Kill before being killed

Joel H. Tatelman jhtatelman at FACSTAFF.WISC.EDU
Tue Dec 9 16:08:17 UTC 1997

I cannot provide any information about the origin of the 'wise saying'

taR kolliyai muR kolliya, 'kill before the killing of oneself',

but, not reading Tamil, would be grateful to learn if the Tamil Jain text
NIlakEci is available in an English, French or German translation.

Thanks in advance,


Dr. Joel Tatelman,
Visiting Lecturer in Sanskrit,
Department of South Asian Studies,
University of Wisconsin-Madison,
1250 Van Hise Hall,
1220 Linden Drive,
Madison, WI 53706

Tel.: (608) 276-0447 or 262-2749.
Fax:  (608) 265-3538

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