TENTH MANDALA

TENTH MANDALA

(97) MANDHAATAASI DRAVINODAA RITAVAA|

May you be intelligent, provider of wealth and protector of the path of truth. Humans should try to acquire as much knowledge as possible. One should always help the weak, the destitute and the impoverished. One should always speak the truth and tread incessantly on the path of righteousness.

(98) SAA MAA SATYOKTIH PARI PAATU VISHWATO|

-----------(37/2, Rigveda)

May the truth protect me in all ways. Truth prevails ultimately. One who treads on the path of truth attains victory sooner or later. One should never lie to hide one's mistake. There is no religion greater than truth and a truthful person knows no fear. On the contrar,y those who seek recourse of untruth to hide their demerits, live in constant fear.

(99) CHODAYATAM SUNRITAAH|

-----------(39/2, Rigveda)

One should always speak sweet words.

People who are soft spoken and truthful are loved by all. Sweet words have a hypnotizing effect on the listeners. Everybody likes to befriend a soft spoken person. Therefore, one should always speak good of others and be soft spoken.

(100) DEVASYA PASHYA KAAVYAM MAHITVAA ADYAA MAMAAR HYAH SAMAAN|

-----------(55/5, Rigveda)

One who dies today takes rebirth because of the blessings of Lord Indra.

Life, death and rebirth are inevitable. This is, in fact, the law of nature controlled by God. Everything that takes birth has to die one day. What we consider as death is in fact the end of the physical body, and not of the soul, which is unborn. One should, therefore, not fear death because life, death and rebirth are natural laws of nature.

(101) MAA PRA GAAM PATHO VAYA |

-----------(57/1, Rigveda)

May we never stray from the path of righteousness to that of untruthfulness.

O Indra! May we not stray from the path of truth and righteousness. Good deeds yield good results and bad deeds yield bad results. Only by indulging in good deeds can one expect good results. Only by treading on the path of righteousness can one be inspired to do good deeds.

(102) AYAM MEIN HASTO BHAGWAAN AYAM ME BHAGWATTARAH |
AYAM MEIN VISHWA BHESHAJOAYAM SHIVA ABHI MARSHANAH ||

-----------(60/12, Rigveda)

This hand (left) of mine is fortunate! The other one (right) is more fortunate! My hands are the healer of all diseases and the inceptor of all that is auspicious and good.

This mantra praises the importance of hands. One hand is the healer of all diseases while the other hand brings auspicious omens. Those who do not make best use of their hands i.e.work hard, can never succeed.

(103) YASTE MANYO AVIDHADUJRA SAAYAK SAH OJAPUSHYATI VISHWA MAANUSHAK |

-----------(83/1, Rigveda)

O weapon-wielding enthusiasm! Those who are blessed by you shall be endowed with infinite strength and capabilities. The person who is enthusiastic attains everything through hard work and efforts. He can subdue all his enemies. By enthusiasm one acquire unimaginable strength. A person lacking in enthusiasm is miserable lives an insignificant life and ultimately goes into oblivion. An enthusiastic person remains untouched by negative qualities like frustration and helplessness. He marches ahead on the path of progress.

(104) VASHI VASHAM NAYAS EKAJ TVAM |

-----------(84/3, Rigveda)

O inimitable Enthusiasm! You successfully vanquish your enemy with the help of the powers derived from self-control and restraint. The main factor behind success is --- self control. Once you have mastered it then you become capable of controlling the world. One who knows thyself perfectly is blessed with enthusiasm without which success is impossible.

(105) VADAN BRAHMAA VADATO VANYAANA |

-----------(117/7, Rigveda)

A Brahmin well versed in the scriptures is undoubtedly superior to an ignorant person.
A scholar, who has mastered the scriptures but lacks practical wisdom is definitely better than an ignorant person. So one should always endeavour to acquire knowledge.

(106) AAKUTIH SATYAA MANASO MEIN ASTU ||

-----------(128/5, Rigveda)

May all my resolutions and prayers bear fruit. All individuals wish that their resolutions and prayers bring desired results. One who makes a resolution and then makes sincere efforts to realize his dreams, is never stopped stopped him from realizing his goal. Therefore one should take a 'Sankalpa' and then work sincerely towards realizing it.

(107) AAPAH SARVASYA BHESHAJI

-----------(137/6 Rigveda)

Water contains the cure for all diseases. Water is 'Amrit' or 'ambrosia' and life cannot be conceived without it. Judicious intake of water is enough to cure one from numerous incurable diseases---Naturopathy works on this principle. Water has a unique curative quality, which is not found in any other liquid. Adequate intake of water drives out toxins from our body and make the body healthy.

(108) SAMAANI VA AAKUTIH AAKUTIH SAMAANAA HRIDAYAANI VAH |
SAMAANAM ASTU VO MANO YATHAA VAH SUSAHAASATI ||

-----------(191/4, Rigveda)

May all have identical resolutions! May all have identical thoughts in their hearts! May the same thought pervade in each mind, so that you work in unison!. When there is harmony between the mind, heart and resolution, then nothing is impossible. Unity leads to success and disharmony, a lack of it leads to misery and failures.