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

Venkatesh Murthy vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 21:28:47 CDT 2016


This is very interesting. We all heard Sloka was first time uttered by
Adi Kavi Valmiki with sorrow of the death of a Krauncha bird when it
was making love with a female bird. The Soka of Valmiki got converted
to Sloka.
Soka converted to Sloka first time is this -

Maa Nishaada Pratishthaam Tvamagamah Shaashvateeh Samaah |
Yat Kraunchamithunaadekam Avadheeh Kaamamohitam ||

He has said this first Sloka was from his Soka -

Padabaddhoksharasamah Tantrilayasamanvitah |
Sokaartasya Pravrutto Me Sloko Bhavatu Naanyathaa ||

What is the connection of Brahmana Mantras with Soka?

On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 10:24 PM, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l
<advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> 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)
> <http://advaitasharada.sringeri.net/php/format.php?bhashya=Brha&page=04&hval=%E2%80%98%E0%A4%A4%E0%A4%A6%E0%A5%87%E0%A4%A4%E0%A5%87%20%E0%A4%B6%E0%A5%8D%E0%A4%B2%E0%A5%8B%E0%A4%95%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%83%E2%80%99%20(%E0%A4%AC%E0%A5%83.%20%E0%A4%89.%20%E0%A5%AA-%E0%A5%AA-%E0%A5%AE)#BR_C04_S04_V08>
>  इत्यादयः,
> 'ślokāḥ brāḥmaṇaprabhavāh mantrā...'[śloka-s are mantras which are from the
> brāhmaṇa].
> Vidwan Sri Mani Dravid Sastrigal said there is an discussion in the
> purvamimamsa sutras on this too.
> regards
> subbu
>> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
>> Bhaskar
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