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Seventh Anuvaka

Seventh Anuvaka1. “The earth, the sky, heaven, the four quarters,and the intermediate quarters,”—“Agni (fire), Vayu (air), Aditya (sun), Kandramas (moon), and the stars…

Eighth Anuvaka

Eighth Anuvaka1. Om means Brahman. 2. Om means all this. 3. Om means obedience. When they have been told, “Om, speak,” they speak. 4. After Om they sing Samans. 5. After Om they re…

Ninth Anuvaka

Ninth Anuvaka1. (What is necessary?) The right, and learning and practising the Veda. The true, and learning and practising the Veda. Penance, and learning and practising the Veda. Restraint, …

First Valli

First ValliThe Chapter on Siksha (Pronunciation)First Anuvaka1. HARIH, OM! May Mitra be propitious to us, and Varuna, Aryaman also, Indra, Brihaspati, and the wide-striding Vishnu.Adoration to…

Second Anuvaka

Second Anuvaka“From food are produced all creatures which dwell on earth. Then they live by food, and in the end they return to food. For food is the oldest of all beings, and therefore …

The 84th Academy Award Best Picture Nominees

Below are the nominees for best film. Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain are featured in two of the nominated films. They are both in The Tree of Life. Pitt is also in Moneyball…

Third Anuvaka

Third AnuvakaThe Devas breathe after breath (prâna), so do men and cattle. Breath is the life of beings, therefore it is called sarvayusha (all-enlivening).They who worship breath as Brah…

Fourth Anuvaka

Fourth Anuvaka“He who knows the bliss of that Brahman, from whence all speech, with the mind, turns away unable to reach it, he never fears.” The embodied Self of this (consisting …

Fifth Anuvaka

Fifth Anuvaka“Understanding performs the sacrifice, it performs all sacred acts. All Devas worship understanding as Brahman, as the oldest. If a man knows understanding as Brahman, and i…

Sixth Anuvaka

Sixth AnuvakaHe who knows the Brahman as non-existing, becomes himself non-existing. He who knows the Brahman as existing, him we know himself as existing. The embodied Self of this (bliss) is…