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CHAPTER 4 EXTRACTS FROM RIG VEDA

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Chapter 4 Extracts from Rig veda

 

Some extract is taken from Rig veda Which describe about The Supreme Lord Parameshwara

 

“ Tvam Agne Raja Varuno dhrita varastavam mitro Bhavasi dasamadayah |

   Tvam Aryama saptariyasya Sambuhjam Tvam Amsho Vidathe deva bhajayuh” ||

  

 Meaning:

 

    You are Agni, you are the King Varuna, you are the friend to all good doers.You are the controller of law you are vidatha the controller of the seven worlds And universe.

  

 ‘ Tvam agne rudro ausuro maho divastvam shardho amritham priksha shishe |

 

 You are Rudra and you are the mahadeva

 

' Tvam agni dravinoda aramkrite Tvam devah savitha rathanadha asi |

   Tvam bhago nripate vasva shishe tvam payurdame yastavidhat ||

  

Meaning:

 

 You are agni you are the wealth giver you are the creator of the universe,you are the store of gems , you are the lord of men  indra.

 

‘ Indram Mitram varunam agnim ahuratho divyah sa suparano gurutman |

  Ekam sad viprah bahudha vadanty  agnim yamam matharishvan namahuh ||

 

Viprah means Brahmin      

bahudha means  in many ways,

vadanty means say ,

matharishvan means vayu

 

lord shiva is one, he is indra he is agni, he is vayu, he is yama means destroyer of evil, you are the creator of supran which means garuda. Garuda is created from the cosmic energy of shiva, you are Brahmin

 

“ Tadev agni staditya stadvayustada chandrama |

   Tadev shukram tad bramha  ta aph sa prajapathi ||

 

 

Meaning:

Oh lord shiva you are agni, you are the sun, you are the wind you are the

moon all are created by your cosmic energy. You are also sukhra ,

you are the creator of bramha and you are the prajapathi.

 

In mahaBharatha shri Krishna speaks about the glory of lord shiva in 15th , 16th, and 17th chapters of Shri BhagavadGitha. Lord Shri Krishna also recited Shiva shashsra nama stotram through which he got boons.

 

ShrIbhagavAnuvAcha:
The blessed Lord said:

namo.astu te shAshvata sarva yone |
brahmAdhipaM tvAM R^ishhayo vadanti |
tapashcha satvaM cha rajaH |
tamashcha tvAmeva satyaM vadanti santaH || (13.15.30)

Salutations be, to thee, the eternal origin of all things, The Rishis say that
you art the Lord of brahma, you are having sattva, raja and tama guNa-s,
you are  satya (the truth).

 

mahAn.h AtmA matirbrahmA vishvaH shambuH svayambhuvaH |
buddhiH praGYopalabdhishcha sa.nvit.h khyAtirdhR^itiH smR^itiH ||
paryAya vAchakaiH shabdair mahAn.h AtmA vibhAvyase |
tvAM buddhvA brahmaNo vidvAn.h an.h pramohaM nigachchati || (13.15.38-39)

The mahAn means great, AtmA means  understanding, brahman, Universe, shambhu and
self-born in the vedas.

Comments:
1. Lord Krishna says that the Atma and shiva are identical and the substratum of
the universe,
2. `GYAtva munirgachchhati bhUta yoniM samasta sAxim tamasaH parastAt.h' says
the kaivalya Upanishad. which means Having known the cause of the world, the witness of all, the wise go beyond darkness which means the wise person will acquire knowledge and he knows that he and the supreme are one and the same. God lives in himself. Which is nothing but “ SHIVOHAM”. Which means that Iam Shiva and Shiva is me.

hR^idayaM sarva bhUtAnAM xetraGYastvaM R^ishhi shhTutaH | (13.15.40a)

you are in the hearts of all creatures, the Rishis praise you as xetraGYa
(knower of the body).

Comments:
Here the identity of he jIva and shiva is again declared by identifying Ishvara
with xetraGYa, as in `tattvamasi' etc.

mUrdhnA mipatyaniyatastejaH sa.nnichaye tataH |
paramaM harshhamAgamya bhagavantamathAbruvam.h ||
dharme dR^DhtvaM yudhi shatru ghAtam.h |
yashastathA.agryaM paramaM balaM cha |
yoga priyatvaM tava sa.nnikarshham.h |
vR^iNe sutAnAM cha shataM shatAni || (13.16.1-2)

Bowing my head with great joy unto the mass of energy and effulgence, I said
these words to the Lord. Firmness in virtue, the slaughter of foes in battle,
the highest fame, the greatest might, devotion to yoga, your adjacence and
hundreds upon hundreds of children.

Comments:
The grace of Ishvara is essential for both worldly and spiritual success.

Traditionally various different stanzas from the veda-s are recited at the end
of the rudram, which belongs to the taittirIya upansihad. A sentence which is arthavAda is intended to glorify the worship of eshwara.

 

ayame hasto bhagavAn ayame bhagavattaraH |
ayame vishvabheshhajo.ayaM shivAbhimarshanaH ||

This hand here, of mine, is the Lord,
This (hand) here, of mine, is greater than the Lord.
This (hand) here, of mine, is the medicine for all the ills in the world,
This (hand) here worships shiva.

 

In the shrI vedapadastavaH, jaimini maharshhi, has glorified Lord Chidambaresha. Each stanza ends with a pada from the veda-s. In this he says:

 

kITA nAgaH pishAchA vA ye vA ke vA bhave bhave |
tavadasA mahAdeva bhavAmi sharadashshatam.h ||

 

(though) born again and again
as a worm, snake, ghost or any indescribable being,
We should become thine devotees for hundreds of years.

This from all of the above extracts from Vedas, puranas, Upanishads, ithasas, we can understand the all define the glory of the creator of universe, who is called parmeshwara.

 

CHAPTER 5

OM NAMAH SHIVAYA