Verse from the Veda to be Creative

The earth is a wonderful and beautiful place to live. The conditions are ideal, and support a great diversity of life. It seems that every nook and cranny supports living substances, and the same substance sustains all creatures. All creatures are mortal but live upon the same immortal air. It is the same for creatures of the air, land, and water. It is the same for creatures throughout, and similarly, creatures throughout the universe. It is the same everywhere in the universe because the same Divine Energy is everlasting and everywhere.

An artist is creative, unique, inspired, resourceful, and imaginative. To become similar to the Divine Artist is unique, but to inspire the substance sustaining all life for a resource to draw upon, along with the imagination, to create.

Here is a mantra from the Veda to be creative.

Divine Energy is creative and spreads with extraordinary power and wisdom to generate the beautiful shining universe and to fill up with the principal wind to fulfillment to maintain in the navel works the same.

Verse from the Veda to Bring a Smile

The preeminent driver in people is the drive for happiness, and the heavenly breath comes to all creatures on the earth to enjoy life. The breath comes to all creatures of the three worlds, creatures of the water, land, and air, and the Holy Way is to care for all so that all can live happy.

When I am happy I smile, and I smile a lot. I am known as Smiley but I cannot smile on demand, only when happy. When young I would hear grandmother say that is does not take any more energy to smile than it does to frown. Whom that was directed toward is long forgotten, but I have never forgotten the words.

Recently I watched an episode of the old television show called Monk. Monk was a former detective often called on to help solve murders. He worked most closely with Captain Leland Stottlemeyer and Lieutenant Randy Disher. Disher was a nice enough person, meant well, treated people kindly but was kind of a bumbler. In the show, someone asked Randy why he was so happy. He said that at an accident scene he saw a bumper sticker that said, “Happiness is a Choice,” and that was his aha moment. From that time on he chose to be happy, and in the same way, anyone can make that choice.

When I was young there was a man in the neighborhood who would stand at a somewhat busy intersection and wave to people in cars and say hi to those walking by. I would pick up newspapers to deliver at the same corner and talk to him. He had a mental issue so the conversation was basic, and even though he did not know very much his happiness and kindness made a big impression on me. I wondered if his state of obliviousness and peacefulness was a state of being to strive for.

A few years ago when I would visit my dad in Arizona I would stand on a corner with a stop sign with a woman who would wave to everyone driving by. I wake before dawn to chant mantras and after that I would join her. She woke before dawn to go to this corner and wave to people as a religious observance. She enjoyed it and those driving by seemed happy to see her and would wave to her or greet her. Kindness is a virtue, and to be kind to a stranger ups the chance of them being kind to you and others.

A person is better off approaching a stranger with a smile rather than a frown, approaching with happiness rather than discontent, peaceful rather than angry. Smiling and happiness are virtuous because they are uplifting to others. There is plenty of medical research on the negative health effects of depression and the positive effects of happiness, so in the long run, best to tread the path happy.

Here is a mantra from the Veda to bring a smile.

To cross the boundary of darkness clear perceptions break forth along with good fortune and a permanent smile, to rise up bright and happy with a radiant face to awaken the desire in others.

Verse from the Veda for Change

For most of my life, I considered myself a Buddhist. When I was about fifteen years of age, I formed a two-and-one-half foot tall figure in meditation, a Buddha, out of papier-mache that was painted black. I did not find much to read about the subject other than various books from Max Muller’s Sacred Books of the East series from the local library. The Rigveda is part of the collection, although I did not attempt to read it until around the age of fifty.

It was around that time the Tibetans began arriving in the area with their form of Buddhism with lots of pomp and circumstance. They call it Mahayana, or the Great Path. There are four traditions in Tibetan Buddhism and I associated with three over a span of ten years. During a weekend dissertation on the Prajnaparamita Sutra, I learned two important details that caused me to quit.

During the dissertation was a long mind-numbing section devoted to a fictitious description of the hell realms, and the horrors that befall the dead for the horrors they committed during life. The main issue with that is that there is no more hellish place than what occurs upon the earth. Ask those who have difficulty obtaining enough food to live, or clean water, a place to live, suffers constant pain, lives in a war zone, or is running from violence. The earth is big and dangerous, but kindness towards others helps everyone, and such seems to be lacking now.

