Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 20 Oct 2011 10:31 and updated at 20 Oct 2011 10:31


ChandogyaUpa3 2,3 The eastern rays of that sun are its eastern honey cells; the Riks are the bees, (the ritual of) the Rig Veda is the flower and those Waters are the nectar. Those very Riks (the bees) pressed this Rig Veda. From it, thus pressed, issued forth as juice, fame, splendour (of limbs), (alertness of) the senses, virility, and food for eating.
ChandogyaUpa4 2 He brooded on these Three deities. From them thus brooded upon, he extracted their essences the Riks from fire, the Yajus mantras from air, and the Saman from the sun.
ChandogyaUpa4 3 He brooded on the Three Vedas. From them thus brooded upon, he extracted their existences; Bhuh from the Riks, Bhuvah from the Yajus mantras and Svah from the Samans.
ChandogyaUpa4 4 Therefore if the sacrifice is rendered defective on account of the Riks, then with the Mantra Bhuh Svaha (the Brahman priest) should offer an oblation in the Garhapatya fire. Thus verily, through the essence of the Riks, through the virility of the Riks, he makes good the injury of the sacrifice in respect of the Riks.
ChandogyaUpa6 2 Svetaketu did not eat for fifteen days. Then he approached him saying, What shall I say The father said, The Riks, the Yajus, and the Samans, dear boy. They do not at all arise in me, sir

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