[Advaita-l] Wonderful list of adjectives for samsAravRkSha

Venkatesh Murthy vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 17 06:19:30 EST 2017


As a matter of fact Rambhoru is a simile used in Sanskrit literature
to address a beautiful lady. It means a beautiful lady has fleshy
thighs like the tapering and smooth and soft plantain stem. See
Bhagavata Purana 'Kaasi Kasyaasi Rambhoru Ko Vaarthaste 'tra
Bhaamini'. From Philosophy view this Rambhoru is also Maayaa only and
intelligent men should not become attached to them.

On Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 3:44 PM, Praveen R. Bhat <bhatpraveen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Namaste Venkateshji,
> I understand what you are saying. I'd this trouble as well, since we too
> make a delicacy by soaking chopped inner-stem of banana plant in [liquid]
> jaggery. :)
> However, Bhashyakara rejects it being *substantial* not by taking it as the
> stem to eat but in comparison to a trunk of a tree, which is otherwise a
> hard wood substance. So there is nothing to disagree with.
> Kind rgds,
> --Praveen R. Bhat
> /* येनेदं सर्वं विजानाति, तं केन विजानीयात्। Through what should one know
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> 2017-02-17 12:25 GMT+05:30 Venkatesh Murthy via Advaita-l
> <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>:
>> Namaste
>> One doubt.  कदलीस्तम्भवत् निःसारः non-substantial being like a stem of
>> banana
>> I don't agree because the stem of plantain stem is used for making
>> delicious vegetable Kootu for food. See recipe -
>> http://www.padhuskitchen.com/2010/08/plantain-stem-recipe-plantain-stem.html
>> As a matter of fact every part of plantain plant is useful - leaves,
>> fruits and stem. There is no useless part.



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