Verse from the Veda about Becoming Compassionate

Woke up today knowing the day would be beautiful, and it is, a wonderful fall day with the sun brightly shining. It is also a sad day, as I mourn the passing of Elijah Cummings, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 1996. Elijah forwarded legislation on voting rights and civil rights, and recently, as the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, investigating the criminal activities of the Trump Administration. Over the summer, the Honorable Cummings was often the target of Trump’s anger. Trump tweeted a string of racist remarks, a tweet that said the representative had failed badly, and his congressional district was a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.”

Cummings responded by tweeting that he goes home to his district daily to advocate for his constituents, and such is the Veda, the Sacred Knowledge of Heaven. Become a supporter of people, yes, but support all living creatures, and encourage others to do the same. Do not harm or kill any creature so that all can enjoy life upon the earth. Treat others as you like to be treated is the Golden Rule to follow. Other than that do what you want.

During the last few months, Cummings made it clear that the country was at a crossroads under Trump’s leadership. After Robert Mueller’s appearance on Capitol Hill in late July, he said, “It’s not about not liking the president. It’s about loving democracy. It’s about loving our country… I’m begging the American people to pay attention to what is going on. Because if you want to have a democracy intact for your children, and your children’s children, and generations yet unborn we’ve got to guard this moment…this is our watch.

I will miss Representative Elijah Cummings; he was a good upstanding statesperson, a role model.

Here is a verse from the Veda about becoming compassionate.

To become a Keeper of the Flock to become wise, a worker of wonders, compassionate, and help now as ancestors of old.

Verse from the Veda about the Law of Karma

The Veda, Sacred Knowledge of Heaven for people to attain the Heavenly State is not complicated, so it is attainable to everyone.  One ancient directive to consider for that is the Golden Rule, and the principle of treating others as you wish to be treated is found in many cultures and religions of the world. Similar to the Golden Rule is the Law of Karma. Karma is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning action and the effect of the action. Just as your living situation today is the result of past actions, your actions today will bear fruit in the future, in other words, what you sow so shall you reap.

Karma says that by being spiritual, one will attain a spiritual reward, but it has practical, real world value. If you go towards another person angry, chances are, you will be greeted with anger, and if you go towards with kindness, you will likely be greeted kindly.

The Sacred Knowledge of Heaven is compassion for whatever creature grasps for the breath and cries. There is also a meditative component to the teaching, but other than that, do what you want and be happy.

Here is a verse from the Veda about the Law of Karma.

All people violate the Holy Law with imperfections every day, and just as the action, the person is blemished.

Verse from the Veda on Preparing for Enlightenment

It appears that some of Trump’s supporters are getting annoyed at his inappropriate language, and specifically, asking God to damn someone. I think any religious person should find his behavior and policies appalling, not just his language. I think they should become sick in the stomach knowing that women fleeing violence who arrive at America’s border have their young children taken from them. Yes, babies ripped from their arms, and it appears some children will never be reunited because the government does not know their whereabouts. In fact, they do not even know how many children are involved… it could be thousands. I have heard five or six thousand children were separated, and it is heartbreaking to hear how traumatized the young children have become, some not knowing their parents, or were scared of them after months of separation. These kids are being traumatized for life, and I would think any religious person would feel extremely sick about it.

I think that a religious person would be turned-off listening to Trump call people fleeing violence in Central America: animals, rapists, killers, drug dealers, and so on, when likely, the majority are Catholic. I think they would get tired and bored listening to Trump lie all the time. When I hear him on television, he is making something up and yelling, verbally attacking someone or something. His language is coarse, but worse are his actions and policies of cruelty when the religious position is kindness and helpfulness to anyone, no matter the sex, sexual or religious preference, race, young, old, whatever.

Here is a verse from the Veda on preparing for enlightenment.

Suffering is taken away by crossing to heaven and being consumed by fire pleases the Highest who is resting because of the faculty that perceives individuality, but to be together with the Sacred Knowledge to live for another and acts of devotion and careful analysis prepare for enlightenment.

Verse from the Veda to be with the Maker of This and That

Once again, the United States is setting a record in the number of yearly mass shootings. It is no surprise since Americans seem to love owning and shooting guns, in fact, American own half of all the guns in the world, yet comprise only four percent of the world population. There have been about forty mass shooting this year in the country, with the state of Texas in the lead. At the same time as the shooting in Odessa, Texas, lawmakers passed legislation making gun purchases easier. The rational for such a dangerous move is the mistaken notion that more people with guns makes us safer. This is the best our representatives can do, but in the civilized world, a different approach is found to work.

Within the European block of counties are the world’s true democracies where there is universal health care, and its citizens are considered the happiest. There you will find stricter gun laws and most people do not own a gun, and as a result, gun violence is miniscule in comparison with the United States.

