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Vedic Verses

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



Vedic Verses for 11/27/14

Let there be no neglect of the duties to the Gods and the fathers. Be one to whom the mother is a God. Be one to whom the father is a God. Be one to whom the teacher is a God. Be one to whom the guest is a God.

Krishna Yajur Veda, Taittiraya Upanishad 1.11.1-2. upr, 537-8

Find a quiet retreat for the practice of yoga, sheltered from the wind, level and clean, free from rubbish, smoldering fires and ugliness, and where the sound of waters and the beauty of the place help thought and contemplation.

Krishna Yajur Veda, Svetasvatara Upanishad 2.10. upm, 88

Lightness, healthiness, steadiness, clearness of complexion, pleasantness of voice, sweetness of odor, and slight excretions-these, they say, are the first results of the progress of yoga.

Krishna Yajur Veda, Svetasvatara Upanishad 2.13. upr, 723

Of lords the Lord Supreme, of kings the King, of Gods the God, Him let us worship-transcendent, Lord of all worlds and wholly worthy of worship.

Krishna Yajur Veda, Svetasvatara Upanishad 6.7. ve, 156

A man comes to Thee in fearful wonder and says: Thou art God who never was born. Let thy face, Rudra, shine upon me, and let thy love be my eternal protection.

Krishna Yajur Veda, Svetasvatara Upanishad 4.21. upm, 93

    



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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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