Sunday Samskritam

By Sunil K देव:   (God) 1st case  देव:  (God) (In Contrast to English where the noun only changes form when in plural or possession (Rama’s bow etc) 2. देवं   (To or towards God) 3. देवेन (By God) 4. …

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Sanskrit Universe

By Sunil Kumar Continued; 3 accents of the vowels(svaras) udata: high pitch, anudat= low pitch, svarit= combination of pitch. Active Voice (कर्तृवाच्य / kartRRIvaachya): We will study “Active Voice” Study the following statements. Main Concepts: कर्ता, क्रिया, कर्म, kritrvachya- karma(with …

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Buddhist Theory of Apoha

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By Sunil Kumar Interesting article produced verbatim on my site: I THE STUDY OF THE problem of word-meaning in Indian philosophy has had a very complex and interesting development, much more interesting than is usually realized. It has probably sustained …

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Sanskrit Notes

By Sunil Kumar Aggregation: Pronunciation(uccharan) on the basis of Panini’s shiksha sutras. kantha: throat: mouth and throat are unrestrained talu: palatal: back of the tongue raised towards the palate Middle(murdha); high, lingual, cerebral: where the tip of the tongue reaches …

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Cases in Sanskrit -II

By Sunil Kumar Continuing with the previous post; Ablative Case पञ्चमी विभक्ति (paJNchamii vibhakti) of the noun-form(shabda rupa) represents the “from whom/what” of the sentence. In other words ablative case represents the ablative in the sentence. Ablation which means the removal or …

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Cases in Sanskrit

Nominative is used in the case of karta(or subject). In Three Vachanas(Singular, Dual, Plural) देव:    देवौ    देवा : (One God, Two Gods, Many Gods) Nominative case(the subject or Karta) (Prathama Vibhakti) Accusative case used in the case of …

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देववानी प्रवेसिका

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By Sunil Kumar आ नो भद्राः करतवो कष्यन्तु विश्वतो. – Let noble thoughts come to us from every side(Rig Veda) An attempt to get acquainted with the divine language has led me to understanding the many variations of its grammar. …

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Nainital: The Woods Were Lovely, Dark and Deep

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By Sunil Kumar There’s a charm, a “je ne sais quoi” about mountains and valleys that evokes a feeling of instant tranquility by even thinking about them. Before I start sounding like Frasier; a very remote possibility; as an Indian, …

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What does W.B. Yeats mean by “intellectual hatred” in his poem “A prayer for my daughter”?

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By Sunil Kumar The answer to this question involves delving into W.B Yeats and his personal history. At the age of 24; he met and fell in love with a woman Maud Gonne; who was an ardent supporter of the …

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Bhagavad Gita 2.13 and 4.9

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By Sunil Kumar A discussion on two shlokas from the Bhagavad Gita; First 2.13 dehino ‘smin yathā dehe kaumāraṁ yauvanaṁ jarā tathā dehāntara-prāptir dhīras tatra na muhyati [Bg. 2.13] Note the use of the diacritical marks(showed to use emphasis) dehinah—of …

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