[Advaita-l] tri-guNa-Atmaka

anupam srivatsav anupam.srivatsav at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 01:42:30 CDT 2009

Dear Sri Srinivas,

For  your convenience, I am giving you the Panini Sutra for the Thanj Pratyaya.

It is tena nirvrutam (There are two same sutras.  Please consult the
later one.)  I dont know the number of the sutra, as I dont have the
book with me now.

With regards,

On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 4:02 PM, anupam srivatsav
<anupam.srivatsav at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Sri Srinivas,
> Namaste.
>> What is the exact meaning of the word Atmaka, in words like
>> tri-guNa-Atmaka ?
>> More light on Atmaka from grammar view point will also be appreciated.
>> (role of letter "ka" in Atmaka )
> As Sri Michel ji said, atmaka means meaning 'of the nature of -- the Self'.
> trigunaAtmaka is an adjective for something else.  You may have to let
> me know so that I can explain the meaning of the same.  For example,
> in Vedanta Saara, there is one definition for ajnana.  It goes like
> this.
> "ajnaanam tu sadasadbhyam anirvachaniiyam triguNaatmakam jnanavirodhi......"
> Here, triguNaatmakam is used to qualify or define or suggest what ajnana is.
> ajnana is "of the nature of" three gunas. That is the meaning.
> Gramatical:
> atma + Thanj pratyaya = atmaka
> There are many many taddhita pratyayas.  One such is Thanj.  These
> taddhita pratyayas, when added with other nouns, give some special
> meaning.  The Special meaning conferred by Thanj pratyaya is
> "constructed by" or "made of".
> Other examples are:
> satva + Thanj = saatvika

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