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Re: Gems from vEdAs and upanishads
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2012, 06:25:50 AM »
द्वा सुपर्णा सयुजा सखाया समानं वृक्षंपरिषस्वजाते ।
तयोरन्यः पिप्पलं स्वाद्वत्त्य नश्नन्नन्योऽभिचाकशीति ॥१॥

ऋग्वेद म.1| सू.164| म.20||


dhvA suparNA sayujA sakhAyA samAnam vRukShampariShasvajAthE .
thayOranyah pippalam svAdvakthya nashnannanyOaBhicAkashIthi ..1..

RugvEda Mandala 1, sUkthA 164, manthrA 20

This beautiful verse, occurring in the Rg Veda, enunciates the Eternal Triad - jivAthman, Paramatma and Prakriti -

Two birds (सुपर्णा), eternal friends (सखाया) , inseparable (सयुजा), perched together on a Tree. The first one enjoys the fruit borne by the tree, while the other merely observes in silence."

The one that enjoys the fruit is jivAtman, the individual soul, while the one that observes is paramAthman. They both, inseparable friends that they are, are perched on the Peepal Tree, which represents prakRuthi. The one that performs Action is the individual soul, the jivAthman. Having acted, it enjoys the fruits of the Act. paramAthman merely watches. paramAthman  neither performs Action nor enjoys subsequently the fruits of the Act.

This verse brings out the relation between the three components of the Eternal Triad. Atman and Paramatman are joined together in a relationship of eternal friendship as allegorically stated in the phrase - सयुजा सखाया. While the former performs actions and enjoys the fruit of his actions, the later merely enjoys in being the Silent Witness to the Acts of Atman. Atman interacts with prakRuthi whereas paramAthman  remains aloof, merely observing.

Athman is passive observer, untouched, unaffected. shudDha prajnyA

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Re: Gems from vEdAs and upanishads
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2012, 06:06:49 PM »
अपवित्रः पवित्रो वा सर्वावस्थां गतोऽपि वा।
यः स्मरेत्पुंडरीकाक्षं स बाह्याभ्यंतरः शुचिः॥


Apavitrah Pavitro Va Sarva Vastan Gatopi Va
Yah Smaret Pundari Kaksham Sa Bahya Bhyantarah Shuchih

Whether all places are permeated with purity or with impurity,
whosoever remembers the lotus-eyed One, gains inner and outer purity.


(Garuda Purana)

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Re: Gems from vEdAs and upanishads
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2012, 04:04:02 PM »


अञ्जना गन्धिं सुरभिं बहु अन्नम् अकृषीवलाम् ।
प्राहं मृगाणां मातरम् अरण्यानिम् अशंसिषम् ॥


O' Aranyani, Goddess of the Forest, you are fragrant, filled with balm,
mother of all creatures, you do ot till the soil, yet you have such stores of food,
I salute you.


(Rig Veda 146.6)

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Re: Gems from vEdAs and upanishads
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2013, 12:15:31 PM »
ॐ येनेदं भूतं भुवनं भविष्यत् , परिगृहीतं अमृतेन सर्व I
येन यग्यस्ताय्ते सप्तहोता, तन्मे मनः शिवसंकल्पमस्तु II


O Lord! The immortal mind by which actions of the past, present and future come into form, and which is at the helm of seven functions (saptahotri yajna ) respiration, sight, hearing, speech, taste, touch and walking (all actions of a person are inspired by mind ), such mind of mine must be of pure thoughts.

(Yajur Veda)


These excellent series of holy mantras known as Shiva Sankalpa are chanted during the Mahanyasa Puja.

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Re: Gems from vEdAs and upanishads
« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2013, 06:12:55 PM »
शं च मे मयश्च मे प्रियं च मेऽनुकामश्च मे
कामश्च मे सौमनसश्च मे भद्रं च मे श्रेयश्च मे
वस्यश्च मे यशश्च मे भगश्च मे द्रविणं च मे
यन्ता च मे धर्ता च मे क्षेमश्च मे धृतिश्च मे
विश्वं च मे महश्च मे संविच्च मे ज्ञात्रं च मे
सूश्च मे प्रसूश्च मे सीरं च मे लयश्च म ऋतं च मे
ऽमृतं च मेऽयक्ष्मं च मेऽनामयच्च मे जीवातुश्च मे
दीर्घायुत्वं च मेऽनमित्रं च मेऽभयं च मे सुगं च मे
शयनं च मे सूषा च मे सुदिनं च मे ॥ ३॥


