A daily collection of verses from the Vedas, Hinduism's revealed scripture
From whatever sin I, a sinner, committed awake or asleep, may both past and future set me free, as if from a stake to which I was fastened!
Atharva Veda VI, 115, 2
Those who neither practise meditation nor perform rituals do not follow either of these ways. They become those insignificant creatures which are continually revolving and about which it may be said: 'Live and die.' This is the third place. Therefore that world never becomes full. Let a man despise this course. To this end there is the following verse:
Sama Veda, Chandogya Upanishad V, X - The Various Paths followed after Death, 8
' A man who steals the gold of a brahmin, he (i.e. a brahmin) who drinks liquor, he who dishonours his teacher's bed and he who kills a brahmin-these four fall, as also a fifth who associates with them.'
Sama Veda, Chandogya Upanishad V, X - The Various Paths followed after Death, 9
But he who knows these Five Fires(sinners) is not stained by sin even though associating with them. He becomes pure and clean and obtains the world of the blessed-he who knows this, yea, he who knows this.
Sama Veda, Chandogya Upanishad V, X - The Various Paths followed after Death, 10
Prachinasala the son of Upamanyu, Satyayajna the son of Pulusha, Indradyumna the grandson of Bhallavi, Jana the son of Sarkaraksha and Budila the son of Asvatarasva-great householders and great scriptural scholars-came together and discussed the question: What is our self and what is Brahman?
Sama Veda, Chandogya Upanishad V, XI - Concerning the Universal Self, 1
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.