Rgvedic RbIsa

Harry Falk falk at ZEDAT.FU-BERLIN.DE
Mon Feb 2 10:07:14 EST 1998


> ......... Is the "vulcanic cleft" just the imagination
of scholarly
> recluses who were not (/insufficiently) acquainted with the area?
Most likely. There are two references, TMK, in the suutra-literature,
listing different sorts of meat preparation. One very close to
aama, raw meat, is arbisa, i.e. prepared in a rbisa. It could be
smoked meat, so that arbisa could be something functioning as
a smoking cabinet. If i remember it properly arbisa meat is
forbidden for grhasthas.
H. Falk



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