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Vedic Verses for 6/30/15

He who knows this and meditates on the foot of Brahman consisting of four quarters as Ayatanavat, possesses a support (i.e. home) on this earth. He conquers the worlds which offer a home-he who knows this and meditates on the foot of Brahman consistingof four quarters as Ayatanavat.

Sama Veda, Chandogya Upanishad IV, VIII - Instruction by the Diver-Bird, 4

Satyakama reached the teacher's house. The teacher said to him: Satyakama! Revered Sir! Satyakama replied.

Sama Veda, Chandogya Upanishad IV, IX - Instruction by the Teacher, 1

The teacher said: Dear friend, you shine like one who knows Brahman. Who has taught you? Others than men, he replied. But I wish, revered Sir, that you alone should teach me.

Sama Veda, Chandogya Upanishad IV, IX - Instruction by the Teacher, 2

For I have heard from persons like your good self that only knowledge which is learnt from a teacher (acharya) leads to the highest good. Then he (Gautama) taught him the same knowledge. Nothing whatsoever was left out, yea, nothing whatsoever was left out.

Sama Veda, Chandogya Upanishad IV, IX - Instruction by the Teacher, 3

Upakosala the son of Kamala dwelt as a brahmachirin (religious student) with Satyakama the son of Jabala. He tended his teacher's fires for twelve years. Satyakama allowed his other pupils to return to their homes after they had finished their Vedic studies but did not allow Upakosala to depart.

Sama Veda, Chandogya Upanishad IV, X - The Story of Upakosala, 1

    



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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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