Rg St 158C midterm

Rg St 158C midterm - Midterm Essays The body has been...

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Midterm Essays The body has been discussed in many different aspects in many different texts in Hinduism. The body in the g-Veda 10.90 (the Puru a-Sūkta) discusses the different ways that the paradigmatic ritual body encompasses and interconnects within the integral bodies. This is also analyzed in the Śvetāśvatara Upani ad 3.11-21. g-Veda 10.90 (the Puru a-Sūkta) Puru a is represented as the sacrifice in the Puru a-Sūkta, the sacrifice that was being sacrificed in order for future sacrificial rituals. The paradigmatic ritual body encompasses the divine body in verses two and three of the Puru a-Sūkta. Puru a is called the “Lord of immortality,” ( g-Veda 10.90.6) in verse two and that, he is greater than all in verse three. These two verses are showing the ritual body being interconnected with the divine integral body, because it is also said, “three fourths of him is the immortal in heaven.” ( g-Veda 10.90.6) Furthermore, as said in Barbara Holdrege’s article, Body Connections , that “the divine body of Puru a is represented as the primordial totality that encompasses and interconnects the cosmos body, the social body, and the human body ( Holdrege, in reader pg. 7). In addition, verse fourteen, shows an interconnection of the divine body with the cosmos body because from the certain parts of Puru a’s body came forth Agni, Vāyu, and Sūrya the deities that represent fire,
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This note was uploaded on 06/10/2010 for the course RG ST 158C taught by Professor Holdrege during the Spring '10 term at UCSB.

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Rg St 158C midterm - Midterm Essays The body has been...

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