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adhvaryu Agni Agnicayana aham Alper ApSu Atharvaveda bang bang bang bham bham bham Bhartrhari bija brahman Brdhmanas chants cognition commentary consciousness contemplation context cosmic cosmos deity divine effect efficacy example express fact formulation function god's gods Gonda gunadharmas guru Hindu human hymn Indian Indra injunctions insight japa Kaundinya Ksemaraja Laksmi language language-game linguistic liturgy manifest mantras Mantrasastra mantric utterance Matrka meaning meaningful meditation Mimamsa MiSuBh namah object omkara Padoux Pancaratra Pasupata performance philosophy practice pranava priest puja reality recited refers religious Rgveda Rgvedic rite Rudra Sabara sacrifice sadhaka Saiva Sakti Samaveda Samhita Sanskrit says sense sequence Siva Sivapurana Soma sound speech acts SSuV Staal stobhas structure Sutra syllables TaitSam Tantric Tantric mantras Tantric ritual theory tion tradition translation truth Upanisad Varuna Vasudeva Veda Vedic Vedic and Tantric Vedic mantras Vedic ritual verse vyuha Wheelock words worship
Page 13 - The subject of it immediately says that it defies expression, that no adequate report of its contents can be given in words. It follows from this that its quality must be directly experienced; it cannot be imparted or transferred to others.
Page 2 - a mantra accomplishes the apprehension of what is not or cannot be seen; imparts the strength of a definite conclusion to what is apprehended, removes doubt when two courses are possible, [and] leads to inference of an entire matter when only a part is seen" (Gonda [1963b] 1975b, 260, citing 1.15.20).
Page 4 - A mantra is a quasi-morpheme or a series of quasi-morphemes, or a series of mixed genuine and quasi-morphemes arranged in conventional patterns, based on codified esoteric traditions, and passed on from one preceptor to one disciple in the course of a prescribed initiation ritual,
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Divine Enterprise: Gurus and the Hindu Nationalist Movement
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