Here is the thing. In heaven there are no guns, and if you want to enjoy the Everlasting, follow the example. Here is a verse from the Veda to be with the Maker of this and that.

For the dying, the cause to draw into the nose is thought right to serve and come to return an iron chain worn around the loins to be comfortable with the Maker of this and that.

Verse from the Veda about the Body and the Funeral Pyre

From a survey taken a few years ago, I find that 75% of Americans claim to be of the Christian faith, yet I see a country extremely violent. Every couple of weeks a mass shooting occurs because someone does not like people of another race or religion.

It is unfortunate that the Bible is translated so poorly because those of the faith can claim many ungodly activities as righteous. You find homophobia, sexism, racism, and an excessive amount of killing, whereas, in the Veda, the Holy Teaching of Heaven, you find non-discrimination and treating others as family. Those who practice the teaching do not kill people, animals, birds, and so on. Any creature that cries and grasps for the breath is treated with compassion, and as such, they do not possess a gun and eat a vegetarian diet. And even if only 75% of the country followed the commandment of not killing, this country would be far less violent.

Such is the teaching, and if one wants to taste the fruits of heaven, such is the way.

Here is a verse from the Veda about the body and the funeral pyre.

The body to serve is appropriate for a funeral pyre; the agreement is to be born a child, but to be out of to call on to agree to be together for Not Born to be born.

Verse from the Veda about Protecting Another

I was 10 years old in 1960, and since that time, there has been a huge moral decline in the people of the United States. In 1960, my parents did not lock the house, or car, and when I got a bike, I did not get a lock. I could leave the bike anywhere and it was always there to ride home.

People were more civil at that time, although in the country there was bigotry, racism, sexism just as today, but nowhere near the outward, public display of it. People augured and had fights, but no one I knew carried a gun. I never carried a gun, never hunted, do not believe in killing, but I was not a goody two-shoes. Some of the people I hung around with ended up in juvenile detention or prison, but none carried a gun.

There is a staggering degree of violence in the country these days. It seems as though a mass shooting occurs weekly, many prompted by racial hatred. As a remedy, I suggest that those of the persuasion, go towards a person of a different race, and rather than harm, talk to them… get to know them a little and you might discover that you like them. I live in a neighborhood that is racially diverse and we get along. There are many culturally diverse restaurants and shops in the neighborhood where we shop and eat together in peace. I enjoy living in a racially diverse area as it offers more choices and opportunities to thrive. Everyone benefits from this arrangement, and I suggest everyone give it a try.

Here is a verse from the Veda about protecting another person.

Regarding anyone for protecting is substantial and to go towards to be together for giving with AH and a shine to flow the Knowledge of Heaven.

Verse from the Veda about Deep Breathing

A week or so ago a friend, who knows I do a particular breath exercise, sent me an article from Discover Magazine titled Can Breathing Like Wim Hof Make Us Superhuman? The Holy Verses of the Rigveda say that it will, but I, using the method the school has rediscovered, have not achieved any superhuman abilities. However, it appears that Wim Hof proves the point. Hof is about 60 years old and can spend an hour and a half in an ice bath. He swam under the ice at the North Pole, run a half marathon barefoot and shirtless above the Arctic Circle. He can partially control his autonomic nervous system, and he says that by following his breathing method you will experience greater energy, lower stress levels and an improved immune system. He says that the physiological changes the breathing techniques impart have enabled him to achieve seemingly superhuman feats of endurance.

The basic technique is to sit in a chair or lie down, take 30 quick deep breaths, inhaling through the nose and exhaling through the mouth. Next, take a deep breath, exhale, and hold until you need to breathe. Inhale as deep as you can, and hold for 10 seconds. Exhale and inhale 30 deep breaths, and so on – repeat the whole sequence three or more times.

To find out more about Wim Hof and his technique, please visit his website. I do not know any more than the most basic of basics and even that is questionable. There is no doubt that Wim Hof has come upon something amazing, but how does the Vedic system differ. The Vedic system is identical in quick deep breaths, inhaling through the nose and exhaling through the mouth, but different in that the Sacred Syllable of AH is produced on exhalation. I might do 12, 24, or 36 breaths and a deep inhalation and hold. I hold for as long as I can, exhale and repeat repeatedly. Although I have not perfected the technique, the procedure is to produce an identical sound to and from. When that happens I will have a better idea of what one can expect, but until then, it is a guessing game.

Here is a verse from the Veda about deep breathing.

It is wonderful with a continuous flow of AH for the light and knowledge of profound depth, to be as vast as the expanse of the whole universe to be powerful with speed, and to be deep in the belly with the air to satisfy with a nectar to love.

