śilpaṁ hāsminnadhigamyat ya evaṁ veda | yadeva śilpānī | ātmasanskṛtirvāva

śilpāni cchandomayaṁ vā etairyajamāna ātmānaṁ sanskurute ||


“Shilpāni, works of art of man, is the imitation of divine forms. By employing their

rhythms, the artisans metrically reconstitute, and interpret the limitless knowledge

of the sacred hymns, from the limits of human ability.”



~ Aitareya Brahmana, Rig Veda, 6.5.27