Maharishi Vedic Science
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Gaps in Veda and Vedic Literature
- In Maharishi’s uncreated commentary of Rk Veda, where each further elaboration of the Vedic expressions is the "commentary" on the previous more compactified expressions, the precise sequence of sounds is highly significant; it is in the sequential progression of sound and silence that the true meaning and content of Veda reside, and not on the level of intellectual meanings ascribed to Veda in the various translations. The sounds are the syllables, and the silence is the gaps (Sandhi) between syllables (Akshara), verses (Richas), hymns (Suktas), etc. Maharishi locates the fundamental significance of Veda and the Vedic Literature as emerging from the dynamics of the gaps, the silent interludes between each syllable, word, and verse. This is the organizing power of the sounds of the Veda that has been referred to above. The profound significance of Veda and the Vedic Literature is that they are the expression of the Laws of Nature, which continuously transform one state into another, maintaining order and evolution on the basis of their eternal, immortal, self-referral reality. These mechanics of transformation are located in the gaps. It is in the full understanding of the dynamics of the gaps that the understanding of the holistic, all-inclusive character of Veda and the Vedic Literature lies. The gap has four values: 1. The mechanics by which a sound or a syllable collapses to the point value of the gap–sound becomes silence–i.e. the end of the syllable. This is called Pradhwamsa-Abhava; 2. A silent point value of all possibilities, called Atyanta-Abhava; 3. The structuring dynamics of what happens in the gap, called Anyonya-Abhava; 4. The mechanics by which a sound emerges from the point value of the gap, i.e. the emergence of the following syllable. This is called Prag-Abhava.
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