[INDOLOGY] Sources for verses on fate/karma
slaje at kabelmail.de
Tue May 26 16:57:17 EDT 2015
For the full stanza,
see Vyomashiva's VyomavatI (Benares 1930) p. 20 (kha), 2;
for the first line only cp. Mahabharata 13, App. 15, 2200 A 1 pr.
Quoted (with parallels from other philosophers) in W. Slaje,
"Untersuchungen zur Chronologie einiger Nyaya-Philosophen (StII 11-12
: p.254, n. 54).
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2015-05-26 20:24 GMT+02:00 Martin Gansten <martin.gansten at pbhome.se>:
> Thanks for this similar verse, David. I'd still be very interested to hear
> from anyone who has seen the verses quoted by Balabhadra in any other
> sources than those mentioned.
> Best wishes,
> David and Nancy Reigle wrote:
> Dear Martin,
> Regarding your third verse:
> nābhuktaṃ kṣīyate karma kalpakoṭiśatair api |
> avaśyam eva bhoktavyaṃ kṛtaṃ karma śubhāśubham ||
> You are no doubt aware of a similar verse that is found in a number of
> Buddhist texts. An early source for it has recently been published, from
> which I here quote it:
> na praṇaśyanti karmāṇi kalpakoṭiśatair api |
> sāmagrīṃ prāpya kālaṃ ca phalanti khalu dehināṃ ||
> This is from the *Dhanapālakavaineyas**ūtra*, published in *A Unique
> Collection of Twenty S**ūtras in a Sanskrit Manuscript from the Potala*,
> editions and translation by Bhikṣuṇī Vinītā, vol. I,2, p. 692 (Sanskrit
> Texts from the Tibetan Autonomous Region, no. 7/2. Beijing -- Vienna: China
> Tibetology Publishing House, Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, 2010).
> While this does not answer your question, I thought it worthwhile to cite
> this recently available old source for the similar Buddhist verse.
> Best regards,
> David Reigle
> Cotopaxi, Colorado, U.S.A.
> On Sun, May 24, 2015 at 1:22 AM, Martin Gansten <martin.gansten at pbhome.se>
>> Balabhadra in the early 17th century quotes several verses on the topic
>> of niyati/daiva and karma. I have found some of these in other works but
>> not others, and even for the ones I have found, I suspect there are earlier
>> or more common sources. Any help with attributing the following would be
>> much appreciated:
>> 1. Attributed to Śaunaka:
>> yena tu yat prāptavyaṃ tasya vidhānaṃ sureśasacivo ’pi |
>> yaḥ sākṣān niyatijñaḥ so ’pi na śakyo ’nyathā kartum || iti |
>> 2. No attribution, but found (with variants) in Pañcadaśī 156 and
>> Mahāsubhāṣitasaṃgraha 3283:
>> avaśyambhāvibhāvānāṃ pratīkāro bhaved yadi |
>> tadā duḥkhair na bādhyeran nalarāmayudhiṣṭhirāḥ ||
>> 3. No attribution, but apparently popular -- found (with variants) in
>> Nāradapurāṇa 1.31.69 and 2.29.18 and Mahāsubhāṣitasaṃgraha 3292 (also
>> quoted in Āyurvedadīpikā and Satyaśāsanaparīkṣā); the question is what
>> would be either the earliest source or the most common/typical one in the
>> early 1600s:
>> nābhuktaṃ kṣīyate karma kalpakoṭiśatair api |
>> avaśyam eva bhoktavyaṃ kṛtaṃ karma śubhāśubham ||
>> 4. Attributed simply to smṛti:
>> hanyate durbalaṃ daivaṃ pauruṣeṇa vipaścitā
>> Many thanks in advance!
>> Martin Gansten
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