[Advaita-l] saMhita references

Gopal gopal.gopinath at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 11:56:37 CDT 2011

Sri Ramakrishna,


I was talking to Sri Narendra Kapre last evening and he was briefly
explaining the significance of Gyana sukta, including your original question
about not finding the word 'Gnana' in the whole sukta but only 'vaak' in
almost each of the rik mantra.

Another  such co-incidence that you are posthing this email this morning.
Interestingly i have not seen discussed or even mentioned much in totality
(11-12 richaas). At some point would you mind posting your thoughts for the
benefit of all?

It would also help if others too comment on this sukta from Rig Veda.



On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 12:31 PM, Ramakrishna Upadrasta <
uramakrishna at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2011/9/8 Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>:
> >
> > yaGYena vAchaH padavIyamAyantAmanvindannR^iShiShu praviShTAm
> > "With sacrifice they[1] followed the footsteps of vAk[2], and found her
> > dwelling within the R^iShis." (R.V. 10.71.3)
> > In the course of reading the bhAShya on brahmasUtra 1.3.29 I noticed that
> > the AchArya has quoted a R^ik one of the rare instances where he refers
> to
> > the saMhita portion of shrUti.
> Namaste,
> The above mantra is from what is called GYAna-sUkta (perhaps the only
> sUkta in the entire saMhita, to GYAna). Another well known mantra of
> the sUkta is the famous 'saktuM-iva tita una', which is prayer to vAk
> again.
> In his commentary/translation of brahmasUtra, by Prof. Date, a
> disciple of Gurudeo Ranade lists in the appendix, references by
> AchArya in his bhaaShyas. Among them, there is another reference to
> saMhita (this time as well to Rig Veda).
> It is mantra 2.12.2, devoted to Indra, RiShi gRitsamada (of course)
> and trishhThup chandas:
> yaH prithivi vyathamaana aDiMhadyaH parvataanprakupitaaM aramNat
> yo antarixaM vivame varIyo yo dyaamastabhnatsa janaasa indraH [RV 2.12.2]
> namaste
> Ramakrishna
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*Gopal Gopinathrao, PhD
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