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Category : November 1994

Scriptural Quotes



After death, the soul goes to the next world bearing in mind the subtle impressions of its deeds, and after reaping their harvest returns again to this world of action. Thus, he who has desires continues subject to rebirth. Shukla Yajur Veda, Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 4.4.6

May the Goddess of culture, may the Goddess of wisdom in company with men, ordinary and intellectual, may the fire divine, may the Goddess of divine speech with masters of language come to bless us and enshrine our hearts. Rig Veda 7.2.8

To worship God by dance is to fulfill all desire and to that one is unfolded the path of salvation. It gives longevity and destroys misery. Vishnudharmottara Upanishad

Dwell in this home; never be parted! Enjoy the full duration of your days, with sons and grandsons playing to the end, rejoicing in you home to your heart's content. Rig Veda Samhita 10.85.42

Who can know the greatness of our Lord? Who can measure His length and breadth? He is the

mighty nameless Flame of whose unknown beginnings I venture to speak. Tirumantiram 95

Self-resplendent, formless, unoriginated and pure, that all-pervading being is both within and without. He transcends even the transcendent, unmanifest, causal state of the universe. Krishna Yajur Veda, Svetasvatara Upanishad 6.11

Fire is His head, the sun and moon His eyes, space His ears, the Vedas his speech, the wind His breath, the universe His heart. From His feet the earth has originated. Verily, He is the inner Self of all beings. Atharva Veda, Mundaka Upanishad 2.1.4

They call Him Indra, Mitra, Varuna, Agni or the heavenly sunbird Garutmat. The seers call in many ways that which is One; they speak of Agni, Yama, Matarisvan. Rig Veda 1.164.46

I am the Supreme Brahman! I am the Lord of the universe! Such is the settled conviction of the muktas. All other experiences lead to bondage. When the Self is clearly realized not to be the body, the realizer gains peace and becomes free from all desires. Devikalottara Agama 50-51

Subtlest of the subtle, greatest of the greatest, the atman is hidden in the cave of the heart of all beings. He who, free from all urges, beholds Him overcomes sorrow, seeing by grace of the Creator, the Lord and His glory. Krishna Yajur Veda, Svetasvatara Upanishad 3.20

If you have doubt concerning conduct, follow the example of high souls who are competent to judge, devout, not led by others, not harsh, but lovers of virtue.. Krishna Yajur Veda, Taittiriya Upanishad 1.11.4

I pray Thee for undying love. I pray Thee for the birthless state; but were I to be born again, for the grace of never forgetting Thee. Still more do I pray to be at Thy feet singing joyfully while You dance.Tirumurai 11, Karaikkal Ammaiyar