Vedic Verses for 12/20/17

Let us know that Supreme Being and meditate upon Him, the Supreme General of the great deva army. May He enlighten us and lead us to be one with Him, Lord Skanda.

Krishna Yajur Veda, Taittiraya Aranyaka 10.6.2-3 (Shanmukha Gayatra). lw, 112

The atman pervades all like butter hidden in milk. He is the source of Self-knowledge and ascetic fervor. This is the Brahman teaching, the highest goal! This is the Brahman teaching, the highest goal! He who with the truth of the atman, unified, perceives the truth of Brahman as with a lamp, who knows God, the unborn, the stable, free from all forms of being, is released from all fetters. The inspired Self is not born nor does He die; He springs from nothing and becomes nothing. Unborn, permanent, unchanging, primordial, He is not destroyed when the body is destroyed.

Krishna Yajur Veda, Svetasvatara Upanishad 1.16; 2.15 & 18. ve, 711, 762, 566

There are five subtle elements, tanmantra, and these are called elements. There are also five gross elements, mahabhutas, and these are called elements. The union of these is called the human body. The human soul rules the body; but the immortal spiritual soul is pure like a drop of water on a lotus leaf. The human soul is under the power of the three constituents and conditions of nature, and thus it falls into confusion. Because of this confusion the soul cannot become conscious of the God who dwellswithin and whose power gives us power to work.

Krishna Yajur Veda, Maitra Upanishad 3.2. upm, 100

Taking as a bow the great weapon of the Upanishad, one should put upon it an arrow sharpened by meditation. Stretching it with a thought directed to the essence of That, penetrate that Imperishable as the mark, my friend.

Atharva Veda, Mundaka Upanishad 2.2.3. uph, 372

From all knowledge, yoga practice and meditation, all that relates to the Aum sound is to be meditated on as the only blissful (Siva). Indeed, the Aum sound is Siva.

Atharva Veda, Atharvasikha Upanishad 2. upb, 782

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