NINTH MANDALA

(84) MANHISHTHO VRITRA HANATAMAH |

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

Become great and vanquish all enemies.
When a person does great work he assumes a coveted place in the hearts of all and he becomes great. He becomes successful in slaying all enemies on basis of the efforts and the support of his fellow-beings. In the same way, one can conquer all five  enemies( Krodh,Moha,Lobha,Kaam,Ahankar) by concentrating his mind and doing penance.

(85) APADRINANTO ARAAVNAH |

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

Those who do not donate are doomed to destruction.
The virtue of donating helps one to expand his friend circle. On the contrary selfish people have enemies, who create all sorts of obstacles in their path. Consequently, their life becomes miserable. By making charity one can attain a very respectable and adorable position in society.

(86) EESHAANAA PIPYATAM DHIYAH

-----------(19/2, Rigveda)

Be our Lord and protect our deeds performed with intelligence. Lordship begets power, authority and responsibility. It is necessary that the Lord is just and sagacious. He should be ready to defend the truth. One should perform his deeds for the benefit of mankind with an unbiased approach because of bias gives birth to evil, which creates thousands of obstacles in our path. The scholar should, therefore, always perform good actions and deeds.

(87) RIBHURNA RATHYAM NAVAM DADHAATAA KETAMAADISHE |

-----------(21/6, Rigveda)

Inspire us to perform good deeds just as the Master instructs the efficient charioteer to drive the new chariot. One should always try to improve himself by imbibing good qualities so that the lord can inspire him to do good deeds. The supreme scholar is assigned the best job hence one should make incessant efforts to enhance his knowledge by the help of self-study.

(88) SAM DEVAIH SHOBHATE VRISHAA KAVIRYONAAVDHI PRIYAH|

VRITRAHAA DEVA VEETAMAH ||

----------(25/3, Rigveda)

The mighty, the scholars, the beloved, the vanquisher of enemies and the beloved of the Gods, adorns his house with Deities (idols). Being aware of the virtues of the company of scholars and the opportunities it provides for self development, he constantly makes efforts in this direction.

(89) KRATVE DAKSHAAYA NO HINU |

------------(36/3, Rigveda)

Inspire us to perform Yagya and acquire strength. Just as one can acquire strength and might by partaking nutritious food and doing regular exercise, in the same manner one can improve one's moral strength by good thoughts and actions. The person who is inspired by good thoughts can accomplish all his vows successfully.

(90) KETUM KRINVAN DIVASPARI VISHWAA RUPAA BHYARSHASI |

-----------(64/8, Rigveda)

The person who imparts knowledge also gives numerous added advantages. Those who give knowledge also give the ability to earn wealth. Knowledge increases the capacity of earning further knowledge. It inspires us to perform actions and as a result one acquires desired wealth. A combination of righteous knowledge and righteous actions help us to earn wealth. Knowledge is also the giver of wealth or rather wealth is the by-product of knowledge.

(91) AGNE PAVASWA SWAPAA ASME VARCHAH SUVEERYAM DADHADRAYIM MAYI POSHAM ||

------------(66/21, Rigveda)

O Agni! The performer of supreme deeds! Bless us with valiance and radiance so that we perform to and the best of our capabilities! Bless me with wealth and dwell inside my body to nurture it. One should eat nutritious food and exercise regularly to have sound health. Virtuous deeds performed with intelligence shall naturally bring good wealth. When one works with his whole heart, mind and soul, success is definite to come. One should therefore strive to improve one's capabilities. One should enhance his abilities only in the positive direction.

(92) YADANTI YACHCHA DURAK BHAYAM VINDATI |
PAVMAAN VI TAJJAHI |

------------(67/21, Rigveda)

O Soma! Liberate me from all kinds of fears. Fear leads to failure, and those who are fearless are patient and valiant. Fearlessness is the gateway to success. One should therefore shun all kinds of fear.

(93) NEMAMUDYATAM |

------------(68/5, Rigveda)

Discipline brings fame and greatness. When a person does not adhere to rules he fails to perform his duties properly but a disciplined person definitely achieves success. One should therefore lead a disciplined life.

(94) KSHETRA VIDDHI DISH AAHAA VIPRICHCHATE |

-----------(70/9 Rigveda)

Only those scholars who contemplate are supreme. An ignorant person who is unaware of the path can never show it to anybody. Contemplation gives direction to our knowledge and leads to realization. Knowledge is the most important thing without which one cannot achieve his goals.

(95) KARTAMAVA PADAATYA PRABHUH |

------------(73/9, Rigveda)

Those who are incapable of performing their duties end up as failures. Those who do not perform their duties and lack a sense of responsibility can never succeed in their lives. Only those who perform their duties promptly become successful. One should, therefore, work selflessly and accomplish one’s duties, without thinking of the returns because one shall definitely acquire the right fruits. If the thought is pure then the deeds are sure to be pure and quite obviously the results are excellent.

(96) DHIYA MANOTAA PRATHAMO MANISHI |

-----------(91/1, Rigveda)

The scholar who contemplates intelligently is considered great. Scholars who contemplate on their thoughts and translate them into actions are the ones who are really great and noble. Acquiring knowledge is one thing but if it is not translated into action then there is no use of such knowledge. All noble thinkers tread on the path of righteousness and self-development.