[Advaita-l] Anantaa vai vedaah
Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at braincells.com
Thu Sep 8 02:40:08 CDT 2011
On Wed, 31 Aug 2011, Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:
> You do not know in which manner the Rshis saw mantras. You are assuming it
> is by yogic means but that is by no means settled. It could have been
> because of their practice of yajna as mentioned in the purusha sukta. There
> is a theory that soma was a hallucinogen which could have put the Rshis into
> a suprasensory state.
In the course of reading the bhAShya on brahmasUtra 1.3.29 I noticed that
the AchArya has quoted a R^ik one of the rare instances where he refers to
the saMhita portion of shrUti.
yaGYena vAchaH padavIyamAyantAmanvindannR^iShiShu praviShTAm
"With sacrifice they followed the footsteps of vAk, and found her
dwelling within the R^iShis." (R.V. 10.71.3)
 the hotR^is or officiating priests in a shrauta yaGYA.
 Speech personified.
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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