A daily collection of verses from the Vedas, Hinduism's revealed scripture
To him ascend these hymns, these steed-swift prayers. He alone hears my words. All-mover, all-conqueror, conveyer of sacrifice, the Child, ever aiding, he assumes great power.
Rig Veda I, 145, 3
He is a being; of flood and forest who passes aloft. Knowing the Law, he inspires to right action, this wise and true Lord.
Rig Veda I, 145, 5
Know the atman to be the master of the chariot; the body, chariot; the intellect, the charioteer; and the mind, the reins.
Yajur Veda, Katha Upanishad, Part One, Chapter III, 3
The senses, they say, are the horses; the objects, the roads. The wise call the atman-united with the body, the senses and the mind-the enjoyer.
Yajur Veda, Katha Upanishad, Part One, Chapter III, 4
If the buddhi, being related to a mind that is always distracted, loses its discriminations, then the senses become uncontrolled, like the vicious horses of a charioteer.
Yajur Veda, Katha Upanishad, Part One, Chapter III, 5
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.