Sanskrit phrase

Jim Hartzell jh at cubsps.bio.columbia.edu
Wed Sep 13 09:56:09 EDT 1995


Has anyone else ever come across the term
pratisenaa-aadars'a

a literal translation would be something like
"the opposing-army-mirror"

The term cropped up in some tantric material describing a meditational
process whereby the practitioner sees certain aspects of reality
in this `mirror (that is like?) an opposing army.'  
Jim Hartzell
Columbia U.
jh at cubsps.bio.columbia.edu
 


> From THRASHER at MAIL.LOC.GOV 13 1995 Sep EST 12:00:12
Date: 13 Sep 1995 12:00:12 EST
Reply-To: THRASHER <THRASHER at MAIL.LOC.GOV>
From: ALLEN W THRASHER <THRASHER at MAIL.LOC.GOV>
Subject: INDIAN ART OF MEMORY?

          A computer search has  failed  to  find anything for mnemonics in 
          India.  There is much about memorization scattered in writings on 
          education  in  India,  and  a  little  on  specific techniques in 
          memorizing the Vedas.  I  have found no evidence for  a conscious 
          technique of memorization using VISUAL images as  in  the Western 
          ars memoriae.  Someone needs  to research the topic and write  it 
          up. 
           
          Allen Thrasher                                                    
 




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