[Advaita-l] veda purusha dhyaya - a small correction
svidyasankar at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 3 10:42:53 CST 2011
>From: jaldhar at braincells.com
>On Thu, 3 Mar 2011, Venkata sriram P wrote:
>> A slight correction here. The head of the divine being IMO is donkey
>> instead of bull and the left hand displays vyAkhyAna mudra and not
>> abhaya mudra. Here is the pramANa: rigvEdaH shvEtavarNasyAt
>> dvibhujO rAsabhAnanH akShamAlAdhara saumyaH prItO vyAkhyApanOdyataH //
>Hmmm. In my notes I have:
>R^igvedaH shvetavarNasyAt dvibhujO R^iShabhAnanaH |
>akShamAlAyutaH saumyaH prItashchAbhayOdyataH ||
>R^ishabha is bull and rasabha would be donkey. It seems either you or I
>have made a typo. abhaya and vyakhya are harder to confuse so I don't
>know what's going on there. Is your source also chaturvargachintamani or
>some other shastra?
They look like variant readings of the same verse. As an aside, the visarga sandhi
in dvibhujO R^iShabhAnanaH is improper. It should be dvibhuja R^iShabhAnanaH.
Alternatively, dvibhujO vR^iShabhAnanaH would be okay. In the variant reading,
dvibhujO rAsabhAnanaH is correct with respect to sandhi.
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