Shloka of the day... 07-09-2021 _ Shastra Doshas by Sushruta.

Shloka:

तत्रवक्रं,कुण्ठं,खण्डं,खरधारम्,अतिस्थूलम्,अत्यल्पम्,अतिदीर्घम्,अतिह्रस्वम्,इत्यष्टौशस्त्रदोषाः|

अतोविपरीतगुणमाददीत,अन्यत्रकरपत्रात्;तद्धिखरधारमस्थिच्छेदनार्थम्|| Su.Su.8/9


Words Meaning:

तत्र= There

वक्रं= Curved

कुण्ठं = Blunt

खण्डं = Broken

खरधारम् = having harsh edge

अतिस्थूलम् = very big / clumsy

अत्यल्पम् = very small

अतिदीर्घम् = Very long

अतिह्रस्वम् = Very Short

इत्यष्टौ = Eti = like this + Ashtou = Eight

शस्त्रदोषाः = Shastra= Sharp instruments + Doshas

अतो = this

विपरीत = Opposite

गुणमाददीत - Gunam = Quality

अन्यत्र = unless

करपत्रात् =for karapatra

तद्धि= there/ that is

खरधारमस्थिच्छेदनार्थम् = Kaharadhaaram= Harsh/rough edges + Asthi = Bones + Chedanaartham = For excision/cutting of


Meaning of the Shloka:

Eight Defects of Sharp instruments are-

  1. Curved

  2. Blunt

  3. Broken

  4. Having harsh edge

  5. Very big / clumsy

  6. Very small

  7. Very long

  8. Very Short

The Sharp instruments should have the opposite qualities as mentioned above except for the Kardhara (Sharp instrument= shastra) which is used for cutting the bones.





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