Etymology of a few words
srikrishna_ghadiyaram at YAHOO.COM
Tue Jun 25 22:17:52 CDT 2002
Hari Om !!
I missed the title of the book, " A Garland of
Letters", by John Woodroffe
Om Namo Narayanaya !!
--- Srikrishna Ghadiyaram
<srikrishna_ghadiyaram at YAHOO.COM> wrote:
> Hari Om !!
> I read this following sentence in a book only
> "A book of thirty-one chapters published in 1922, by
> John Woodroffe which is an indepth exploration and
> explanation of the Sanskrit alphabet or letters as a
> key to understanding the esoteric meanings of mantra
> as given in the Tantric Sastra. The "Garland" in the
> title refers to the letters of alphabet which Devi
> wears areound Her neck as the originator of sounds
> See if this helps. If you get to read it please post
> your synopsys.
> Om Namo Narayanaya !!
> --- Shrinivas Gadkari <sgadkari2001 at YAHOO.COM>
> > On Thu, 23 May 2002 14:25:08 -0700, ken knight
> > <hilken_98 at YAHOO.COM> wrote:
> > >ra issues out of ri through its conjunction with
> > a.
> > > Jayaratha explains that the sound ra flashes
> > >instantaneously like lightning, whereas a phoneme
> > has
> > >a certain duration, and he adds that in Shiva
> > is
> > >no objectivity (whereas it is already there at
> > >level of the phonemes ra and la). Further,
> > according
> > >to tradition and not only in the Trika, the
> > >ra is regarded as the seed of fire agnibIja. So
> > when
> > >the power of will, in its undisturbed form,
> > >forth instantaneously like lightning, the phoneme
> > ri
> > >will arise; and in its undisturbed form, equally
> > >bright but comparatively more stable, rI will
> > arise;
> > >then, when this twofold energy appears as
> > or
> > >stillness (sthairaya,nishcalatA), a state
> > to
> > >earth (l^i,l^I) will arise. Padoux p.255-6
> > >
> > Namaste Kenji and members interested in this
> > Picking this topic after a break of about a month.
> > You have pointed that ra is agni bIja, and have
> > struggling to understand the relation between the
> > sound ra and agni.
> > My contemplation makes me associate ra with
> > sound rrrrrrr... . Roaring is a manifestation of
> > anger.
> > This is the closest I could get to agni.
> > Then Shra has to do with quieting anger. (Since in
> > an earlier post I gave reasons to associate Sh
> > quieting).
> > Comments are welcome.
> > Best regards
> > Shrinivas Gadkari
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