31 Beautiful Quotations from Brahmanas -July 2017 Calendar (Post No.4040)

Compiled by London Swaminathan
Date: 30 June 2017
Time uploaded in London-16-35
Post No. 4040

 
Pictures shown here are taken from various sources such as Facebook friends, Books, Google and newspapers; thanks.

 

 

Festival days:- Vivekanada’s Samadhi Anniversary- July4; Guru Purnima-8; Dakshinayana Punya Kala- 17;  Adi Amavsya-23; Adi Puram -26; Naga Panchami-27.

Auspicious Days:- 3, 16;  Ekadasi Fasting Day:- 4, 19; Full Moon Day- July 8;

New Moon Day- 23.

 

July 1 Saturday

Vedas are the hair of Prajapati’s beard (Taittiriya Brahmana 3-39-1) it means it is recited by Brahma

July 2 Sunday

Prajapati created King Soma. After him the three Vedas came TB 2-3-10-1)

July 3 Monday

Vach is called the Mother of the Vedas (TB 2-8-8-5); it means the word is god.

July 4 Tuesday

Mind is the ocean; from the mind ocean, with speech for a shovel, the gods dug out the triple Vedas; may the brilliant deity today know where they placed that offering which the gods dug out with sharp shovels. Mind is the ocean; speech is the sharp shovel—Satapata Brahmana (this shows Vedas were received by the Rishis after deep meditation).

July 5 Wednesday

Prajapati reflected: all beings are comprehended in the Triple Vedas; come let me dispose myself in the shape of the triple Vedas (TB 3-12-9-1)

July 6 Thursday

Prajapati desired: May I become, may I be propagated. He toiled in devotion, he performed austerity. From him when he so toiled, and performed austerity, there worlds were created – earth, air and sky- Bhur Bhuva:, suva:

 

July 7 Friday

Rig Veda came from Agni; Yajur Veda came from Vayu and Sama Veda from Surya/sun – SB11-5-8-1

 

July 8 Saturday

The Brahman is the foundation of everything here (SB.6-1-1-18)

 

July 9 Sunday

There are five great sacrifices, which are great ceremonies. The fifth is the Veda Offering. This means the study of Vedas. In this veda sacrifice, the speech is juhu, the soul upabhrit, the eye the Dhruva, intelligence the sruva (these four words indicate spoons or ladles used in the Yajna), truth the ablution and paradise the conclusion SB 11-5-6-1

 

July 10 Monday

He who, knowing this, daily studies the Vedas conquers an undecaying world more than thrice as great as that which he acquires who bestows this whole earth filled with riches –SB

 

July 11 Tuesday

Verses of the Rig Veda are milk oblations to the gods. He who, knowing this, daily reads these verses, satisfies the gods with milk oblations; and they being satisfied, satisfy him with property, with life, with fertility,with sound body, with all excellent blessings. Streams of butter, streams of honey flow as swadha oblations to the Fathers/departed souls—SB

 

July 12 Wednesday

Verses of the Yajush are butter offeringss to the gods. He who, knowing this, daily reads these verses, satisfies the gods with butter offerings; and they being satisfied, satisfy him with property, with life, with fertility, with sound body, with all excellent blessings. Streams of butter, streams of honey flow as swadha oblations to the Fathers/departed souls—SB

July 13 Thursday

Verses of the Sama Veda are Soma offerings to the gods. He who, knowing this, daily  reads these verses, satisfies the gods with Soma offerings; and they being satisfied, satisfy him with property, with life, with fertility, with sound body, with all excellent blessings. Streams of butter, streams of honey flow as swadha oblations to the Fathers/departed souls—SB

July 14 Friday

Verses of the Atharva Veda are fat offerings to the gods. He who, knowing this, daily  reads these verses, satisfies the gods with fat offerings; and they being satisfied, satisfy him with property, with life, with fertility, with sound body, with all excellent blessings. Streams of butter, streams of honey flow as swadha oblations to the Fathers/departed souls—SB

