Slightly different versions of the Sukta appear in different Vedas. One version of the suktam has 16 verses, 15 in the anuṣṭubh meter, and the final one in the triṣṭubh meter. Another version of the Sukta consists of 24 verses with the first 18 mantras designated as the Purva-narayana and the later portion termed as the Uttara-narayana probably in honour of Rishi Narayana. Some scholars state that certain verses of Purusha Sukta are later interpolations to the Rigveda. One of the reasons given is that it is the only hymn in all the Vedas that mentions the four varnas by name - although the word "varṇa" itself is not mentioned in the hymn.
The anecdote of African tribal women passing on a song to their offspring right from the time they conceive till the child is delivered and beyond and the way the song is used to evoke positivity by the child even after attaining adulthood makes an interesting reading and develops the faith to begin the path of Mantra sādhana. For a question as to do Mantras work, the author explains his own experience in terms of his sādhana in an isolated place where he practiced. The chapter lists dinacharya and the strict regimen, a sādhaka, has to follow. This leads to siddhi where the sādhaka starts to see in reality as to that which he has dreamt. The practitioner reaches the state of jīvanmukta where he is free from all bondage.
Mother is very kind to her child. You are more free with your mother than with anybody else. It is the mother who protects you, nourishes you, consoles you, cheers you and nurses you. She is your first preceptor. She sacrifices her all for the sake of her children. In the spiritual field also, the aspirant has very intimate relationship with the Divine Mother. 2b1af7f3a8