[Advaita-l] About Satyakama

Shashwata Shastri shashwata.unimas at gmail.com
Sun Jun 26 07:25:41 CDT 2016

Pranam Vyas Ji,

Thank you for your answers. I think that is why she was named as Jabala.
Because of her inconstant and agog nature.

Best Regards,

Shashwata Chowdhury.


Shashwata Chowdhury

On Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 2:02 PM, Jaldhar H. Vyas via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> On Sat, 25 Jun 2016, Shashwata Shastri via Advaita-l wrote:
> Lord Shankara on his commentary of Chandogya represented Satyakama's
>> mother as a wife of a Brahmin. How come a wife of a Brahmin never had the
>> chance to know about her husband's clan?
> My wife probably doesn't know my gotra or would have to think about it a
> bit before answering.  I have to know it for sandhya, puja etc. but for her
> it is an interesting bit of trivia that's all.
> Moreover she doesn't even know about her own family status!
> She was married young, her husband died at an early age and as it was not
> personally that important she never bothered to find out.  Seems plausible.
> How did lord Shankara concluded that she was a wife of a Brahmin? In means
>> of what logic and proofs?
> Well Satyakama wants to become a brahmachari and do vedadhyayana.  He
> knows he is going to need to be able to say his gotra in order to do.
> Jabala as well may not know the details but she understands the importance
> of knowing.  So obviously they are not outsiders to Vedic culture.
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> Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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