Frases de Viasa
Viasa es un escritor legendario de la antigüedad hinduista, cuyo nombre verdadero es Krishna-Dwaipayana.
Es el cuarto miembro del rishi parampara de la escuela Advaita, en la que Shankará Acharia es la figura principal.
Se le llama también Veda Vyasa para explicar por qué más del 90 % del texto tanto del Sama-veda como del Iáyur-veda son copiados del Rig-veda: Viasa habría ‘dividido’ o reorganizado el Rig-veda  en aquellos otros dos textos, para facilitar su comprensión o para facilitar el recuerdo de sus mantras.
El texto épico Majabhárata afirma haber sido escrito por Viasa.
Tradicionalmente también se considera que Viasa fue autor de todos los Upanishads y de todos los Puranas .
„Sage Vyasa is known as Veda Vyasa, as he classified and compiled together, the vast body of Vedas or mantras then existing. He classified the Vedas in four, namely Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharvana and taught them respectively to four great Rishis – Sumantu, Vaisampayana, Jaimini and Paila.“
Kamakoti Organization, in Vyasa and Vedic Religion http://www.kamakoti.org/acall/2-vyasa-and-vedic-religion.html
„The knowable is of the nature of etc. The quality of essentiality (Sattva) is of the nature of illumination. Energy (Rajas) is of the nature of activity. Inertia is of the nature of inactivity. These ‘qualities’ are capable of being coloured more or less by proximity to one another. They are ever evolving. They have the characteristics of conjunction and separation. They manifest support by each lending support to the other by proximity...“
In p. 129.
„The comprehensive picture drawn here of Vyasa in the MBh includes his functions as seer, priest, ascetic, and spiritual preceptor. Of all the epic’s, Vyasa is the one who most closely corresponds to the idea of brahminhood promulgated by the dharma literature and the MBh’s Shanti Parvan- The section of the epic having the greater similarity to the dharma literature.“
„Because a long stay in the same place does not add to one’s own happiness and might disturb the serene ascetics; the deer are eaten up and the plants and herbs depleted.“
Vyasa's advise to the Pandavas, his grandsons who were staying in the forest. Quoted in p. 49.
„Guru Purnimma is also called Vyasa Purnimna. On this day Bhagavan Veda Vyasa was born to sage Parashara and a fisherwoman. On this day Bhagavan Vedavyasa is said to have commenced the great work Brahma Sutra. Hence this day is also dedicated to the study of Brahma Sutra. He represents the entire Guru Parampara and he is worshipped very well.“
Anonymous, in Awakening Indians to India http://books.google.co.in/books?id=AIU4LzftaPAC&pg=PA167, p. 167.
„Veda Vyas did not possess four faces, yet he was like Brahma. He did not have four hands yet he acted like Vishnu. He did not have third eye and yet he was like Shiva. “I bow to Vishnu embodied in Vyas and Vyas embodied in Vishnu. One who enriched India through his speech, I bow to thee O Veda Vyas, the poet and creator of destiny and the knower of all.“
„Shri Krishna says in the Gita, “I am Vyas among Munis [sages].” Veda Vyas is the heart of our culture, the founder and spokesperson of Vedic dharma. Vyasa was endowed with divine energy. He was great yogi, unfathomable scholar, poet par excellence, accomplished philosopher, great preacher, mighty metaphysical as well as a revered singer and preacher of Krishna bhakthi. Vyasa was a personification of Vishnu and god incarnate.“
„Vyasa:literally one who spreads, also known as Veda Vyasa and Krishnadvaipayana, traditionally recognized as the author) as well as protagonist) of the Sanskrit Mahabharata, the Puranas, and Upansishads and the compiler of the Vedas.“
Kumkum Roy, in Historical Dictionary of Ancient India http://books.google.co.in/books?id=RIUZjYEuqskC&pg=PA371, p 471.
„He will be a man with strength of a myriad elephants, a great and royal rsi, of great fortune, great power, and great intelligence. And 100 powerful sons will be his, but because of his mother’s lack of virtue, he shall be born blind.“
Vyasa’s curse to the first widowed wife of his half brother on the son to be born to them. His mother [Satyavati] had asked him to produce heirs to the throne with the two widows of his half-brother. The first princess closed her eyes as Vyasa was in fearful ascetic condition when he slept with her. In due time Dhritarshtra was born blind. Quoted in p. 58.
„Because you paled on seeing my ugliness, your son shall be pale (pandu), and that will be his name, O, woman with the beautiful face.“
Vyasa’s curse to the second widowed wife of his half brother on the son to be born to them. The second widowed princess was frightened at the ugly sight of Vyasa during their union. Thus, Pandu, a pale looking son was born to them. Quoted in P.58.
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