Sacred Verses

 

We meditate upon that Divine Sun,
the true Light of the Shining Ones.
May it illuminate our minds.

The Gayatri Verse of the Vedas

 

 

The Gayatri (verse) is everything whatsoever here exists. Gayatri is indeed speech, for speech sings forth (gaya-ti) and protects (traya-te) everything that here exists.

That Gayatri is also the earth, for everything that here exists rests on the earth, and does not go beyond.

That earth again is the body in man, for in it the vital airs (pranas, which are everything) rest, and do not go beyond.

That body again in man is the heart within man, for in it the pranas (which are everything) rest, and do not go beyond. ...

And this is also declared in a Rik verse:

(Rig-veda, 90,3) Such is the greatness of it (of Brahman, under the disguise of Gayatri) [as Prakriti, all the manifest worlds], greater than it is the Person (Purusha) [Brahman as Universal Consciousness]. His feet are all things. The immortal with three feet is in heaven (i.e. in himself).

The Brahman which has been thus described is the same as the ether which is around us [akasha, manifest universe];

And the ether which is around us, is the same as the ether which is within us [prana, life-force]. And the ether which is within us,

That is the ether within the heart [Atman, soul, spirit]. That ether in the heart (as Brahman) is omnipresent and unchanging. He who knows this obtains omnipresent and unchangeable happiness.

Khandogya Upanishad
III Prapathaka, 12 Khanda, 1-9

 

 

 

He (the Lord) became like unto every form, and this is meant to reveal the (true) form of him (the Atman). Indra (the Lord) appears multiform through the Mayas (appearances), for his horses (senses) are yoked, hundreds and ten. *

This (Atman) is the horses, this (Atman) is the ten, and the thousands, many and endless. This is the Brahman, omnipresent and omniscient. This is the teaching (of the Upanishads).

Brhadaranyaka Upanishad
I Adhyaya, 5 Brahmana, 19

* This Upanishad verse is taken from the much older Rig-Veda, verse VI,47,18.

 

 

 

This body, Arjuna, is called the field. He who knows this is called the knower of the field.

Know that I am the knower of all the fields of my creation; and that the wisdom which sees the field and the knower of the field is true wisdom.

Bhagavad Gita
13,1-2
(Krishna to Arjuna)

 

 

 

For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink of one Spirit.

The Bible
1 Corinthians, 12:12,13

 

 

 

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

The Bible
John (1:1-4)

 

 

 

Then they see, the ever-present light of the old seed, the highest, which is lighted in the brilliant.

Rig Veda
VIII,6,30