[Advaita-l] Saravjnatman s Pancaprakriya

K Kathirasan NCS kkathir at ncs.com.sg
Mon Jan 5 18:53:25 CST 2004


Namaste Stigji,

Does this book examine the five prakriyas (karana-karya prakriya,
panchakosha prakriya etc....)? 

best regards,
K Kathirasan

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Stig Lundgren [SMTP:slu at bredband.net]
> Sent:	Tuesday, January 06, 2004 8:23 AM
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> Subject:	Re: [Advaita-l] Saravjnatman s Pancaprakriya
> 
> Namaskara Srikrishna Ghadiyaram,
> 
> > Would someone let me know what this following book
> > deals with.
> >
> > Language and Release : (Saravjnatman s Pancaprakriya)
> >
> > Ivan Kocmarek.1985  View Details...
> > xiv + 147p. Append., Biblio., Index
> >   HardBound
> > ISBN 8120800044
> >
> 
> This book is a translation into English of SarvajnAtman┬┤s work
> "PanchaprakriyA", written probably sometime around 950-1000 A.D.
> The treatise "PanchaprakriyA" deals with the meaning of the
> Mahavakyas, and explains words such as Tat and Tvam. In this
> translation, the subtitles of "PanchaprakriyA" are as follows:
> 
> I. An Examination of the Uses of Words
> II. Explanation of the Great Sentences
> III. Explanation of the Meaning of the Words "Tat" and "Tvam"
> IV. Explanation of the Subsdiary Sentences
> V. The Examination of Bondage and Release
> 
> There is also an appendix containing the original Sanskrit text
> in Devanagari.
> 
> Moreover, there is an introduction by the translator Ivan
> Kochmarek, that dwells into the subjects dealt with in the
> PachaprakriyA. The subtitles of this introduction are:
> 
> I. The Nature and Content of the Text
> II. Authorship
> III. The Date of Sarvajnatman
> IV. Hermeneutics and Metaphysics in Advaita Vedanta
> V. Hermeneutics in Sankara, Suresvara and Sarvajnatman
> VI. Metaphysics and the Problem of the Locus of Ignorance in
> Sankara, Suresvara and Sarvajnatman
> 
> 
> Warm regards
> Stig Lundgren
> 
> 
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