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Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/The Secret of Veda/Hymns to Mitra-Varuna V - 62 - 72 - Hymn Eleventh.htm
The Eleventh Hymn to Mitra-Varuna   AN INVOCATION TO THE SACRIFICE   [The Rishi invokes Mitra and Varuna to the sacrifice as the godheads who lead man on the path according to the law of the truth and confirm our spiritual gains by its workings.]     1. With the words we sacrifice to Mitra and to Varuna as the Atri. Sit on the seat of the largeness for the drinking of the wine     2. By your working you keep firm the gettings of good and you make men to walk the path by your law. Sit on the seat of the largeness for the drinking of the
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/The Secret of Veda/Hymns to Agni - V 1- 28 - Hymn Twenty-Fourth.htm
The Twenty-Fourth Hymn to Agni   A HYMN TO THE DELIVERER AND PROTECTOR   [The Rishi invokes the Divine Will for protection from evil and for the fullness of the divine light and substance.]     1-2. O Will, become our inmost inmate, become auspicious to us, become our deliverer and our armour of protection. Thou who art the lord of substance and who of that substance hast the divine knowledge, come towards us, give us its most luminous opulence.     3-4. Awake! hear our call! keep us far from all that seeks to turn us to evil. O shining One, O flame of purest Light, thee for our co
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/The Secret of Veda/Hymns to the Dawn V-79 - 80 - Hymn Second.htm
The Second Hymn to the Dawn   [The Rishi hymns the divine Dawn, daughter of Heaven, as the bringer of the Truth, the bliss, the heavens of light, creator of the Light, giver of vision, maker, follower, leader of the paths of Truth, remover of the darkness, the eternal and ever youthful goddess of our godward journeying.]     1. Dawn of the luminous journey, Dawn queen of truth, large with the Truth, how wide is the gleam from her rosy limbs, —Dawn divine who brings with her the heaven of light! Her the seers adore with their thoughts.     2. This is she who has the vision and she awakens man and m
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/The Secret of Veda/Hymns to Mitra-Varuna V - 62 - 72 - Hymn Third.htm
The Third Hymn to Mitra-Varuna   THE LEADERS TO THE BLISSFUL HOME   [The Rishi invokes the Lords of the infinite wideness and harmony whose arms embrace the soul's highest plane of the Truth and Bliss, to extend to him those arms of awakened consciousness and knowledge, so that he may have their all-embracing delight. He aspires by the path of Mitra to the joy of his harmonies in which there is no wound nor hurt; conceiving and holding the highest by the power of the illumining word, he would aspire to an increase in that plane, the proper home of the gods. Let the two great gods create in his being that wide world of their divine
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/The Secret of Veda/Hymns to Agni - V 1- 28 - Hymn Fifth.htm
The Fifth Hymn to Agni   A HYMN OF THE SUMMONING OF THE GODS   [The hymn calls to the sacrifice by the summons of the divine Flame the principal godheads. Each is described or invoked in that capacity and functioning in which he is needed and helpful to the perfection of the soul and its divine growth and attaining.]     1. To the Will that knoweth all the births, to the Flame highly kindled, purely luminous offer a poignant clarity.     2. This is he that expresses the powers of the gods, the untameable who speeds on its way this our sacrifice, this is the seer who comes with the wine of s
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/The Secret of Veda/Chapter V The Philological Method of the Veda.htm
Chapter V   The Philological Method of the Veda   NO INTERPRETATION of the Veda can be sound which does not rest on a sound and secure philological basis; and yet this scripture with its obscure and antique tongue of which it is the sole remaining document offers unique philological difficulties. To rely entirely on the traditional and often imaginative renderings of the Indian scholars is impossible for any critical mind. Modern philology strives after a more secure and scientific basis, but has not yet found it. In the psychological interpretation of the Veda there are, especially, two difficulties which can only be met by a
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/The Secret of Veda/Hymns to Agni - V 1- 28 - Hymn Fifteenth.htm
The Fifteenth Hymn to Agni   A HYMN OF THE DIVINE UPHOLDER AND CONQUEROR   [The Rishi hymns the Divine Will as the Seer and the Mighty One, the upholder of the Bliss and the Truth, by which men attain to the supreme-seated godheads. He breaks leonine through an army of opposers, sees and confirms for man all the possible births and manifestations of the soul, forms in him the secret superconscient plane and by knowledge delivers him into that vast beatitude.]     1. To the Seer and Ordainer who is the object of knowledge I bring the offering of the Word, to the glorious and
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/The Secret of Veda/Hymns to Agni - V 1- 28 - Hymn Sixth.htm
The Sixth Hymn to Agni   THE GALLOPING FLAME-POWERS OF THE JOURNEY   [The flames of Agni the divine Will, home and meeting-place of all our increasing and advancing life-powers, are imaged as galloping on our human journey to the supreme good. Divine Will creates in us the divine strength of impulsion, an illumined and undecaying force and flame described as the steed of the plenitude, which brings us that good and carries us to that goal. His flames are coursers on the path who increase by the sacrifice; they hasten uninterruptedly, and race always more swiftly; they bring in the penned-up illuminations of the hidden knowledge. Their enti
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/The Secret of Veda/Hymns to Agni - V 1- 28 - Hymn Eleventh.htm
The Eleventh Hymn to Agni   A HYMN TO THE DIVINE PRIEST AND SACRIFICIAL FLAME   [The Rishi hymns the birth of the wakeful and discerning sacrificial Flame who is vision and will-power, the seer whose passion of effort turns into a divine knowledge, in the heavens of mind. This seer-will the inspired words of the Thought have to increase. It is a thing of puissance, the Son of Force, and found by the ancient Souls of luminous puissance concealed in the growths of earth, in all the experiences that the soul here seeks to enjoy.]     1. The protector of the creature is born, the Flame that is
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/The Secret of Veda/Chapter XXII The Conquest over the Dasyus.htm
' ' by Sri Aurobindo Page 1 of 50 Chapter XXII   The Conquest over the Dasyus   THE DASYUS stand in opposition to both the Aryan gods and the Aryan seers. The Gods are born from Aditi in the supreme Truth of things, the Dasyus or Danavas from Diti in the nether darkness; they are the Lords of Light and the Lords of Night fronting each other across the triple world of earth, heaven and mid-air, body, mind and the connecting breath of life. Sarama in X.108 descends from the supreme   realm, parākāt; she has to cross the waters of the Rasa, she meets the night which gives place to her for fear of her overleaping it, atiṣkado bhiyasā; she arrives