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By John Taber, Francis X. Clooney

This can be a translation of the bankruptcy on conception of Kumarilabhatta's magnum opus, the Slokavarttika, one of many valuable texts of the Hindu reaction to the feedback of the logical-epistemological college of Buddhist concept. In an in depth observation, the writer explains the process the argument from verse to verse and alludes to different theories of classical Indian philosophy and different technical issues. Notes to the interpretation and observation pass extra into the ancient and philosophical history of Kumarila's rules. The booklet offers an creation to the background and the improvement of Indian epistemology, a synopsis of Kumarila's paintings and an research of its argument.

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The fire which destroyed the whole forest, mercifully left the baby birds unscathed. When the fire had subsided, the mother bird came back and saw with wonder that her children were safe and chirping merrily. She embraced them and was intensely happy. While the fire was raging, the male bird, anxious for the safety of his young ones, had expressed his fears to his new lovebird Lapita. She had petulantly upbraided him. " she said: "I know your mind, I know that you desire to go back to Jarita, having had enough of me.

It is like the mockery of showing beautiful things to a blind man or offering a maiden in marriage to a eunuch. Likewise, these kingly honors are really an affront to you. " After Sisupala had spoken these harsh words, he rose from his seat and walked out calling upon the other kings to join him in resenting the insult. Many of them followed him. Yudhishthira ran after them and tried to appease them with sweet words of peace but in vain, for they were too angry to be appeased. Sisupala's aggressive vanity waxed to fighting pitch, and there ensued a terrible fight between Krishna and Sisupala, in which the latter was slain by his discus.

The marriage hall was beautifully decorated and built amidst a finely laid out group of new guest-houses designed to accommodate the swayamvara suitors and guests. Attractive sights and sports had been arranged for public entertainment and there were glorious festivities for fourteen days continuously. A mighty steel bow was placed in the marriage hall. The candidate for the princess' hand was required to string the bow and with it shoot a steel arrow through the central aperture of a revolving disk at a target placed on high.

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