New: Vedic Science and Vedic Arts by Michael Mamas | Wednesday, December 9, 2015 | Announcements | 17 comments I recently added new sections to the website called "Vedic Science" and "Vedic Arts". More pages will be added to these sections in the future. New pages: Vedic Science The Structure of the Veda Rishi, Devata, Chhandas Vedic Arts Ayurveda Jyotish Enjoy! © Michael Mamas. All rights reserved. 17 Comments chick on December 9, 2015 at 1:14 pm Is it a reasonable understanding to view Devata as relationship with? Naomi on December 9, 2015 at 1:28 pm Thank you for making this knowledge available Marcia on December 9, 2015 at 3:33 pm Great topics. Can’t wait to read them. Gail on December 9, 2015 at 4:19 pm WOW!! This is exciting. Thank you michael mamas on December 9, 2015 at 7:19 pm Chick, yes indeed! WTM on December 9, 2015 at 8:51 pm Great, I have enjoyed the pages and look forward to more! Fantastic Knowledge, Thankyou. Larry on December 9, 2015 at 9:30 pm Looking forward to learning about more in all these areas. Thanks Chick on December 10, 2015 at 8:32 am Is Devata what you sometimes refer to as “the gap between realities”, and where Truth resides? michael mamas on December 10, 2015 at 7:06 pm chick, the gap is smriti. From the perspective of texts, there are many smriti texts. I would welcome any elaboration on this from Vedic scholars. Michael Mamas on December 11, 2015 at 8:55 am chick, I have been having a lot of fun studying the structure of the Veda. It is very profound knowledge. The problem with words like the ‘gap’ is they are not really specific. You could use ‘gap’ to go with Devata if you would like to coin the term that way. But I prefer to use it in reference to Smriti. But then again, Aranyakas can be referred to as what is in the gap between Mantras and Brahmanas and can be related to the Devata value. Smriti being memory can be related to the Rishi value as memory of the Self. I find it all fascinating. In a way it is like analyzing the reflections in a house of mirrors. One quality is seen in terms of the other, as the other, and as separate from the other… all at the same time. I do love it. michael mamas on December 11, 2015 at 9:09 am Chick, One more thing. Many refer to all aspects of Veda that are Pureshea as Smriti. I do understand that since it is all built upon the memory of Apureshea. However, I prefer to view Smriti as what births the Pureshea aspects of Veda (and unifies Pureshea back to Apureshea). The Pureshea aspects of Veda then stand alone and distinct from Smriti when viewed from within themselves. One thing for sure, you can not resolve all this by googling the terms. There is a lot of confusion out there and on line. It is great to sit and discuss such things with Vedic scholars. Dave on December 11, 2015 at 12:10 pm Beautiful Knowledge! Barbara on December 11, 2015 at 7:37 pm I wish I could understand what you are saying more. Perhaps as you write and talk about it more. michael mamas on December 12, 2015 at 7:08 am Barbara, Without knowing and being comfortable with the terms it is impossible to follow. It took me years to really get into the structure of the Veda. So I do understand. I feel that even just reading about it does give some feeling for it, even without really understanding it. But once you start to understand it, the whole field is incredibly fascinating. There is an excellent Vedic scholar not too far away. I am hoping to have him come again to Mt Soma and get on stage with him to just discuss all of this. I would frequently take time to time summarize very simply what we are discussing. I asked Panditji to invite him. Evidently, the man already expressed desire to do it. Chick on December 12, 2015 at 11:12 am Funny, after I sent that question, “smriti” came right to mind on reflection of last weekend’s lecture. Its fascinating how this Knowledge of the structure really excercises and stretches the awareness of abstraction. I often ponder the “wire mesh game” you tell about in Angels. I have always been fascinated by 3. I remember in high school waking up in the middle of nearly every night at 3:33. This went on for years. Check out this 3-minute video on the magic numbed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU4pyiB-kq0 Adrienne on December 14, 2015 at 1:10 am Like Barbara, I found that the terms you are using can be a bit confusing. But the definitions and examples you gave enlivened a feeling within me regarding the knowledge you are sharing. I find all this very fascinating and I’m very much looking forward to reading more of these blogs and learning more about the structure of the Veda. I’m thoroughly intrigued. marcia on December 14, 2015 at 10:45 am After looking at the site and al the information there,I am amazed. What a prolific site, jam-packed with Knowledge.