His laughter was benedictory
and inclusive, an expression of the joy in the cosmic circuit to which all humans might aspire as their amatory end: even unto God.
However, the opening sloka and its benedictory
purpose can be made less oddly "religious," more contextual for undergraduates as well.
(50) At the beginning of Dhatupatti, in place of benedictory
verses are some allegorical verses on the strange origins of some materials, which conclude that, despite their strange origins, the qualities of these materials render them pure.
Bob Dorian, as Sarah's wise and comforting grandfather, turns the benedictory
"More I Cannot Wish You" into an especially touching interlude.
Preceding all acts is a prologue (purvaranga) which itself is preceded by a traditional benedictory
The commentary may have been written some time after the poem; it has an individual title (Gudharthavivarana, unlike the generic Vivarana for the Durga digest) and its own benedictory
(37) The oracle report SAA 9 9, which shares literary affinities with SAA 3 13 as well as the same cultic context, displays promise of blessing for the king in third person (SAA 9 9: 3-7), followed by first-person divine speech addressing the king in second person (SAA 9 9: 8-28), then a benedictory
prayer for the king in third person (SAA 9 9 r.
He did so by merely inserting two supplementary verses into the existing introduction, and by beginning Chapter Two with two benedictory
stanzas (II 1-2), modelled upon those of Chapter One in every respect.
An elaborate benedictory
prayer for the Prophet Muhammad--or, rather, his apotheosis, the hypostatic "Muhammadan Reality," the first existent/intellect and veritable Spirit of prophecy--it is reportedly attested in a manuscript preserved at the library of the Zaytunah Mosque in Tunis, which, as far as I have been able to determine, has never been cited by a Western scholar.