Rigveda Mantra with Commentary

Grandfather has one AH and to divide into parts to enjoy the effect, and to sound complete to be together with to be powerful giving and the words to sound to express.

The Universal is for those to gain for another, and to be strong to care for a wicked person to prove.

“Virāj” is a Sanskrit word that means “Brahma divided himself into male and female” and that creates the universe. Brahma divides into the night and day and the inhalation and exhalation of the breath for a creature to live and live in enjoyment upon the earth. Brahma divides into the Divine Couple of Vishṇu, the God of Heaven, and Lakshmī, the Goddess of the Earth. Heaven and earth are a duality and it gives us a place to exist and a place to aspire to. Because all of us upon the earth are the descendants of the Divine Couple, Brahma is our Grandfather.

We are all sons and daughters of the God and Goddess, just as we are all sons and daughters of a father and mother. In ancient times, the teaching spread all over the world and some of it is still with us. Indigenous People of the world have retained more of the threads, and in these parts, the Lakota and Dakota People call on and send forth their prayers to “Tunkashila” Grandfather, and “Wakan Tanka” Great Spirit, yes, names of Brahma in the Sacred Text.

Duality is necessary for life and for thinking. Duality is Yin and Yang, yes and no, hot and cold, good and bad, high and low, and so on. It is critical for living and thinking, but duality also produces an illusion that must be overcome. As a person goes out the front door of the hut or abandons worldly existence, they are going from and going toward at the same time. In the text, the wind is the same as the breath and respiration is a duality.

The first sound in the universe is the sound of the first letter of the Sanskrit alphabet. The first letter is “A” and the sound is like the “a” in father or the “u” in but. The first sound, ah, is an expression of surprise, or delight, or anguish, and I write it as AH to separate it from the mundane. The wind produces sound, and from the first sound of the universe, everything arises. The verses say that AH likes to divide and because the senses of the human body arise from the wind, the wind makes enjoyment possible.

To live, we need the breath. That is a determination. The breath we inhale comes from heaven and God promises a breath will come as long as we have the strength to return the breath. The verses say the breath comes to us quickly in the fourth note of the scale (the key of F) with the sound of AH, and being quick and forceful inhaling and exhaling the breath with an identical sound to make it whole. Brahma says the technique is critical for you to know and produce and master or be born of a mother is certain. Breathing is the mantra for listening to uninterrupted and is an important step on the Path. Through the mastery of the various breathing techniques, the text says the Sacred Syllable AH will arise within a Master in meditation and in the act of giving to others with compassion the Master will glow with light so that everyone can see. Heaven is for those to gain for another, and that is how one attains the state.

The next King will be in a state of breath suspension, and from the breath held within the body; Brahma will produce the light and speak the mantras. The Buddha will be there, as an example of the teaching, but Brahma, the Supreme Teacher, will personally chant the mantras. The same universal message appears in all the ancient spiritual texts and is a call to service, to help all beings, universally, but especially help to change a wicked person. It is difficult to be friendly and caring to a person you do not like, and especially to a wicked, evil person, but that is the teaching, and one becomes a Buddha by abandoning the ego and living for those, and if you have the aspiration, that is the Way.

I am confident in the translations, because the same message of giving is promoted in the wise sayings, mantras, and verses of the most ancient spiritual texts of the world. It is certainly not surprising, since the Composer is the same. I am a believer and a practitioner of this system and believe the verses give the steps to becoming enlightened, and when a Master arises from the mortal condition, the Path will be clear. May the Power be with you!

Eternal Knot

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