[Advaita-l] NOTES ON MANDUKYA UPANISHAD - MANTRA 1
Siva Senani Nori
sivasenani at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 29 01:35:39 CDT 2006
Spelling * is * very important as is the accent, in vedic mantras. Thanks for your vigilence.
While on spelling, many Northerners find the Southern spelling of 'gam' in the place of an anusvAra wrong / odd / different as in 'axaramida.N sarvaM' versus 'axaramidagam sarvaM'. Followers of the TaittirIya recension (most of them are in the South) of the krishNa yajurveda pronounce the anusvAra as 'gam' when it precedes a syllable of equal effort - that is sibiliants s, S, and sh; and 'ha'. This is as per the grammar which governs the taittiriya recension. I believe the followers of mAdhyandina or vAjasaneyi recensions of the Suklayajurveda do not pronounce the anusvAra in such a manner, but that the anusvAra is elongated (sa-varNa-dIrgha sandhi).
Having said that, in written texts the special character of the inverted-omega-chandrabindu is the appropriate symbol for this elongated anusvAra, rather than carry a particular pronounciation into the written text.
Guy Werlings <werlings.guy at wanadoo.fr> wrote:
It seems to me that the first mantra of the MA. U is spelt, according all
the sources I know and also from the transliterated text from the Sanskrit
.. atha maaNDukyopanishhat.h ..
OM ityetadaksharaM ida.N sarvaM tasyopavyAkhyAnaM
bhuutaM bhavad.h bhavishhyaditi sarvamoMkaara eva
yachchaanyat.h trikaalaatiitaM tadapyoMkaara eva .. 1..
Of course there is no problem with spelling axaraM with an x as both x, ksh
and kSh are acknowledged by Itrans.
Sorry to be the eternal "minor typos pinpointer". I do apologize and hope
not to offend shrii kuntimaddisada.
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> PRAKARANA-MANTRA I
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> Ch. 1: Agama PrakaraNa-Mantra I
> Mantra 1:
> HariH Om! Omityetadaxaramidagam sarvam| tasyopavyAkhyAnam| bhUtam bhavad
> bhavishyad iti, sarvam OmkAra eva| yaccAnyat trikAlAtItam tadapi OmkAra
> HariH! Om! This very word 'Om' is this entire phenomenal world. A clear
> explanation of this follows. 'All this' means all that is within the
> three periods of time, that is all that is past, all that is present and
> all that will be in future - All this is nothing but OmkAra only. If
> there is anything that exists beyond the three periods of time is also,
> indeed, Omkaara only.
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