Verse from the Veda About the Value of Being Spiritual

One of the two great epics of ancient India is believed to be a narrative of an ancient war, but is actually a narrative about being spiritual. The text is associated with Hinduism, but is the teaching to become a Buddha. A Buddha is free from suffering and lives for the suffering to foster happiness, non-violence, non-discrimination, so that all can enjoy life upon the earth.

The verse says that you can attain certainty by becoming spiritual, and to become spiritual, become a caring person and foster non-violence and non-discrimination. A spiritual person does not harm or kill another breathing creature, and is not a sponsor of the killing or harming of another. There are many degrees of being spiritual but to reach a state of certainty, it is necessary to be a caring vegetarian who fosters peace and happiness for all.

All the time, people suffer and die because of an unfortunate situation, but this great epic, says that you can overcome and attain a favorable fortune and certainty by being a spiritual person.

Here is the beginning of a verse from the Veda about the value of being spiritual.

To be spiritual for a favorable fortune and certainty…

Verse from the Veda to Spread the Righteous Act of Caring for the Suffering

A Caring Woman Giving Water

The humanitarian crisis at the southern border of the US is a crisis that needs amending, yet the country is in decline. Since I was born seventy years ago, the country has suffered a significant decline in morality, and recently, a significant drop. This is a result of Trump Administration policies, because Don is a racist, sexist, megalomaniac with a mission to destroy.

The Rgvedaschool supports all people, no matter their sex, sexual preference, race, religion or non-religion, rich or poor, whatever. The school loves to be around people from all around the world, and as such, supports immigration. We want people fleeing violence south of the border to come here to be safe, settle down, and have families, yet when they arrive, they face violence. Young childen are separated from their mothers and housed in cold cages, abused, and no concern to ever reunite parent and child. Yes, there are humitarian groups doing the religious duty of helping those in need, but the government and its agents at the border do not.

The Trump administration has criminalized humanitarian aid, and recently, two caring souls from the group ‘No More Deaths’ were arrested and face twenty-year prison terms for leaving water and food in the Sonoran Desert to help refugees and migrants survive exposure and dehydration on the deadly journey across the U.S. border. To make matters worse, Border Patrol agents routinely destroy or confiscate the water, food and other humanitarian aid they discover, condemning those seeking safety.

The religious thing to do is help people, you know, the Golden Rule says to care for others as you wish to be cared for.

Here is a verse from the Veda to spread the righteous act of caring for the suffering.

Gone is the vehement desire to roar aloud with people and offer, perhaps, to care for the disturbed.

Verse from the Veda for a State of Happiness

Ātman is the Sanskrit name of the life giving aspect of the air we breathe. Ātman refers to the principal of life and sensation, the transcendent unitary self, a witness, the breath, soul, or spirit. The breath rules the world and fits the definition of God perfectly, nothing happens without the breath and the moment the breath stops, life and sensation stop. Every movement in the universe requires the wind and for humans the wind comes with the breath. All God’s creatures are family and live upon the same air, so it is not surprising that God’s Teaching is to be kind and helpful to every creature that cries and grasps for the breath.

Here is a verse from the Veda for a state of happiness.

The wind to send forth with sound to draw towards and to be low spirited the breath to raise for to make a flow of sound a state of happiness to reach to like better than, to impart the knowledge to an appearance suffering the death of that.

Verse from the Veda to Keep in Mind This Year

The word Savitra is found in the Sanskrit Dictionary and means a ray of light, the solar rays, or belonging to the solar dynasty. Belonging to the solar dynasty is an offspring of the deity named Aditi, infinite space, called an Aditya. According to the school, the Adityas were a dynasty, a lineage of people who became enlightened upon the earth. The Rishis associated with the Rigveda were of the lineage, as well as the last Buddha to grace the earth, Buddha Shakyamuni. The family name of the Buddha is Gautama, as well as, Angiras. The Sanskrit words of Gautama or Gotama refer to a Rishi, and in fact, a Rishi belonging to the family of Angiras with the patriarch of Rahugana.

The word Savitri also appears in the dictionary, and sometimes appears in the literature as Savitr. The word means stimulator, to arouse, vivifier (vivify means to bring to life), the divine influence of the sun, and most interestingly, it refers to the sun before sunrise. After sunrise and before sunset, it is called Surya that means either light or the sun.

Personally, I love the sun. I enjoy being in sunlight, but to enjoy the divine influence of the sun, I wake before dawn for that.

Here is a verse from the Veda to keep in mind this year.

The dawn to acknowledge and to like to AH to take pleasure in, the right time for giving praise on a day of Brahma.

Verse of the Veda to Keep in Mind While Giving on the Road

It is early winter in this part of the world, and a grey day. There is little hint of the sun, other than the daylight. I love the sun, so when dark days like this occur, I feel grey. I feel grey about the turmoil in the world, such as the persecution of the Muslim Rohingya by the Myanmar Buddhists, the persecution of the Palestinians at the hands of its occupier, the state of Israel. I am appalled at the gruesome murder of New York Times journalist Jamal Kashoggi ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, and worried about the fate of those fleeing violence in Central America being greeted by violence at the southern border of the United States.

