[Advaita-l] Fw: chanting knowing the meaning whether necessary
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Thu Jun 26 01:29:21 CDT 2008
--- On Fri, 6/20/08, narayan iyer <z1e1b1r1a at yahoo.com> wrote:
> From: narayan iyer <z1e1b1r1a at yahoo.com>
> Subject: chanting knowing the meaning whether necessary
> To: advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org
> Date: Friday, June 20, 2008, 11:05 AM
> I was watching with interest the discussion on the above
> subject. I have certain doubts on the subject. I
> that the mantras have the following meanings:
> 1. Literal meanings
> 2. Philosohpical meanings (as expanded in upanishads)
> 3. Interpretive meaning (when used in conjunction with
> 4. Contains beej-aksharas or Seed letters, which the
> chanters may not know.
> 5. Each letter stands for some tattva (as explained in Sri
> Bhagwatam for Gayatri/Savitri meanings)
> 6. Contains Para, Pashyanti, madhya aspects etc. which
> humans may not grasp
> 7. The mantras may be containing coded meanings
> 8. The utterances causes mystic vibrations.
> 9. Mantras may have no apparent meanings (as expl. in PM)
> I request the learned members to respond to the above and
> whether the above is correct.
> I would like to thank Dr. Yadu for the interpretative
> meaning for
> namakam "Ya aNneshu vividhyanti...". I never
> thought on the lines
> suggested by him.
> with regards
> narayan iyer
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