ATHARVAVEDA

ATHARVA VEDA

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The Vedas are the Oldest scriptures of India and one of the oldest extant texts in the Indo-European languages.

The Atharvaveda is different from other Vedic texts as it contains both hymns and prose passages and is divided into 20 books where the first seven books contain magical prayers for precise purposes: spells for a long life, cures, curses, love charms, prayers for prosperity, charms for kingship and Brahmanhood, and expiations for evil actions. They reflect the religious concerns of everyday life and are on a different level than the Rigveda, which glorifies the great gods and their liturgy.

Books 8–12 contain similar texts but also include cosmological hymns that continue those of the Rigveda and provide a transition to the more-complex speculations of the Upanishads.

Books 13–20 celebrate the cosmic principle, present marriage prayers, funeral formulas, and other magical and ritual formulas.

It is an important source of information for practical religion, particularly where it complements the Rigveda. Many rites are also laid down in the “Kausika-sutra” of the Atharvaveda.


Quotes


“There is a conscience in Man, a whispering right advice, restraining unjust hands which man has almost succeeded in silencing; but, it is the voice of God; it can never be made dumb. Make the children cognizant of it.”


“Mutual affection only leads to co-operation and peace this propagates happiness and prosperity in the society.”


Strive to move away from untruth towards truth.


On this Earth do I stand, Unvanquished, unslain, unhurt. Set me, O Earth, amidst the nourishing strength That emanates from thy body. The Earth is my mother, Her child am I!


Do not be led by others, Awaken your own mind, Amass your own experience, And decide for yourself your own path.


Supreme Lord, let there be peace in the sky and in the atmosphere. Let there be peace in the plant world and in the forests. Let the cosmic powers be peaceful. Let the Brahman, the true essence and source of life, be peaceful. Let there be undiluted and fulfilling peace everywhere.


Love is the firstborn, loftier than the gods, the Fathers and men.
You, O Love, are the eldest of all, altogether mighty.
To you we pay homage!


Greater than the breadth of earth and heaven, or of waters and Fire,
You, O Love, are the eldest of all, altogether mighty.
To you we pay homage!


In many a form of goodness, O Love, you show your face.
Grant that these forms may penetrate within our hearts.
Send elsewhere all malice!


Our resolve to indulge in good deeds shall definitely yield rich benefits.


One should engage himself in self study to refine his intelligence and to acquire knowledge.


Water is the elixir of life, water contain medicines


The devotee keeps his Beloved clasped tightly to his heart. The fools perform devotional worship by showing off they dance and dance and jump all around, but they only suffer in terrible pain.


One, who earns leadership of the masses by working ceaselessly for people’s welfare finally realizes that he has been rewarded with many added advantages.


Every man should first desire to acquire maximum knowledge, to engage himself in the noblest of deeds, earn social respect, success, fame and prosperity, authority and then act accordingly in order to realize them.


Do not cage God in a picture frame,Do not confine him in an idol,He is all forms He is all Names.


Sincere efforts made for the realization of auspicious resolution never go in vain.Such a person naturally becomes the leader of the masses.


Repent for all the wrongs done and resolve not to repeat the mistake then God will extend His grace.


Do and dedicate, work and worship, plant and protect but do not worry about the fruit that is the secret of spiritual success.


What little man has to accomplish must be done quickly, at the place that is assigned to him and within the time that is allotted to him. And, man has such a formidable task before him; it is to fulfill it that he has come as man, exchanging for this human habitat all the merit he has acquired during many past lives. The task is no less than the manifestation of the Divinity latent in man.


Worship is more for effect, a play acted with the pit in view; there is no sincerity.


When you scatter seeds on the surface of the soil, they do not germinate; you have to keep them inside the soil.


When the mind wavers, loyalty sits light; love disappears; and faction begins.


Life without goodness, good thoughts, good actions and good words is like the sky in the night without the moon or stars. It is like a wheel without a hub or spokes! No one can push a boulder away while standing on it; you cannot be free from anxiety while all the entrances through which it sneaks in are open.


Fame and glory, power and managing capacity, spiritual splendour, nourishment and other means of subsistence belong to him who knows this Divinity as Simple and One


SOURCES:
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Hinduism/The-Rigveda
https://www.successories.com/iquote/author/9234/atharva-veda-quotes/1
https://www.inspirationalstories.com/quotes/t/atharva-veda/
https://www.quotetab.com/quotes/by-atharva-veda
https://www.onelittleangel.com/wisdom/quotes/book.asp?mc=467

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