Gentoo Studies

N. Ganesan naga_ganesan at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed May 5 11:37:42 UTC 1999

>someone quoted an accepted opinion among Indologists that the word/concept
>of `bhakti' was first propounded by a Buddhist; look
>at the ashhTAdhyAyI, IV-3-95, where the word is used
>by Panini, who lived before Buddhism.

Har Dayal, Bodhisattva doctrine in Sanskrit says that bhatti
first comes in Theragatha; This, info being from 1930s,
may not be the 'accepted opinion' today. Also, with no
critical edition for ashtadhyayi available , is that section in
the original or in a later layer?

N. Ganesan

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