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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 1136 Vākyasudhā / वाक्यसुधा
TitleVākyasudhā / वाक्यसुधा
Call numberMs. Coll. 390 Item 1136
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9963242973503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
Manuscript is used for contemplation, study, and recitation; contains a short philosophical synopsis highlighting the main teachings of Śaṅkarācārya, as well as a short work of praise (stotra) to the Hindu deity Śiva attributed to the same author. The philosophical work (f. 1r-4v) presents ideas about perception of the Self (ātman) and its relationship to consciousness and the manifestation of emotions, desires and the like. It draws from a wealth of interpretive writings on the Upaniṣads, illuminating such well known phrases as, You are that (tat tvam asi). The work is written from the perspective of the Advaita (non-dualism) Vedanta school of philosophy. The stotra (f. 4v) is dedicated to twelve different names of Śiva when he is manifest in his light form (jyotirliṅga), related to twelve pilgrimage sites on the South Asian sub-continent.
- Title for manuscript from colophon of predominant work (f. 4v); title of second text Dvādaśajyotirliṅgāni from final colophon (f. 4v).
- Written in 9-11 lines per leaf.
- 4 leaves foliated 1-4, upper left and lower right verso.
- Internal colophon: iti vākyasudhā sa[maptā] (f. 4v).
- Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; machine-made paper is blue and beige.
Extent1 item (4 leaves) : 10 x 21 cm
- Self (Philosophy)
- Hindu philosophy
- Philosophy, Indic
- Devotional literature, Sanskrit
- Hindu pilgrims and pilgrimages
- Siva (Hindu deity)
- Lingas (Śaivism)
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century
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