Mantra: Yajur Veda 8.43
dEvEbhyO mA sukRutam brUtAt
Let the knowledgeable and noble tell me that which is auspicious (let me listen to them)
dEvEbhyO = dEvEbhyaH = by the devas
Root: divu (kriida, vyavhAra, etc)
sukRutam = all that is auspicious
su = auspicious
Root: Dukrinj (karaNE) = to do
mA = to me
brUtAt = let it be told
Root: Duinj (vyaktAyAm vaachi) = to tell
vRuddhaH = those who are elder to us
Achaara = to follow or imitate
When we came into the world as infants, we had the samskaaraas but we did not know what to do and what not to do. Generally, as kids, we see what goes on and we imitate it. We don’t know good from bad. We only experience and imitate. Gradually, we acclimatize ourselves with our environment – this is my father, my mother, my food, my house, etc. Observing, imitating, etc. We pick up habits, etiquette, etc. from the environment. The very first language we pick up in such an environment at the very beginning becomes our mother tongue.
When we imitate the elders around us, the prayer is simple. Let us listen to those who are knowledgeable and wise. Let me listen and follow the wise. In the beginning we won’t know who is wise and who is not. Over time, when we grow older, we will be able to discriminate and discern who is right to be followed.
Our prayer is applicable to both periods – when we are merely imitating and when we are ready to discern good from bad.
Let me listen to those words that is sukRuta (that which is auspicious and worthy of practice). Let this be the product/guidance of devas (those who are knowledgeable).
Mantra: Yajur Veda 8.44
adharam gamayA tamaH
Let ignorance be subdued and overcome
adharam gamayA = See that you overcome it
Overcome What? ignorance.
tamaH = ignorance / darkness
Root: tamu (glAnou) = imperfection, ignorance, foolishness
Vedas always uphold understanding thinking. They upload knowledge.
Root: vidhu (gnyAnE) = knowledge, to think and analyze
We are humans. We can think and analyze. Animals cannot do that.
One who is knowledgeable will lead a purposeful life. One who does things right will be benefitted with peace and bliss. Where there is ignorance, all problems and unhappiness results.
dhaba = to suppress, to clear
Mantra: Yajur Veda 8.45
sa nO vishwAni havanAni jOshat
Let him (saccidaananda) take/accept/love all our prayers (calls)
Whatever we do should be accepted, approved, loved by sacchidaananda
jOshat = to love
Root: jusha (priiti sEvanayOho)
sa = saH
saH jOshat = Let him love/accept it (he = sacchidaananda)
nO = naH = our
vishwAni = all
Root: vishUlRu (vyAptou)
havanAni = prayers
Got has given us sufficient guidance, explanation for our leading of a human life. By practicing which, we will be deserving the experience of peace and bliss.
Let god love our deeds. All deeds. How and when will he love all our deeds? When we do according to the guidance of sacchidaananda, and follow a humane way (the way that is prescribed by sacchidaananda), his love will also be there.
His love will be in the form of the results we experience. If the result we experience is favorable and enjoyable, it means that is has been loved by Him. We experience peace and bliss. This is the indication that God has loved what we have done.
If we experience mental agony, it means we have not followed His guidance.
Let ALL (vishwAni) our thoughts and deeds (havanAni) be loved by Him. Not just few deeds. So, we have to do all deeds in a way that is prescribed by Him. i.e. the humanitarian way. i.e. When we live like a human and not like an animal.
If I tell a lie, I will always be under constant tension. When I tell the truth, my mind is clear. I am peaceful. I have no fear when I am transparent.
So, follow the guidance given by sacchidaananda = Follow the guidance in the Vedas. Apply the teachings. Deliberate and take appropriate action.
If I keep the accounts right, pay tax and get the receipt, I can sleep peacefully. If I have black money and unaccounted money, I will always be under tension.
This Veda Mantra tells us – Let me take the right path and let me be loved by sacchidaananda. How do we know? He will bless happiness and peace on us. i.e. We will experience peace and bliss. This way we know that the action we have taken has been loved. That is the way we have been communicated to. That is the inner voice of peace talking to us. This is an infallible system. We only have to tread the right path. When done so, happiness, peace and bliss is guaranteed. God’s love is guaranteed.
Mantra: Yajur Veda
iha ratiH iha ramadhvam
We have to be involved here in our thoughts, words and actions and as a result be happy.
ratiH = involve myself
ramadhvam = involve myself and be happy
Root: ramu (krIdAyAm) = indulgence, involving ourselves in
Indulgence is generally in a negative sense. But indulgence is there in right thing and wrong thing. Both can be true. Indulgence means involving ourselves in…
If I involve myself in that which is right, I can be happy and enjoy it. If I involve myself in something that is not right, I cannot be happy.
iha = here
All this have to be done here. When we have this life. Not some other time. mOkshA is only a result. I have to experience happiness here being in the borth and death cycle. That can be done only when we involve ourselves in right thought, words and action. Only when I do that here and now.