TEXT 1
sri-bhagavan uvaca
urdhva-mulam adhah-sakham
asvattham prahur avyayam
chandamsi yasya parnani
yas tam veda sa veda-vit
SYNONYMS
sri bhagavan uvaca—the Supreme Personality of Godhead said; urdhva-mulam—with roots above; adhah—downwards; sakham—branches; asvattham—banyan tree; prahuh—said; avyayam—eternal; chandamsi—Vedic hymns; yasya—of which; parnani—the leaves; yah—anyone; tam—that; veda—knows; sah—he; veda-vit—the knower of the Vedas.