Analytical Yoga
Analytical Yoga

Gayatri Mantra

HOLY SPEECH


Vedic Word

Site launched: 25 Dec 2006

 

The Vedas are an oral timeless tradition.

Contribute to it by daily recitation and propagation.

 

Important News

I have published two books with text and translation of

 

The Sama Veda

A Rendering of Ancient Lore

&

The Yajur Veda

A Rendering of Ritual Hymns


Those available at eCreatespace and Amazon.com



सहस्रशीर्षा पुरुषः सहस्राक्षः सहस्रपात्


भूमिँ सर्वत स्पृत्वात्यतिष्ठद्दशाङ्गुलम्




Thousand (countless) heads has Purusha;


So he has thousand eyes and thousand feet.


Pervading Earth on all sides (spanning ten directions) and


Spanning ten senses and heart measuring ten fingers,


He (yet) exceeds[1] (all, within and without). ¶31.1




[1] The preposition ‘ati’ signifies this sense.



I am currently working on translation of the Bhagavad Gita. That would be out this January, 2016.

 

I have created a site HolyVedas.info particularly

dedicated to the Vedas and their translation.

 

 

 

Here is a check-list of holy life from The Taittiriya Upanishad (I.11)

 

After teaching the Veda to student, teacher (āchārya) exhorts him [before he passes out]:

 

Speak the truth (satya). [CAUTION: Most of us say ‘yoga is beneficial’ without either practising it or knowing what yoga is!]

Observe/practise the Divine Law (dharma). [Law is mandatory and not your choice. The Vedas form the Eternal Law.]

Never be careless in study of the Veda (svādhyāya).

After bringing acceptable sum for teacher, never break clan succession (i.e. do marry and procreate).

Do not neglect satya.

Do not neglect dharma.

Do not neglect svadhyaya.

Do not neglect personal welfare (kuśala = safety).

Do not neglect prosperity (bhūti).

Do not neglect study and teaching of the Veda. [1]

Do not neglect your duties to gods and ancestors.

Treat mother as god.

Treat father as god.

Treat teacher (acharya) as god.

Treat unanticipated guest (atithi) as god.

Whatever blameless deeds there are, those ought to be performed.

Not others.

Whatever right conduct of ours, that ought to be heeded. [2]

Not other.

Make Brāhmans (versed in the Veda; also written Brahmins) who are superior to us, comfortable with seat [support].

Give with faith (śraddhā).

Do not give without faith.

Give according to your status or prosperity (śrī).

Give with courtesy (modesty).

Give fearfully.

Give empathatically (or conscientiously).

Now, in case you face doubt about some act or conduct. [3]

Brāhmans who are: competent to counsel; committed in yoga (yukta); voluntarily committed (āyukta); not severe [even they should look right]; seekers of dharma. The way they conduct there. So you conduct there.

Now, in instances involving criticism or accusation.

Brāhmans who are: competent to counsel; committed in yoga (yukta); voluntarily committed (āyukta); not severe [even they should look right]; seekers of dharma. The way they conduct in them. So you conduct in them.

This is mandate [and not your choice].

This is recommendation.

This is the secret doctrine (upanishad) of the Veda.

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