[INDOLOGY] A disease called jāpyatā?
martingansten at gmail.com
Tue Feb 28 17:12:59 UTC 2017
I once again turn to the vaidyavids on this list in hope of
enlightenment. Balabhadra in his 17th-century /Hāyanaratna/ writes of an
/atra tejaḥsiṃhena samarasiṃhena ca śanidṛṣṭiṃ vinā rūkṣādirogāḥ proktāḥ
| śanidṛṣṭau tu jāpyatā nāma kutsito roga uktaḥ | /
'On this [matter], Tejaḥsiṃha and Samarasiṃha state that [even] without
the aspect of Saturn, there are diseases such as dryness, but if Saturn
aspects, there is said to be the vile disease called /jāpyatā/.'
Does anyone know what condition this might be? I have so far found only
one other occurrence of /jāpyatā/, in Varāhamihira's /Yogayātrā/
(10.57), which is not very illuminating:
/dakṣiṇe śubham atīva śobhanaṃ pāpam apy ativirūpam anyataḥ |//
//jāpyatā bhavati tadviparyaye vistaro 'nyamunibhiḥ prakīrtitaḥ ||//
The alternative word division /jāpyatānām akutsito /seems likewise
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