Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 02 Nov 2011 13:07 and updated at 02 Nov 2011 13:07


BrihadArUpa1 22 Now with reference to the Devas Agni took a vow, I will go on burning. The Sun I will give heat The Moon I will shine And so did the other Devas according to their functions. As is the vital force in the body among these organs, so is Vayu (air) among these Devas. Other Devas sink, but not air. Vayu is the deity that never sets.
BrihadArUpa3 2 Yajnavalkya said, The Gandharva evidently told you that they went where the performers of the Horse sacrifice go And where do the performers of the Horse sacrifice go Thirty two times the space covered by the Sun s Chariot in a day makes this world; around it, covering twice the area, is the Earth; around the Earth, covering twice the area, is the ocean. Now, as is the edge of a razor, or the wing of a fly, so is there just that much opening at the junction (of the two halves of the cosmic shell). (Through that they go out.) Agni, in the form of a Falcon, delivered them to the Vayu; Vayu, the air, putting them in itself, took them where the (previous) performers of the Horse sacrifice were Thus did the Gandharva praise the air. Therefore the air is the diversity of individuals, and the air is the aggregate. He who knows it as such conquers further death. Thereupon Bhujyu, the grandson of Lahya, kept silent.
BrihadArUpa3 2 He said, Vayu, O Gautama, is that Sutra. Through this Sutra or Vayu this and the next life and all beings are held together. Therefore, O Gautama, when a man dies, they say that his limbs have been loosened, for they are held together, O Gautama, by the Sutra or Vayu. Quite so, Yajnavalkya. Now describe the Internal Ruler.
BrihadArUpa3 3 Which are the Vasus Agni (fire), the Prithvi Earth(), Vayu (air), the Sky, the Sun, Heaven, the Moon and the Stars these are the Vasus, for in these all this is placed; therefore they are called Vasus.
BrihadArUpa3 7 Which are the six Devas() Agni, the Earth, Vayu (air), the Sky, the Sun, and Heaven these are the six. Because all those Devas() are (comprised in) these six.
BrihadArUpa4 3 Let me hear whatever any one may have told you Udanka, the son of Sulba, has told me that the vital force Vayu() is Brahman As one who has a mother, a father and a teacher should say, so has the son of Sulba said this that the vital force is Brahman, for what can a person have who does not live But did he tell you about its abode (body) and support No, he did not This Brahman is only one footed, O Emperor Then you tell us, Yajnavalkya The vital force is its abode, and the ether (the Undifferentiated) its support. It should be meditated upon as dear What is dearness, Yajnavalkya The vital force itself, O Emperor said Yajnavalkya; for the sake of the vital force, O Emperor, a man performs sacrifices for one for whom they should not be performed, and accepts gifts one from whom they should not be accepted, and it is for the sake of the vital force, O Emperor, that one runs the risk of one s life in any quarter one may go to. The vital force, O Emperor, is the Supreme Brahman. The vital force never leaves him who, knowing thus, meditates upon it, all beings eagerly come to him, and being a Deva, he attains the Devas I give you a thousand cows with a bull like an elephant said Emperor Janaka. Yajnavalkya replied, My father was of opinion that one should not accept (wealth) from a disciple without fully instructing him

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