[Advaita-l] ***UNCHECKED*** Re: Question/Clarification on Chanting Vaidika mantras

Balasubramanian Ramakrishnan rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com
Mon Nov 6 09:43:46 EST 2017

This is not correct. yaj~na done with *no* understanding of the meanings
will still produce results. This is the advaita view. In fact, the
chhAndogya bhAShya reference right in this thread. A long time back I had
posted some other references as well.

I do agree the meanings should ideally be learned.


2017-11-06 4:29 GMT-05:00 Rajesh Benjwal via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>:

>  Namaste,
> When we chant a mantra then even we do not know the meaning it will produce
> the result but it is not the same that we are performing a yajna and we
> don't know the meaning of what we are saying as mantra because it is said
> in अर्थसंग्रह: that क्रतुविधिनामर्थज्ञानापेक्षणीय, in a yajna it is
> expected from याज्ञिक that he is अर्थज्ञानवान. So a student of Veda must
> learn his वेदशाखा with अर्थज्ञानम्. We should not neglect this part.
> Thanks

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