[Advaita-l] Difference bet. slokas and Mantras

M. S. Ravisankar ravi at ambaa.org
Wed Mar 10 17:14:09 CST 2004

> In terms of the Vedas, the mantras are those texts typically found in the
> samhita portion which are invoked at particular places in the ritual.  So
> by that definition a text concerning jnana cannot be a mantra.  A mantra

iishaavasyopanishhad comes in the samhita portion. Hence, it is known as
samhitopanishhad and mantropanishhad.


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