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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( The Scriptural Treatise )
"Harih Aum, Aum,-ityetad-aksharam-idam sarvam
tasyopa-vyakhyanam bhutam bhavad-bhavisyad iti
sarvam-onkara eva, yac-canyat-trikalatitam
Harih Aum = symbol of para Brahmam;
Aum iti = Omkara ( iti ) thus;
etat aksharam = this syllable;
idam sarvam = ( is ) all this;
tasya = of that ( Omkara );
upa-vyakhyanam = a clear exposition;
bhutam = the past;
bhavat = the present;
bhavishyat = ( and ) the future;
iti = thus ( belonging to );
sarvam = all this;
Omkara eva = ( is ) Omkara only;
yat = that which is;
ca = and;
anyat = anything else;
trikala atitam = beyond ( the three periods of ) time;
tat = that;
api = also;
Omkarah = ( is ) Omkara;
eva = only.
"Harih Aum, Aum, the word, is all this. A clear explanation of it is ( the following )" : -