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Gayatri Mantra Three utterances also rule the three vital airs within body viz. prāṇa (life-giving), apāna (pain-relieving or waste-disposing) and vyāna (pleasure-giving). We meditate on the treasured radiance (insights) of God Savitri (Creator/Vitalizer) who stimulates our intelligence (dhī) and leads us on right path. [What to meditate on! The four Vedas. They are to be regularly recited and meditated on. tatsavitur vareṇyam vedāḥ chandāṃsi (The Gopatha Brahman) Corn when heated pops and loses its capacity to germinate or grow. So too, in His radiance, we are rid of karma and pain of birth and death cylcles. Our karmas become popcorns.]
Three utterances also rule the three vital airs within body viz. prāṇa (life-giving), apāna (pain-relieving or waste-disposing) and vyāna (pleasure-giving).
We meditate on the treasured radiance (insights) of God Savitri (Creator/Vitalizer) who stimulates our intelligence (dhī) and leads us on right path.
[What to meditate on! The four Vedas. They are to be regularly recited and meditated on. tatsavitur vareṇyam vedāḥ chandāṃsi (The Gopatha Brahman) Corn when heated pops and loses its capacity to germinate or grow. So too, in His radiance, we are rid of karma and pain of birth and death cylcles. Our karmas become popcorns.]
The bright, bodyless, scarless, sinewless, pure, unpierced by evil, He has become all this. He is the Seer (kavi), Thinker, Realiser (becoming all this), Self-existent. From time without beginning, He has throughout revealed the Vedas (knowledge, or Word) and, in conformance with the Vedas, ordered objects (World) [true to their nature as signified in the Vedas]. (YV 40.8)
[The word for object in Sanskrit is padārtha (=pada+artha). That suggests that objects have origin in speech.]
Know Him as One, Purusha resting in all …
In the Immutable Highest Heaven [
In whose sovereignty the gods [keepers of cosmic yajńa or order] bide in repose;
What will one not knowing That [Brahma] do with the sacred Ṛc!
They who know That undoubtedly attain the privileged haven. (RV I.164.39)
They call [Him] Indra, Mitra, Varuna, Agni
Who is Divine, Suparṇa (good-winged), Garutmān.
Wise express One Existence (Sat) in many ways;
They call [Him] Agni, Yama, Mātariśvan. (RV I.164.46)
[Note: Devas (gods) like Indra, Agni, Vishnu, Brahmā (Prajāpati), etc. should be called the Indra, the Agni, the Vishnu, the Brahmā (the Prajāpati), etc. Unlike Brahma/Purusha/Ātmā (the Universal Self), their term is fixed. Their names are class nouns. Collectively they act as keepers of the cosmic order.]
That alone is Agni, That is Āditya,
That is Vāyu, That alone is Candramas (Moon);
That alone is brilliant Śukra, That is Apas (Waters),
That is Brahma, That is Prajāpati (Lord of Creature, Brahmā). (YV 32.1)
That Deva [Brahma] pervades all directions,
He alone, per convention (ha), was born in the beginning [of kalpa, creation cycle],
Now He alone is in womb [or heart];
He but none other was born and will be born in future [kalpa].
He, the Witness (Pratyaṋ), sits in his subjects, facing all directions. (YV 32.4)
From Purusha Hymn—
Thousand heads has the Purusha,
So too He has thousand eyes and thousand feet;
Pervading earth on all sides and heart measuring ten fingers (spanning ten senses).
He yet exceeds all— within and without. (RV X.90.1)
Purusha is verily all this that exists,
What had been or ought to be.
He even exceeds the body that grows with food.
Indeed, the Lord of Immortality He is! (RV X.90.2)
Such (aforesaid) is His pre-eminence,
Greater still stands the Purusha.
A quarter of Him is all beings that could have been;
Three quarters of Him sits immortal in heaven. (RV X.90.3)
[‘A quarter’ could be explained as the first quarter (waking state) of the Mandukya Upanishad. ‘Three quarters’ possibly refer to the three immutables: Brahma (Universal Consciousness), Jīva (limited individual) and Prakṛti (Nature).]
Contemplating First-born Purusha (primal source of all) in the heart or sacrifice,
Gods, Rishis and perfected ones (sādhyas) venerated Him as Yajńa (= Venerable). (RV .90.7)
From Venerable Purusha invoked by all,
Issued forth the Ṛc (or Rik) and Sāma hymns.
From Him issued the Atharva hymns,
So too from Him issued the Yajus hymns. (RV X.90.9)
I know this Purusha of gigantic dimensions,
Golden like our celestial Sun, in striking contrast to darkness (tamas);
Knowing Him alone, one can surpass death;
Alternative course there exists none. (YV 31.18)
Prajāpati (Lord of Creatures) moves within the womb;
Unborn He is born in multitudes of forms.
The wise comprehensively see His origin
In whom verily all the worlds rest. (YV 31.19)
Elegance (Śrī) and Fortune (Lakshmī) are your consorts; days and nights (ahorātra) your sides; constellations your form; two Aśvins (Sun-Moon) your open jaws.
For me wishing, fulfil my wish for that! Fulfil my wish for the whole universe! (YV 31.22)
Break Karma Cycle
If Lord is, you are not.
Then partake in Lord’s glory.
[You are something; or you do, can do or own/control things! That is your perception – an illusion (māyā); that runs contrary to the concept and reality of Lord (Īśvara). Shed this illusion.
Always Remember. You do not do! You have no choice. Every moment ideas drive you into action or non-action! Rid yourself of thoughts of me‘n’myness. Be nir-mama and nir-ahamkāra.
Realise and remind yourself as a-kartri (non-doer). So partake in Lord’s glory.]
Two fair-winged birds [being conscious] connected by friendly bond
Take shelter on the same fig-tree;
One of the two eats [passionately] sweet fruit of the tree
While the other [unattached] simply witnesses. (RV I.164.20)
[All belongs to true Lord. All this world around is non-self (an-ātma); not you. Things are not you. Things are not yours!]
[Gods may guard us from six directions! Agni is the lord of east, Indra of south, Varuna of west, Soma of north, Vishnu of below, Brihaspati of above! See details in AV III.27.1-6.]
Sūrya (the Sun Superior) is the Self of Universe