[Advaita-l] Supplemental note to Shata-shlokI of Shankara - 23, 24 of 101
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Tue Jun 29 13:31:49 CDT 2004
Thank you all, Sundarji, Adi-ji, and Ken-ji for the input about 'kuhaka' from Rg Veda and other sources. I am fascinated that I have so many of you providing me with such a deep analysis of the words.
This note is just to modify the meaning of the last line of Shloka 23, in view of Sundarji's suggestion that 'kahaka' could be a mistype for 'kuhaka' and also his suggestion about AvarIvaH. Though the grammatical derivation of 'AvarIvaH' is not clear to me, I go with him in assuming it is a derivation from the root verb 'A - vR' to cover and accordingly construct the following meanings for the last line of the shloka:
atha etat kiM bhavet : For what is there,
kuhaka-salilavat : like the water produced by a magician
sharmaNi Atmani AvarIvaH : that can hide the bliss in the Self?
PraNAms to all students of Adi Shankaracharya
Prof. V. Krishnamurthy
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