SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
tasmād oṁ ity udāhṛtya
‘With Brahmavādis, therefore, all Veda-enjoined acts, Sacrifice (yajña), Gift (dāna) and Austerity (tapas) always begin with the repetition of OM.’
Brahmavādis=Veda-vādis, or those who follow the Vedas or the Three Castes.
Yajña, Dāna, and Tapas are Veda-prescribed performances. They always begin by the recital of the holy Syllable OM. Vedas also begin thus. Thus the connection of the symbol OM with Vedas and Veda-bid Yajñas etc., has been shown. Since in conjunction with OM, Vedas are repeated, and Yajñas etc., are performed by the Three Castes, the connection of OM with the Three Castes indicated by the word Brāhmaṇas, has also been shown.
How the symbol TAT is connected with these is now shown:—
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