gifts for Sanskrit teachers

john grimes grimesj at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Wed Jan 26 12:20:33 EST 2000


According to the Manu Smrti, a bhrtaka adhyapaka/upadhyaya works for wages
- an acarya receives daksina. Maybe (!) if one were to give up one's
salary, the gifts would start rolling in (!)  Of course, it goes without
saying, that one must also truly be an acarya. Ah, the good old days - no
one has yet mentioned cattle, gold, land . . .
John Grimes

>I must confess I am beginning to feel jealous of all those gift-receiving
>Sanskrit teachers.  Does living in the west prevent a Sanskrit teacher
>from being eligible to receive such wonderful gifts?
>                                Madhav Deshdpande



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