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Scriptural Quotes



When he sees the atman dwelling in all beings and all beings within the atman, he departs to the supreme Brahman. There is no other way.-- Kaivalya Upanishad, Atharva Veda 10.

By your favors granted enable us, O Lord, once again to leap over the pitfalls that face us. Be a high tower, powerful and broad, for both us and our children. To our people bring well-being and peace.-- Rig Veda Samhita 1.189.2

May the forefathers of ancient days protect me in this my prayer, in this my act, in this my priestly duty, in this my performance, in this my thought, in this my purpose and desire, in this my calling on the Gods! All Hail!-- Atharva Veda Samhita 5.24.15

Henceforth being pure, clean, void, tranquil, breathless, selfless, endless, undecaying, steadfast, eternal, unborn, independent, he abides in his own greatness.-- Krishna Yajur Veda, Maitreya Upanishad, 6.28

May God--who, in the mystery of his vision and power, transforms His white radiance into His many-colored creation, from whom all things come and into whom they all return--grant us the grace of pure vision.-- Yajur Veda

As movement within wind, as sugar within sugarcane, as ghee within milk, as juice within fruit, as fragrance within flower, thus does the Lord pervade all.--Rishi Tirumular, Tirumantiram

I am the ruling Queen, the amasser of treasures, full of wisdom, first of those worthy of worship. In various places, divine powers have set Me. I enter many homes and take numerous forms.-- Rig Veda

If Saturn be in Satabhishak and Purvabhadra, physicians, poets toddy-distillers, traders and politicians will suffer. So do those living on the banks of rivers, cart-wrights, women and gold when he is in Uttarabhadra. --Brihat Samhita, 10.17

Rescue the mind from qualities, make it pure and fix it in the heart. That consciousness which manifests thereafter must alone be aimed at and striven for. --Devikalottara Agama, Jnana-achara-vichara 41.

One who is established in contemplation of nondual unity will abide in the Self of everyone and realize the immanent, all-pervading One. There is no doubt of this.--Sarvajnanottara Agama, Atma Samhita 14

The luminous Being of the perfect I-consciousness, inherent in the multitude of worlds, whose essence consists in the knowledge of the highest nondualism, is the secret of mantra--Siva Sutras 2.3

Just as the spokes are affixed to the hub of a wheel, so are all things established in life, the Rig and Yajur and Sama Veda, sacrifice, the nobility and also the priesthood.--Prasna Upanishad 2.6

Never forget and teach to your children that as is the difference between a firefly and the blazing sun, between the infinite ocean and a little pond,between a mustard seed and the mountain Meru, such is the difference between the householder and the sannyasin!--Swami Vivekananda


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