Collected words from talks of Swami Tirtha


(continues from the previous Monday)

So, we discussed the space aspect of the “Rig Veda” – we divided the number of the chapters by the code of space that was two and finally we came to 108. If there is space, there is time also. If we take the number of the hymns, 1017 hymns, as the equivalent of time, and if we divide it with the code number of the time – three – then you achieve 339. Very unusual number! What to do with 339?

In order to understand this time factor better, we have to calculate with the symbolic number of the cosmic year. Usually we are accustomed that a year is 365 days, right? Sometimes there are some extra days, but basically this is the number. But if you check the calculation of the cosmic time sequences according to the “Shrimad Bhagavatam”, there you will find that the years are calculated by 360, not 365. So we can say that 360 is like a full circle – it’s the number of the symbolic year.

Sorry for torturing you with this, but we shall very soon come to some conclusion. So, if we divide these two numbers, f we divide this 339, which is the time code of the “Rig Veda”, by the number of days of the symbolic year, 360, then you get 0.9. Please, remember this number, if you haven’t had enough of numbers.

Why are we calculating so much? Because we want to prove that “Rig Veda” as shruti, as revelation, and the “Bhagavad Gita” as a piece of the sacred tradition, smriti, come from the same source, come from the same author. So here we have like a hidden signature of Vyasa. He is the compiler of the Vedas and he is quite intelligent to give his signature if he wants to.

So, we calculated almost everything with the “Rig Vedam”, let’s turn our attention to the “Bhagavad Gita”. If we calculate in a similar manner with the numbers of the “Gita”, we shall also achieve some very interesting points. The “Gita” has eighteen chapters, right? So, if we take again the number of the chapters as the aspect of space and if we divide this number by two, which was the code number of space, if you remember, then we achieve nine. Nine is a very interesting number concerning the “Gita” again. The number of the verses of the “Gita” is 700. So, if we continue in the same manner, what was the code number of time? Correct, that was the three, so if you divide, you will get such a fraction 233.333… It does not really help us. So we need a special calculation here.

Who are the characters in the “Gita”? Krishna, Arjuna, Sanjaya and Dhritarashtra – there are four characters in the “Gita”. Let’s see how many times they speak. Dhritarashtra is very humble, he tells only one verse – the first one: dharma-kshetre kuru-kshetre… Sanjaya is the second by numbers, he tells forty verses. Next is Arjuna and the majority is spoken by Krishna. So if we calculate all these together, this is 700. But we can say that the actual discussion between God and His servant, between Krishna and Arjuna – this is only these 659 verses. Therefore we have to use this number in this calculation if we want to find the time code of the “Gita”. So, remember, in the “Rig Veda” we had the symbolic number of the days of a year and this proportion; and here we also have the actual number of the verses spoken by God and Arjuna – this is the actual discussion – and the complete number of the verses: 700. So, let’s divide these two. And what you achieve is 0.9 something. I am sure you memorized the number of the previous picture. The mystic signature of Vyasa, we can say. The time code of the “Rig Veda” and the time code of the “Bhagavad Gita” are very close to each other.

Actually this understanding and this connection is according to one professor in India, Subhash Kak is his name. He is working for a new perspective of the ancient history of India. And this calculation according to his understanding shows the unity of the compiler of both the “Rig Veda” and the “Bhagavad Gita”. Because this is a major topic in indology – who is the author, when were all these different scriptures manifested, etc. And this professor says that this is like a hidden, mystic signature of Vyasa.


(to be continued)

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