After life and before rebirth the spirit resides in space, they say that you reside in the hands of the Lord during that time. I think it is likely true, although I do not remember, and do not know anyone else who remembers, but either way that is not hell but heaven. Being devoted to one of the earthly religions like Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and so on requires faith, and when something is so wrong in the teaching faith in its validity dwindles.

That is one of the two reasons I quit Mahayana Buddhism. I will tell you the other reason in a couple of weeks because it is in two parts. Discovering the true path is neither of the two parts, but the main reason of having no faith in any of the earthly religions like Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and so on.

Here is a verse from the Veda for change.

A day of Brahma is a gift,

And to despair,

Chant AH as heaven to change.

Verse from the Veda You May Not Have Heard

The Winter Solstice is a very special day because during dark times like this, the sun is reborn to bring light to the world. The darkness leading up to this time is dreadful, especially for those with SAD, seasonal affective disorder. The Winter Solstice is a wondrous occasion, the true significance of this time of year. Yes, the Sun of God is divine and begins its yearly assent to heaven, aided by twelve disciples. They have different names in different places, but here they are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December. Among the disciples are a number of women, a key feature lacking in many of the earthly religions.

One earthly manmade religion in particular has subverted the yearly event and molded it into a fictitious event that unfortunately is widely celebrated. In fact, it is the most popular religion upon the earth today. It is hard to believe but the religion claims a man was born a god a couple thousand years ago of an earthly mother without an earthly father, but such is impossible. As I look around the three worlds, I can clearly see that all breathing, crying creatures are born of a mother and father. Creatures of the water world, the land, and those of the air have parents, and even earthly beings that have attained the heavenly state were born of a mother and father.

Widely considered the most significant teaching of the so-called godman is “the Sermon on the Mount.” I have read it and it does not even present the moral teaching of heaven, with nothing about the critical meditations. To become a master of the outer and inner teaching is the only way to attain the heavenly state, so it is unfortunate that such is missing from the sermon. Therefore, those who follow that religion will die upon the earth to be born again on the earth, but in which of the three worlds is not known. People are born upon the earth with the freedom to believe whatever, and there are many popular religions upon the earth today, but unfortunately, not one guides a person on the path to heaven.

The moral teaching of heaven is not difficult to understand. I present it often enough, but here it is again. Compassion for all breathing creatures that cry is the Holy Way. Be a peaceful and caring person. Consume a vegetarian diet, and enjoy watching and listening to the creatures of the land, water, and air, and if one is suffering, care for them. Do not harm any creature. It does not matter is they have two feet, four feet, or no feet and speak in a language you do not understand, treat them kindly, so all can enjoy the glorious sunlight.

Here is a verse from the Veda you might not have heard.

You may have heard that a loving God dwells within mortals, but have you heard that to spread out with the air to praise, the Goddess praises with light and thoughtful words to benefit all mortals.

Verse from the Veda to Become Spiritual

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A Verse from the Veda Opposed to the Killing of Turkeys and Other Creatures

The other day I made three loaves of bread, although a comedy of errors in the process, that is if it qualifies as a comedy. It began well enough and everything was ready in the mixing bowl for the flour, but upon opening the bag, the bag ripped which set into motion a string of missteps. The rip caused spillage and difficulty pouring into another container, so I stopped and cleaned up. I scooped the flour from the bag but used the wrong sized measuring cup, discovered upon mixing and seeing it so sticky. Naturally, I added more flour but not enough since it was still sticky but decided to go with it and set it aside to rise. The two-hour rising period turned into four hours and the dough had over risen the bowl, but placed it in the three bread pans and set aside to rise again. The half to one hour rising period also went way beyond… an extra three plus hours, but good fortune, only one had risen out of the pan. Parred it back some, put it in the oven with the other two loaves and baked.

The thing about making bread is that the process is so forgiving, a virtuous action in many religions. I have made bread for fifty years with and without leavening agents and to me, they have all been a success. On this occasion, the bread is light but perfect to put into a toaster and toasted on the dark side. I like carbon on the edges, and with butter and Current Jelly, the taste is outstanding. I served a friend a couple of slices in the way I like it, and she even asked me for the recipe.

