Then it carried the organ of smell. When it was freed from death it became air (Vayu). That air, having transcended death, blows beyond its reach. Then it carried the organ of sight. When it was freed from death it became the sun (Surya). That sun, ...

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Vedic Verses for 4/26/18

Then it carried the organ of smell. When it was freed from death it became air (Vayu). That air, having transcended death, blows beyond its reach. Then it carried the organ of sight. When it was freed from death it became the sun (Surya). That sun, having transcended death, shines beyond its reach. Then it carried the organ of hearing. When it was freed from death, it became the quarters (Disah). Those quarters, having transcended death, remain beyond its reach.

Yajur Veda, Brihadaranyaka Upanishad I, III-The Prana: Its Glories and Redeeming Power, 13-15

Then it carried the mind. When the mind was freed from death it became the moon (Chandra). That moon, having transcended death, shines beyond its reach. Thus, verily, that deity carries beyond death him who knows this.

Yajur Veda, Brihadaranyaka Upanishad I, III-The Prana: Its Glories and Redeeming Power, 16

Spring up, become fair, be distended, O barley, with your own increase! Burst all vessels designed to contain you! May lightning not smite you in that place where we make our appeal to you.

Atharva Veda VI, 142, 1

In response, divine barley, to our invocation, rise up there tall as the sky, inexhaustible as the boundless sea!

Atharva Veda VI, 142, 2

May those who tend you prove inexhaustible, inexhaustible their barns, inexhaustible those who offer you in sacrifice and those who consume you!

Atharva Veda VI, 142, 3

    
 



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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.


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