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I;it~ti~~ that is constituted by the upadhi of ignorance. The term upadhi, translated usually as "limiting adjunct" or "limiting condition," is frequently employed in Advaitic analysis. A upadhi generally means the qualification or limitation of one thing by another thing. For Advaita, in the context with which we refer to it, a upadhi is the limitation, owing to mental imposition, of infinity by finitude, of unity by multiplicity. It results in the seeing of the Infinite by, and through, limitations or conditions that do not properly belong to the Infinite.

A. Macdonnell, Charles Eliot, and A. B. g Veda itself. R. D. g Veda, I, 164, shows that "the three chief moments in the idea of Transmigration ... are all implicitly found even so far back as the times of the IJigveda; and when these are coupled with the incipient idea of the quality of action (dharma) which determines a future existence, we see that there is no reason why we should persist in saying that the idea of Transmigration [or karma] is an un-Aryan idea ... "-A Constructive Survey of Upani$adic Philosophy [Poona: Oriental Book Agency, 1926], p.

KARMA 71 based on the apprehension, which is experientially uncontradicted, of a universal agreement between two things. A valid inference requires an invariable concommitance between the major and middle terms. Now karma cannot be established by inference for the simple reason that the nature of inferential reasoning in Indian philosophy precludes the possibility of a universal law like the doctrine of karma being the conclusion of an inference. It might be the result of simple induction, but not of inference as such.

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