references of the origin of veda

Denise Hanusek dhanusek at HDS.HARVARD.EDU
Wed Mar 3 00:36:32 UTC 1999

Dear Jon,

        I just wrote the section of my dissertation today dealing with
RAmAnuja's treatment of this aspect of the Vedas, so it is still fresh in
my mind.  He explains the eternality of the Vedas in the VedArthasamgraha
(pp. 292-94 in Van Buitenen's translation, pp. 166-68 for the Sanskrit).
The idea is also discussed in Shabara's commentary on Jaimini's


>According to K.Subharhmanyam, in his trans and commentary to BrahmakANDa of
>BhartRharis VAkyapadIyam,
>the Veda is described as anAdi, without beginning.
>Are anybody able to give me some references to texts. I am particulary
>interested if this notion is found in the writings of Abhinavagupta, but
>any referance would do.

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