10.22 vedānāṁ sāma-vedo ’smi (Original)

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Simple

vedānāṁ sāma-vedo ’smi
devānām asmi vāsavaḥ
indriyāṇāṁ manaś cāsmi
bhūtānām asmi cetanā

‘Of the Vedas, I am Sāma-veda, of the Devas, I am Vāsava (Indra); of the senses, I am manas; of the beings, I am intelligence.’

I am the Sāma-veda, the chief among the four Vedas, Rik, Yajus, Sāma and Atharvaṇa; of the devas (celestials), I am Indra. Of the eleven senses1, the chief manas, I am. Of the beings (or living things) I am intelligence (chetanā), i.e., what is intelligence in them, I am that.

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  1. The five organs of perception, the five organs of action, and the manas=11. Vide Table, p: 257-258.

10.22 vEdhAnAm sAmavEdhO’smi

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SlOkam – Original

vEdhAnAm sAmavEdhO’smi dhEvAnAm asmi vAsava: |
indhriyANAm manaS chAsmi bhUthAnAm asmi chEthanA ||

word-by-word meaning (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

vEdhAnAm – among vEdhams
sAma vEdha: asmi – I am sAma vEdham (which is the best)
dhEvAnAm – among dhEvathAs (celestial beings)
vAsava asmi – I am indhra (the best among them)
indhriyANAm – among the eleven senses
mana: cha asmi – I am the mind (which is the best).
bhUthAnAm – for the creatures with intelligence
chEthAnA asmi – I am their intelligence.

Simple Translation (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

I am sAma vEdham (which is the best) among vEdhams; among dhEvathAs, I am indhra (the best among them); among the eleven senses, I am the mind (which is the best). I am the intelligence in the creatures with intelligence.

Rendering based on ALkoNdavilli gOvindhAchArya swAmy’s English translation of gIthA bhAshyam

‘Of the Vedas, I am Sāma-veda, of the Devas, I am Vāsava (Indra); of the senses, I am manas; of the beings, I am intelligence.’

I am the Sāma-veda, the chief among the four Vedas, Rik, Yajus, Sāma and Atharvaṇa; of the devas (celestials), I am Indra. Of the eleven senses1, the chief manas, I am. Of the beings (or living things) I am intelligence (chetanā), i.e., what is intelligence in them, I am that.

>> Chapter 10 verse 23

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  1. The five organs of perception, the five organs of action, and the manas=11. Vide Table, p: 257-258.