Sri Bhagavaan Uvaacha
Oordhwamoolam adhahshaakham ashwattham praahuravyayam;
Cchandaamsi yasya parnaani yastam veda sa vedavit.
The Blessed Lord said:
1. They (the wise) speak of the indestructible
tree, having its root above and
branches below, whose leaves are the metres or hymns; he who knows it is a knower of the