Indoor dining is not happening here now, but look forward to eating at one of my favorite restaurants, a Middle Eastern buffet. I just love to look at the loaves of bread, so many different kinds, and all look so tasty, but with all the other wonderful foods to enjoy, I just look at the bread.

Bread making goes back many thousands of years, grinding stones have been discovered that are 30 thousand years old. Bread is a staple all over the world, and every country has their specialties. There is something spiritual about the simplicity of eating bread with wine or water, and bread and wine comprise the Eucharist, a Christian sacrament. The Jewish Religion utilizes bread and wine in their rituals. During Roman times, bread was used as an offering to deities, and today in Hinduism for the same purpose.

The stomach of a person is called a breadbasket. A fruit and vegetable basket would also be appropriate, but definitely not a meat basket. The Holy Teaching of the Sacred Veda is very clear on that. Do not kill any creature that cries and breathes the same air we breathe. To serve a righteous meal according to the Holy Teaching of Heaven this Thanksgiving, serve bread, fruit, and vegetables. Wine is optional, but no turkey or meat of any kind. Heaven will certainly look more kindly upon you on judgement day if you do not commit the highest offense and help spare the life of the 46 million holy turkeys set to be killed and eaten on Thanksgiving Day.

Here is a verse from the Veda opposed to the killing of turkeys and other creatures.

A breath comes to a person for fulfillment for the righteous act to stay in devotion and rise up bright and happy to serve all in the field. To remain righteous, separate from a sacrificing priest who kills for they commit the highest offense, and for that reason bow to others as an expression of homage to the highest.

Verse from the Veda to be Born into the Order of Knowledge

A hotly debated topic in the United States is abortion and the rights of the mother. I wish it was only a hotly debated subject, but restricting legal abortions has led to the permanent injury and death of many young people. In the legal argument in Roe vs Wade, the court ruled on the side of the mother, but today, Christian zealots are favoring the rights of the unborn over the rights of the mother. In some states legal abortion clinics are scarce, and unfortunately, it is likely to worsen.

I have translated portions of all the major religious texts on the earth, and although none addressed the topic of abortion, it is easy to extrapolate the righteous position. The religious position is compassion for whatever grasps for the breath and cries. Therefore, compassion for mothers, fathers, and people of all shapes, sizes, and looks. Compassion for the breathing crying creatures of the land, water, and air is the Holy Way. Do not harm, do not kill, rather help and care for others as a loving mother.

The fetus is an organism living off the mother and is not a person. The Sacred Text refers to the body as a nonentity, and the English Dictionary calls a nonentity nothing, nobody. The soul enters the body with the first breath, and usually the child announces the occasion by crying AH loudly for the mother to hold and care for with compassion.

Here is a verse from the Veda to be born into the Order of Knowledge.

High praise for the effect of the rite for the performer is rendered immortal, born into the Order of Knowledge to care for all breathing creatures as God of heaven and Goddess upon the earth.

Verse from the Veda to Focus Upon

It is a funny but sorry situation that the Rigveda, the world’s oldest spiritual text, is the foundational text of Hinduism yet is the teaching to become a Buddha. The teaching in the Rigveda is different from the teaching of Buddhism today, and the difference is significant. The teaching of Mahayana and Hinayana Buddhism will not produce a Buddha, and the evidence is clear. The last Buddha called Buddha Shakyamuni, Gotama Buddha, or Angiras Kumara, lived about three thousand years ago.

If one even casually peruses the list of Rishis associated with the Rigveda, the evidence of its connection to Buddha is clear. A Rishi is associated with every hymn or sukta of the Rigveda, and here are a few from the first Mandala: Rishi Hiranyastupa Angiras, Rishi Savya Angiras, Rishi Nodhas Gautama, Rishi Gotama Rahugana, and Rishi Kutsa Angiras. Rishi Hiranyastupa Angiras composed portions of Annuvaka 7, Sukta 31-35. The word Hiranyastupa means Golden Stupa, and a stupa is a shrine containing Buddhist relics. Angiras were a lineage of Rishis and Buddhas, and the last of the lineage was Buddha Shakyamuni, who is of the Angiras lineage. It is my belief that Rishi Gotama Rahugana was his grandfather.

