'Siva and Avalokitezvara
naga_ganesan at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Dec 16 13:16:12 UTC 1998
Dear Sri. N. S. Raja,
I can understand that Narayana of Srirangam
has to contest the 'Siva-Avalokita connections :-) :-)
On Tue, 15 Dec 1998, N. Ganesan wrote:
> Both teach
> grammar to Panini and Agastya.
*This is a really interesting link, one
*that I din't know about. Thank you.
*Would like to know more...
Please read M. Deshpande, Who inspired Panini?
Also, I posted 4 long postings (about 35k)
under the title, Where was Panini inspired? (Part i),
where i=I,II,III and IV to INDOLOGY. Pl. read them after
the above paper to know the context.
> Both are drishti gurus.
*Pardon my ignorance, but what's that?
*Is it an astrological term?
Avalokita means to look down, gaze, see.
'Siva is called dhrishtiguru. That's the
> Both have siva-sakthi, maNi-padma unions, ....
*Many Tantric deities do. Why, I myself...
*well, let's stop here.
But they are later.
KaaraNDavyUha, in an early occurence
talks of "Om maNi padme hUm" as the
Avalokitezvara's mantra. Many other such
occurences are later.
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