Archive for November, 2008

  • You help the wise sage…

    You help the wise sage…

    “You help the wise sage to fight against the inexhaustible exploiter You destroy malice of the mental struggle. In conflicts you hold the wheel of the chariot of the Sun and drive away malignant spirits.” – Rig Veda

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  • Lord of the path…

    Lord of the path…

    ​ “O nourisher, Lord of the path, we engage and bind you to our hymns, like a chariot yoked for bringing food.” – Rig Veda

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  • The fire enkindled…

    The fire enkindled…

    “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.”

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  • #13 – East vs West; why isn’t my Sun in Aries?

    #13 – East vs West; why isn’t my Sun in Aries?

    Penny Farrow presents the differences between eastern and western approaches to astrology.  Topics include the “ayanamsha” feature of Jyotish which takes into account the precession of the equinox, which comes from the wobble of the earth on its axis. We also discuss the differences between the tropical and sidereal zodiacs and how that results in […]

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  • Agastya, Rig Veda Rishi – Podcast #80

    Agastya, Rig Veda Rishi – Podcast #80

    Agastya Rishi contributed many hymns to the Rig Veda, compiled both Lalitha Sahasranam (1008 names) and Lalitha Trishati (300 names), wrote the Saraswati Suktam, and created systems of martial arts (Agastya Tekkan), medicine (Agastya Siddha) and astrology (Agastya Nadi). He was a man of great humor and genuineness whose activities are told in a number […]

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  • The offsprings of cosmic vitality…

    The offsprings of cosmic vitality…

    ​ “May the offsprings of cosmic vitality, granters of dwellings, invincible, invoked on this occasion lovingly bend down to lift us up. Hence, we call upon the divine vital principles, so that they become our helpers in difficulty, great or small.” – Rig Veda

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  • Sweet be the song…

    Sweet be the song…

    “Sweet be the song of mine to the cloud of the midspace, the mountains, the sun, floods, and lightning. Sweet be the plants to Nature’s bounties, which accept oblations. May the all-wise, gracious Lord propitious to us for the acquirement of riches.” – Rig Veda

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  • Like a flawless skin…

    Like a flawless skin…

    “May your friendship be unbroken, like a flawless skin lightly forming on a surface of curds (yogurt).” – Rig Veda

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  • No one else is like you…

    No one else is like you…

    “This is true, no one else is like you, O resplendent Lord, no divine power, nor any mortal is superior to you. You always destroy the dragon of dark forces who obstruct the flow of benefic thoughts and let free the streams of devotion to proceed to the ocean of bliss, the ultimate destination. – […]

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  • The lofty resplendent Lord…

    The lofty resplendent Lord…

    “The lofty resplendent Lord is prompt to listen, decked with blue radiance, as if on his nose and chin, giver of wealth, whether coming or not coming to worship. May He with unparalleled might destroy all opposing evil forces and violent elements as soon as manifested.” – Rig Veda

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