[INDOLOGY] QUERY: mouse-venom
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Fri Jul 22 00:08:21 UTC 2016
Cf. **Satyasiddhiśāstra* 成實論. T1646_.32.0322a01ff.
322a26f. 亦如四日瘧病雖二日不發。亦名瘧病人。亦如鼠毒未差除。故雷聲則發。(It resembles the rat poison,
which, if not eliminated, will still [故] cause an attack [even] by
[hearing] sounds of thunder.)
*Sphuṭârthā Abhidharmakośavyākhyā: the Work of Yaśomitra*, ed. U. Wogihara,
Tokyo 1936: The Publishing Association of Abhidharmakośavyākhyā; Tokyo 31989:
Sankibō Busshorin, p. 488, l. 5f. *anubadnaṃtīti. anukrānteś
cāturthakajvaravan mūṣikāviṣavac cety anye*. = The Chinese translation of
Saṅghabhadra’s *Abhidharmanyāyānusāraśāstra*, T. 29, no. 1559, *Apidamo
Shunzhenglilun *阿毘達磨順正理論, translated by Xuanzang, T1562_.29.0641c22f.
言隨縛者。極難離故。如四日瘧及鼠毒等= The Chinese translation of Saṅghabhadra’s
Cf. also *L’Abhidharmakośa de Vasubandhu: traduction et annotations*, Louis
de Vallée Poussin, IV, p. 78, n. 1, 49 "poison du rat"; p. 79, n. 1 =
of Vasubandhu: The Treasury of the Abhidharma and its (Auto) Commentary*,
translated into French by Louis de La Vallée Poussin; annotated English
translation by Gelong Lodrö Sangpo, II, p. 1830f.
A similar phrase is found in the *Abhidharmahṛdaya*, 阿毘曇心論經
T1551_.28.0847a1f. 相續義名使。猶如鼠毒。如四日瘧病。However, this phrase is not found
another Chinese translation of the same text, see: *Le coeur de la loi
suprême: Traité* de Fa-Cheng: Abhidharmahṛdayaśāstra de Dharmaśrī,
traduit et annoté par Indumati Armelin, Paris Geuther 1978, p. 107;
Charles Willemen, 2006 *The Essence of Scholasticism, Abhidharmahṛdaya.
T 1550*, Revised edition with a completely new introduction, Delhi 2006:
Motilal Banarsidass, p. 102.
*Laṅkāvatārasūtra* (梵文入楞伽經), ed. Bunyiu Nanjio, Kyoto 1923: Otani
University (Bibliotheca Otaniensis, vol. 1), reprint: Kyoto 1956: Otani
University, p. 138, l. 15f. *tatrānuśayānām ariprakhyānāṃ **mūṣikāviṣavat**
prakopadharmiṇām atyantasamudghātādarhadvadho bhavati* /(= Vaidya 57.1).
With best regards,
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2016-07-21 20:04 GMT+09:00 Matthew Kapstein <mkapstei at uchicago.edu>:
> Dear friends,
> A bit of amusement during the summer recess:
> Śāntideva, in his Bodhicaryāvatāra IX, in the course of his critique of
> argues that self-awareness (svasaMvid-) is not, pace the Yogācārin, a
> necessary condition
> for the formation of memory. As a counter-example, he adduces
> anyānubhūte saMbandhāt smRtir ākhuviSaM yathā//
> His commentator Prajñākaramati unpacks this by explaining that one who is
> struck with mouse-venom
> does not recall the incident until the memory is aroused by a thunderstorm
> (meghastanitam adhigamya).
> Now, as we all know, philosophical examples, according to Indian rules of
> debate, were supposed to
> have been such as to be accepted by all parties. We might therefore expect
> the tale about mouse-venom
> to have been fairly widely known. My question is whether any of you might
> have noted it elsewhere,
> and if so, where?
> With thanks in advance for your replies,
> Matthew Kapstein
> Directeur d'études,
> Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes
> Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies,
> The University of Chicago
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