A daily collection of verses from the Vedas, Hinduism's revealed scripture
Like strong draught animals who draw a cart, bulls who wear the yoke and are harnessed together, the Stones emit bellows, panting and heaving. Then the sound of their snorting is like that of horses.
Rig Veda X, 94, 6
Acclaim [the Stones] with their ten [workers], ten belts, ten thongs, and tenfold harness, with their ten reins, who, never growing old, yoked ten times over, draw the ten yokes.
Rig Veda X, 94, 7
These Stones are like racehorses with ten sets of reins, their bits well fixed within their jaws. At the flowing of the Soma-juice they have been first to taste the milky fluid of the first-crushed stalk.
Rig Veda X, 94, 8
These Soma-eaters kiss the bay steeds of Indra. They are set for their stalk-crushing task on an oxhide. When Indra has drunk the sweet Soma they extract, he increases in strength, waxes great, like a bull.
Rig Veda X, 94, 9
Here let this man dwell, O Gods, not yonder! We rescue him from Death with a thousandfold charm!
Atharva Veda VIII, 1, 18
These daily verses are drawn from the Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharva Vedas, Hinduism's revealed scriptures, which are 6,000 to 8,000 years old. Many of the verses are from the book The Vedic Experience, by Raimundo Panikkar, available at our Minimela online store.