[Advaita-l] Rig mantras referred to in the Taittiriya Upanishad?

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 11:54:53 CDT 2016

On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 9:01 AM, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:

> praNAms Sri Subbu prabhuji
> Hare Krishna
> Also, the mantra occurring in the brāhmaṇa is called 'śloka'.
> >  That is very interesting.  Infact, I am first time hearing this.
> Normally we say this is saMhita mantra, brAhmaNa mantra etc. we don’t say
> this is brAhmaNa shloka since brAhmaNa mantra-s too have the svara-s like
> saMhita mantra-s and as we know, the brAhmaNa portion is also a part of the
> veda-s.  Would you please elaborate  if you know anything more on this??
> Thanks in advance.

The Bṛhadāraṇyaka Up. 2.4.10 has a mantra (Vedas being brought out by
Brahman at the beginning of creation) which has these words:  पुराणं विद्या
उपनिषदः श्लोकाः (purāṇam, vidyā, upaniṣadaḥ, ślokāḥ...)  for which Shankara
in the bhāṣya says:

श्लोकाः ब्राह्मणप्रभवा मन्त्राः ‘तदेते श्लोकाः’ (बृ. उ. ४-४-८)
'ślokāḥ brāḥmaṇaprabhavāh mantrā...'[śloka-s are mantras which are from the
Vidwan Sri Mani Dravid Sastrigal said there is an discussion in the
purvamimamsa sutras on this too.

> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> Bhaskar

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