[INDOLOGY] Coronavirus "Touch me not"

David Mellins dmellins at gmail.com
Mon Mar 9 10:48:26 EDT 2020

Great, Madhav!

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> On Mar 9, 2020, at 10:24 AM, Madhav Deshpande via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
> Coronavirus - “Touch me not” 3
> नवीनोऽस्पर्शयोगोऽयं कोरोनासंप्रवर्तित: ।
> न स्पृशेयं क्वचित् किञ्चिद् विमुख: स्वमुखादपि ।।
> This new Yoga of No Touch is brought to you by the Coronavirus.  I shall not touch anything and I have turned away even from my own face.
> Coronavirus - “Touch me not” 4
> स्पर्शस्य प्रतिषेधश्चेदावयो: कि प्रयोजनम् ।
> दूरतश्चिन्तया हस्तौ पश्यतस्तौ परस्परम् ।।
> If touching is forbidden, of what use are the two of us.  With this worry, the two hands just look at each other from a distance.
> 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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