Scriptures on Sama Veda


The following scriptures though not all in their original forms, are available (or have been mentioned as references in the available treatises) on the Sama Veda.

The Brahhmnas (1) Tandya Brahmana, which is also called the Praudha or, because of its twenty-five chapters, the Parhcavisa Brahmana. (2) Sarhvisa Brahmana, This Brahmana is also regrarded as the 26th chapter of the Tandya Brahmana, hence the name. It is also named as Adbhuta Brahmana or the Anubrahmana. This name is given because large numbers of supernatural stories are compiled here. (3) Sama Vidhana Brahmana. (4) Arseya Brahmana (5) Devatadhyaya Brahmana (6) Upanisada Brahmana (also known as the samhitopanisada Brahmana or the Mantra Brahmana. (7) Vams Brahmana.

The Tandya Brahmana and the Chandogya Upanishad together constitute the Tandya Mahabrahmana. The Jaimini School also includes kenopanisada in its version of the Upanishad Brahmana. As the Jaimini branch is also called the Tavalkara branch, the kenopnisada is also referred as the Tavalkarya Kenopnisada.

The sutras: (1) Masaka Kalpa Sutra. (2) Ksudra Sutra. (3) Lat Yayan Sutra (4) Gobhiliya Grahya Sutra. (5) The Sutras under the Ranayaniya branch – namely, the Drahyayanan Srota Sutra, Khadir Grahya Sutra and the Puspa Sutra.

The Sutras of the Sama Veda are also termed as ‘ Pratisakhya and should, as the name suggests, be studied thoroughly, in order to begin a aystematic training and research on the vedic Swaras.

(Karma): One’s conduct and deeds as a human being that constitute his destiny via intimate linkage with the continuum of infinite movements and activities happening in the ever expanding infinite domains of cosmos and consciousness.

(Kusamskaras): The animal instincts, vices and evil habits and untoward passions that are assimilated in one’s nature, character and deeds since the previous birth and the earlier part of the present life.

(Mantra Sadhana): Dedicated endeavors and experients of the subtle science of sound aimed at activating the hidden power of mantras and conjugating the inner force of mind and vital skpiritual energy with the omnipresent, subliminal flow of Sabda.

(Nadis): The word ‘Nadi’ implies a neural passage. the terms Ida and Pingala Nadis refer to the latent streams of powers connected with the pituitary and Pineal glands; described to be the solar and lunar currents of vital energy flowing respectively on the right and the left side of the Susumna Nadi – extrasensory canal (of subliminal flow of prana) hidden in the inner core of the spinal column.

(Kundalini): (also known as the gigantic ‘serpentine fire’) symbolizes the sublime source of absolute life-force, the latent reservoir of supernatural powers.


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