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Teachings and Quotes From Aditya Purana - Skanda Purana - Shiv Puran

A collection of Quotes and teachings from Aditya Purana, Skanda Purana and Shiv Puran.

Aditya Purana Quotes 

Shiva says to Skanda: Jnana (knowledge) is never the attribute of Atma (Self). Atma itself is of the nature of Jnana, which is all pervasive, eternal and auspicious. I am the self of all beings. The supreme ruler is one only. All the objects are fictitiously imposed on me. All the world is only Consciousness. Ignorant people see it as world. Wise people see the world as the mere Self. This truth, incomprehensible for the ordinary, was taught by Vashishta to Rama in bygone times.

Aditya Purana – Chapter 15
(Source: Journey to the Sublime – compiled and edited by K. N. Subramanian)

Skanda Purana Quotes

Just as some parts of the human body (e.g. the right hand or ear) are held to be purer (than others), so some localities on the earth are held to be holier than others. Teerthas are held to be holy on account of some wonderful natural characteristic of the locality or on account of the unique grandeur of the local waters or on account of the fact that some sage resorted to them (for austerity).  (Skanda Purana, 4.6.43-4)

The great wonder is that Gods take the form of trees.

Shiv Puran Teachings

The Pranava (OM) shall be recited and repeated by those who desire all their sins be annihilated.

Japa of Om purifies the mind.

If the devotee repeats the Pranava he becomes pure.

In the Kali Yuga one can attain true knowledge through charity and murti worship.

A man reaps the fruits of his actions- whether good or evil. He either enjoys pleasures or suffers because of sorrow, due to this Karma