EIGHTH MANDALA

EIGHTH MANDALA

(75) VITARTURYANTE MAGHAVAN VIPASHCHITO YOH VIPO JANAANAAM ||

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

O Lord! By your blessings and by following the preachings of learned ones, one becomes free from all obstacles and problems.
God always blesses all scholars and great souls with wisdom. They preach to humanity the virtues of virtuosity and religiousness. God rewards such people by removing all hurdles from their path. Those who do selfless service have a large number of followers and are eulogised by people. So, we must all try our best to ensure that these benefactors of society experience of society do not have to experience problems and all the hurdles from their path are removed.

(76) YANTI PRAMAADAM ATANDRA |

-----------(2/18, Rigveda)

Those who are active shun the company of lethargic people. Lazy people always dwell in poverty and are subjected to constant failure. Those who constantly work are always praised. Laziness begets nothing but failures and lost opportunities. Even learned ones avoid people who are lazy because they know their efforts will be futile.

(77) MAAKIRENAA PATHAA GAAD YENEME YANTI CHEDAYAH |

------------(5/39, Rigveda)

It is impossible for fools to tread on the path of learned ones. The knowledgeable always tread on the path of good and the stupid, because of their ignorance, can never do so. People on the righteous path always progress,while people who are ignorant always falter and regress.
The stupid run away from scholars. An ignorant person can never attain knowledge unless the flame of knowledge is kindled in his mind.

  (78) DHIYAA VIPRO AJAAYAT |

-----------(6/28, Rigveda)

Intelligence helps one to attain knowledge. One should therefore always endeavour to sharpen his intelligence because it will help him to attain maximum knowledge, a natural criteria for becoming scholar. A man becomes a scholar by studying and proper analysis of whatever he has studied.
A scholar always treads on the path of righteousness and as result becomes successful. The flame of knowledge kindled in the mind can make a person scholarly.

(79) PANTHAMRITASYA YAATAVE TAMIMIHE |

-----------(12/3, Rigveda)

We aspire for such capabilities that help in the accomplishment of Yagya. One should therefore always endeavour to sharpen his intelligence so that this becomes possible an he is endowed with such capabilities. We should utilise all our abilities to tread on the path of truth because only then our desires will be fulfilled.

(80) MADEMADE VAVAKSHITHA SUKRITVANE |

-----------(13/9, Rigveda)

When pleased, gift wealth to the worthy ones, who perform good deeds. Good deeds always receive praise and accolades in return. Such peopleare always are respected and honoured. Virtuosity brings fame, which is priceless. One who follows the path of virtuosity need not be worried about wealth as it comes to him naturally without making efforts.

(81) SA CHIKETA SAHEE YASAA ANAGNAH CHITREN KARMANAA |

-----------(39/5, Rigveda)

This Agni is known for it's vehement powers. A man acquires fame because of qualities of valour and virtuosity. Such qualities also help him to vanquish his enemies without any problem. Those who are able and mighty become famous without making any conscious effort in this direction. They become famous naturally because of their great deeds performed.

(82) TVAM HMAGNE AGNINAA VIPRO VIPRENA SANTSATA |
SAKHAA SAKHYAA SAMIDHYASE ||

-----------(43/14, Rigveda)

Harmony prevails if people of similar nature meet. Scholars are pleased to meet people who are learned because there is a scope for mutual benefit from exchange of views. People benefit by keeping the company of people of same status and calibre. A scholar cannot sit with an ignorant person and expect to gain by the meeting.

(83) ASYA KRITVAA YASHASWATAH |

----------(102/8, Rigveda)

We should become successful by performing the great deeds just like Agni. Human can become successful on basis of their diligence and abilities just like Agni, who achieves everything on basis of his abilities and hard work. This also implies that one has to reap the fruit of his actions and bad deeds never go unpunished.
A person who performs good Karma (deeds) is always held in high esteem. On the contrary a person treading on the sinful path is not only criticized but is also full of blemishes.