     śaṁ ca me mayaśca me priyaṁ ca me'nukāmaśca me
kāmaśca me saumanasaśca me bhadraṁ ca me śreyaśca me
vasyaśca me yaśaśca me bhagaśca me draviṇaṁ ca me
yantā ca me dhartā ca me kṣemaśca me dhṛtiśca me
viśvaṁ ca me mahaśca me saṁvicca me jñātraṁ ca me
sūśca me prasūśca me sīraṁ ca me layaśca ma ṛtaṁ ca me
'mṛtaṁ ca me'yakṣmaṁ ca me'nāmayacca me jīvātuśca me
dīrghāyutvaṁ ca me'namitraṁ ca me'bhayaṁ ca me sugaṁ ca me
śayanaṁ ca me sūṣā ca me sudinaṁ ca me || 3||

Pleasures of this world are with me, Pleasures of other world are with me, Liking is with me, The desire due to that is with me, The result of the desire is with me, Relatives sweet to the mind are with me, Security is with me, Great fame is with me, Good habitats are with me, All good luck is with me, All wealth is with me, Teacher showing the way is with me, One who carries me like father is with me, Protection of  assets is with me, Courage is with me, Good to all are with me, Reward is with me, Knowledge of Vedas and science is with me, Capacity to teach is with me, Capacity to order is with me, Capacity to get work done is with me, Wealth of cattle is with me, Destruction of blocks in my path are with me, Fire sacrifices  and other good deeds are with me, The good result of such action is with me, Freedom from tuberculosis is with me, Freedom from small fevers are with me, The medicine for life without sickness is with me, Long life is with me, The state of all people being my friends is with me, Absence of fear is with me, Good conduct is with me, Good sleep is with me, Good mornings are with me, Good days are with me, And all these are with me, Because I worship Rudra.

Chamakam - 3
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Re: Gems from vEdAs and upanishads
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2014, 11:34:06 AM »
ॐ सह नाववतु ।
सह नौ भुनक्तु ।
सहवीर्यं करवावहै ।
तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु ।
मा विद्विषावहै ।
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ।।[
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OM! May that Brahman protect us (together, all);
May that Brahman nourish us;
May we work in harmony with great vigor;
May our study be illuminating and fruitful;
May we not hate each other.
Om Peace? Peace? Peace?
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Re: Gems from vEdAs and upanishads
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2014, 11:55:32 AM »
A peak into what is conveyed in the Vedas:

MANTRA PUSHPAM

http://youtu.be/hKE38CBc3rs

PURUSHA SUKTAM

http://youtu.be/U-NHJffUIIo

NAASADIIYA SUKTAM

http://youtu.be/88zA8Rz4s90

USHAA SUKTAM

http://youtu.be/ohX7Ix8VlDU

RAATRI SUKTAM

http://youtu.be/M9-xQaPDMuw

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Re: Gems from vEdAs and upanishads
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2014, 11:38:53 AM »
तद्विष्णोः परमं पदं सदा पश्यन्ति सूरयः । दिवीव चक्षुराततम ॥

The wise ever contemplate that supreme station of Vishnu,
as the eye ranges over the sky.


(RV 1.22.20)
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« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2016, 06:20:36 AM »
?My dear! Not for a husband?s sake that a husband becomes a loved object;
but a husband becomes a loved object because of the love for the Self alone.

My dear! Not for a wife?s sake that a wife becomes a loved object;
but a wife becomes a loved object because of the love for the Self alone.

My dear! Not for the sake of the sons do sons become loved objects;
but sons become loved objects because of the love for the Self alone.

My dear! Not for wealth?s sake that wealth becomes a loved object;
but wealth becomes a loved object because of the love for the Self alone.

My dear! Not for the sake of animals that animals become loved objects;
but animals become loved objects because of the love for the Self alone.

My dear! Not for a Brahmin?s sake that a Brahmin becomes a loved object;
but a husband becomes a loved object because of the love for the Self alone.

My dear! Not for a Kshatriya?s sake that a Kshatriya becomes a loved object;
but a Kshatriya becomes a loved object because of the love for the Self alone.

My dear! Not for the sake of worlds that worlds become loved objects;
but worlds become loved objects because of the love for the Self alone.

My dear! Not for the sake of Devas that worlds become loved objects;
but Devas become loved objects because of the love for the Self alone.

My dear! Not for the sake of Vedas that worlds become loved objects;
but Vedas become loved objects because of the love for the Self alone.

My dear! Not for the sake of the beings that beings become loved objects;
but beings become loved objects because of the love for the Self alone.

My dear! Not for the sake of all things, that all things become loved objects;
but all things become loved objects because of the love for the Self alone.

My dear! Aatmaa alone is to be seen, heard, thought about, contemplated upon Maitreyi.
If Aatman, my dear, is seen, heard, thought about, and understood, all this get understood.




आत्मनस्तु कामाय सर्वं प्रियं भवति
Atmanastu kAmAya sarvaM priyaM bhavati
It is for one?s own sake everything else is loved

~ Brihadaryanka Upanishad
Yaajnavalkya to Maitreyi
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॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta