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(the ut) is called the Ud-gâtri[1] (the out-singer). He (the golden person, called ut) is lord of the worlds beyond that (sun), and of all the wishes of the Devas (inhabiting those worlds). So much with reference to the Devas.


SEVENTH Khanda


1. Now with reference to the body. Rik is speech, Sâman breath[2]. This Sâman (breath) rests on that Rik (speech). Therefore the Sâman is sung as resting on the Rik. Sâ is speech, ama is breath, and that makes Sâma.

2. Rik is the eye, Sâman the self[3]. This Sâman (shadow) rests on that Rik (eye). Therefore the Sâman is sung as resting on the Rik. Sâ is the eye, ama the self, and that makes Sâma.

3. Rik is the ear, Sâman the mind. This Sâman (mind) rests on that Rik (ear). Therefore the Sâman is sung as resting on the Rik. Sâ is the ear, ama the mind, and that makes Sâma.

4. Rik is the white light of the eye, Sâman the blue exceeding darkness. This Sâman (darkness) rests on the Rik (brightness). Therefore the Sâman is sung as resting on the Rik. Sâ is the white light of the eye, ama the blue exceeding darkness, and that makes Sâma.

5. Now the person who is seen in the eye, he is Rik, he is Sâman, Uktha[4], Yagus, Brahman. The form of that person (in the eye) is the same[5] as the

  1. Name of the principal priest of the Sâma-veda.
  2. Breath in the nose, sense of smelling. Comm.
  3. The shadow-self, the likeness or image thrown upon the eye; see Kh. Up. VIII, 9, 1.
  4. A set of hymns to be recited, whereas the Sâman is sung, and the Yagus muttered.
  5. Cf. Kh. Up. I, 6, 6.