SECOND MANDALA

SECOND MANDALA

(26) TVAMAGNE RAJA VARUNOM DHRITA VRATASTVAM MITRO BHAVASI DASMA IDAYAH ||

------(1/4, Rigveda)

O Agni! You are the one, who observes the vow and are like King Varuna. You are a friend worth praising and are beautiful.
This Agni is the one who is beautiful, one who loves all, the protector of all. Who adheres by the rules and is radiant. Only that person is preferred as a leader, who adheres to laws and rules. The leader is very meticulous and is disciplined. Such a person is definitely worth respecting and praising. All should therefore lead a balanced and disciplined life.

(27) TAM DEVAA BUDHNE RAJASAH SUDANSAS ||

------(2/30, Rigveda)

The learned bestow a very high position on the person who performs great deeds.
The leaders who do good deeds reside in the hearts of the people. Only such a person is worthy of a high position and can become the king of a nation. That is why one can attain high prestige and honour in society only if he treads on the virtuous path.

(28) VAYAMAGNE ARVATAA VAA SUVEERYA BRAHMANAA VAA CHITAYEMAA JANAAM ATI||

--------(2/10, Rigveda)

O Agni! Bless us with good houses, good knowledge good intellect and make us great.
May we be blessed with the wealth of maximum capabilities. May we be blessed by the sermon of divine knowledge leading to our progress. Hence, we should tread on the path of knowledge and attain growth and progress.

(29) YAH SHARDHATE NANUDADAATI SHRIDHYAAM ||

--------(12/10 Rigveda)

He (Indra) does not give an opportunity to the proud to acquire anything.
People who are proud do not adhere or acquire anything and as a result of which the ego gets destroyed. Ego is the biggest enemy of humans. An egotist can never be humble that is why he is seldom blessed even by God.
A person can achieve everything by being simple and humble. An egotist can never expect anything good.

(30) INDRA SHRESHTHAANI DRAVINAANI DHEHI CHITTI DAKSHASYA SUBHAGATVAM ASME |
PAUSH RAYINAM ARISHTAM TANUNAAM SWADMAANAM VACHAH SUDINATVA MAHYAM ||

--------(21/16, Rigveda)

May we be blessed with wealth, discriminative intelligence and good fortune, may our wealth increase and may we be blessed with good health, and may a sweet voice(nature) and a decent living bless us.
One who talks sweet, spend all their days in happiness. He does not have an enemy and is blessed with plenty of wealth and good fortune. A joyful state of mind naturally has its good effects on the body, which remains healthy. Sweet voice (nature) is the root of all happiness.

(31) SAAFAM JAATAH KRATUNA SAAKA MOJASA VAVAKSHITH SAAKAM VRIDDHO VIRYAIH SAASA HIRMRIDHA VICHARSHANIH ||

--------(23/3, Rigveda)

O Indra! You are born with a sharp intellect, you grew with courage, valiance and strength, you vanquished all your enemies and you are omniscient.
On attaining knowledge, nothing remains impossible for the human body. As a result the person becomes courageous. He destroys all his enemies and people know him as the knower of all.

(32) RITAAVAANAH PRATICHAKSHYAA NRITAA PUNARAAT AA TASTHUH KAVAYO MAHASPATHAH |
TE BAAHUBHYAAM DHAMITAM AGNIM ASHMANI NAKIH SHO ASTYARANOM JAHURHI TAM |

--------(24/7, Rigveda)

Those who are farsighted and truthful always tread on the righteous path and they abstain from all forms of wickedness and deception. Good people avoid the company of bad people. Therefore people who indulge in these acts of deception and debauchery are devoid of success.

(33) SABHEYO VIPRO BHARATE MATI DHANAA|

------(24/13, Rigveda)

A well-behaved and cultured scholar always possesses auspicious wealth i.e. earned from good means.
Scholars with excellent knowledge and intellect are invited to seminars where they earn name and fame by proving their mettle. Those who are eloquent are honoured in seminars and they acquire wealth and success as the result of their knowledge and incessant efforts.

(34) ETAA VO VASHAM YUDDYATA YAJATRA ATAKSHANNAYATI NAVYASE SAM |
SHRAVASYAVAAM VAAJAM CHAKAANAAH SAPTIRNA RATHYO AHA DHITIMASHYAAH ||

------(31/7, Rigveda)

O venerable Gods! I am desirous of your karmas i.e. I want to emulate your Karmas that are progress oriented. Human beings perform good karma (deeds) in order to attain success. A man who is desirous of success and strength should work incessantly just like the wheels of a chariot which keeps on moving.
It is in the best interest of the human beings to take inspiration from the Gods and work diligently towards their goal. The person desirous of success and strength should perform good karma continuously.