[Advaita-l] meaning of shumbha - nishumbha - kaiTabha
swami.sarvabhutananda at gmail.com
Fri Oct 19 23:45:27 CDT 2012
Since you know sanskrit grammar you will appreciate that the language
anchors on dHAtu (root) and how the word yields to the objective of the
On Sat, Oct 20, 2012 at 8:38 AM, Shrinivas Gadkari
<sgadkari2001 at yahoo.com>wrote:
> Apologies to add to this post before hearing from anyone.
> Possible approaches to this using other similar words
> and instances:
> 1. shuMbha:
> 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?
> 2. ni-shumbha
> 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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