iishaa vaasyaM ...
Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Sat Jul 22 14:59:47 CDT 2000
On Fri, 21 Jul 2000, Vivek Anand Ganesan wrote:
> Hello all :
> I have a doubt in the meaning of "jagatyAm jagat".
> I have hitherto understood it as "this and all the other
> worlds" i.e. the various "worlds" created by the Lord ( the
> number varies. I have heard 3, 14 etc. ).
> 1. What is the real meaning of "jagat"?
The root dhatu is gam -- to go. The doubling of the dhatu signifies
repitition (Cf. man - to think. mimamsa -- "thinking back and forth" or
debate, dialectic etc.) So Jagata is that which is going back and forth
or constantly moving.
> 2. What is the meaning in the above-mentioned context?
> How is it that one jagat is "change" while the other is
> the "world"?
jagatyam is an adverb "changing" and jagata is a noun.
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam
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