[Advaita-l] Parameshti and nasadiya sukta
Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at braincells.com
Tue Jan 24 22:40:56 CST 2012
[Was Re: [Advaita-l] Is the concept of maya essential to explain advaita?]
On Mon, 23 Jan 2012, Kalyan K wrote:
> Sri sAyaNa mentions that the rishi of the nAsadIya sUkta is paramAtma,
> under his appellation parameshThin.
ParameShTi in the bhAShyas and anukramaNikAs (the vedA~Nga dealing with the
R^iShis, Devatas, and chhandas of each mantra) refers to prajApati (i.e.
brahma) not paramAtma.
The nAsadIya sUkta is usually presented as the textbook example of a
purported Vedic agnosticism. "Who knows and who can say it?" But kA is
also a name of Brahma. "Brahma knows and Brahma can say it." puts a
completely different spin on it.
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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