[Advaita-l] Purusamedha

Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com
Mon Sep 21 11:35:07 CDT 2009

On Sun, Sep 20, 2009 at 12:55 PM, Satish Arigela
<satisharigela at yahoo.com> wrote:

> of his along with the sacrificial horse. The puruSha medha may have
> been seen as a more formal mode of eliminating ones foes in the context
> of a pious ritual, as compared to a bland execution.

What a  pathetically, political interpretation of any rite - even the
puruShamedha. The puruShamedha is clearly an ode to the supreme,
cosmic puruSha, and the shatapatha brAhmaNa clearly forbids actual
sacrifice of the human beings. Whether it was actually performed or
not, I for one hope, hope that I'll never reach this cynical
interpretations of our rituals.


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