The doctrines of Anekantvad often criticized on the grounds that they engender a degree of hesitancy and uncertainty, and may compound problems rather than solve them. It is also pointed out that Jain epistemology asserts its own doctrines, but at the cost of being unable to deny contradictory doctrines. Furthermore, it is also argued that this doctrine could be self-defeating. It is argued that if reality is so complex that no single doctrine can describe it adequately, then Anekantvad itself, being a single doctrine, must be inadequate.This criticism seems to have been anticipated by Acharya Samantabhadra who said: “From the point of view of pramana (means of knowledge) it is Anekant (multi-sided), but from a point of view of naya (partial view) it isekanta (one-sided).
What is your opinion on the above statement ?