A Note on the Sanskrit Words, acarya
and guru Minoru HARA, M.J.A.
The paper discusses three seminal ideas in Sanskrit Poetics - rasa sutra, dhvani and sadharanikarana and takes special consideration of the works of Acarya
Abhinavagupta to whom it offers the honour of "the greatest single name in Sanskrit Poetics" (83).
Especially in recent decades with improving medical care, this has left Kathmandu's Buddhist leadership in the Vajracaryas central institution, the De Acarya
Guthi, in the hands of mostly geriatric representatives.
Leonardo de Pisa, also known as Fibonacci, introduced the Sanskrit numeral system he adapted from an ancient Indian treatise on prosody and from the Jain writer Acarya
Hemacandra of the mid-twelfth century, who discovered the rule for counting the number of meters of a fixed duration.
This is a likely reference to the Hindu ojas, which the Ayurvedic Caraka Samhita (1.17.74-75; 1.30.7-8, in Trikamji Acarya
1992: 103, 184-85) identifies as the essence of life itself, of which eight drops are found in the heart.
of a commentary on Abhisamayalankara by Buddhasrijnana (a co-student of the Acarya
Haribhadra, the famous commentator of several philosophical treatises, and a disciple of the Acarya
Santaraksita) was brought to me.
(17) The stela opens with praise for Siva, reproduces many lines from other Brahmanical stelae, places the Buddhists firmly in the second division with this concession: 'Let us honour, a little less than the Brahmin who possesses the vidya, the acarya
versed in Buddhist doctrine and grammar ...' and closes with the king's promise that those who support the ashram will go (not to the Buddha's but) to Siva's abode.
Abhinavaguptapada's celebrated commentary Abhinavabharati, (henceforth Abhi.) composed almost a millennium ago, on NS is an evidence of this learned commentary traditions that have survived the test of time.
quotes a verse from acarya
Sumati in his Vivarana on Laghubhaskariya