He is the Supreme Brahman, the Self of all, the chief foundation of this world, subtler than the subtle, eternal. That thou art; thou art That.
Atharva Veda, Kaivalya Upanishad 16. uph, 930
That which is neither conscious nor unconscious, which is invisible, impalpable, indefinable, unthinkable, unnameable, whose very essence consists of the experience of its own self, which absorbs all diversity, is tranquil and benign, without a second, which is what they call the fourth state-that is the atman. This it is which should be known.
Atharva Veda, Mandukya Upanishad 7. ve, 723
When a seer sees the creator of golden hue, the Lord, the Person, the source of Brahma, then being a knower, shaking off good and evil and free from stain, he attains supreme equality with the Lord.
Atharva Veda, Mundaka Upanishad 3.1.3. upr, 686
Who, weary of Brahman studentship, having fully learnt the Vedas, is discharged by the teacher he had ever obeyed, such a one is called the asramin. Choosing a wife of equally high birth, he should deposit the sacred fires, and bring to those Deities the Brahman sacrifice day and night until, dividing among the children his property, abstaining from conjugal pleasures, he gives himself to the forest life, wandering in a pure region. Living on water and on air, and on such fruit as proper, fire within body, he abides on earth without obligations, without tears.
Atharva Veda, Sannyasa Upanishad 2.1-4. upb, 735-36
A hundred uninitiated are equal to one brahmachara. A hundred brahmacharas are equal to one grihastha. A hundred grihasthas are equal to one vanaprastha. A hundred vanaprasthas are equal to one sannyasin.
Atharva Veda, Narasinha Upanishad 5.10. upb, 832
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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.