[Advaita-l] A question on Chaandogya III.14.1

Praveen R. Bhat bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Sat Nov 12 03:59:42 CST 2016

Namaste Ryan ji,

You seem to have landed well on the समास तज्जलान्। It is indeed a compound
and the verse says that the one being शान्त should meditate उपासीत thus
"तज्जलान्" इति।

Grammatically, since the word तत् is heard before a द्वन्द्वसमास its
connection is with all words of the द्वन्द्व--  द्वन्द्वात् पूर्वं श्रुतस्य
तत्-शब्दस्य प्रत्येकसम्बन्धेन यथायथं विभक्त्यन्ततया अन्वयः ।  तस्मात् जातम्
इति तज्जम् (ड प्रत्यय, डित्वात् टिलोपः), तस्मिन् लीयते इति तल्लम्
(उपपदतत्पुरुषः) and तस्मिन् अनिति इति (उपपदतत्पु्रुषः)। Since it is born
from that, merges into that and lives/ is sustained in that, says
Bhashyakara, but समासविग्रह for the last can also be तेन अनिति lives due to

Kind rgds,
--Praveen R. Bhat
/* Through what should one know That owing to which all this is known!
[Br.Up. 4.5.15] */

On Sat, Nov 12, 2016 at 12:51 PM, Ryan Armstrong via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Consulting the भाष्यम् again, it was seen that the dissolution is referred
> to as तल्लम्.
> So here some conjecture began, and the statement is now understood as
> (taken out of sandhi):
> तद् ज तद् ल तद् अन् इति
> Which can be translated as "Born from That, Dissolved in That, Existing in
> That" with the इति terminating the idea.
> (I have repeated the तद् for explanation, in the verse it would seem to
> apply to all three concepts.)
> Sanskrit being as precise as it is, I am not satisfied with explanations
> coming from conjecture and would like this reasoning either confirmed, or
> to be shown where errors have come in.

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