THIRD MANDALA

THIRD MANDALA

(35) YATASRUCHAH SURUCHAM VISHWADEVYAM RUDRA YAGYAANAAM SAADHA DISHTIM PASAAM ||

--------(2/5, Rigveda)

We ignite fire in this Yagya and offer oblations to Agni--- the doer of good to all--- the vanquisher of enemies and without whom no ritual or Yagyas could be accomplished.
The person who does well to others and protect the good from the wicked, they attain success and honour because of their great deeds. People accept only that person as their leader who is radiant with good knowledge and karma (deeds).

(36) APAANSI YASMINNADHI SANDA DHURGIH ASTASMINNA SUNMANI YAJMAANA AA CHAKE ||

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

A performer of religious sacrifices (Yagya) finds happiness performing those rituals that have been propounded by the knowledgeable ones.
Where there is 'karma' (yagya rites) there exists happiness. Lethargy can prove fatal for life. The real happiness of life is in doing 'karma'. A learned man searches for happiness in the rituals of Yagya. The karma yogi puts efforts and naturally gets the fruits although he does not expect them. One gets good and bad results according to the good and bad deeds performed. One should, therefore, perform karma with nonchalance, without expecting the benefits because sooner of later one shall definitely get the fruits.

(37) AA BHARTI BHAARATIBHIH SAJOSHAA ILAA DEVEMANUSHYE BHI DAGNIH |

-------(4/8 Rigveda)

May our voice concord with the voice of others, May the intellect of gods and humans become one and may they all become equally radiant.
May there be no difference of opinion or discord in a nation. May the intellect and thoughts of people create harmony, may all the scholars and great souls be in unison with each other and may we tread on the path accordingly. May there be unison in the speech and action of humans. Only by this shall, unity emerge and serve each others purpose. The nation shall emerge stronger and mightier because of this.

(38) ATI TRISHTAM VAVAKSHITHAA THAIV SUMANAA ASI |

--------(9/3, Rigveda)

O Agni! You are enthusiastic and hence happy.
When fire burns the enthusiasm is worth seeing. People, who are enthusiastic and happy, lethargy and boredom never plague them.

(39) DHIYAA CHAKRE VARENYO |

--------(27/9, Rigveda)

He who performs his deeds with intelligence is honoured  by people. Those who perform their deeds with intellect are praiseworthy and are honoured by one and all. Everyone is aware of the power of intelligence and hence the person, who uses his intellect properly, shall definitely prosper.

(40) KARMABHIH MAHADBHIH SUSHRUTO BHOOT |

----------(36/1, Rigveda)

Man attains name and fame by his good deeds.
Even after death such deeds are remembered and recalled. Such people who are good karmayogis gain by having many a followers and they become famous. Thus, one should always perform good deeds.

(41) JYOTIRVRINEET TAMASO VIJAANANNAARE SYAM DURITA DABHIKE |

------(39/7, Rigveda)

Indra advertently derived light from darkness. We should refrain from sins and stay in a secured place.
Only by attaining knowledge can one become free from ignorance and eliminate his sins. Such a man dwells independently as his mind becomes free from fear. Thus one should always strive for knowledge so that ignorance never touches him.