[INDOLOGY] A distraction from the Coronavirus

Christian Ferstl christian.ferstl at univie.ac.at
Sat Apr 11 06:29:52 UTC 2020

Coronavirus lockdown in the Dandaka Forest:

रामो व्यश्वासयत् सीतां मा भैषीर्जनकात्मजे ।
राक्षसा नागमिष्यन्ति ते ऽपि स्वगृहबद्धकाः ॥

Rama reassured Sita: “Don’t be afraid, daughter of Janaka!
The demons will not come. Even they are captive in their own houses.”

Christian Ferstl

Am 10.04.2020 15:24, schrieb Madhav Deshpande via INDOLOGY:
> A distraction from the Coronavirus
> ब्राह्मणा: श्रमणा:
> द्वन्द्वयुद्धं ते
> कुर्वते मिथ: ।
> कोरोनादुर्दिने तेषां
> समाहार: कथं वद ।।
> The Brahmans and the (Buddhist/Jain) ascetics engage in hand-to-hand
> combat with each other. Tell me how they could be bunched together
> during the pandemic of the Coronavirus?
> [Pāṇini 2.4.9 (येषां च विरोध:
> शाश्वतिक:) prescribes a samāhāra-dvandva compound
> for those who are permanently opposed to each other. The stock example
> of Samāhāra-Dvandva is
> ब्राह्मणश्रमणम्].
> Madhav M. Deshpande
> Professor Emeritus, Sanskrit and Linguistics
> University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
> Senior Fellow, Oxford Center for Hindu Studies
> [Residence: Campbell, California, USA]
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