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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Asura holding mace flanked by two apsaras. The bas-relief appears on the lower outer wall of Borobudur separating Kamadhatu and Rupadhatu realm. 8th century Central Java, Indonesia.
For the Yorùbá People of Africa, and their numerous spiritual offspring of 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 which 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, the Sacred Text, for a Human to become Divine.
They have a magic formula and for a mover 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).
Ahura Mazda is the name given to the Highest Spirit in the Avesta and the Zoroastrian religion. The common meaning of the word Ahura is mighty or lord and Mazda is wisdom. However, unbeknown to those of the faith is the fact that the name begins with the Sacred Syllable of AH, the single syllable mantra to chant to connect to the Highest Spirit. Around 1500 BC, the oldest parts of the Avesta were scribed in the Gathic Language, and the Rigveda was scribed in Sanskrit. The two texts are similar in philosophy, but the Avesta is different in structure because the Highest Spirit composed every verse of the text, similar to every other ancient spiritual text except the Rigveda. In the Rigveda, various Rishis are in dialogue with the Creator and the Rgvedaschool has translated verses from the text that reference the Vada, the First Veda of the Magians, and I believe the Avesta is that spiritual text.
Here is a verse from the First Veda of the Magians for Refreshing.
To bring into the state with the air, to AH for refreshing with and for the cause for those, the fourth note of the scale to send forth.
A Caring Woman Giving Water to a Traveler
I was born in the United States about seventy years ago in an exclusively white town and I will never forget how fearful the residents became when an African-American family moved in. The house was spray painted by some people, but the family persisted in staying. During my high school years, I became friends with the only black student and the two Native American students. They were wonderful friends, and their families, and to this day, we are still friends.
I love meeting people from other nationalities, and a couple of years ago, a close friend fell and broke a bone in her leg. When I visited her in the hospital, I noticed that the staff was likely from every part of the world. It was fantastic, the family of the earth working together.
I will always love meeting new people, but today I mourn, because of the racist president and the racist policies of the current administration of the United States.
Here is a verse from the Veda for the Cause.
To take away sin the Beloved of the World are rejoicing and giving well-being with the love of a mother for abandoning disrespect, and for the cause to love approaching with prayers.