[INDOLOGY] Sanskrit verses and logical sentences.

Mrinal Kaul mrinalkaul81 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 4 13:02:21 UTC 2016

Dear Harry,

I wonder if you are referring to what Jayaratha calls structural unity
nyāya*) in the *Tantrāloka-viveka* (TĀV). Abhinavagupta ends each *āhnika*
of the TĀ with the first half of the concluding verse and begins the
subsequent *āhnika* with the second half of the same verse. This strategy
is followed in all chapters except in *āhnika* 36. See TĀV: *iha
āhnikādāhnikāntarasya sañcayanyāyena parasparamanusyūtatāṃ darśayitum
ekenaiva ślokena*
*tatparyantaprārambhayorupasaṃhāropakramau karoti, iti asya granthakārasya
śailī* | (cf. TĀV, Vol I, p. 309
).  Also quoted by Navjivan Rastogi (1987:76-78) in the "Introduction to
the *Tantrāloka" (MLBD)*.

Also see TĀV, Vol 12, p 390:  *iha āhnikādāhnikāntarasya
parasparamanusyūtatāṃ darśayitumādyantayorekena ślokena*
*pṛthagupasaṃhāropakramayorupanibandhe.api sāṃprataṃ granthānte
*ardhena yugapattadupanibandha **iti* |

I hope this helps.

Best wishes.


On 4 June 2016 at 05:46, Harry Spier <hspier.muktabodha at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear list members,
> I vaguely recall reading somewhere (it might even have been on this list)
> that in some tantric works  the logical sentence consists of the last two
> padas of a verse and the first two padas of the next verse.
> Can any members confirm if this is true or false and if true give an
> example.
> Many thanks,
> Harry Spier
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