Panini, Amarasimha and Kalidasa

Statement 1 is incorrect. Panini was a Sanskrit grammarian who gave a comprehensive and scientific theory of phonetics, phonology, and morphology. Astadhyayi (Astaka) is Panini’s major work. His work is dated around the 3rd-4th century BC. Pushyamitra Shunga on the other hand was the founder and first ruler of the Shunga Empire and ruled around 1st century BC.  Statement 2 is incorrect. Amarasimha was a Sanskrit grammarian and poet… Continue reading Panini, Amarasimha and Kalidasa

Paramitas or “perfection”

“Paramita” is a Sanskrit term, which means “perfection”. In Bodhisattva tradition, the accomplishment of these perfections results in the achievement of the ultimate perfection of wisdom that is enlightenment.  In the Mahayana tradition, the path of a bodhisattva is described in terms of six paramitas: Dana paramita: to cultivate the attitude of giving; Sila paramita: refraining from harm; Kshanti paramita: the ability not to… Continue reading Paramitas or “perfection”