Saturday, 8 June 2013

Part 17 - வேதாசார்யஸமாஹாராத் - Compiled by Vyasa - Vishnu Sahasranamam's Greatness 3

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Reason 3 – வேதாசார்யஸமாஹாராத் -  Compiled by Vyasa
Vysar segregated the veda's into 4 groups. He took all the names of Vishnu as told by Bheesma and made a beautiful garland. Azhagaga Anbodu sarthappata/korkapatta thirunamam.

The rule is – Always praise guru in front of him, praise friends/relatives after they move from that place , Praise servants after they finish work, but never praise your child. But Prasara bhagawan praised his son Vysar to Mythreya saying “In this world except my son no one is there to sing Mahabaratham” – Vyasar had so much knowledge.
“Vyasam Narayanan ………..”

The family tree from Brahma till Sukarcharya is in the following order and the great rich family heritage explains how great is Vyasar.
Brahma,
Vashitar,
Sakthi,
Parasara bhagawan(Author of Vishnu Puranam),
Vyasar,
Sukacharyar.

Sage Vashistar
Vashistar a great rajarishi of Ram’s Ishvagu kulam. It was really tough for anyone to get ceritified from Vashistar as brahma rishi. – “Vashistar vayal brahma Rishi”.  Vishwamitra wanted  Vashistar to certify him as brahmaRishi inorder to prove his skills and capabilities.
Vashistar was such a honoured and skilled Rishi with so much knowledge.
Note - There are three types of rishis, brahmarishis, devarishis and rajarishis.

Sage Parasarar – Vysar’s Father
Sakthi was killed by a Rakshas. Sakthi’s son Parasara went to kill all rakshas and the destroy the rakshasha jathi.  Parasarar’s grandfather, Vashitar advised him not to kill the rakshasas. Since Parasara listened to that advise of his grandfather, the grandfather blessed his grandson saying “Parasarurkku sakala gyanamum undagatum” . Because of this Parasarar got all the gyana.  Kulathiyar one of the elderly rakshas also blessed Parasarar with knowledge since Parasarar spared rakshasa kulam. So parasarar got so much knowledge due to blessings from his grandfather Vashista and Kulathiyar.  Later Parasarar wrote Vishnu puranam.

Sage Sukar – Vysar’s Son
Also Vysar’s next generation, his son is Sage Sukacharyar who is also a great person. and the main narrator of the Bhagavata Purana. Most of the Bhagavata Purana consists of Shuka reciting the story to the dying king Parikshit. Shuka is depicted as a sannyasin, renouncing the world in pursuit of moksha (liberation), which most narratives assert that he achieved. Stories recount how Shuka surpassed his father in spiritual attainment. Once, when following his son, Vyasa encountered a group of celestial nymphs who were bathing. Shuka's purity was such that the nymphs did not consider him to be a distraction, even though he was naked, but covered themselves when faced with his father. Shuka is sometimes portrayed as wandering about naked, due to his complete lack of self-consciousness.

Vyasar (Krishna Dvaipayana)
Vyasar - Veda vyasar is vishnu’s incarnation.  He compiled the four veda’s and the brahma sutras. Vyasar also known as “Krishna Dvaipayana”.
vyasaya vishnu rupaya vyasa rupaya vishnave namo...
Inspite of his rich family heritage, Vyasar he himself was a great sage who compiled the vedas, wrote Mahabarata and BrahmaSutra which brings in greatness for VishnuSahasranamam too.

About Vedav Vyasa
He is the son of Satyavati, daughter of a ferryman or fisherman, and the wandering sage Parashara. He was born on an island in the river Yamuna. The place is named after him as Vedvyas, possibly the modern-day town of Kalpi in the Jalaun district of Uttar Pradesh. He was dark-complexioned and hence may be called by the name Krishna (black), and also the name Dwaipayana, meaning 'island-born'.
His mother later married Santanu the king of Hastinapura, and had two sons – chitrangada and Vichitravirya. Both sons died without issue and hence their mother asked Vyasa to go to the beds of the wives of her dead son Vichitravirya.
Following his mother Satyavathi’s words and for Vamsavruthi he agreed to meet Ambika and Ambalika and also laid a rule that he would be dressed with Dur vasanai.  Vyasa told them that they should come alone near him. First did Ambika, but because of shyness and fear she closed her eyes. Vyasa told Satyavati that this child would be blind. Later this child was named Dhritarāshtra. Thus Satyavati sent Ambālika and warned her that she should remain calm. But Ambālika's face became pale because of fear. Vyasa told her that child would suffer from anaemia, and he would not be fit enough to rule the kingdom. Later this child was known as Pāndu. Then Vyasa told Satyavati to send one of them again so that a healthy child can be born. This time Ambika and Ambālika sent a maid in the place of themselves. The maid was quite calm and composed, and she got a healthy child later named as Vidura. While these are his sons, another son Śuka, born of his wife, sage Jābāli's daughter Pinjalā (Vatikā), is considered his true spiritual heir

Article on Vedav Vyasa  -  from the site( http://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/the-vishnu-purana/d/doc57601.html and wikipedia) as from Vishnu Puranam
In each age, Vishnu in his form of Vedav Vyasa, divided the Vedas. In every dvapara yuga, this is done.
in order to promote the good of mankind, divides the Veda, which is properly but one, into many portions. Observing the limited perseverance, energy, and application of mortals, he makes the Veda fourfold, to adapt it to their capacities; and the bodily form which he assumes, in order to effect that classification, is known by the name of Veda-vyasa
The present manvantara is the Vaivasvata manvantara and in this manvantara, the Vedas have already been divided twenty-eight times. The names of these twenty-eight Vedavyases were Svayambhu, Prajapati, Ushana, Brihaspati, Savita, Mrityu, Indra, Vashishtha, Sarasvata, Tridhama, Trivrisha, Bharadvaja, Antariksha, Vapri, Trayaruna, Dhananjaya, Kritanjaya, Rinajya, Bharadvaja, Goutama, Haryatma, Vena, Trinavindu, Riksha, Shaktri, Parashara, Jatukarna and Krishna Dvaipayana. The Vishnu Purana says that the next Vedavyasa will be Drona’s son Ashvatthama. As you may know from the Mahabharata, Ashvatthama is immortal.
The essence of brahman and the four Vedas is captured in the word Om. Brahman is everywhere, but appears to different people in different forms.
The four Vedas, Rig, Yajur, Sama, and Atharva, together have one lakh shlokas. It is from the Vedas that the ten famous sacrifices (yajnas) originate. When Krishna Dvaipayana Vedavyasa sought to divide the four Vedas, he first gathered around him four disciples who were learned in the Vedas. Paila was taught the Rig Veda, Vaisham-payana the Yajur Veda, Jaimini the Sama Veda and Sumantu the Atharva Veda. Krishna Dvaipayana taught the Puranas to his discipline Romaharshana.

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