[Advaita-l] Question on a shloka on Rudram

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Sat Aug 20 19:34:12 CDT 2011

One anvaya that is possible is:

asya (japakartuH) rudra japaath shive prIte (sati), prItA eva devataaH

By the japaanuShThAna of *this devotee *when Shiva is pleased, all devatA-s
stand pleased.

On Sun, Aug 21, 2011 at 1:32 AM, Krishna Subrahmanian <
krishna.subrahmanian at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Anybody who knows and has the time:
> vR^kshasya mUla sekena shAkA puShyanti vai yathA |
> shivE rudra japaath prIte, prItA evAsya devatAhA ||
> This is a generally quoted praise for Rudra Japa.  I understand most of the
> verse.  In this line what does "asya" exactly refer to i.e. kasya and what
> does it qualify?  I would have thought the word "anena" would have been used
> to say "by this (japa)" all devataas are pleased.
> Your help is appreciated.
> Regards,
> K
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