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

Vedic Verses for 11/23/14

Words cannot describe the joy of the soul whose impurities are cleansed in deep contemplation-who is one with his atman, his own Spirit. Only those who feel this joy know what it is.

Krishna Yajur Veda, Maitra Upanishad 6.34. upm, 103

You are in truth the visible Brahman. I will proclaim you as the visible Brahman. I will speak the right. I will speak the truth. May this protect me. May it protect my teacher! May this protect me. May it protect my teacher! Aum, peace, peace, peace!

Krishna Yajur Veda, Taittiraya Upanishad 1.1.1. ve, 757

The one who has not turned away from wickedness, who has no peace, who is not concentrated, whose mind is restless-he cannot realize the atman, who is known by wisdom.

Krishna Yajur Veda, Katha Upanishad 2.24. ve, 710

May He protect us both. May He be pleased with us both. May we work together with vigor; may our study make us illumined. May there be no dislike between us. Aum, peace, peace.

Krishna Yajur Veda, Taittiraya Upanishad 2.1. Invocation. upr, 541

Nonviolence is all the offerings. Renunciation is the priestly honorarium. The final purification is death. Thus all the Divinities are established in this body.

Krishna Yajur Veda, Pranagnihotra Upanishad 46-8. ve, 413-14


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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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