Dan Lusthaus vasubandhu at EARTHLINK.NET
Sun Oct 23 21:41:53 UTC 2011

Actually Monier-Williams simply defines adhara-svastika as "the nadir." The reference to Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā concerns the previous term: adhara-sapatna.
See bottom right.

I'm not familiar with the term -- perhaps someone else can help (adhara itself means low, inferior, nadir; not sure what svastika indicates here).

Dan Lusthaus
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  From: Gautama Vajracharya 
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  According to Monier Williasms,  adhara-svastika is a compound word given the Maitrayani Samhita. But I cannot find the word in the text. I wonder if any body is familiar with this word.

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