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Mantram-14.



Discussion- 8. "Vedic-Period".....



In  the  'Vedic  period,'   there  were  none  of  those  'Puranic  gods'    to  be  worshipped,  since  they  were  of  a  later  addition  to  the  wealth  of  the  'Bharatheeya  ( Hindu )  spiritual  literature.

Therefore,  we  find  that,  in  this  Upanishad,  the  prayer  is  to  the  'Lord  Sun'   who  was  to  the  shrewd  intellect  of  the  Bharatheeya  people,  the  clearest  symbol  of  the  mighty  Creator,  Sustainer,  and  Destroyer  of  the  Universe.


In  the  modern  times,  with  all  our  scientific  knowledge,  it  must  be  certainly  easy  to  appreciate  this  great  belief  of  the  'Vedic  Period.'


The  Universe  minus  Sun-God  would  be  a  chaos  and  not  a  cosmos;  life  in  the  planets  would  have  been  impossible  but  for  the  blessings  of  this  mighty  Lord  of  Energy  and  Power -- the 'SUN'.



Again,  before  we  start  this  section,  I  must  warn  you  that  to  understand  this  prayer  as  a  mere  outburst  of  emotion  would  be  to  under-estimate  the  sacred  wisdom  of  the  Rishi-s.

It  has  got  a  very  deep  significance  of  pregnant  suggestions  to  a  Veadathic  seeker.

We  shall  try  to  discover  it,  as  we  open  up  each  of  these  Mantra-s  to  inspect  its  precious  contents.



Personally,  I  would  suggest  that  the  true  seekers  should  memorise  these  three Mantra-s  along  with  their  meanings  and  repeat  them,  which would  be  an  ideal  prayer  for  a  selfless  seeker.

Mantram-14. ENDS.

Next : Mantram-15.

To be continued   ....

           

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