The Self within the body, pure and resplendent, is attained through the cultivation of truth, austerity, right knowledge and chastity. When their impurities dwindle, the ascetics behold Him. Atharva Veda, Mundaka Upanishad 3.1.5 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, Swetasvatara Upanishad 4.1- Rig Veda Samhita, 10.4.1. Have your eating and drinking in common. I bind you together. Assemble for worship of the Lord, like spokes around a hub. Artharva Veda 3.30.5 When I became one with the Supreme Word, my body blazed as red-hot coal. Then I gave up the path of the Six and betook myself to the straight true Path which led me to the Abode of Light. -Lalla May the Goddess Earth, bearer of many a treasure and of wealth stored up in diverse hidden places, the generous sharer of riches, impart to us, in addition to gold and gems, a special portion of her favor! Atharva Veda 12.1.44 A Guru is necessary. The spiritual path is beset with many obstacles. The Guru will guide the aspirant safely and remove all sorts of obstacles and difficulties. Have the mind fixed on Guru as Atma. Obey him implicitly. Then only you will improve. There is no other way. Sri Swami Sivananda. On the emergence of spontaneous supreme knowledge, occurs that state of movement in the vast unlimited expanse of consciousness which is Siva's state, the supreme state of Reality. Siva Sutras 2.5. May our minds move in accord. May our thinking be in harmony-common the purpose, common the desire. May our prayers and worship be alike. Rig Veda 10.191.3 On the emergence of spontaneous supreme knowledge, occurs that state of movement in the vast unlimited expanse of consciousness which is Siva's state, the supreme state of Reality. Siva Sutras 2.5 The Supreme Lord is not two. To me belongs the glory of meditating that I, His devoted servant, am He. As one imagines, so one becomes. Therefore practice the meditation of "I am He." Then all your actions will become His action. Natchintanai, "I am He" He is the Supreme Brahman, the Self of all, the chief foundation of this world, subtler than the subtle, eternal. That thou art; Thou art That. Atharva Veda, Kaivalya Upanishad 16. Perishable is matter. Immortal, imperishable the Lord, who, the One, controls the perishable and also the soul. Meditating on Him, uniting with Him, becoming more and more like Him, one is freed at the last from the world's illusion. Yajur Veda, Svetasvatara Upanishad 1, 10.