Re: why warrior is the best clan RE: SV: +AFs-Pali+AF0- Re: Buddhist Imprimatur?
- Piya Tan wrote:
Apparently k.shatriya is related to satrap, satrapy, etc, a term used in
Indo-Greek kingdoms of NW India.
Satrap is the Greek form of the Persian term +ACI-x+AWE-a+A7g-ra-p+AQE-van+ACI-, meaning
something like +ACI-protector of the realm / province+ACI-, hence a kind of regional
ruler or governor The first part of the Persian term is cognate with Skt
- Dear Stephen,
Good to hear from you, and in good health, too.
The Greek is not readable, Stephen. Not sure how to make it readable.
Anyway, I have found the etymology of satrap from OED, and it is attached.
If this attachment does not come through, anyone who wants it pls mail me
On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 2:32 AM, Stephen Hodge <s.hodge@...
> Piya Tan wrote:
> Apparently k.shatriya is related to satrap, satrapy, etc, a term used
> Indo-Greek kingdoms of NW India.
> Satrap is the Greek form of the Persian term
> +ACI-x+AWE-a+A7g-ra-p+AQE-van+ACI-, meaning
> something like +ACI-protector of the realm / province+ACI-, hence a kind of
> ruler or governor The first part of the Persian term is cognate with Skt
> Best wishes,
> Stephen Hodge
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- Sorry to come in late on this but my understanding of why
the Buddha stated that the warrior caste is best is that he
was stating a simple fact.
In other words, the caste order of today with the Brahmins
at the top did not exist at that time.
In the Buddha's day the social convention held the warrior
caste to be the highest. Quite simple really.