A daily collection of verses from the Vedas, Hinduism's revealed scripture
And just as, here on earth, whatever is earned through work perishes, so does the next world, won by virtuous deeds, perish. Those who depart hence without having realized the Self and these true desires-for them there is no freedom in all the worlds. But those who depart hence after having realized the Self and these true desires-for them there is freedom in all the worlds.
Sama Veda, Chandogya Upanishad VIII, I - Brahman in the Heart, 6
If he desires the World of the Manes, by his mere thought the Manes come to him. Having obtained the world of the Manes he is happy.
Sama Veda, Chandogya Upanishad VIII, II - The Fulfilment of Desires through Self-Knowledge, 1
I hymn the self-luminous wise Lord to be praised and glorified above all forever, Varuna the mighty! I beg him for renown, the God who shows love to all those who adore him.
Rig Veda II, 28, 1
With reverence and care we sing your praises. Happy we feel in your service, O Varuna! We hymn you like the fire that arises each dawn to usher in the day with its promise of riches.
Rig Veda II, 28, 2
O Leader of heroes, whose words reach far, may we ever abide in your shelter, O King! O sons of the Infinite, Gods ever faithful, forgive us our sins; grant us your friendship.
Rig Veda II, 28, 3
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.