[Advaita-l] 'KaaraNa shariram' mentioned in Paingalopanishad

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Mon Jun 8 04:23:07 EDT 2020

With reference to the Wiki article, I checked and found that Shankara has
not referred to the Pingalopanishad but has made several mentions of
'Paingirahasya brahmanam' citing even the 'dvaa suparna' of Mundaka
(atharva veda).  So, the contention of the Wiki article is incorrect.


On Mon, Jun 8, 2020 at 1:46 PM V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>

> 'KaaraNa shariram' mentioned in Paingalopanishad
> The term 'kaaraNa sharIram' is mentioned along with   एतत्कोशत्रयं
> लिङ्गशरीरम्  which is another name for sukhsma shariram.
> And sthula shariram:  प्राप्यान्नरसमयपृथिव्यांयद्विलीयते सोऽन्नमयकोशः  ।
> तदेव स्थूलशरीरम्  ।
> ...... ईशाज्ञया मायोपाधिरव्यक्तसमन्वितो  व्यष्टि*कारणशरीरं* प्रविश्य
> प्राज्ञत्वमगमत्  ।
> Thus the sharira trayam is mentioned in this Upanishad.
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paingala_Upanishad
> // The date or author of *Paingala Upanishad* is unclear, but given its
> style and the texts it references, it is likely an early medieval era text
> because the 8th-century scholar Adi Shankara
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adi_Shankara> refers to it in his bhasya
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhasya> (review and commentary) on Brahma
> Sutras <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahma_Sutras>.[7]
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paingala_Upanishad#cite_note-FOOTNOTEDalal2014347,_Article_on_Upanishads-7>
> [8]
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paingala_Upanishad#cite_note-FOOTNOTEKrishnan200421%E2%80%9322-8>
>    //
> Shankara mentions the term 'kAraNa shariram' in the Ishavasya Bhashyam.
> regards
> subbu

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