Nirukta of anugraha?

mkapstei at UCHICAGO.EDU mkapstei at UCHICAGO.EDU
Tue Dec 28 12:12:10 UTC 2010

The intuition might be clearer if, instead of
trying to wrap one's head around "to follow in
taking," whatever that means, one considered instead,
"to take into one's following," i.e. "to accept" [as
a disciple, petitioner, etc.]. Viewed this way,
the semantic drift to "kindness" seems to me to be
quite unproblematic.

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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