A Grammar of Epic Sanskrit (Indian Philology and South Asian - download pdf or read online

By Thomas Oberlies

ISBN-10: 3110144484

ISBN-13: 9783110144482

The 2 nice epics of (old) India, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, are written in a language, which differs from so-called classical Sanskrit in lots of info. either texts nonetheless are of a major significance in India and different nations. due to this, a grammar describing all of the varied features of epic Sanskrit has been ignored previously. The Grammar of Epic Sanskrit will now shut this hole.

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In this case, the introduction is as follows: On that day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. And there were gathered unto him great multitudes, so that he entered into a boat, and sat; and all the multitude stood on the beach. ' Now this can be taken literally, but it has another meaning. That is, apart from its literal sense meaning it has a psychological meaning. The sea is sometimes used, in the language of parables, as meaning something distinct from the 'Earth' — that is, the meaning here is that Christ is speaking of things not belonging to the earthly literal understanding of Man, but of things at first sight incomprehensible to the sense-based understanding.

You meet in Plato the image that the mind of man is a bird cage, for example. ) It is a bird-cage which all sorts of birds enter and leave. If a man hears the ideas of esotericism and does not understand them, it means he has false or wrong thoughts and these false thoughts, like birds, devour the ideas, or alter them, twist them and make lies out of them. That is, the ideas are devoured by false thought. ) This is the meaning of the devil in regard to the mind. And everyone can see this in himself.

This is natural or mechanical thinking, based on what the senses shew - that is, on appearances: it belongs to the literal mind that thinks in terms of things and the ideas derived from them. Now it is very important that a man should learn to distinguish between different categories of ideas. He must eventually come to know what it means 'to think in different categories' (OusPENSKY, A New Model of the Universe, p. 324, Routledge). A man cannot develop inwardly in himself otherwise. If he does not learn that ideas belong to different categories, he will mix up ideas belonging to different scales and they will come into collision and seem contradictory.

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