mana in heart or head

Dominik Wujastyk ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK
Wed Apr 8 18:31:57 UTC 2009

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 the 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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