Verse from the Veda about the Sacred Syllable of AH

Like many other languages around the world, the Sanskrit alphabet begins with the letter A. The sound is like the ‘a’ in father or the ‘u’ in up, and it is an expression of surprise, delight, satisfaction, pain, and so on. The sound of ‘a’ is a natural expression of the body, but because it is holy, I write it as AH.

AH is the first sound in the universe and everything is derived and sustained by it. The Supreme Sacred Sound of the Creator is unbroken, eternal, and comes with the breath to all living beings in the fourth note of the musical scale, the key of F. People normally do not hear that sound, but a hissing sound, but if you inhale the breath quickly and forcefully through the nose, you might. If you stop and think about it, you might realize that you have heard and made the sound of AH a million times and the experience will likely be the same for every person around the world. All God’s Creatures make the sound. The inarticulate syllable of AH often accompanies the first breath of life, often quite forcefully. In the very act of creating life, a loving couple might utter the syllable repeatedly. Take a drink of water on a warm day, miss a nail and hit your finger with a hammer, find a solution to a problem, and the sound of AH just might happen by itself. AH is a universal phenomenon.

Here is a verse from the Veda about the Sacred Syllable of AH.

The nectar of AH is extracted for pure happiness, from the air to obtain to serve with compassion.

Verse from the Veda about Compassion for Others

I was born in a small town where everyone looked the same in being white and shared the same religion. At about twelve years of age, a black family moved into the neighborhood and it was scary, in part because I had never seen anyone who looked like that and because I had heard stories of what might happen to the community.

Fortunately, one of the children of the house was my age; we attended the same school and became friends. I also became friends with the two Native American students at the school. It seems strange since I attended a large school, but that was the extent of the diversity.

I now live in a large city that is racially diverse, people have moved here from just about every part of the earth. I love meeting and talking to people of other ethnic backgrounds. I feel comfortable amongst them and now when I visit a town that looks like the one I was born it, it feels scary.

It hurts me to see how this county has demonized people from Muslim and Latin American countries. It hurts me to witness intolerance of people based on nothing more that ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual preference, age, and so on. One God and one Goddess bless us all, and the Holy Teaching is inclusivity.

 Here is a verse from the Veda about compassion for others.

The relationship is binding, and to urge the disturbed to have compassion for and staying with helps, to convey you to paradise on one side the knowledge on the other from heaven for helping.

Verse from the Veda about Helping Another


Giving Water to a Traveler

I cannot understand why a person would want to shoot people randomly, like the recent incident in the United States where someone killed twelve people before being shot. Quite often, this situation ends with the shooter being killed by police or committing suicide. To me, it does not make sense and in the end, it sets the stage for life after life of suffering. The Law of Karma says that if a person harms another, so shall they suffer, and for this unfortunate person, there will be tremendous suffering. Everyone makes mistakes, but after, you want to have the time to make amends, and here, there is no opportunity. One way to make amends is to engage in good deeds like helping others and save lives, and that to me is an activity that feels good. When I see someone fall, I am normally the first person there. I do not really know what to do other than attempt to discover the severity of the injury and get help if needed, and try to make them comfortable. To me this happens often enough, so assume everyone has the same opportunity.

For instance, recently a friend and I were walking into a building and there was a person in a wheel chair. He was screaming, his arms were flailing about, and the powered wheel chair was spinning out of control. He was knocking over chairs and tables and moving very close to a large glass window. It looked serious and immediately I ran toward the person telling my fiend that I had to stop the chair. I had no idea the power of the chair, because as I grabbed it, I could not stop it, but luckily could slow it a little so that my partner who was familiar with this type of chair could turn it off. He had some cuts and bruises so we asked one of the onlookers to call 911. The person could not speak, but as we stayed with him until the paramedics arrived, he typed us a text, “Thanks, I am ok.”

Another recent incidence occurred over the winter. I was in the house and noticed a loud noise coming from the gutters of the house. I put on gloves, hat, and coat and went outside to investigate but did not hear anything. A while later, the noise started again, but by the time I went outside again, the noise stopped. The third time, I investigate closer, and when I pounded on the downspout I discovered that a squirrel was stuck in the downspout. I could not move the downspout because it was connected above and frozen into the ground. I wondered what to do. I got a screwdriver and removed its connection to the gutter, a hatchet to chop away the ice holding the downspout extension to the ground, and a shovel to pry it out. The squirrel was still stuck so I lifted the downspout, shook it a few times, and happily the squirrel slid out and ran away.

These are a couple of recent incidences, and according to the Law of Karma, if a person helps another, so shall they be helped, and here is a verse from the Veda about helping another.

To be pure is perfect in victory and with dedication to the Sacred Action of helping another to arise to heaven in glory.