by A. Yamuna Devi | 2012 | 77,297 words | ISBN-13: 9788193658048
This page relates ‘Politics and Administration (6): Dangers’ of the study on the Amarakoshodghatana of Kshirasvamin (in English) which represents a commentary on the Amarakosha of Amarasimha. These ancient texts belong the Kosha or “lexicography” category of Sanskrit literature which deals with the analysis and meaning of technical words from a variety of subjects, such as cosmology, anatomy, medicine, hygiene. The Amarakosa itself is one of the earliest of such text, dating from the 6th century A.D., while the Amarakoshodghatana is the earliest known commentary on that work.
(a) Adṛṣṭa (II. 8. 31; p. 182)–
The others according to Kṣīrasvāmin may be such as evil spirits, thunderbolt etc–
ādiśabdāt piśācādi |
(b) Dṛṣṭa (II. 8. 31; p. 182)–
[Known or expected:]
Amarakośa mentions that a king could expect danger from one’s own country, the enemy country or from the circle of King’s.
According to Kṣīrasvāmin the danger from enemy country may be like setting fire or the like–
pararāṣṭrāddāhavilopādibhayaṃ ca |
(c) Ahibhaya (II. 8. 31; p. 182)–
Kṣīrasvāmin explains latent fear as the fear from the prince comparing it to the fear when snake is at home:
svapakṣādrājaputrāderageriva gṛhasthitādbhayam |
(d) Īti (III. 3. 68; 255-86)–
Kṣīrasvāmin mentions six natural and other calamities as mentioned in M.Bh (V. 20) namely–1.Flood, 2. Drought, 3.Locusts, 4. Mice, 5. Parrots, 6. Foreign invasions: