vasudhaiva ku.tumbakam revisited

Valerie J Roebuck vjroebuck at APPLEONLINE.NET
Sun Aug 6 19:31:49 UTC 2000

At first glance, the MahA UpaniSad doesn't look that ancient.  It assumes a
highly developed VaiSNava theology, and its language contains constructions
not found in the principal UpaniSads,such as complex, multi-element
compounds, and the participle in -tavat used as a past active tense.

Peter Freund wrote
>Thomas Egenes replies that the reference to Manusmirti was corrected in later
>editions of his book:
>The expression vasudhaiva kuTumbakam is now referenced as Mahopanishad 6:71.
>This can be found on page 452 of the Upanishatsamgraha. (Motilal Banarsidass,
>Is this a sufficiently "ancient" Vedic source for the phrase?

Valerie J Roebuck
Manchester, UK

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