Sixth Mandal

SIXTH MANDALA

(55) RAYIM JAAGRIVAANSO ANUGMAN |

----------(1/3, Rigveda)

A sadhaka should always strive to earn wealth by just means. He should always be awake and desire to earn wealth by following the righteous path. If the sadhaka is enlightened he shall undoubtedly achieve his objectives. A sadhaka can only be enlightened if he stays in the company of scholars and intellectuals.

(56) KRATVAA HI DRONE AJYASYEGNE VAAJI NA KRITNYAH |

-----------(2/8, Rigveda)

O Agni! Who manifests Himself as a result of friction and moves fast in the woods. He engages Himself in beneficial works just like a horse does.

Even if a person has few means he can perform great actions and can fulfill all his desires through hard work and diligence. On the contrary if a person becomes a fatalist and does not perform actions he shall literally acquire nothing.

(57) AGNE SA KSHESHADDATAPA RITEJA |

-----------(3/1, Rigveda)

O Agni! A person, who is willing to give his life for the sake of the truth enjoys a long life.
Humans should always speak the truth and should be committed towards it. Such a person is always immortal. The person who treads on the path of truth and his mind is free from negative qualities like fear, wickedness and with the desire of benefit of all, is long lived. An untruthful person speaks lies and as a result, his life is short lived.

(58) SHOCHISHAA RARPEETI MITRAMAHAAH |

-------------(3/6, Rigveda)

Agni who is like a friend, illuminates others alike himself.
He, whose friend is great, is himself great. A person who brings out the greatness of his friend himself gains importance. A person who stays in the company of good friends and praises all, does not need himself to be praised. In fact he himself is respectable and honourable.

(59) YAJASVA TANVAM TAV SVAAM |

------------(11/2, Rigveda)

One should offer oblation to the body and nurture it well. It is important for a person to remain healthy and sound because a healthy mind dwells in a healthy body. The first form of happiness is sound health, one should partake of nutritious, balanced food to keep the body healthy. So it is essential to maintain the health of the mind and body simultaneously.

(60) YAT TE DHEETIM SUMATI MAVRINEE MAHE ADHASMAA NASTRIVARUTHAH SHIVO BHAVA |

------------(15/9, Rigveda)

We are desirous of you, that is why we perform Karma (actions), and eulogise you. May you protect our mind, body and intellect and may you be pleasant for us. To attain our objectives we should work selflessly with perfect co-ordination of mind, body and intellect. By doing so we shall definitely acquire all the means that shall subsequently orient us towards our goals.

(61) KRATVAA DAA ASTU SHRESHTHO ADYA TVAA VANVAN TSUREKNAAH| MARTA AANAASH SUVRIKTIM ||

------------(16/26, Rigveda)

May the person who serves you and do charity and donation become great and eloquent in his speech.
A person should do charity and do service to others. He should put in all efforts to increase his wealth and grain. He should only speak well about others. The person who does all these things always remains untouched by misery and dwells in happiness and peace.

(62) AHELMAAN UPA YAAHI YAGYA |

------------(41/1, Rigveda)

I invoke you to come in my Yagya angerless.
One should be happy and pleased and then only take part in religious sacrifices. Anger leads to inauspicious results therefore one should refrain from anger and resentfulness and learn to be patient. Only by doing so shall the gateways of happiness open wide.

(63) SHRIYA MANAANSI DEVAASO AKRAN |

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

Learned people indulge in good action and deeds for their own pleasure. One ruins the mind if he or she indulges in bad deeds and ends up in misery. The person who is always involved in good deeds experiences incessant divine happiness. Good deeds fill the mind with enthusiasm and zeal. Good thoughts inspire good actions. One can make the mind purified by reading good books and by staying in good company.

(64) SUVEERYASYA PATAYAH SYAAM |

------------(47/12, Rigveda)

May we become the lord of virtuous power and strength.
We should constantly endeavour to improve ourselves so that we can sustain ourselves independently without any kind of fear. One can rectify the mistakes made in the past with the help of fearlessness and patience. A person lacking these qualities becomes weak because of fear and ends up doing the wrong things. That is why we should always strive for moral strength, which helps in the destruction of all fear.