Sage Vyaasa, who codified these four Vedhas and wrote 18 puraanas, finally gave one stanza as the essence of all the puraanas, namely,
"It is meritorious to render help to others. It is sinful to cause harm to them,"
"Paropakaarah punyaaya, paapaaya parapeedanam."
With a few virtues only but with scholarship vast What good can one do? What honour can one gain? With ten acres of land on which no crop can grow What can one gain ?
'Tis enough, if one has a fertile patch. Embodiments of Love, The Rig Veda, the first among the four, has come down to us in exactly the same way that it was recited in the past. It is a far-spreading tree, with many branches. Of the 25 that once existed, only two are now available. But, these have been preserved intact by means of an elaborate system of memorisation, by which while one set of pupils recite seriatim, another does so back for forth; a third with alternate syllables omitted, etc. The techniques have distinct names like Jada, Mala, Shikha, Dhandha, Ratha, Dhwaja, Ghana, etc.. The reality in man is laid down as Prana (Vital Energy), in the Rig Veda. But, this is inconsistent with the view also found therein that the Atma which is embodied in man and all living beings is eternal Universal Conscious...
DEAR Students! There is no disease equal to greed. There is no greater enemy than anger. There is no misery than poverty. There is no happiness greater than wisdom. Man is ignoring these sacred truths. Faith in God has been replaced by disrespect for reverence and righteousness. Atheism is rampant and preceptors are not honoured. Devotion is at a discount and the ancient wisdom is being given up these days. In education character has reached its nadir. "I am in the Light. I am the Light. The Light is in Me. The Light is Myself." When this awareness arises in the heart, it will lead to oneness with Brahmam. The Vedas are the most ancient among the world's scriptures. They are a vast storehouse of wisdom. They enabled man to have an over-view of the universe. Historically, they are the earliest known book of knowledge. They are the roots of human culture and striving. Manu has declared: "Everything is derived from the Vedas." All knowledge, all the principles of right living, all quali...
Vedaham etham Purusham MahanthamAdithyavarnam thamsah parasthath (Purusha Shuktham).
IN ANCIENT days the sages, who were doing Thapas and finally had a vision of the Reality, declared that they had realised the Divine, whose effulgence was that of the sun, beyond the darkness of ignorance. They also taught that God is the embodiment of Truth and had to be experienced as such. They declared that one who does not see this truth is akin to an animal. That is why there is the saying that one who is revelling in untruth is only an animal. Truth issues from Prema. In this world there is nothing greater than prema. The more you love, the more blissful you become. Divinity is the embodiment of love. Love shines as the eternal truth in every one's heart. However, it will be dormant in the heart of the selfish. Prema shines only in the heart of the person who is selfless. Love cannot co-exist with ego and pomp. Love is the royal path that can take you to the highest state of the Divine. Thi...
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