Fifth Mandal

(PANCHAM) FIFTH MANDALA

(47) ABODHI HOTAA YAJATHAAYA DEVAANOORDHWVO AGNIH SUMANAAH PRATARSTHAAT| SAMIDHASYA RUSHADA DARSHI PAAJO MAHAAN DEVASTA MAASO NIRMOCHI||

-------------(1/2, Rigveda)

This Agni, who invokes all the gods, is the one blessed with a pure mind, goes up and becomes free from darkness by Its own radiance and capability.
The person blessed with a pure mind is noble and he inevitably becomes great and liberates himself from the darkness of ignorance. During a Yagya (religious sacrifice) the fire moves upwards and curbs the darkness of all the four directions. When the fire of knowledge is kindled in the mind of a person, he treads on the path of righteousness and eliminates ignorance, he becomes happy and enthusiastic by nature and completes the Yagya.

(48) ADHURSHAT SWAYAMETE VACHOBHIR RIJUYATE VRIJINAANI BUVANTAH ||

-----------(12/5, Rigveda)

One who speaks ill of virtuous people is definitely doomed. That is why one should be cautions not to speak anything that hurts others. Such kind of speech never helps but always brings destruction. Speech should always be pleasing, amicable and devoid of any bad thoughts.

(49) PARO MAYABHIRRITA AASA NAAMA TE |

----------- (44/2, Rigveda)

You are the embodiment of truth because you are devoid of deception and treachery. The person, who treads on the path of truth, refrains from deception, treachery, pretension, and remains untouched by falsehoods and is never devoid of eternal joy. The person who does not deceive people is definitely oriented towards the truth. Such people attain Satyaloka. As a result they become truthful (Satyadharmi).

(50) YAADRISHMINDHAYI TAMAPASYAYAA VIDAD YA U SWAYAM VAHATE SO ARE KARAT |

----------(44/8, Rigveda)

The person who orients his mind towards his objectives achieves his goals by dint of his hard work and effort. He who works diligently accomplishes his work with perfection. We should not refrain from hard work. A person who selflessly works towards his goal to the full potential of his capabilities and diligence accomplishes the goal. The person, who makes a resolution and works towards his goal with firm conviction, always gets its fulfilled. He who is not industrious acquires nothing.

(51) ATRAA NA HAARDI KRAVANASYA REJATE YATRAA MATIRVIDYATE POOTABANDHEEN |                                                                                                                                                             ----------(44/9, Rigveda)

One whose mind is pure and chaste, and who works incessantly all the desires of his heart are fulfilled.
One should always seek the company of the person with intelligence and purity of thought. Good thoughts inspire us to do good deeds, which can be imbibed from good books. Good thought and resultant actions help a man to fulfill all his desires.

(52) RITENA VISHWAM BHUVANAM VI RAAJATHAH |

                                                                                                                       ----------(63/7, Rigveda)

You are embellished in this Universe because of the truth.
Those who are intelligent tread on the path of truth and adhere to all the rules and vows strictly. They are the ones who become successful in this world and become famous. They succeed in achieving everything they desire.

(53) MITRO BHAVASI DEVA DHARMABHIH ||

                                                                                                                           -----------(81/4, Rigveda)

O God! You are the friend of all because of your merits. A good person embellished with good thoughts becomes the friend or benefactor of all. Such a person influences others, because of his positive personality traits and attracts them and as a result, he befriends all.

(54) YA IME UBHE AHANEE PUR ETYA PRAYUCHCHAN | SWAADHIRDEVAH SAVITAA||

-----------(82/8, Rigveda)

We invoke the Sun God who incessantly works day and night and rises daily without showing any kind of lethargy.
Just as the sun, which performs his duties selflessly with the motive of helping one and all, similarly a person who sheds lethargy and works incessantly on the path of the Karma orients himself towards progress