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Vedic Verses for 5/25/15

The ear, indeed, is a fourth foot of Brahman. It shines and warms with the light of the quarters. With fame, with renown and with the radiance of Brahman he shines and warms who knows this, yea, who knows this.

Sama Veda, Chandogya Upanishad III, XVIII - The Mind and the Akasa as Symbols of Brahman, 6

The sun is Brahman: this is the teaching. An explanation thereof follows: In the beginning this universe was non-existent. It became existent. It grew. It turned into an egg. The egg lay for the period of a year. Then it broke open. Of the two halves of the egg-shell, one half was of silver, the other of gold.

Sama Veda, Chandogya Upanishad III, XIX - Meditation on the Sun as Brahman, 1

That which was of silver became the earth; that which was of gold, heaven. What was the thick membrane of the white became the mountains; the thin membrane of the yolk, the must and the clouds. The veins became the rivers; the fluid in the bladder, the ocean.

Sama Veda, Chandogya Upanishad III, XIX - Meditation on the Sun as Brahman, 2

And what was born of it was yonder Aditya, the sun. when it was born shouts of Hurrah! arose, together with all beings and all objects of desire. Therefore at its rise and its every return shouts of Hurrah! together with all beings and all objects of desire arise.

Sama Veda, Chandogya Upanishad III, XIX - Meditation on the Sun as Brahman, 3

He who, knowing this, meditates on the sun as Brahman-pleasant sounds will quickly approach him and continue to delight him, yea, continue to delight him.

Sama Veda, Chandogya Upanishad III, XIX - Meditation on the Sun as Brahman, 4

    



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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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