Soma in Vedas

Jagannath Chatterjee jagchat01 at YAHOO.COM
Thu Sep 5 23:27:25 CDT 2002

Dear Malolan,

You are right. Here soma refers to divine inebriation.
Many sadhaks have reported this stage which resembles
outwardly the drunken stupor. It is a very high stage
in sadhana. I have only read about the existence of
such a state but do not know any details. Can anyone

And Srikrishnaji, Turiya means the fourth stage beyond
Tamas, rajas and sattwa, is it not?


--- Malolan Cadambi <cadambi at HOTPOP.COM> wrote:
> Soma is sap. But your metaphysical interpretation is
> a good one. One the
> paratattvam basis, one should try to understand the
> significane of all
> rituals. Some people even scholars belonging to the
> western tradition
> interpret soma as being alcoholic in nature. This is
> not true and often
> their interpretation stems from political basis.
> SurApAnam is alcohol. SomapAnam is to be treated as
> divine elixir.
> -Malolan

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