Srimathe Ramanujaya Namaha,
With Acharya ThiruvAdi Bhalam and Velukudi Sri Krishnan Swami’s Aasirvadham, here are some fundamentals from Swami’s “Sanatana Dharmam” Upanyasams that adiyen will share by pulling from Sri Vaishnava Blogs.
- What Humans (JeevAthmas) do/create of their own accord is called as “paurusheya“
- “Apaurusheya” means it is NOT the work of a human author (JeevAthma), means NOT created by Humans. This doesn’t mean, it not created by ParamAthma. Veda’s are utterances and commandments of BhagavAn Sriman NarayanA (SriKrishna) and revealed texts by BhagavAn. So Vedas are “Apaurusheya” means, Not created by Human “JeevAthmas”, instead created by BhagavAn. Since BhagavAn is Eternal & Anaadhi, HIS revealed texts “Vedas” are also Eternal & Anaadhi.
So the statement in the above thread “Vedam is apourushEyam not created by any being including God” is Partially true as “not created by any being”, but the “including GOD” doesn’t apply as per the meaning of “Apaurusheya”.
Further to supplement the meaning of “Apaurusheya”, BhagavAn SriKrishnan Swami says in the Gita: “It is I who am known by all the Vedas “(Vedaisca sarvair aham eva vedyah)” Instead of describing Himself as “Vedakrdh” (creator of the Vedas), he calls HIMSELF “VedantAkrdh” (creator of philosophical system that is the crown of the Vedas). He also refers to HIMSELF as “Vedavidh” (he who knows the Vedas).
Regarding, “Breath of god means God has PrANan?”
Before Vedanta that enshrines great philosophical truths had been made know to mankind, the Vedas had existed in the form of sound (OM), as the very breath of ParamAthma – the “Vedas” were ( and are) indeed to be considered as BhagavAn itself. The vibrations (OM) caused by the Paramatman’s breath have existed in space which are nothing by the Veda’s. The Supreme BhagavAn (BrahmaM) – SriVishnu has revealed the Veda’s to the 4 faced Brahma. Brahma is able to perform the duty of creation due to his knowledge about Veda’s. Please Note: BrahmaM means BhagavAN Sriman NarayanA, which is different from the Brahma who was created by BrahmaM.
So, God has PrANan?” has to be changed to “God OWNS PrANan?” & “God HIMSELF IS PrANan for the whole world?”
Regarding Shruthi & Smrthi:
Shruti is comprised of the Vedas, which are eternal storehouse of knowledge revealed by the BhagavAn Sriman NarayanA (SriKrishna) Himself to the ancient seers (rishi-s). The smṛthi-s are based on the teachings of the Vedas. They lay down the laws which regulate the followers The sections of the Veda can be classified into two main categories – SHRUTI and SMRThI.
1) SHRUTI : The sections of the veda Which are heard are called SHRUTI – (that which is heard)
2) SMRTHI : The sections of the veda which is remembered by the rishis are called SMRTI – (that which is remembered).
smṛthi. These are works composed by trustworthy persons like Sage Manu, Bodhāyana and Yājñavalkya, recalling the śhruti. They are also valid means of knowledge. They follow the line of the śhruti and explain as to how to put theory to practice.
Kurai Irundhaal, adiyenai kShamikka Prarthikkiraen,
Nirai Irundhaal, adiyenudaya Acharya ThiruvAdi Bhalatthaal and Sri Velukkudi Swami Aasivadhatthaal.
Adiyen Srinivasa (DhoddayAcharyar) Dasan.
Adiyaargal ThiruvAdigalukku Pallandu for translating these information’s in SriVaishnava Blogs from Swami’s Upanyasams from which adiyen pulled.
Sri Velukkudi Krishnan Swami ThiruvAdigalaey Sharanam,
Acharyan ThiruvAdigaaley Sharanam,
Uyya Oraey Vazhi UdayavAr ThiruvAdi,
Sarvam SriKrisharpanam Asthu.