Archive for August, 2008

  • Your friendship…

    Your friendship…

    “Your friendship, O brave resplendent Lord, is not easily lost. You give wisdom to him who aspires to wisdom and vitality to him who aspires to vitality.” – Rig Veda

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  • granter of dwelling…

    granter of dwelling…

    “The resplendent Lord, who is granter of dwelling, does not withhold the reward of food and cattle, or of vital strength and wisdom, when he hears our praises.” – Rig Veda

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  • Vast are his designs…

    Vast are his designs…

    “Vast are his designs, manifold are His praises, and His protections are never withdrawn. Offer worship and praises, friends, to Him who is worthy to be pleased by prayers; for verily, He is our great providence. He is the eliminator of evil forces and protector of faithful devotees, whether they areone or more than one, […]

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  • Baradwaja and Drona – Podcast #75

    Baradwaja and Drona – Podcast #75

    Baradwaja was one of the original seven rishis (Saptarishi) and his story is uique because of his birth and subsequent adoption by a rishi who taught him mediation which he did to excess, desiring to know everything there is to know about the vedas. Eventually he became the student of Valmiki, the author of the […]

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  • O affluent resplendent Lord…

    O affluent resplendent Lord…

    “O affluent resplendent Lord, may you grant us success in our quest for vast riches, and enable us to gain victory. May you make us prosperous with rain, and with sons and grandsons.” – Rig Veda

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  • He knows your inner desires…

    He knows your inner desires…

    “May you come to the sagacious Lord with well-thought, intense and overflowing devotion. He knows your inner desires. He, the suppressor of adversities, assuredly grants your wish whatever it may be.” – Rig Veda

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  • the prayer coming out of a heart…

    the prayer coming out of a heart…

    “O resplendent Lord, the prayer coming out of a heart is more effective than that which is merely verbal, just as effused elixir is superior to the one not effused. You are the best judge, of which of the two would give you pleasure. You are capable of subduing harmful tendencies. May you approach this […]

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  • We invoke you…

    We invoke you…

    “We invoke you, O resplendent Lord, come down. May our elixir of loving devotion be sufficient for your satisfaction. May you be delighted, O performer of hundreds of selfless deeds, with our reverential homage. May you defend us in our struggles against wicked people.” – Rig Veda

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  • take joy in the offerings…

    take joy in the offerings…

    “When the sacred grass is strewn, the fire enkindled, with hymns and with profound veneration, then O adorable divine powers, take joy in the offerings presented to you in this ceremonial congregation.” – Rig Veda

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  • hear our songs…

    hear our songs…

    “May all the divine powers, and both heaven and earth and the fire-divine, the grandson of water, hear our songs; may we not utter such words as you may disregard. Let us, closely allied with you, rejoice in bliss.” – Rig Veda

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