bhautika (-brahmacaarin)

gruenendahl GRUENEN at MAIL.SUB.UNI-GOETTINGEN.DE
Mon Jul 29 15:23:21 EDT 2002


Many thanks to everyone on and off the list for your help with
"bhautika", especially to Joerg Gengnagel for sharing his notes on
various Saiva texts, according to which a bhautika
- is a brahmacaarin for a limited (saavadhika) period of time
- appreciates bhuuti (bhuutikaama). It seems that bhuuti "welfare /
material wealth", and appreciation of it, are to not be taken as
characteristic of the temporary brahmacarya, but rather of the
subsequent stage [as a householder].


Best regards

Reinhold Gruenendahl


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