Author Topic: CHAPTER 5 - SECTION 8  (Read 209 times)


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« on: April 06, 2019, 04:22:35 PM »
5.8.1. Still another meditation on the same Brahman is being mentioned that speech is Brahman. ‘Speech’ here means the Vedas. One should meditate upon that speech (the Vedas) as, i.e. as if she was, a cow. Just as a cow secretes milk through her four teats for her calf to suck, so does this cow, speech, secrete through her four teats, to be presently mentioned, food for the goods etc. that is comparable to milk. Now what are those teats, and who are those for whom she secretes the food? The gods, corresponding to a calf, live on two of the teats of this cow, speech. Which are they? The sounds ‘Svaha’ and ‘Vasat,’ for through them oblations are offered to the gods. Men on the sound ‘Hanta’: Food is given to men with the use of the word ‘Hanta’ (if you want). The manes on the sound ‘Svadha,’ for food is offered to the manes to the utterance of this word. Her bull, the bull for that cow, speech, is the vital force, for the Vedas are rendered fruitful by the vital force, and her calf the mind, for she is stimulated to secretion by the mind; because the Vedas are applied to a subject that has been thought over by the mind, therefore the mind stands for the calf. He who meditates upon this cow, speech, as such, attains identity with her.