Vedas, The Vedas

Vedas, The Vedas

Vedas is Sanskrit meaning Knowledge, The Vedas are a large body of texts originating in Ancient India composed in Vedic Sanskrit. The Vedic texts or śruti are organized around four canonical collections of metrical material known as Saṃhitās, of which the first three are related to the performance of yajna (sacrifice) in historical Vedic religion: The Rigveda, containing hymns to be recited by the hotṛ;The Yajurveda, containing formulas to be recited by the adhvaryu or officiating priest;The Samaveda, containing formulas to be sung by the udgātṛ.The fourth is the Atharvaveda, a collection of spells and incantations, apotropaic charms and speculative hymns

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We should always engage ourselves in virtuous deeds so that success and prosperity comes naturally to us. - Sama Veda

We should keep strict vigil on the already controlled senses so that they do not get an opportunity to raise their ugly heads. Pure diet is of great help in this regard i.e. in controlling sensual desires and anger. - Atharva Veda

We speak here to all the gods that hold to their agreements, promote the order (of the universe), together with all their wives, they shall deliver us from calamity. - Atharva Veda

When birds desire to chirp, lustily desire to chirp, may my call go there, as an arrow-point upon the shaft. - Atharva Veda

Whether thou art beyond the haunts of men, or whether across the river, this very herb, as if a captive bound, shall bring, thee back to me. - Atharva Veda

You alone know Your mystery; You are the Perfect Architect of Destiny. I am a helpless orphan - please keep me under Your Protection and save me. - Atharva Veda

You must be uncomfortable when those around you are unhappy; when you ease their discomfort, you are making them happy and making yourself happy, isn't it? - Atharva Veda

Your flames are spreading... which are great and are like embodiments of truths. Your rays are reaching the sky. - Rig Veda

We should always refrain from speaking harsh words that inflict pain. Our speech should be such that it gives joy to others. - Sama Veda

We should make efforts to acquire right knowledge and refrain from violence. - Atharva Veda

We speak to being, to the lord of being, and also to him that controls the beings; to the beings all assembled, they shall deliver us from calamity. - Atharva Veda

When fire burns the enthusiasm is worth seeing. People, who are enthusiastic and happy, lethargy and boredom never plague them. - Rig Veda

While saying this one has to keep in mind the fact that there is continuous tug-of-war going on between truth and untruth and hence one can easily understand how difficult this task is. - Atharva Veda

You are All-powerful; there is no other than You. You alone know Your condition and extent. - Atharva Veda

You must discover your identity; then only can you have peace. - Atharva Veda

Your morality is impeccable and that is why I am inspired by you. - Yajur Veda

We should always think of other's welfare so that our own progress becomes possible. - Atharva Veda

We should meditate upon the lord every day, especially at the advent of dawn and dusk because the atmosphere is peaceful during that time. There is no noise to distract the mind. Meditation improves faith, devotion and self-confidence. - Sama Veda

Wealth accrues by fair means as well as foul; money is earned by gambling, by various forms of deceit; by highway robbery; by high and low; by all and sundry. - Atharva Veda

When God becomes merciful, He leads you to meet the True Guru; all peace is in the Name of the Lord. - Atharva Veda

Who knows truly? Who here will declare whence it arose, whence this creation? The gods are subsequent to the creation of this. Who, then, knows whence it has come into being? - Rig Veda

You are embellished in this Universe because of truth. - Rig Veda

You must each one try to become ego-less; and then the Lord will accept you as His Flute. - Atharva Veda

Your Name is the treasure of jewels, Lord. You are the True Banker; Your devotee is the trader. - Atharva Veda

We should always try to acquire as much knowledge as possible but at the same time we should be careful not to let pseudo-knowledge influence us. - Atharva Veda

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Vedas is Sanskrit meaning Knowledge, The Vedas are a large body of texts originating in Ancient India composed in Vedic Sanskrit. The Vedic texts or śruti are organized around four canonical collections of metrical material known as Saṃhitās, of which the first three are related to the performance of yajna (sacrifice) in historical Vedic religion: The Rigveda, containing hymns to be recited by the hotṛ;The Yajurveda, containing formulas to be recited by the adhvaryu or officiating priest;The Samaveda, containing formulas to be sung by the udgātṛ.The fourth is the Atharvaveda, a collection of spells and incantations, apotropaic charms and speculative hymns