The Sankya kariká; or, Memorial verses on the Sánkhya philosophy

9781231490013: The Sankya kariká; or, Memorial verses on the Sánkhya philosophy
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1837 Excerpt: ...shall be, so they remain.' The next faculty is ' dominion,' i'sitd. According to Vachespati, it is ' disposition at will of the production, arrangement, and expenditure of the elements and elementary beings f.' Narayana explains it, 'directing or impelling them at will J.' Ramasrama interprets it prabhutwa, 'dominion, sovereignty; under which inanimate things obey command.' The last faculty is termed yatrakdmdvasdyitd. In Ramasrama's commentary he reads the word kdmdvasdyitd; and the only variety he notices is that of the sibilant, which is sometimes, he observes, the dental, instead of the palatal letter If. According to the latter reading it is derived from si, 'to sleep;' to the former, from sAoff to destroy:' in either, with ava prefixed, meaning, as Ramasrama explains it, ' he who tranquillizes or destroys (that is, accomplishes) his desires JJ.' The reading of GauraPada is, however, yatrakamdvasdyitd, as one compound; and the common definition of the term is ' true (infallible) purpose,' wherever exercised: 'Whatever the person having this faculty intends or proposes must be complied with by that which is the subject of his purpose; the elements themselves must conform to his designs §§.' The Chandrikd has,' Whatever the will proposes, that it obtains IV Hemachandra, in his text, gives the word as in the Bhdshya, yatrakdmdvasayitwam; and explains it, 'he who accomplishes his desires, to whatever they may be directed:' and he illustrates it by saying that ' an arhat, or Bauddha saint, can, by virtue of this faculty, convert poison into ambrosia, and administer it as means of vitality.' XXIV. Consciousness is egotism. Thence proceeds a twofold creation. The elevenfold set is one: the five elemental rudiments are the other. BHASHYA. The elevenf...

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