[Advaita-l] chanting knowing the meaning whether necessary

Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com
Fri May 30 21:09:03 CDT 2008

On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 9:36 PM, Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian
<rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com> wrote:
> The taittiriiya samhitaa recounts the the story of tvaShTA. He
> performed a sacrfice to destroy indra. He recited the formula
> indrashatru vardhasva. However he placed the udAtta on indra, instead
> of shatru. The resultant compound became a bahuvriihi instead of
> tatpuruSha. As the latter, it would have meant destroyer of indra,
> however as the former it became "Indra the destroyer". Thus vR^itra
> was defeated. The entire passage is very subtle and requires careful
> consideration:

A minore correction. As bahuvrIhi, it becomes one who is destroyed by indra.


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