[Advaita-l] saD vivarta vADa
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Sun May 12 23:40:00 CDT 2013
What is 'ucchiShTa-gaNapathi?
On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 10:01 AM, Anand Hudli <anandhudli at hotmail.com>wrote:
> >* I read in the books of Swami Akandananda of Vrindavan that SaD vivarta
> *>* vADa is the only possibility when the three sUktas nAsaDIya of Rigveda,
> *>* sarvamEgha sUkta of Yajurveda, and ucchisTa sUkta of Atharva veda have
> *>* to be reconciled.
> The ucchiShTa sUkta occurs as the 7th sUkta in the 11th kANDa of the
> atharva veda*. T*he sAyaNa bhAShya on the first mantra "ucChiShTe nAma
> rUpaM cocChiShTe loka AhitaH..."
> makes a link between this sUkta and the mantra of the muNDaka upaniShad:
> tapasA cIyate brahma tatonnaM abhijAyate |
> annAt.h prANo manaH satyaM lokAH karmasu cAmRutam.h ||
> ucChiShTa (remainder) is intrepreted as remnants of the sacrifice,
> from which name and form and hence, the whole world has sprung.
> Another intrepretation provided by sAyaNa is
> that ucChiSTa is what remains after negating the dRshya prapancha
> (perceived world) on the strength of upanishadic statements, "neti
> neti" and "neha nAnAsti kiMchana". What remains
> after this negation is param brahma. "tasmin shuktyadau rajatavat nAma
> rUpaM ceti dvidhAbhUtaM samastaM jagat AhitaM Aropitam.h" The entire
> world, consisting of the two categories
> Name and Form, is superimposed on that Brahman just as silver is
> superimposed on nacre.
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