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A daily collection of verses from the Vedas, Hinduism's revealed scripture



Vedic Verses for 4/18/15

That which is the southern gate is the vyana-that is the ear, that is Chandrama (the moon). One should meditate on that as prosperity and fame. He who knows this becomes prosperous and famous.

Sama Veda, Chandogya Upanishad III, XIII - Meditation on the Door-Keepers, 2

That which is the western gate is the apana-that is speech, that is Agni (fire). One should meditate on that as the radiance of Brahman and the source of food. He who knows this becomes radiant and an eater of food.

Sama Veda, Chandogya Upanishad III, XIII - Meditation on the Door-Keepers, 3

That which is the northern gate is the samana-that is the mind, that is Parjanya (the rain-god). One should meditate on that as fame and beauty. He who knows this becomes famous and beautiful.

Sama Veda, Chandogya Upanishad III, XIII - Meditation on the Door-Keepers, 4

That which is the upper gate is the udana-that is Vayu, that is the akasa. One should meditate on that as strength and greatness. He who knows this becomes strong and great.

Sama Veda, Chandogya Upanishad III, XIII - Meditation on the Door-Keepers, 5

These are the five servants of Brahman, the door-keepers of the world of heaven. He who thus knows these five servants of Brahman, the door-keepers of the world of heaven-in his family a hero is born. He who thus knows the five servants of Brahman, the door-keepers of the world of heaven, himself attains the world of heaven.

Sama Veda, Chandogya Upanishad III, XIII - Meditation on the Door-Keepers, 6

    



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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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