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Ramanujan A.K. Is there an Indian way of thinking (Contrib. Indian Soc.23, 1989)(T)(21s)_M_.djvu
Date Jan 7, 2004
nests: the view of the 'sheaths' or kosas, the different 'bodies' or kayas
(Egnor 1975) are examples...
Cognitive anthropologists like Richard Shweder A972)
have studied descriptive phrases used by highly intelligent Oriya and
American adults and shown that they describe persons very differently:
Americans characterised them with generic words like 'good', 'nice',
Oriyas with concrete contextual descriptions like 'he brings sweets'...
Staal has said, what Euclid is to European thought, the grammarian Panini
is to the Indian...
So rasa in aesthetics,
moksa in the 'aims of life', sannydsa in the life-stages, sphota in semantics,
and bhakti in religion define themselves against a background of inexorable
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