[Advaita-l] A help required regarding some Sanskrit words

Naresh Cuntoor nareshpc at gmail.com
Sat May 8 18:56:47 CDT 2010

In the introduction niHshreyasam refers to the motivation for studying
the Gita. Later in the introduction, he refers to the same
niHshreyasam in the context of abhyudaya with the usual caveat of
IshvarArpaNa buddhi etc.
Anandagiri's TIkA clarifies thsi and explicitly states that  निश्चितं
श्रेयः निःश्रेयसम्.


On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 4:26 PM, Vidyasankar Sundaresan
<svidyasankar at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> IMO, this is not the sense of निःश्रेयः whose explanation is simpler -
>> निश्चितं श्रेयः निःश्रेयसम्.
>> Anyway, further discussion, if any, is probably best offline.
> I am thinking of the usage of niHSreyasa in the gItAbhAshya introduction,
> where it means the supreme goal, i.e. liberation, as compared to abhyudaya,
> worldly prosperity. A similar usage of both words is in the vaiSeshika sUtras
> too. Here, the word usage is not just in the sense of "sure welfare" (niScita
> Sreyas), but of something to which there is nothing superior.
> That said, other grammatical issues could be taken offline, if needed.
> Regards,
> Vidyasankar
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