Prayer of the Day
Prayer from Rig Veda
ऋषि : औचत्यॊ दीर्घतमा
दॆवता : विश्वॆदॆवाः
छन्दस् : त्रिष्टुप
यस्मि॑न्वृ॒क्षॆ म॒ध्वदः॑ सुप॒र्णा नि॑वि॒शन्तॆ॒ सुव॑तॆ॒ चाधि॒ विश्वॆ॑ ।
तस्यॆदा॑हुः॒ पिप्प॑लं स्वा॒द्वग्रॆ॒ तन्नॊन्न॑श॒द्यः पि॒तरं॒ न वॆद॑ ॥ १.१६४.२२ ॥
Mantra as Romanized text
RuShi : Auchatyo Dirghatama
Aspect Hailed: Vishvedevah
Chandas : Trishtup
yasminvRukShE madhvadaH suparNA nivishantE suvatE chAdhi vishvE |
tasyEdAhuH pippalaM svAdvagrE tannOnnashadyaH pitaraM na vEda || 1.164.22 ||
( yasmin vRukShE madhvadaH suparNA nivishantE suvatE cha adhi vishvE |
tasya it AhuH pippalaM svAdu agrE tat na ut nashat yaH pitaraM na vEda || )
Meaning of the Prayer Mantra:
On top of the tree in which the birds reside eating its fruits,
there is very sweet fruit. Other than those who know the Father, can enjoy that.
1. madhvadaH - eating sweetness; nivishante - reside; pippalam - fig.
2. The tree is this worldly life given to us. As the birds we are enjoying the
fruits of the tree - some of which are sweet and some sour - depending on the karma.
We keep living and enjoying this lower fruits. At the crux of the tree, however,
there is a sweet fruit called Eternal Bliss. It is at the crux of the tree of wroldly life,
because once someone tastes it, there is no returning back to this worldly life.
They stay there ever enjoying the Bliss. Most importantly none can get to it,
unless thet know the Father - the God, Lord Shiva. The Eternal Bliss is got only by His Grace!
3. This Rigvedic hymn beautifully makes the basis of Shaiva Siddhanta.
God has given the life of tree to all of us the Jeevas. The goal of the life
on this earth is to seek the God to get to Eternal Bliss.
4. c.f. a. அவனன்றி ஊர் புகுமாறு அறியேனே
b. அவன் அருளாலே அவன் தாள் வணங்கி
c. यमेवैष वृणुतॆ तॆन लभ्यः - It is attained by those to whom it reveals - Kathopanishad.