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Scriptural Quotes
Category : September 1995

Scriptural Quotes



He is light within you; to know how to reach Him is true path of becoming; if you know thus, you know contradiction none; that is path supreme, your goal's end; they are but folks poor in spirit that know not merging in Light Divine. -- Tirumantiram 1547

The eyes do not see Him, speech cannot utter Him, the senses cannot reach Him. He is to be attained neither by austerity nor by sacrificial rites. When through discrimination the heart has become pure, then, in meditation, the Impersonal Self is revealed. -- Atharva Veda, Mundaka Upanishad

As oil in sesame seeds, as butter in cream, as water in river beds, as fire in friction sticks, so is the atman grasped in one's own self when one searches for Him with truthfulness and austerity.--Krishna Yajur Veda, Svetasvatara Upanishad 1.15

Seeking happiness through material means is like trying to climb up by holding onto falling raindrops. Have faith in the Divine personality of God and continually long for His vision. That is all, He will do the rest. -- H.D. Swami Prakashanand Saraswati

We devote our thought to the one-tusked Lord. We meditate upon He who has a curved trunk. May the tusked One guide us on the right path.--Ganapati Upanishad

May quietness descend upon my limbs, my speech, my breath, my eyes, my ears; may Brahman show Himself to me. Chandogya Upanishad, Invocation

When the soul attains Self-knowledge, then it becomes one with Siva. The malas perish, birth's cycle ends and the lustrous light of wisdom dawns.--Tirumantiram 2331

The rites of oblation, O lovers of truth, which the sages divined from the sacred verses, were variously expounded in the threefold Veda. Perform them with constant care. This is your path to the world of holy action.--Atharva Veda Mundaka Upanishad 1.2.1

Perishable is matter. immortal,imperishable the Lord, who, the One, controls the perishable and also the soul. Meditating on Him, united with Him, becoming more and more like Him, one is freed at the last from the world's illusion.--Krishna Yajur Veda, Svetasvatara Upanishad 1.10

The devout performers of solemn ceremonies, aspiring for chariots, as if, are led to the doors of the chamber of the Lord. Ladles, placed to the East, are plying the fire with melted butter at the fire sacrifice, as the mother cow licks her calf. -- Rig Veda Samhita, 10.130.1

Let there be no neglect of the duties to the Gods and the fathers. Be one to whom the mother is a God. Be one to whom the father is a God. Be one to whom the teacher is a God. Be one to whom the guest is a God.--Krishna Yajur Veda, Taittiriya Upanishad 1.11.1-2