VEDIC MANTRAS AGAINST ANGER AND JEALOUSY (Post No.10,403)

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Post No. 10,403

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Hindu Vedas are unique. The seers/ rishis believed in auto suggestion. By repeating the Dos and Don’ts every day, they set a good path for them. For instance, a Brahmin repeats ‘Kamo Karsheet Manyura Karsheet’ mantra ten times each in prayer, three times a day. This 30 times (3X10) repeated Mantra says, God  forgive me; it is the desire and anger (Kama and Manyur) that cause  problems to me. I salute you. English words amorous and anger are derived from Sanskrit words Kama and Manyur!

By remembering these two evils, they get better guidance from their conscience or God. This is called autosuggestion.

You instruct to your mind: Don’t do it; Stop it.

If you repeat good things, you will get them. But there are more straight forward mantras through out the Atharvana Veda. It is fascinating to see mantras about all subjects such as Dream, Sleep, Mind, Enemies (inside and outside), herbs, Sun, germs, 100 year life, healthy life, friendship and magical talismans and amulets.

Whenever I go to prisons in England to see Hindu prisoners, prisoners from other religions also say ‘Namaste’ to me. Hindus are very few compared to  Christians and disproportionately high number of Muslims. When I hear the stories and the reason for their imprisonment, I used to wonder how Lord Krishna knew this thousands of years ago! He says THREE GATEWAYS TO HELL ARE LUST,ANGER AND GREED (Bhagavad Gita 16-21 Kama, Krodha, Lobha). You will be amazed to see all the punishments in courts come under these 3 categories only. Take the news papers of past ten days and mark all the crime news or court news and categorise them; all will fall under these categories.

If you remember every morning what you should not do in family or office or friends circle, then you will be a better person.

Here are two mantras against Anger and Jealousy, followed by my comments:-

18. Against jealousy; AV Book 6


1. The first blast of jealousy, and the one after the first, the fire, the heat of the heart—this we extinguish for thee.


2. As the earth [is] dead-minded, more dead-minded than a dead man, and as [is] the mind of one who has died, so of the jealous man the mind [be] dead.

3. That fluttering mind (manaská) that has found place in (çritá) thy heart—from it I set free thy jealousy, like the hot vapor from a bag of skin.

(hot vapour from leather bag- it is a common scene in small foundries where the blacksmiths use leather bag to pump air to make fire brighter and hotter)

XXXX

HYMN XLII; AV Book 6

A charm to reconcile estranged friends

1I loose the anger from thy heart as ’twere the bowstring from a
   bow,
  That we, one-minded now, may walk together as familiar
   friends.


2Together let us walk as friends: thy wrathful feeling I remove.
  Beneath a heavy stone we cast thy wrath away and bury it.


3I trample on thine anger thus, I tread it down with heel and toe:
  So dost thou yield thee to my will, to speak no more rebelliously.

XXXX

My Comments:

Even in subjects like anger and jealousy, the poets use relevant and beautiful similes.

The second thing, Brahmins have passed the Vedas by world of mouth for thousands of years. We have to thank them and support them to keep it going.

The third point is even Bharatiyar and Tiru Valluvar have composed Anti Anger and Anti Jealousy verses, though very much later than the Vedas.

We will bury the hatchet is an American expression; though encyclopaedias say it is derived from native Americans of Eastern United States. But Hindus have been saying it from time immemorial.

 I will give the Tamil equivalents in my Tamil article.

—subham—

Tags – Vedic verses, on anger, on jealousy, Atharvana Veda, Book 6,

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