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Vedas Quotes And Teachings - A collection Of Teachings From Four Vedas

A collection of quotes and teachings from the four Vedas.

Creation is the image of the creator. (Rig Veda)

Let your creative soul radiate streams of rays for new forms. (Rig Veda)

All awakening in the world is only manifestation of your supreme intellectual power. (Yajur Veda)

Those who love and keep peace, preserve the forces of nature – physical, mental and spiritual – within themselves. (Atharva Veda)

He alone is befriended by the gods who keeps awake in all his noble deeds. God assures him success. (Yajur Veda)

Teachings from Vedas on the need for a Strong Body

There is a wrong notion among many that desire can be fulfilled by torturing the body. There is another set of people who believe that torturing the body by not eating etc is part of spirituality. But Vedas give importance to maintaining a healthy body as body is the means to attain Brahman.

May we hear with our ears what is good
May we see with our eyes what is good
May we enjoy full span of our life, with firm limbs
Healthy body, and full satisfaction of the mind,
In the service of the Supreme Lord. (Rig Veda 1.89.8)

May our bodies be as strong as a rock. (Yajur Veda 29.49)

Effort is in my right hand, victory in my left hand. (Atharva Veda 7.50.8)

May our four organs be free from ailments
May my entire body be healthy and strong  (Atharva Veda 12.4)

Knowledge from Vedas On Ultimate Reality

Put this salt in a glass of water and come back later.

The son did as he was told.

Taste the water from the top, the middle, and the bottom. How does it taste?

It tastes salty at the top, the middle and the bottom.

You cannot perceive salt in water.

Likewise, you don’t perceive the One Reality which exists in your own body, but it is truly there. That subtle essence—that is Reality! That is the Soul! And you are that.’

Teaching from Vedas on Charity

He who gives liberally goes straight to the gods; on the high ridge of heaven he stands exalted (Rig Veda 1. 125. 5).

For the men of charity and yajna are these wonders of the world.

The men of knowledge, education and charity enjoy immortality beyond death, in life and after.

The wealth of the generous giver of charity does not diminish while the uncharitable finds no grace, none to comfort him.

O lord of universal wealth and grandeur, Agni, we pray, may the mortal come to sure success and good fortune who gives in charity and performs acts of yajna with love and without violence.

Peace, honor, prosperity is only for the men of charity, benevolence and self sacrifice.

May that service and spirit of charity bring him the grace of heaven.

Teachings on Contemplation from Vedas

By self-dedication one obtains consecration, by consecration one obtains grace; by grace one obtains faith, and by faith is truth obtained. (Yajur Veda, 19.30)

My ears are turned (to hear him), my eyes (to see him); this light that is placed in the heart (seeks to know him); my mind—the receptacle of distant (objects)—hastens (towards him). What shall I declare (him)? How shall I comprehend (him)?   (Rig Veda, 6.9.6)

His form is not within the field of vision; nobody sees him (this Self) with the eye. He is revealed by the intuition of the higher mind (free from occupation with sense objects), which resides in the heart and controls all thinking. Those who know this become immortal. (Katha Upanishad, 2.3.9)