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Sat Nov 5 10:45:56 CDT 2011
In Brahmopadesa there is an interesting sentence.
अहुर इदं ते परिददामि।
Is this a reference to Persian Ahura Mazda?
On Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 12:22 PM, Raghav Kumar <raghavkumar00 at gmail.com>wrote:
> The word brahmopadesha refers to initiation in to vedic study and not
> initiation directly in to Vedanta. The word "brahma" is often used
> synonymously with the word "veda".
> As in the gItA shloka 3.15 "karma brahmodbhavam viddhi
> brahmAxara-samudbhavam" (know that karma origniates from brahma
> (i.e., veda) and this brahma (i.e., veda) orinigates from akShara
> (i.e., Brahman)"
> We can clearly see that the word brahma means veda, and not Brahman.
> A similar meaning holds good in the context of brahmopadeSha - the
> first contact of the student with the veda-mantra, i.e., gAyatri
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