[Advaita-l] meaning of shumbha - nishumbha - kaiTabha
sgadkari2001 at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 19 22:08:38 CDT 2012
Apologies to add to this post before hearing from anyone.
Possible approaches to this using other similar words
if we remove anusvAra from shuM, we get: shubha
if we shift "u" from "shuM" to "bha" we get : shaMbhu
shubha means good/ auspicious, shambhu is one who promotes good.
Can we somehow conclude from this that : shuMbha is a
subtle perversion of shubha or shaMbhu. Any support to this
interpretation from grammar/ etymology?
Consider yama - niyama
If we take the meaning of niyama as it used in Indian languages
today (hindi, marathi, ...) it means a discipline that is to be
followed as a routine. So then we can extend this to yoga to
possibly mean: that which is referred to in yama is given a
continuity though practice of niyama. Any support to this from
grammar / etymology?
If yes, then we can possibly have nishumbha mean one who gives
continuity to whatever shumbha represents?
3. While we are on this topic, if some one can similarly analyze
what kaiTabha may mean, it will be most useful.
From: Shrinivas Gadkari <sgadkari2001 at yahoo.com>
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Subject: meaning of shumbha - nishumbha
What would be the possible meanings of shumbha and nishumbha
only from sanskrit grammar/ etymology viewpoint.
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