[Advaita-l] prapanca

sriram srirudra at vsnl.com
Sun Aug 9 10:44:20 CDT 2009

Dear Members
Pancha in sanskrit also has a meaning -a thing which  has a broad 
mouth/opening.-Pancha patram means a vessel having a broad mouth.This is 
used for keeping water to do all rituals including Sandhya 
Vandhanam.Prapancham may therefore denote an expanse which is 
immeasurable.In all languages there are words which have different meanings 
and it is for us to fix the intended meaning which is more 
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Shepherd" <michael at shepherd87.fsnet.co.uk>
To: "advaita vedanta" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Sent: Friday, August 07, 2009 5:50 AM
Subject: [Advaita-l] prapanca

> 'Pra-panca' is normally equated with the 'phenomenal appearance' of the
> world. None of my immediate reference books give consideration to the
> possibility that it implies it as being the appearance via the five
> senses/elements.
> Can anyone offer further references ?
> Michael
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