Meaning: noun: Vyas or Vyasa, a legendary sage, considered to be the author of many ancient texts of Hindus.
ਬਿਆਸ ਬੀਚਾਰਿ ਕਹਿਓ ਪਰਮਾਰਥੁ ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮ ਸਰਿ ਨਾਹੀ ॥
biaas beechaar kahio parmaarath raam naam sar naahee
After careful, deep thought, Vyas spoke the supreme truth; that there is nothing equal to the Name of the Divine
– Bhagat Ravidas, Guru Granth Sahib, 1106 11
Also known as Veda Vyas, he was a great sage, author and compiler.
He is believed to have authored the Hindu epic Mahabharat, and compiled the Vedas and Puranas, the ancient Hindu scriptures.
He had vast knowledge and personal experience of the innumerable stories mentioned in the Puranas and the compositions of Vedas.
His thoughtful assertion in the verse above is very significant, that there is no better way to reach the Divine than contemplation on the wisdom and virtues of the Divine, with love and dedication.
We need not bother much about various contradicting philosophies mentioned in books and epics.
The one and only thing which we need to do is to sing and reflect on the virtues and attributes of the Divine and emulate them in our life.
When our mind is spiritually attuned to the Divine, no unhealthy thought and fear arise in our mind.
We are spiritually stable and will experience a state of equipoise.
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Etymology: From Sanskrit vyaas, literally compiler, also sometimes called Veda Vyas, the one who compiled and classified the Vedas, the ancient Hindu texts.