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



Vedic Verses for 8/27/15

The Prana (the nose), indeed, is the graha; it is controlled by the apana (odour), the atigraha; for one smells odours through apana (the air breathed in).

Yajur Veda, Brihadaranyaka Upanishad III, II-Yajnavalkya and Artabhaga, 2

The vak (the organ of speech), indeed, is the graha; it is controlled by the atigraha, name; for one utters names through the organ of speech.

Yajur Veda, Brihadaranyaka Upanishad III, II-Yajnavalkya and Artabhaga, 3

The tongue, indeed, is the graha; it is controlled by the atigraha, taste; for one knows tastes by the tongue.

Yajur Veda, Brihadaranyaka Upanishad III, II-Yajnavalkya and Artabhaga, 4

The eye, indeed, is the graha; it is controlled by the atigraha colour; for one sees colours through the eye.

Yajur Veda, Brihadaranyaka Upanishad III, II-Yajnavalkya and Artabhaga, 5

The ear, indeed, is the graha; it is controlled by the atigraha sound; for one hears sounds with the ear.

Yajur Veda, Brihadaranyaka Upanishad III, II-Yajnavalkya and Artabhaga, 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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