[INDOLOGY] satyakriyā gesture

Asko Parpola aparpola at gmail.com
Thu May 7 06:37:06 EDT 2020


Indeed:

Burlingame, Eugene Watson, 1917. The act of truth  (saccakiriya): A Hindu spell and its employment as a psychic motif in Hindu fiction. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 1917: 429-467. 
On the legendary context of the bhûmisparśa-mudrā

Best wishes, Asko Parpola

> On 7 May 2020, at 13.24, Uskokov, Aleksandar via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
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> Dear Dr. Koch,
> 
> I am not sure what qualifies as satya-kriya, but there is the story of the Buddha who was tested by Mara while still a Bodhisattva, and who raised his right hand before touching the ground in the famous bhumi-sparsa-mudra, calling the earth to be the witness of his truthfulness. 
> 
> Touching the ground is also, curiously, what the cat who ate the birds in the Hitopadesha story did, faking truthfulness. 
> 
> Best wishes
> Aleksandar  
> 
> Aleksandar Uskokov
> Lector in Sanskrit 
> South Asian Studies Council, Yale University 
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> From: INDOLOGY <indology-bounces at list.indology.info <mailto:indology-bounces at list.indology.info>> on behalf of Rolf Heinrich Koch via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info <mailto:indology at list.indology.info>>
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> Subject: [INDOLOGY] satyakriyā gesture
>  
> Dear listmembers,
> 
> For the interpretation of a Jātaka mural I am in search for a 
> description of a satyakriyā with additional details regarding specific 
> gestures that have to be observed (during a satyakriyā), for example 
> raised arms etc.
> I checked the extensive secondary literatur without success. Not 
> available for me is Thompson 1998 IIJ.
> 
>   Anyone can help?
> 
> Regards
> Heiner
> 
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> Dr. Rolf Heinrich Koch
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