viprataa (was Re: Sadhana)

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Tue May 12 14:25:57 CDT 1998

On Mon, 11 May 1998, john grimes wrote:

> As Sadananda put it, one should be aware of ALL the meanings of a word and
> then and only then, should one "guess" as to its use by a particular
> author. One would be foolish to contend that "vipra" came to mean a
> "brahmin" but, and there is the rub, what else does it mean and what
> exactly did it mean to a particular individual at a particular time? And
> when was his time? And who was he speaking to? And why? All these are
> factors too. It seems as if the original meaning of the word should at
> least be noted - especially since the person we were discussing seems to
> have had an excellent grasp of those original texts.

Good point.  Will we be seeing any of this stuff in your new, amended
commentary?  I didn't see it in the old one.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at>

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