Black Yajur Veda Living
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The Yajurveda is one of the four canonical texts of Hinduism, the Vedas, composed between 1,400 and 1000 BCE, estimatedly.
There are two primary versions or Samhitas of the Yajurveda: Shukla (white) and Krishna (black). Both contain the verses necessary for rituals. The Black Yajur Veda is also called Taittiriya Samhita.
Based on the translation by Arthur Berriedale Keith from 1914, these are lightly modernised highlights.
Try to get full of strength through milk.
Let no thief and evil worker have control over you.
Protect your cattle well.
Divine straw, rise with a hundred shoots.
Let the rays of the bright sun purify you.
May we be victorious in contest.
Guard me from bondage, from evil food, from ill deed.
The ancient yoga talks of a pranic eye between the eyebrows and calls it the third eye etc. To this day methods are handed over for seeing it (jyoti mudra).
Not only horses are strong, not only cows produce milk; in fact, all kinds of mammal mothers do: rabbits, goats, sheep, horses, females, and so on. There is no reason to get "culturally limited" of outlook.
Who are the howling and preying and blood-thirsty wolves? You know someone who takes to yelling and heeds lamb's blood very much? She might tell, or maybe not -
We have reached the path which leads to bliss, without a foe, whereby a man defeats all his foes and wins wealth.
All things does Agni reveal by his might.
The sage by the sage, the good by the good, the comrade by the comrade, are kindled.
May I be a gainer of wealth; secure among my equals.
The women of one mind, may they love me with their hearts; make them of one mind with me.
The Piling of the Fire Altar (continued)
Indra is yonder sun.
Know him in the highest firmament.
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