introduction and a question

Bindu Bhat bb145 at COLUMBIA.EDU
Tue Dec 16 20:07:43 UTC 2003

Are you refering to Niravana Satakam (Manobuddhihankara ....) also known as
Atma Satakam?


--On 16 ??????? 2003 10:20 -0900 Alfred Collins <acollins at GCI.NET> wrote:

> Dear listmates,
> I'm new to this list and thought it might be appropriate to introduce
> myself. I am a practicing psychologist with a second Ph.D. in Indic
> Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.  My research interests
> are in Indian psychology, primarily Rgveda, Upanisads, Samkhya-Yoga,
> Vedanta, and via interpretation of the epics.  I was previously on the
> core faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies in East/West
> Psychology.  For several years I was informally associated with members
> of the University of Chicago's South Asia program, and have given
> seminars there, at the Univ. of Wisconsin South Asia annual meeting
> (several times), the Association for Asian Studies, University of
> Minnesota, Alaska Pacific University, Chicago Institute for
> Psychoanalysis, American Psychological Association, etc.  Published
> papers have appeared in the Journal of Indian Philosophy, Journal of
> Indo-European Studies, other journals and edited books (Vishnu on Freud's
> Desk, Is the Goddess a Feminist?, etc.).
> Here is my question.  I have a distinct memory of reading, in
> translation, a poem from Sanskrit saying goodbye to worldly life on
> entering nirvana or moksa.  I do not believe this was a Buddhist text,
> but may rather have been ascribed to Sankara.  I have looked through
> various sources but find nothing like this among his devotional songs, or
> elsewhere.  I suspect (remember?) that there is a subgenre of literature
> on this topic: leave-taking on transcending the world, almost
> sentimentally touching on each part of the world, the senses in turn, the
> joys of life.  Can anybody steer me toward these texts (if indeed they
> exist)?
> Alfred Collins
> Anchorage, Alaska USA

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