The Buddha is a title for the highest state a human can attain. The word in Sanskrit means awakened, learnt, a wise person, sage, the perfect knowledge, fully enlightened, and liberated from all existence. The word Buddha appears only once in the Sanskrit text of the first Mandala, although the syllable buddh meaning to be awakened, observe, attend to, understand, recognize, restore to life or consciousness, appears many times. There are many Sanskrit words meaning Buddha such as advaya, janaka, jaruna, muni, sramana, tathagata, traya, vidu, and yogin, so in an accurate translation of the Rigveda the word Buddha appears many times. The Rigveda is the path of liberation, closed for the whole of the Kaliyuga, but open again to tread.

Here is a verse from the Veda to focus upon.

Focus upon one sound is effective in meditation and strong devotion to deserve to be an Angira like Gotama, and the mantras to chant to celebrate the hero to hold to become a hero praised with purity.

Verse from the Veda for People to Live Together in Peace

One group of people I associate with associate with many paths. The group is comprised of about twenty people. Among the group are five African-American, a couple from the Philippians, one person from India, Kuwait, China, Thailand, and the rest appear white like me. My Mother is Finnish and Father is a mix of Swedish, German, and Scottish. My Maternal Grandparents immigrated from Finland and Great Grandparents on the other side.

If you are not Native American, you are here because of immigration. In the process of immigration, the Native population was slaughtered and displaced, and I am extremely sad about that. I occasionally visit an area where during the late 1800s; many natives were interned and died, and if I wander off the walking path to the interior of the island, I can still be struck with an overwhelming sadness and many others experience the same.

We cannot go back and undo what was done, but if we all live together peacefully and care about one another today is a way to heal. I enjoy meeting people from different cultures so I am for immigration. The group has an equal number of men and women, and some are couples but most are not. Some fit the category of LGBTQ and some do not. Some are fit and some not so, just as some are religious and some not. Those who are religious follow the earthly religions of Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, and Islam, and we get along. We care about one another and have fun together, and such is the Holy Way.

Here is a verse from the Veda for people to live together in peace.

The highest knows the thoughts in the mind of everyone and brings the air to move the thoughts higher, and a guide to the highest is a kind and peaceful person devoted to caring for others.

 

Verse from the Veda for Healing

I chant the mantra of the breath every day. The best time to direct the Sacred Syllable to heaven is before sunrise and after sunset, but I enjoy chanting in the sunlight as well. Long ago I made an oath to chant a certain amount of mantra each day, but this summer, added a mantra for each death in the United States due to Covid-19. Taking an oath is an important undertaking on the Holy Path, and holding to it. You do not have to do anything elaborate in making an oath, but consider it seriously, and say you will do such and such without fail. God and Goddess know everything about you, and gladly provide you with encouragement, and it is said that by holding to an oath, favors occur twice as often. 

I am very happy to chant for less and less people each day, and hope the trend continues. So sad when so many people were dying each day due to the virus. Many days over two thousand deaths, and a thousand, so many because the government response was and is so bad, but thankfully, the number has come down. 

Even though the mantra of the breath is very simple it still takes time and effort to chant a couple hundred mantras, or a thousand.  Two thousand might not seem like a large number, but chant the mantras and it becomes a large number, and sadly, that is how many people were dying each day in the country. 

I draw in one breath for each person who can no longer draw in a breath, and send off the Sacred Syllable AH, as a cry, for each. I chant mantra every day, but it is different when chanting or moaning for someone who just died. I do not count every mantra, only the ones that feel right. 

Be careful and stay healthy, and especially now, during the pandemic. The virus effects everyone no matter the age, sex, religion, and the best preventative is to be careful and stay healthy. Get plenty of rest, eat vegetarian, drink plenty of water, and chant mantra, the Sacred Text says chanting AH with water is healing. 

Here is just such a verse from the Veda for healing. 

Water is divine to offer as oblation, and to serve with a measure of AH is healing.