Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 20 Oct 2011 10:47 and updated at 20 Oct 2011 10:47


ChandogyaUpa2 1,2 The expounders of Brahman say, The morning libation is of the Vasus, the midday libation is of the Rudras and the third libation is of the Adityas and of the Visvadevas. Where, the, is the world of the sacrificer How can he who does not know this, perform (sacrifices) It is only after knowing this that he should perform (sacrifices).
ChandogyaUpa2 3,4 Before the commencement of the morning chant, the sacrificer sits down behind the Garhapatya fire, facing the north and sings the Saman sacred to the Vasus (O Agni), open the door of this world that we may see you for obtaining the Kingdom.
ChandogyaUpa2 5,6 Then he offers the oblation (with the Mantra) Salutation to Agni, who dwells in the region of the Earth. Obtain the region, for me the sacrificer. This region, indeed, is to be obtained by the sacrificer. At the end of the duration of this life, I, the sacrificer, am willing to come here Svaha. Unbar the door of the region saying this he gets up. (As a result) the Vasus grant him (the region connected with) the morning libation.
ChandogyaUpa3 1 That which is the first nectar (i.e. the red form), that verily Vasus enjoy with Agni as their leader. The Devas, indeed, neither eat nor drink, only with seeing this nectar are they satisfied.
ChandogyaUpa3 3 He who knows thus this nectar becomes one of the Vasus, and with Agni as the leader, is satisfied only with seeing this nectar. He enters into this very form and out of this form he emerges.
ChandogyaUpa3 4 As long as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, so long does he retain the sovereignty and the heavenly Kingdom of (or similar to that of) the Vasus.
ChandogyaUpa3 1 Man, truly, is the sacrifice. His (first) twenty Four years are the morning libation, for the metre Gayatri is made up of twenty Four syllables, and the morning libation is related to the Gayatri metre. With this the Vasus are connected. The Pranas indeed are the Vasus, for they make all this stable.
ChandogyaUpa3 2 During this period of life if anything (e.g. illness) causes him pain, he should repeat O Pranas, Vasus, unite this morning libation of mind with the midday libation. May I who am a sacrifice not be lost in the midst of the Vasus who are the Pranas He surely recovers from that and becomes healthy.

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