body in discussions of the soul

Dean Anderson dean_anderson at SACARI.ORG
Wed Apr 13 17:56:10 UTC 2005

One might also consider it at least an implied duality in the many
denunciations of the body as just a bag of "pus and blood" etc. in texts
like the Upanisads. I'm not sure how explicitly the duality was stated
though. At the time I wasn't reading the texts with that concept in mind.



>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Indology [mailto:INDOLOGY at] On Behalf Of Dominik
>>Sent: Monday, April 11, 2005 10:12 AM
>>Subject: Re: body in discussions of the soul
>>I'm out on a limb here, but I'm not convinced that body/soul is a
>>fundamental binary pair in Sanskritic culture.  In New Age
>thought, the
>>triad "body, mind, spirit" is a commonplace, and this is often
>>projected onto Indian thought.  Once again, I currently think this
>>triad is not a particularly fundamental one from the Sanskrit sources

More information about the INDOLOGY mailing list