[INDOLOGY] Seven types of ascetics
wujastyk at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 21:00:43 UTC 2022
Kṣemendra had another crack at physicians in his *Narmamālā* (ii 68-81).
Mentioned by Basham 1976: 30-31
- Basham, A. L. 1976. “The Practice of Medicine in Ancient and Medieval
India.” In Asian Medical Systems, 18–43.
On Fri, 22 Jul 2022 at 11:14, Eric Moses Gurevitch <ericmgurevitch at gmail.com>
> This is neither here nor there, but Kṣemendra makes a playful pun on this
> in his *Deśopadeśa, *which maybe can be translated like this:
> A fraudulent physician is a swindler without a heart (*hṛdaya*), that is,
> he doesn’t possess
> knowledge of Vāgbhaṭa’s *Heart of Medicine*. He is not collected (
> *saṃgraha*), that is, he
> doesn’t possess knowledge of Vāgbhaṭa’s *Medical Collection* (*saṃgraha*).
> Being full of
> faults (*doṣin*), he doesn’t diagnose the humors (*doṣa*). He is a
> vagrant (*caraka*), but he
> doesn’t understand the *Compendium of Caraka*.
> *hṛdayavīno dhūrtaḥ saṃgraharahitaḥ sa vaṃcako vaidyaḥ |*
> *vakti na doṣān doṣī carakaś carakaṃ na jānāti ||* 8.34
> Take care,
> On Fri, Jul 22, 2022 at 9:28 AM Dominik Wujastyk via INDOLOGY <
> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>> There's a comprehensive discussion of uses of the word "caraka" in
>> Meulenbeld's HIML, IA, 105 ff. I have nothing new to add to that. GJM
>> said, "The references to Caraka and Carakas discussed so far show that
>> these names are very old and go back to Vedic times." (109
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> Eric Gurevitch
> South Asian Languages and Civilizations and
> Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science
> University of Chicago
> gurevitch at uchicago.edu
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