 

July 15 Saturday

There are four Vashatkaras in Vedic sacrifices- when the wind blows, when it lightens, when it thunders, when it rashes; wherefore when it blows, lightens, thunders or crashes, let the man, who knows is rad, in order these Vashatkaras may not be interrupted. He who does so is freed from dying a second time, and attains to union with Brahman- SB

 

July 16 Sunday

Study and teaching are loved. He who practises them become composed in  mind. Independent of others, he daily attains his objects, sleeps pleasantly, becomes his own best physician. Control of his senses, concentration of mind, increase of intelligence, renown, capacity to educate mankind, are the results of study.–SB

July 17 Monday

On every occasion when a man studies the Vedic hymns, he in fact performs a  complete ceremonial of sacrifice

July 18 Tuesday

And even when a man perfumed with unguents, adorned with jewels, satiated with food, and reposing on a comfortable couch, studies the Veda, he has all the merit of one who performs penance felt to the very tip of his nails—SB

 

July 19 Wednesday

Hotri priest:-There will be a Soma sacrifice of such and such a one.; you are respectfully requested to as Hotar at it. The priest’s question:- What is the reward for the priest? and the reply “one hundred and 12 cows”

(It has a symbolic meaning)

 

July 20 Thursday

All enemies and foes of him who knows this ceremony die round about him. Round him five deities are dying, viz. lightning, rain, moon, sun, fire. The rain when fallen is absorbed by the moon which disappears; the moon at the time of the new is absorbed by the sun which disappears; and out of fire the sun is born and out of sun the moon is born. From the moon the rain is born. In this way he puts his enemy down even should he wear a stone helmet (AB ends with this spell)

July 21 Friday

The Lord of Creatures offered himself a sacrifice for the benefit of the devas. The Devas were mortals who thus became divine (Tandya Brahmana)

July 22 Saturday

Whatever sins we have committed by day or night, sleeping or awake, knowing or unknowing, remove them (Tandya Maha Brahmana)

July 23 Sunday

One half of him was mortal and the other half immortal and that which was mortal, he (Prajapati) was afraid of death – SB

July 24 Monday

For whatever blunder the Hotris commit at the sacrifice, without being aware of it, all that Agni the divine Hotri makes whole; and this is confirmed by a verse from the Rig Veda (Kaushitaki Brahmana)

July 25 Tuesday

Prajapati, having created all living beings, through affection entered within them. But afterwards he could not get out of them. Whoever performs an Ashvamedha attains profusion of wealth by extricating Prajapati – TB

 

July 26 Wednesday

Prajapati alone existed here in the beginning. He generated Agni (fire) from his mouth. Agni is the consumer of food; he who thus knows agni, becomes himself a consumer of food -SB2-2-4-1

July 27 Thursday

When they had sung praises, they went towards east saying, We will go back thither! The gods came upon a cow which had sprung into existence -SB

July 28 Friday

They said, Auspicious indeed, is what we have produced here, who have produced the cow; for truly she is sacrifice, and without her no sacrifice is performed; she is also the food, for the cow, indeed,  is all food (meaning is without milk and ghee, there is no sacrifice)-SB

 

July 29 Saturday

Prajapati was alone. He created a man from his soul (mind), a horse from his eye, cow from his breath, sheep from his ear and a goat from his voice (SB and PB 7-5-2-6)

July 30 Sunday

The same skin which belongs to the cow originally was on man. The gods speak, “Verily the cow supports everything here on earth; come, let us put on the cow that skin which is now on man; therewith she will be able to endure rain and coat and heat

July 31 Monday

The cows being desirous of obtaining hoofs and horns, held a sacrificial session. In the tenth month of their sacrifice, they obtained hoofs and horns. (AB)

 

(Stories in the Brahmanas are symbolic; statements can be interpreted only by seers; foreigners couldn’t understand the symbolism and bluffed through their translations)

 

—-subham–

 

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