Upanishads : " The Cream of Vedas"
Vedanta ( Veda +anta i.e; the end of Vedas ) as the literal meaning connotes comprises the philosophical portion of Vedas, called the Upanishads.
Of about 280 Upanishads unearthed so far, 108 have been accepted as authorised texts , and out of them have been commented upon by great Acharyas lika Sri Sankaracharya , Sri Ramanjacharya, Sri Madhavacharya and thus are classified as major.
Discussion - 4. Here in the prayer of the 'Vedik Masters' we have the 'Das Capita of the Hindu-s ......
"If each one, in a society or a community, is to ardently and sincerely pray so as to meet with only auspiciousness and act for the same, in such country at such an era of culture, jails will be redundant, slum areas will be unknown, poverty unimaginable, disease a mere exception."
"From the state of affairs available today, we may despair and fail even to visualise that such a perfect spiritual communion would ever possible in the world, but this seems to be the pattern aimed at by our Bharatheeya Rishi-s of ancient Bharatham and their prayers clearly indicate to what perfections they brought their visions, in their own times, as facts realised."
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Jagarita-sthano : one whose field is waking state;
bahih prajnah : who is conscious of the external;
sapta angah : has seven limbs;
ekona vimsati mukhah : has nineteen mouths;
sthula-bhuk : experiencer of gross objects;
vaisvanarah : (is) vaisvanara;
prathamah : first;
padah ; quarter.
The first quarter (pada) is Vaisvanara whose sphere of activity is the waking state, who is conscious of the external world of objects, who has seven limbs and ninteen mouths, and who enjoys the gross objects of the world.
The unit of life is experience and experience consists of three main factors : -