mana in heart or head

jkirk jkirk at SPRO.NET
Wed Apr 8 20:41:45 UTC 2009

Please excuse if I got this wrong, but I looked up the biography
cited as by one 'Jordans', and in various links come across the
name as spelled Jordens. On amazon there are a few used copies of
one edition of it at a reasonable price. Otherwise, $150.
Joanna Kirkpatrick

This episode is also discussed in my article, that I cited in my
last email.  It's an important and interesting "moment" in the
history of body-understanding in India.  However, it also needs
to be borne in mind that, as Jordans showed in his second study
on the work, Dayananda's autobiography is not what it purports to
be, and is not an autobiography.


Dr Dominik Wujastyk

long term email address: wujastyk at

On Wed, 8 Apr 2009, mkapstei at UCHICAGO.EDU wrote:

> It may be worthwhile here to
> recall Swami Dayananda Sarasvati's
> effort to locate the cakras and all
> the apparatus of the suksmasarira
> in a corpse that he found floating
> past him, an event that propelled him
> to revise his views of received tradition.
> The episode is discussed in JTF Jordan's biographical study of
> Swami.
> Matthew T. Kapstein
> Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies The University of

> Chicago Divinity School
> Directeur d'études
> Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris

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