Prayers, selected by M P Pandit from writings by T. V. Kapali Sastry, and available as Sanskrit originals and their English translations. The first post contains four. Sri Sastry Study Circle. likes. Studies of the works of Sri Kapali Sastry. All those who aspire to learn the spiritual import of. Collected Works of Sastry: Volume 1 – The Book of Lights – 1 by T. V. Kapali Sastry. Volume – 1: The Book of Lights Lights on the Veda Further.

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Sri Kapali Sastry was a highly respected Vedic scholar and Sanskrit authority. He was a profound votary and a kaoali adept in the mantra shastra.

The rik quoted above refers to the original, basic vak, word, of the mantra abiding in the paramam vyoma, when it kaplai of it as eternal. It has the famous hymn to earth, bhumi sukta, AV The latter book gives the translation of most of the suktas dedicated to Agni. Prabhakar was my first Sanskrit teacher.

Prayers by T.V. Kapali Sastry (part 1)

His commentary in Samskrt deals only with the first forty suktas of Rigveda. There are risings and fallings in the same hymn. They may be what are called poetical compositions but they are certainly not the kind of literary compositions we are familiar with as described in the section 6 of this chapter.

Look Inside the Book. In his bhshya on Bhagavas Gita, 9. If thus there are also mantras, which aim at the achievement of worldly objects, it may be asked, how could the Veda be described as the highly sacred store of spiritual disciplines and secrets? An Overview 10 Chapter 3: These Bijaksharas have been endowed with a perennial store of power by the Tantrik seers and it needs only the living touch of the Guru to set them awake in the disciple.

T.V. Kapali Sastry

He says, “even though VGM talked on the Veda extensively especially on the Vedic deities, he did not even write a commentary on a single hymn or sukta of Rig Veda. The third verse of sastfy Tantra is the famous Gayatri hymn in the 62nd Sukta of the third mandala of the Rig Veda.


Therefore the libation is to be offered to the Deity with self-control in the mind” Consider the kapalii 8. It is no wonder that to those who look only at the outer garb or who follow the western scholars the rishis present a picture of simple idiocy. The rishis of a much later age one thousand years or more attempted to recover the spiritual knowledge independently by means of tapas. And in the line of their endeavour, they may and do refer to these mantras by way of illustration to find support for their own conclusions, comment on them whenever necessary and make a rightful use of them for purposes of propagation of spiritual knowledge to their disciples and truth seekers.

The meaning of the mantra may not sstry very high to our ordinary view, the language of the mantra may not be of a very high splendour, the idea suggested may not be very japali and its metrical diction may not be strikingly rhythmic.

An overview 59 Chapter 7: But his close disciple D. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: For example the kandas 6 through 9 deal with the construction of the bird-shaped fire-altar in the so-called agnichayana rite.

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The treatment in the brhad devata of topics like the rishi’s capacity for seeing, the purpose of the triad the three types of mantrasthe efficacy of the rituals properly performed, goes without doubt to reinforce the position of the esoteric significance of the Veda. Vedic Secrets in Compact Form. It explicitly states that that society was ‘multi cultural’, i. The entire Veda came sasty be understood as eternal on account of its origin in the paramam vyoma.

Teacher, translator, exegetist, essayist and poet, Kapali Sastri was a philosopher attuned to Tantra. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info exoticindia. Associated with each of the four mantra-samhita books, there are brahmana books, aranyaka books and the Upanishad books.


She cooperated with TVK in his spiritual life, assisting him sastrh the worship of the devi. We will not deal with these books here. It is not permissible, for this reason, to class Vedic hymns with poetry of a literary and aesthetic kind. Oh how I wished that other businesses in India would learn to do the same! If you yourself do not like it, it is useless for me to teach others. Do with me as you please.

It is said that he sastrj Sanskrit at an early age from his father, read the Ramayana twelve times in 12 years and acquired the grasp of the traditional disciplines like Vyakarana GrammarTarka, Mantra Shastra, etc.

In this inner yajna, a symbolic fire-altar is constructed and the entire altar glows with knowledge. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Thank you so much. It deals with the four great goddesses Maheshwari, Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasarasvati. Small men, with their little egos, boast of their teachers, as they boast of their material possessions, feel needless jealousies, and stir up passion and discord in a realm where harmony should reign. Interpreting the philosophy of Ramana Maharshi and Sri Aurobindo became a lifelong vocation for him.

She asked me what I was doing in the audience. He explains the apparent monotony in many places which even lesser minds could easily vary or break by simple or artful devices or common poetical conceits.

All of a sudden, so many reminiscences of my Sanskrit teacher started flowing in my mind-river.

Rigveda Samhita is a collection made up of only rik mantras; Samaveda Samhita is made up of only Sama mantras.