कथयति।
च.वि. ८/२८
Literary MeaningDebate, M / W – demonstrated conclusion
Implied MeaningWhen one enters into a debate with another person in hostile spirit of challenge with the aid of authoritative texts, it is called Vaada .
ElaborationRational 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.

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