Shri Datta Swami

Jnana Saraswati – Parabrahma Sutras


108. The 'body' of God is mentioned in the Veda and the Gita

तनुसाम्यं गीतं श्रुतञ्च।१०८।
tanusāmyaṁ gītaṁ śrutañca|108|

The same word 'tanu', meaning body or medium is used in the Gita as well as in the Veda.


The Gita says that God takes a body for the divine purpose of satisfying devotees. In the Gita, the body is indicated by the word ‘tanu’. In the Veda also the same word ‘tanu’ is used in the same context (Vivrunute tanum svaam…). Hence, the mediation of God as heard in Gita has been mentioned in the Veda too. Since the Gita is said to be the essence of all Vedas, every important concept of the Gita can be found in Veda too.

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