[Advaita-l] Patanjali Yoga Sutra. I.3

Sundaresan, Vidyasankar (GE Infra, Water) vidyasankar.sundaresan at ge.com
Tue Apr 21 09:21:54 CDT 2009

>Before leaving I request Shri Vidyasankarji to reconsider
>a svarita in YS.3, an old request rejected earlier.
>YS I.3 is too critical to be mispronounced, and this
>sutra sounds perfect in sutra style with a svarita than
>Texts have tada drashtu svarUpe avasthAnAm
>Requested reading: tada~drashtu svarUpe avasthAnAm
>tada+ adrashtu 

Dear Sri Bhadraiah,

Firstly, how would svarita affect a putative sandhi? Classical
Sanskrit is not too particular about syllable pitches, unlike
Vedic Sanskrit.

Secondly, even if pitch does change things, who am I to
change the traditionally preserved text of the yogasUtra? 


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