[INDOLOGY] Psychological effect of vāta-doṣa

Anna Lise Seastrand als2156 at columbia.edu
Wed Aug 24 09:38:15 UTC 2022

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On Aug 24, 2022, at 2:38 AM, Matthew Kapstein via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Dear Itamar,
> I do not know the Indic sources in this case, but the Tibetan equivalent, rlung nad (lit. "wind disease"), often refers to states of panic, paranoia, hyper-sensitivity, etc. A somewhat popular, but not erroneous, presentation of the issue may be found in Terry Clifford, Tibetan Buddhist Medicine and Psychiatry, pp. 132-136. Those more familiar with medical literature than I am may well have additional suggestions.
> Matthew
> Matthew Kapstein
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> Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris
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> The University of Chicago
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> From: INDOLOGY <indology-bounces at list.indology.info> on behalf of Itamar Ramot via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info>
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> Subject: [INDOLOGY] Psychological effect of vāta-doṣa
> Dear All,
> Is anyone familiar with a none physical effect of vāta-doṣa? Dictionaries translate vāta as gout or rheumatism, but in the context where I found this term, it seems as if it should have a more psychological/mental effect, such as madness or delusion. Any suggestions?
> Best,
> -- 
> Itamar Ramot 
> PhD Candidate, South Asian Languages and Civilizations
> University of Chicago
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