[Advaita-l] SRI SUKTAM - Meaning
vaidix at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 12 10:44:31 CST 2009
I am curious to know if paSUnAM contains a plutam.
The cases that need a gm point to vyana. As per Ch.U
I.3.3 vyana is indicated by absence of inhaling or
exhaling. All guttural (should be same for glottal stop)
contraction of stomach muscles is a requirement.
In case of plutam (triple svara) udana is involved,
because the word plutam is derived from the root
plavana (float). For udana also there is no inhaling or
exhaling (similar to vyana), but then this udana is
higher than vyana as it also involves expansion of
chest. So bringing down a plutam to vyana level is not
If paSUnAM is a straight deerghaM (double the
svara) the above discussion is not relevant.
Please advise what is appropriate, and if you see a
difference of opinion.
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