30 Beautiful Quotations from the Yajur Veda! (Post No.3943)

30 Beautiful Quotations from the Yajur Veda! (Post No.3943)

 

Compiled by London Swaminathan

 

Date: 26 May 2017

 

Time uploaded in London: 8-44 am

 

Post No. 3943

 

Pictures are taken from various sources such as Face book, Wikipedia and newspapers; thanks.

 

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June 2017 ‘Good Thoughts’ Calendar

 

Festival/ Holidays: June 7-Vaikasi Visakam in Skanda Temples in Tamil Nadu, 9- Saint Kabir Jayanti, 25- Puri Rath Yatra,  26-Ramadan, 30- Ani Thirumanjanam (Uththiram) in Nataraja temples in Tamil Nadu

Auspicious days: June 1, 4, 14, 16, 19, 26, 28, 30.

Full Moon day -June 9, New Moon Day- 23, Ekadasi days -4, 20

TS= TAITTIRIYA SAMHITA

 

June 1 Thursday

Verily the priests are angels – TS 1-7-3-2

 

June 2 Friday

Like a cucumber from its stem, may I be loosened from death, not from immortality -TS 1-8-6-9

 

June 3 Saturday

May I go along an unbroken web of life  TS 1-2-3-12

 

June 4 Sunday

People should not Enquire about the caste of a truly learned man – Kathaka Samhita/YV 30-1

It is also in Manu Niti and Purananuru of Tamil sanagam

 

June 5 Monday

This is your king, O Bharatas! Soma is the king of us, Brahmins – Yajur Veda/TS 1-8-10-2

 

June 6 Tuesday

The wife is half of a person’s self (husband) – TS 6-1-8-5

 

June 7 Wednesday

The gods said of these two (the Asvins), impure are they wandering among men, and physicians . Therfore a Brahmin should not practise medicine, for the physician is impure, unfit for sacrifice TS-6-4-9-1/2

 

June 8 Thursday

One should not give to one who sings- TS 6-1-7-2

 

June 9 Friday

 

A prince who has a Brahmin is superior to another prince- TS 6-1-10-3

It is also in Tiruk Kural: Minister is a must for a king; in those days only Brahmins were ministers

 

June 10 Saturday

Man is of a hundred years of age and of a hundred fold of strength; verily they find support in age and strength TS 7-9-5-2

 

June 11 Sunday

The minds of some creatures are set on energy, those of others are on rest; therefore, the active lords it over him who takes his ease -TS 6-2-1-7

 

June 12 Monday

He that has a cart and he that has a chariot are of guests the most honoured – 7-4-4-2

 

 

June 13 Tuesday

Gruel is the food of the Kshnatriya nobility, curd of the Vaisya and milk of the Brahmin. Manu was in the habit of taking a drink three times a day, the Asuras twice, the gods once -TS 6-2-5-3

 

June 14 Wednesday

Homage (Namah) to the gods. Svadha to the ancestors (pitrs) -TS 6-3-10-5

 

June 15 Thursday

At birth a Brahmin has three debts- that to the seers he pays back by being a pupil (i.e. by studying the Vedas), to the gods by offering sacrifices and to the fathers /ancestors by raising a family – 6-3-10-5

It is also in Purananuru and Tirukkural of Tamil Literature

 

June 16 Friday

Not by bread alone:

Viraaj dividing itself stayed among the Gods with the holy power (brahman) among the Asuras with food- TS 6-8-2-3

 

June 17 Saturday

Men do not give up even one worthy of death because the gods once gave shelter to Adityas, they were not betrayed to Rudra who was chasing them – TS 5-6-2-3 (mere pursuit of food was regarded unworthy)

 

June 18 Sunday

As I have created you by penance so seek ye offspring through penance TS. 7-1-5-2

 

June 19 Monday

He (the priest) muttering the yaajyaas is like one who has found rich treasure and hides it TS 1-5-2-3

 

June 20 Tuesday

What the gods could not win by sacrifice, that they won by the para grahas ( a particular serving of libation is called para graha)- TS 3-3-6-1

 

June 21 Wednesday

Taking the strength of the metres I shall bestow it upon you – TS 3-6-3-7/1

 

June 22 Thursday

With thy tusks the burglars

With thy teeth the robbers

With thy jaws the thieves, o blessed one (Agni)

Do thou chew the well-chewed TS 4-1-10-6

 

June 23 Friday

 

Let the God Savitr purify you with a whole sieve and with the sun’s rays win thee, O Lord of the path. As a chariot to win the prize we have yoked thee for the our prayer, O Pusan – TS 1-1-14-5

 

June 24 Saturday

This body which is mine is in you

That body which is yours is in me (oft repeated formula in Yajur Veda)

 

June 25 Sunday

Protect me when in want

Protect me when afflicted – TS 4-1-3-13

 

June 26 Monday

Agni with one syllable won speech;

The Asvins with two  syllables won expiration and inspiration

Vishnu with three….. Three worlds

Soma with for………….. the four footed cattle

Pusan with five……….. Pankti;

Prajapati with seventeen….. the seventeen-fold stoma TS

 

June 27 Tuesday

The Asuras drove the gods to the south,

the gods repelled them by the Upasaya post

All the other posts have victims

The Upasaya has none, its victim is the sacrifice … TS 6-6-4-3/4

 

June 28 Wednesday

Seven, O Agni, are your faggots

Seven tongues, seven sages, seven dear stations, seven hotr priests offer to you in seven different ways – TS15-3-8

 

June 29 Thursday

The swan seated in purity, the bright one seated in the atmosphere, the hotr seated in the firmament. Born of the waters, of the cows, of holy order, of the mountain, the great holy order- TS 1-8-15-12

 

June 30 Friday

The hotr mounts a swing; verily they mount back of the firmament, the adhvaryu mounts two mats, verily they reach the surface of the ruddy one. They raise loud noise…play on the lute….run a race…. beat the erath…..Two strive on a dry hide, one rivals, the other extols, girls dance aroud the Marjalya fire with water pots on their heads singing. This is honey (TS 7-5-8-5/9)-(Games and Sports during Vedic Era)

   

–Subham–

 

 

 

 

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