Apparently, community members are receptive to this dual function and appear to welcome the opportunity to carry on their religion-oriented lives in a custom-made midspace
tailored to their spiritual and social interests and needs.
I proclaim this great cunning (maya) of the lordly, famed Varuna, who, standing in the midspace
as if with a measuring rod, measured out earth with the sun.
defined the boundary between public and private space," to one where "space was continuous, the separation of the two realms perceptually minimal, and the building proper a midspace
object occupying only a fraction of the property" (8).
The numerous symmetrical relations of groups, the accumulated symmetry with all its segmental partitioning de-form into a whole in those midspace dimensions of which I have already made mention in connection with the widening of the midpoints.
The massive internal segment and its corresponding minutely measured outer segment; or (in other words) the midspace dimension and the contour of the total proportion isolated from it, burst the inner symmetry, and the equivalence of parts experiences its first contrasting disturbance.
237-39.) Some of the in-between states she sees are the products of her aggressive readings mentioned above and have little or no textual support, but even those that do--the strongest is the association of the Gandharva with the antariksa- or 'midspace
'--do not seem to me to provide evidence for the presence in the Rig Veda of the later re-birth association.
In AV 4.11, the sun, addressed metaphorically as the draft-ox (anadvdh), surveys the cattle (i.e., all living creatures?); "milks out" all beings, past, present, and future (bhutam bhavisyad bhuvana duhanah); and supports, measures out, and pervades "the three paths" (earth, midspace, and heaven) (vv.
The first line refers to the wind in the midspace, and also to the rapacious vratyas as they desist from their raids at the start of the monsoon.
There existed neither the midspace
nor the heaven beyond.