Notes to Jayarāśi

1. This point is misinterpreted by Bhattacharya (2009: 76 and n. 43), who takes it surprisingly as evidence that Jayarāśi refers to Bṛhaspati ‘as a god or demi-god’ and therefore ‘that Jayarāśi was not a Cārvāka/Lokāyata’.

2. For a different understanding of the passage, see Franco (1987: 7) and  Bhattacharya (2017: 353–354).

3. It is an extrapolated verse, included also in the Āraṇyaka-parvan of the Mahā-bhārata (MBh 3, Appendix I, 32.65–68, p. 1089); it occurs also in the narrative literature, e.g., it is quoted in the colophon of Kathā-saṅgraha (Tripāṭhī 1975, 288).

4. sarvatra para-paryanuyoga-parāṇy eva bṛhaspateḥ sūtrāṇi, quoted, e.g., in  PrP 63.1; SViṬ, p. 277.22–23. For details see: Franco (1987: 6, 301) / (1994: 559); cf. also Bhattacharya (2009: 53 n. 42).

5. The earliest sceptical predilection within the Vedāntic tradition can be ascribed to Śrīharṣa (c. 1125–1180 CE), see: Mills (2018: 115–157).

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