Generally, at some instant in our lives – we must have come across a situation when we had to keep a secret. How about Rushis? Did they also have any secrets? But, aren’t they great souls who did not have such need to maintain any secrets?
True, they did NOT have any selfish need to maintain a secret. But, they did have selfless need to maintain some secrets. They know the immense value of God and so they protected HIM in the literature to ensure no-one with wrong intentions can abuse or misuse God. They were always ready to reveal the secrets based on the intense curiosity and intense interest of the seekers.
A secret that our a:charya:s revealed is that, ‘some numbers convey an in-depth meaning when used in Vedic literature depending on the context it is used’.
Whenever a ‘gem’ is referenced, it could indicate number 9 because there are 9 precious gems (nava ratnalu). Number 9 implied all the 9 relations that bonds God and a soul together forever.