[Advaita-l] The Tamizh 'payinRu' and the Sanskrit 'abhyAsa' - close correspondence

Dev Babu devbab at gmail.com
Mon Jun 21 17:33:00 EDT 2021

Namaskaram ji
Also, in Sanskrit the words
अभ्यसनम्  (abhyasanam) and       अभ्यासम्  (abhyAsam)  have relatively
different meaning, as the former being initial stage of practice  like in
Gita ch.17  ( स्वाध्यायसनम् )   and later being a more perfected practice.
Please correct me if so.

Harih Om

On Tue, Jun 22, 2021 at 4:40 AM V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> In this video, at 22.15 onwards, the speaker explains a line of the Tamil
> Siva Puranam of Manikavachakar:
> நள் இருளில் நட்டம் *பயின்று *ஆடும் நாதனே
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au4FznEqeyU
> She explains the word  பயின்று as 'repeatedly' .  This is interesting as
> the Tamil word 'payinRu' literally would mean 'having learnt, practiced,
> got trained..'.  However, in this context of Shiva's Cosmic Dance, in the
> Pralaya, is not something He learnt, practiced and perfected.  The meaning
> 'repeatedly' for this Tamil word is what another Tamil scholar Mee.So.So...
> too gives.
> What is amazing is that the Tamil word and the meaning have a very close
> correspondence to the Sanskrit 'abhyAsa'.  This too literally would mean
> 'practice, learning, etc.'  However, in Shaastra, the term 'abhyAsa' has
> the special significance of being a Tatparya Linga, one of the six
> parameters to determine the purport of a text, along with
> Upakrama-upasamhara, apUrvatA, phalam, arthavAda and upapatti.  When a
> certain concept is *repeatedly *stated, rather reiterated throughout the
> text, it is something that the text is particularly emphasizing as
> important.
> regards
> subbu
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