What is adhikAra? (fwd)

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Tue Jun 16 16:01:40 CDT 1998

Yes this is the Mimamsaka position.  The opponents argued said that Vedas
were written by humans because a certain mantra is called after
Maharshi Vasishta, another after Maharshi Agastya etc.  The answer was
these were just the first people or most famous people to know that
mantra.  It wasn't created by them anymore than Newton created gravity.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

On Tue, 9 Jun 1998, Raghavendra Hebbalalu wrote:

> Namaste,
>         I have the following idea about the Vedas. Is it valid ?
> The Vedas are eternal. But they are known only when a rishi actually realizes
> it. This is similar to the laws of physics( for example). The Universal law of
> gravitation had always existed and continues to exist. But it was DISCOVERED
> by Newton. So through Newton, we came to know that law.
> Is the analogy correct?
> Thank you,
> Raghavendra.

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