[Advaita-l] Sanskrit grammar and bhiksha

Ravi Chandrasekhara vadhula at yahoo.com
Thu May 2 06:57:59 CDT 2013

But then the vatu should say: He Mate, tvam bhikshan dEhi. Based on grammar, bhavati should match with dadhatu. 

Just like in Hindi, Ap matches with dIjiye and tum with dO.

Ravi Chandrasekhara
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On May 2, 2013, at 12:02 AM, Sunil Bhattacharjya <sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Namaste,
> Mother is the nearest. When one asks mother one may say : "Ma, mujhe do", but when one asks father one may say "Pitaji, mujhe dijiye". Does any such thing apply here?
> Regards,
> Sunil KB
> From: ravi chandrasekhara <vadhula at yahoo.com>
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> Sent: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 8:56 PM
> Subject: [Advaita-l] Sanskrit grammar and bhiksha
> Pranam to all,
> During the Upanayana, the vatu begs for alms from female relatives "bhavati bhikshan dEhi". My understanding is that dEhi is an imperative: you give, to be used for familiar/informal "you".
> e.g.
> 1.Skt: tvam dEhi
> 2.Hin: tum dO
> 3.Kan:; Neenu koDu
> Hence, is it grammatical correct for the vatu to state: " bhavati bhikshan dadhatu " ?
> Ravi Chandrasekhara
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