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

Vedic Verses for 8/30/16

May noble wisdom come to us from all sides, undeceived, unhindered, overflowing, so that the devas may always help us onward, unceasing in their care, our Guardians day by day. Ours be the blissful love of devas who desire straight life; about us may the grace of devas lie. We have approached the devas for friendship; may they prolong our life to the full, so that we may live.

Rig Veda 1.89.1-2. hv, p. 109

The resplendent Self, through the ecstacy of spiritual joy, inspires all virtuous thoughts among men of divine nature.

Rig Veda 8.32.28. rs v. 9, p. 3,025

O self-luminous Divine, remove the veil of ignorance from before me, that I may behold your light. Reveal to me the spirit of the scriptures. May the truth of the scriptures be ever present to me. May I seek day and night to realize what I learn from the sages.

Rig Veda, Aitareya Upanishad, Invocation. uph, p. 95

He, however, who has not understanding, who is unmindful and ever impure, reaches not the goal, but goes on to reincarnation. He, however, who has understanding, who is mindful and ever pure, reaches the goal from which he is born no more.

Krishna Yajur Veda, Katha Upanishad 3.7-8. uph, 352

When the yogin unites his breath with Aum or is united with the All in manifold ways, it is called yoga. This oneness of breath, mind and senses, the renunciation of all existence-this is termed yoga.

Krishna Yajur Veda, Maitra Upanishad 6.25. ve, 776


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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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