[Advaita-l] Who is this Angustha Parimana Purusha?
sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 2 12:00:37 CDT 2016
I think ir is 96 angulas, not angusthas. While the height of a person is 96 angula, the ShassrAra chakra is at the height of 108 angulas.
Sunil K. Bhattacharjya
On Sat, 4/2/16, Venkata sriram P via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
Subject: [Advaita-l] Who is this Angustha Parimana Purusha?
To: advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2016, 1:27 AM
"Thumb" was one of the ancient measuring scales. "Palm" was
So, the height of one's body was measured in terms of one's
thumb, in general
(to be precise - the distance FROM the dark line in the
middle of the thumb TO
the origin of the thumb).
The measure of one's body is 96 times of the size of one's
Hence, अङ्गुष्ठ प्रमाण
पुरुषः should be taken from this perspective
splitting the meaning from metaphysical perspective.
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