[INDOLOGY] Mathitaartha

Nagaraj Paturi nagarajpaturi at gmail.com
Thu Feb 22 23:15:41 UTC 2018

Mathana is used metaphorically in the sense of thinking thoroughly with
arguments for and against, logically considering all pros and cons, with
thesis , antithesis , poorvapaksha, khaNDana, siddhaanta.

At least iin the form of its borrowing into Telugu, its a popular ddaily
use term.  In Telugu 'mathana paDu'  means. to worry. intensely.

Iin contemporary Telugu, as a neologism, the English term. 'brain storming
session 'is translated as 'medho mathana sadassu'  of course, with the 'o'
being a modern ''freedom' to violate the grammar (without that freedom
exercised, the term would have been medhaamathana sadassu).

On Feb 23, 2018 1:25 AM, "Tieken, H.J.H. via INDOLOGY" <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Might there not be a relation between the idea of churning and that of
> pulverizing in the name of the so-called cūrṇi (Pkt cuṇṇi) commentaries to
> the Jaina canonical texts?.
> Herman Tieken
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> *Van:* INDOLOGY [indology-bounces at list.indology.info] namens Martin
> Gansten via INDOLOGY [indology at list.indology.info]
> *Verzonden:* donderdag 22 februari 2018 20:22
> *Aan:* indology at list.indology.info
> *Onderwerp:* [INDOLOGY] Mathitaartha
> I thought I might have asked the following question once before on this
> list, but can't find it in the archives, so perhaps I only intended to but
> never did:
> In a couple of texts now, I have come across the expression *mathitārtha*,
> literally 'churned meaning', in phrases such as *iti mathitārthaḥ* or *mathitārtho
> gurusampradāyāj jñeyaḥ*. I suppose it means something along the lines of
> innermost or final meaning, but I wonder if there is a more exact
> definition or explanation somewhere. Tubb and Boose's *Scholastic
> Sanskrit* doesn't seem to have it. Any hints appreciated!
> Martin Gansten
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