Namaskaar. We move on to Verse #2 of the GITA DHYANA SHLOKAS with commentary by Smt. Jaya Row.
Salutations to you, O Vyasa of profound intellect, with eyes like the petals of a lotus in bloom, who lit the lamp of wisdom filled with the oil of the Mahabharata.
Salutations to you O Vyasa of profound intellect.
This verse is in praise of the author Vyasa. Both the gross and subtle intellects were highly developed in the sage. Vyasa codified the Vedas and put them in writing for the first time. Prior to Vyasa the Vedas were handed down by word of mouth. In acknowledgement of this stupendous accomplishment Vyasa was accorded the singular honour of being revered as the first guru. Guru Purnima, the day on which we pay homage to the brilliant sages, our ancestors, got renamed as Vyasa Purnima. Vyasa was also the author of the 17 Puranas, the epic Mahabharata which was his 18th composition, the Brahma Sutras and the Bhagavatam. Continue reading