[Advaita-l] Svarita in RV and YV (was Re: SRI SUKTAM - Meaning)

Dr D Bharadwaj drdbharadwaj at gmail.com
Thu Feb 26 21:12:33 CST 2009

Sri Ramakrishnan,


You are absolutely right. What is learnt from the right guru,
has been coming down from generations of scholars
who lerant the same way and dedicated themselves to
the practice of this as well as the aspects of the science and art
of traditional recitation. Such a practice, learnt in the right manner[
i.e., according to vidhi], is the final. What is learnt *muhka of the guru* is
the final pramaana in the trdition.

Comparisions with other ways of rendering, which may be 'right' in their own
* *tradition, is indeed 'meaningless'
for the 'practical' purpose of actually reciting.

May be such a discussion will help in the compilation of treatises to
serve purely intellectual purposes that may,
as such, have some passing value in the present age.


sarvE bhavanthu sukhinah
sarvE santhu niraamayaah
sarve bhadrANi pasyanthu
maa kaschit duhkhabhAg bhavEt.

Dr. D. Bharadwaj
drdbharadwaj at gmail.com

On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 3:37 AM, Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian <
rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com> wrote:

> Vishwam,
> What a qualified guru has taught is the correct method. The proof for
> the apaurusheyatva of the vedas, be it Rg veda or otherwise, is that
> it has been known to be taught by a series of teachers in the same way
> (see Kumarilas arguments).  So what svaram was taught by a guru is the
> correct svaram. All this comparsion to the Rg veda svarams are quite
> meaningless because it is a case of the Rg veda pot calling the yajur
> veda kettle black.
> Rama
> On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 4:39 PM, vishwanthan Krishnamoorthy
> <krishvishy at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> > right, but what is interesting to know (and I know we dont have any
> empirical data here) is that if the current vedic recitation practiced
> largely is not correct (the root for this thread was the common recitation
> of Sri Suktam being questioned),
> > then does it mean that the actions (homam etc) have not been bearing the
> intended fruits?
> >
> > regards
> > Vishwam
> >
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