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Advaita-Vedanta Agamas alphabet Bhartrhari Bindu blja Brahman Cakra century a.d. chanting chapter commentary concept consciousness cosmic Dasgupta deity divine doctrine energy eternal Frits Staal goddess Gorakhnath grammar Grammarian guru Hatha-Yoga hermeneutics Hindu Hindu tradition Hinduism human Ibid important Indian Philosophy Indra Jan Gonda japa Kali known Krishna language letters linguistic Madhva Madhyama manifestation mantra meaning meditation Mlmamsa moksa mystical Nada-Brahman Nada-Yoga Nimbarka notion oral original Pancaratra Para-Vak Pasyantl Patanjali phonetic practice Pranava Ramanuja recitation regarding religion religious revealed Rg-Veda role rosary sabda sacred sound Sahkara Saiva Saiva-Agama Saiva-Siddhanta Saivism Sakta Sakta-Tantra Sakti Samkhya Sanjukta Gupta Sanskrit Sastri scholars sect sectarian Siva sonic theology speech Sphota Sphotavada Sri-Vidya Supreme Swami syllable Tantric Tantrism texts theistic theory trans Ultimate Reality universe Upanisads Vacaspati Vaikharl Vaisnava varna Varnavada Veda Vedic ritual verses vibration Visnu vowels word worship Yoga Yoga-Sutra Yoga-Upanisads Yogi Yogic
Page ix - The voice of the Lord is upon the waters : The God of glory thundereth : The Lord is upon many waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful : The voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
Page 214 - The primary phenomenon in the realm of understanding is not understanding OF language, but understanding THROUGH language. The word is not really the object of understanding, and thus the thing that poses the problem of understanding, the solution of which requires exposition and therefore also hermeneutics as the theory of understanding.
Page 44 - Two kinds of knowledge are to be known, as, indeed, the knowers of Brahman declare — the higher as well as the lower.
Page 42 - The word which all the Vedas rehearse, and which all austerities proclaim, desiring which men live the life of religious studentship — that word to thee I briefly declare.
Page 86 - ... seen." Since, for Patanjali, AUM is the mantra for IsVara, the devotee is advised that thejapa, or chanting of AUM, will result in the clear understanding of its meaning. Vyasa puts it in more psychological terms: The Yogi who has come to know well the relation between word and meaning must constantly repeat it and habituate the mind to the manifestation therein of its meaning. The constant repetition is to be of the Pranava and the habitual mental manifestation is to be that of what it signifies,...
Page 34 - As the Word is first in origin, it is also supreme in power. Often it is the name of the deity...
Page 2 - Indeed, it is the Word, it is language, that really reveals to man that world which is closer to him than any world of natural objects and touches his weal and woe more directly than physical nature. For it is language that makes his existence in a community possible; and only in society, in relation to a "Thee," can his subjectivity assert itself as a "Me.
Page 128 - 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
Page 51 - These early (Indian) phoneticians speak in fact to the twentieth century rather than to the Middle Ages or even the midnineteenth century, and many a statement which the commentators and even Whitney or Max Muller have failed to comprehend makes immediate sense to the phonetician today