Even on the greyest of days the rays of sunshine break through the clouds to lift the spirit, and here is an old verse from the Rigveda to keep in mind while helping those suffering on the road.

When Bhujyu was self-bound and struggling in the sea, the creature was provided light and a Great Wind and like a flying bird carried to the highest dwelling, yes, a deed famous for compassion giving on the road.

Verse of the Veda to Keep in Mind Today and Every Day

The Upanishads are a group of texts of the Oral Tradition written down in Sanskrit about 700 BC. Around the same time, the syllable OM gained popularity, and unfortunately, it offered no escape from the Age of Darkness that settled upon the world. The Kaliyuga is now over and the light has returned with the Sacred Syllable of AH and the ancient verses of the Creator. Although the text appears in two lines like the Rigveda, the Upanishads are different. The lineage of Rishis and Buddhas associated with the Rigveda came to an end with the ascension of Buddha Shakyamuni, but luckily, the Holy Teaching of the Creator never ends for the receptive. The Upanishads are words to live with because the teaching is the path the righteous traveled in the past for ultimate happiness, and just as, they are words to live by today.

Here is a verse from the Veda to Keep in Mind Today and Every Day.

To be in custody or move to the right,

To hurt a mover to be equal to move tortuously,

But to stop to be gone.

Verse of the Veda to Follow upon the Earth for Heaven

A Caring Woman Giving Water to a Traveler

Because of the toxic environment in the United States these day, I registered to vote and voted. It is very disappointing that almost half of the people in the country support the current president even though he is doing everything he can to destroy the country. I am not sure why such people want to live in a dictatorship or oligarchy because the freedoms they enjoy now will become severely limited. I think an intelligent idea is to find out how life is like for an average person in Russia, China, North Korea, Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia, and so on, and then decide.

I find it problematic that the Christian Fundamentalists in the country preach a doctrine opposed to the Word of God. They are a confused bunch that gives a bad name to religion because the God and Goddess support all the living, no matter the race, sex, sexual preference, religious preference or non-preference, and so on. The group has been erecting signs around the country that say, “In God we trust.” Well, they still have time to reform and follow the Holy Teaching of kindness to others. The Holy Word of God to trust is to not harm or kill any living creature whether human or animal, and if you have the desire to spend time with God, you need to follow the Holy Way.

Here is a verse from the Holy Text of Heaven to follow upon the Earth.

The stream of the river has a strong flow and to rise from to send forth,

To offer an oblation to gift with the breath,

And to anoint to break a wicked person to observe holding back for.

Verse of the Veda from the Egyptian Papyrus of Ani

By the time the Papyrus of Ani appeared around 1300 BC, the knowledge it contained had already vanished from the earth. It is not a text about helping the dead, as translators believe, but texts for helping living beings attain the Heavenly State while upon the earth. It contains the same knowledge the Shining Ones, Magians, Buddhas, Messiahs, Priest Kings, and so on, utilized to attain a state of enlightenment. Copied upon the document are the Words of the Supreme Absolute, passed down generation to generation via word of mouth, until hieroglyphics entered the picture. The key to understanding the ancient spiritual texts, such as this, is a correct translation, and for that, one needs to know the way.

The Egyptians thought the scroll contained various spells and discussed mummifying bodies for the afterlife; however, it discusses the Holy Breath and advances the thought of being reborn as a Buddha for helping others. To do that a person gives everything away to the community, moves into the woods to live with a Master, masters the breathing practices, and the practice of giving to all.

Here is a snippet from the Hymn of Osiris from the Papyrus of Ani.

To be strong is excellent for raising nectar to flow in the body for happiness and a brightness to cast to a wicked person to clean.

Verse from the Veda for becoming Divine

Buddha in Meditation

A Holy Being holding the breath while in meditation

Today, I will present a portion of a widely known chant to Yemaya associated with the Yorùbá People of Africa, and their numerous spiritual offspring, Voodoo, Santaria, and Condomble. Yemaya is the Orisha or Goddess of the Ocean and the Mother of All Living Beings. The name is a contraction of Yey Omo Eja, which means the Mother Whose Children are the Fish. The word means something a little different in Sanskrit, for Ye means they or those, and maya is a teacher or a poet with the name of an Asura for being versed in magic. It seems evident that there is a connection between the ancient African Religion and the Avesta of the Magians because the names Asura and Ahura are so similar many scholars consider them identical. In Sanskrit, an Asura means to be spiritual or divine or is a good or evil spirit. Asu is a part of the word that means the breath, the vital breath, life, or spirits, and ra means fire, desire, love, brightness, or speed, and such are the components for a human to become divine. To cast light upon that, the ancient texts also say an Asura is the Architect of the Daityas. A Daitya is a child of Diti, a deity answering to Aditi (infinite space), and the Preceptor or Teacher of the Daityas is connected to the Planet Sukra (the Planet Venus).

Here is a verse from the Veda for becoming divine.

There is a magic formula for a mover and to AH and to happen to impel serving to possess supremacy and be for those with the name of an Asura (for being versed in magic).

Lizard with Rocks on the Ground