Archive for December, 2008

  • the strong winged sun…

    the strong winged sun…

    “Desirous of refuge, I approach the strong winged sun, the son of eternity, racing on the top of the sky.  As such, O son, may you bestow a long span of life.  May we not come to harm.  May we be in your friendly favour.” — Atharva Veda

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  • the hearts of mankind…

    the hearts of mankind…

    O God, you rise above to vitalize the physical forces, and you go deep into the inner realm to shine through the hearts of mankind.  You command all the regions of the celestial and spiritual world.” — Atharva Veda and also in the Rig Veda

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  • the supreme light…

    the supreme light…

    “O self-radiant God, you are the supreme light that outstrips all in speed, and it is your spiritual radiance that awakens each one of us, and shines through the entire firmament.” — Atharva Veda

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  • transcendent glow…

    transcendent glow…

    “In his supreme Transcendent glow, all other transient lights fade away, like thieves.” — Atharva Veda

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  • these high mountains…

    these high mountains…

    “Rain was made the sacrificial butter, the heat the sacrificial fire, the earth the sacrificial altar.  There the adorable Lord made the high mountains rise up with his words. Making high mountains with the words, the ascendent Lord said to the earth: “Let all this, whatsoever there is and whatsoever is yet to be, be […]

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  • well established in truth…

    well established in truth…

    “One is well established in truth; the other is kindled in the waters.  enkindled with knowledge, the two fires worship the ascendent Lord, the bestower of light and bliss.” — Atharva Veda

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  • beyond the waters…

    beyond the waters…

    “Being an enlightened one, you purify the enlightened ones.  You move within the ocean.  You kindle the common fire.  Him the highest poets realize. … The sun looks beyond the sky, the sun beyond the earth, the sun beyond the waters.  The sun, the sole eye or the beings, has ascended the high heaven.” — […]

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  • May you ascend to heaven…

    May you ascend to heaven…

    “May you ascend to heaven; and may you ascend while on the earth, and may you ascend to kingship; and may you ascend to wealth; and may you ascend to the posterity; and may you ascend to the immortality…” — Atharva Veda

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  • The cleansing earth…

    The cleansing earth…

    “The cleansing earth do I address, the patient earth, increasing by worship; may we sit down, O earth, upon thee, that bearest refreshment, prosperity, food, and ghee.” — Atharva Veda

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  • make him tremble…

    make him tremble…

        “He, who being the Lord of food, has become the consumer of food, and who is also the Lord of knowledge; who is the Lord of existence past, present, and future — to that wrathful Lord it is offending that some one scathes such a learned intellectual person.  O ascending one, make him […]

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