[INDOLOGY] BhG quote

patrick mccartney psdmccartney at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 02:01:42 UTC 2018

Dear Dominik, this is a fascinating story and interesting lead. Please let
me know if you find that book in a box.


On Mon., 16 Apr. 2018, 9:00 am Dominik Wujastyk, <wujastyk at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Patrick,
> In 1937 the editor and scholar Jivaram Kalidas Shastri published an
> augmented Bhagavadgita (worldcat permalink
> <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/18183358>).  I've got a copy in a box
> somewhere.  I went to Gondal in the early 90s (with Peter Schreiner), and
> met Jivaram's son, Ghanashyamji, and we discussed his father's work and
> legacy.  The 1937 Bhagavadgita publication was based on a birchbark
> manuscript of the work that was - if I recall - given to Jivaram by someone
> in Varanasi.  The MS still exists, and is today in the library of the
> Gujarat Ayurvedic University in Jamnagar, together with all of Jivaram's
> extensive MS collection.  I visited Jamnagar on the same trip, and examined
> the Bhagavadgita MS that was behind the edition.  It was transparently a
> forgery.  That is to say, it was a modern production, physically speaking,
> and plainly so.  The birchbark pages were made of pieces cut very squarely
> and glued together in a patchwork, and the handwriting was large and
> student-like.  Since Jivaram was an experienced MS collector and editor, I
> am surprised that he took the object seriously as a new and important
> manuscript.
> The publication claims to contain verses that appear in no other
> transmitted version of the Gita, and therefore to be a better and more true
> version of the sacred work.  I haven't checked, but it is possible that
> your verse is in that version of the Gita.
> Best,
> Dominik
>> --
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> ​,​
> Singhmar Chair in Classical Indian Society and Polity
> ​,​
> Department of History and Classics
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> ​,​
> University of Alberta, Canada
> ​.​
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> On 12 April 2018 at 19:05, patrick mccartney via INDOLOGY <
> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm curious about this quote as I am writing about the use of phrases
>> related to ,,journeys to self,,. In a google search for examples, I came
>> across this
>> "Yoga is the journey of the self , through the self, to the self ~ The
>> Bhagavad Gita"
>> Might anyone know which chapter and verse this translation is? I do not
>> recognise it.
>> Thanks, Patrick
>> https://www.downtownyoga.net/single-post/2016/09/26/Yoga-is-the-journey-of-the-self-through-the-self-to-the-self-The-Bhagavad-Gita
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