Tusar Nath Mohapatra

The Secret Inner Psychological Meaning of the Vedic Sacrifice

Posted on: July 8, 2013

Sri Aurobindo Studies

In his book The Secret of the Veda, Sri Aurobindo describes the dual meanings attributed to the language of the Rig Veda–an outer sense that apparently related to the outer world and fulfillment of desires for attaining the fruits of that world, and an inner psychological sense, available to the initiated seekers, that set forth a science and discipline of union with the Divine.

Sri Aurobindo reminds us of this dual sense of the Vedic sacrifice with respect to the Gita’s definition of sacrifice. “The fire of sacrifice, agni, is no material flame, but brahmagni, the fire of the Brahman, or it is the Brahman-ward energy, inner Agni, priest of the sacrifice, into which the offering is poured; the fire is self-control or it is a purified sense-action or it is the vital energy in that discipline of the control of the vital being through the control…

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Tusar N. Mohapatra

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