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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 1132 Mahāvākya / वाक्यवृत्ति

Title

Mahāvākya / वाक्यवृत्ति

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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 1132
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)

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University of Pennsylvania

Language

In Sanskrit

Summary

Manuscript was used for contemplation and recitation and is a short Hindu philosophical treatment of, as well as a means to promote, various Hindu deities (such as Śiva, Brahmā, and Viṣṇu), while reiterating and repurposing Vedic mantras and verses, especially drawn from late Vedic upaniṣads. The manuscript is comprised of two works, the Great sayings (Mahāvākya) and a second which is a collection of verses promoting the idea of the oneness of the ultimate principle of the universe, the brahman. Both works have as a background, the sentiments and perspective of the Advaita (non-dualism) Vedānta school of philosophy and are attributed to the 8th century philosopher Śaṅkarācārya, though the works serve as prayers as much as philosophical treatises and may or may not be the work of this author.

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Extent

1 item (4 leaves) : 10 x 15 cm

Support

Paper

Colophon

Colophon (first work): iti śaṃkarācāryaviracitaṃ mahāvākyaṃ sampūrṇaṃ // (f. 2v).

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