While looking up for verses on the Rigveda Samhita, I stumbled upon the verse 1.164.31 on a blog which says this:

अप॑श्यं गो॒पामनि॑पद्यमान॒मा च॒ परा॑ च प॒थिभि॒श्चर॑न्तम् । स स॒ध्रीची॒: स विषू॑ची॒र्वसा॑न॒ आ व॑रीवर्ति॒ भुव॑नेष्व॒न्तः ॥

I saw a cowherd. He never falls from his position; sometimes he is near, and sometimes far, wandering on various paths. He is a friend, decorated with a variety of clothes. He comes again and again to the material world.

Understanding that it's written from a Gaudiya Vaishnava POV, I'd like to know how would advaitins interpret this verse. The translation of this verse on Wisdomlib is given as:

“I have beheld the unwearied protector of the universe, the sun, travelling upwards, the downwards by various paths; invested with aggregative and diffusive radiance, he revolves in the midst of the regions.”

Yet, it would be great if someone can explain this in a neutral way.

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    Read Sayana's commentary
    – অনু
    Jan 26, 2022 at 5:35
  • @Anubrata: Any legit source where I can get to read it?
    – moefetish
    Jan 27, 2022 at 10:43


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