Chapter 7

(39) BHADRADHI SHREYAHA PREMI BRIHASPATIHI PURAETA TE ASTU |
-------------(8/1, Atharvaveda)

May you be benefited more than merely attaining happiness, and may the scholar be your guide and leader.
It is preferable that humans rather than indulging in material happiness, should follow the path of spiritual growth. To attaint this we should stay in the tutelage of a learned teacher or Guru. In this way we can liberate ourselves by realizing the true self.
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(40) TAM SAVITAHA SATYAMSAVA SUCHITRABHA HAM VRINE SUMATI VISHWARAM | 
YAMASYA KANVO ADUHATPRAPINAM SAHASRA DHARAMA MAHISHO BHAGAYA |
-------------(15/1,Atharvaveda)

O Lord! I accept the greatness, the truth of the mightiest, the most knowledgeable, who believes in the welfare of all. I accept that knowledge that is acquired by scholars.

It is imperative that one engages in self-study to acquire maximum knowledge. The mind becomes enkindled because of knowledge and all the good qualities and powers emanate from the mind.
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(41) AKSHYAO NAO MADHU SANKASHE ANIKAM NAO SAMANJANAM |
ANTAHA KRINUSHVA MAM HRIDI MAN INNAO SAHASATI|
-------------(36/1, Atharvaveda)

May our eyes (of husband/wife) be full of love and affection. May our eyes be embellished with collyrium. May there be a sense of caring and may our relations be cordial and peaceful.

May the relation of the husband and wife always be cordial and loving. May there be no discord or hatred anger in the relation. The eyes should be pure, impeccable and chaste.

Collyrium (Anjan) keeps the eyes healthy while knowledge makes vision all the more pure and clear. May they dwell eternally in each other's heart. May there be unison of thoughts and feeling towards each other.
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                                                            Chapter 8

(42) BODHASHCHA TVA PRATIBODHASHCHA RAKSHATAMA SWAPNASHCHA TVANAVADRANASHCH RAKSHTAM |
GOPAYANSHCHA TVA JAGRIVISHSHCHA RAKSHATAMA|
-------------(1/3, Atharvaveda)

May knowledge and science protect you. May he who is always awake and fearless, protect you, may the protector and he who is enlightened, protect you.

Knowledge, alertness, fearlessness and enlightenment help to us to be awake and protect ourselves. He who acquires knowledge should bring it into use so that he attains the desired fruit. Knowledge that creates mere illusion is not anything but deception. By realizing the real truth we can become healthier and can be blessed by a long life. Therefore we should adhere to the above mentioned rules and work incessantly to accomplish our desires.
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(43) A RABHASVEMAM AMRITASYA SHNUSHTIMI CHCHIDYAMANA JARADASHTIRASTU TEI ANSUTA AYUHU PUNARA BHADAMI RAJASTAMOM MOPA GA MA PRA MESHTHAHA I
-------------(2/1, Atharvaveda)

May you start drinking the elixir of life so that you are blessed with a long life. I fill your life and prana with you again. May you go towards knowledge and enlightenment and may you never cease to exist.

Here the diseased is telling us that we should drink the elixir of life so that we become healthy and long lived. They, who go towards ignorance and superficial pleasure, die early. To be blessed with a long life it is imperative that we become mentally and physically strong. We should do all that makes our mind and body healthy and energetic.
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(44) A JIHVAYA MURADEVANTABHASAVA KRAVYADO VRISHTVAPI DHATSVASAN |
-------------(3/2, Atharvaveda)

Emancipate the stupid through the tongue in form of a flame and eat up all those violent people who eat flesh.
Here we see that the scholar is told to sermon the stupid and enlighten them and to dissuade the violent from cruelty. By doing so our society shall become noble and peaceful.
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(45) SUVIJNANAM CHIKITESHU JANAYA SACCHASACCHA VACHASI PARASPRIDHATE | 
TYORYATSATYAM YATARAHAJIYASTADIT SOMOAUATI HANTYASAT |
-------------(4/2, Atharvaveda)

For the person who acquires knowledge this is considered as special knowledge that there is incessant tug-of-war or competition between truth and untruth. The Soma God protects all that is truthful and straightforward and destroys all that is untruth.

God only protects all that which is pure and truthful, what is not righteous shall always cease. It should never be forgotten that truth is always victorious.
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(46) ULUKAYATUM SHUSHULAKAYATUM JAHI SHWAYATUMUT KOKAYATUM |
SUPARNAYATUMUT GRIDHRAYATUM VRISHDEVA PRE MRINA RAKSHA INDRA
-------------(4/22, Atharvaveda)

O Indra, destroy all those people and demons the way people kill birds, who are lustful as birds, angry alike the wolves, greedy alike the vultures, enticed or attached alike the owls, proud alike the eagle, and the jealous alike the dogs.

We should destroy all those who are lustful, angry, greedy, enticed, proud and jealous.
We should strictly abhor such people otherwise it would be detrimental.
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                                                                Chapter 9

(47) INDRA MITRAM VARUNAMBNIMAHURATHO DIVYAHA SA SUPARNO GURUTMAN! AEKAM SAD VIPRA BAHUDA VADANTYAGNI YAMAM MITARISHWANAMAHUHU |
-------------(10/28, Atharveda)

Scholars describe one eternal truth in different ways. That truth is known by so many names i.e. Indra, Mitra, Varuna, Agni, divya, suvarna, Garutbhana, Yame, Matarishwa.

There is only truth in this world but scholars describe that truth differently according to their respective experiences and revelations. He who treads on that path of truth is always victorious.

                                                                Chapter 10

(48) BRAHMABHYAVATEM |
TANME DRAVINAM YACHCHATU TANMEBRAHMAN VARCHASAM |
-------------(5/40, Atharvaveda)

I am led by my knowledge may it bless me with wealth and radiance of knowledge.

That person who is engaged in good actions on the basis of knowledge acquired knowledge is the stepping stone to achieve success an enlightenment.
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(49) TIRYAGBILASH CHAMASA URDHVABUDHNASTASMIN YASHO NIHITAM VISHWARUPAM |
TADASAT RISHAYAHA SAPTA SAKAM YE ASYA GOPAA MAHTO BABHUVUHU ||
-------------(8/9, Atharvaveda)

A human being is like a pot or vessel, which has a horizontal opening or an opening which, is on the top. This vessel contains success in different forms. Along with that are, 7 sages who are seated and who protect this body i.e. vessel they are in.

All the abilities of a human being are in the brain. If the brain is imbalanced then the humaneness of the human body is destroyed .In this vessel of the mind the seven sagas i.e. 2 eyes, 2 ears, 1 nose, 1 mouth are seated who protect this vessel of the mind. People should realize the importance of this and should take utmost care to protect it because the balanced mind is the epitome of humanity.
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(50) ANANTAM VITATAM PURUTRANANTA BHANTAVACHA SAMANTE | 
TE NAKPALASHCHARATI VICHINVAN VIDWANBHUTAMUTA BHAVYAMASTA |
-------------(8/12, Atharvaveda)

The endless, limitless, is omnipresent and the one who is limitful is united with limitless, The scholar, thinks about the past present and future and such a person dwells in happiness.

The one and only eternal truth is omnipresent. The limitful and limitless are fused and absorbed in each other. Scholar think & contemplate on the past, present, & future and tread on path of growth and self development this should be an ideal for all human beings.

                                                               Chapter 11

(51) AEMA AGURYOSHITAHA SHUMBHAMANA UTTISHTHA NARI TAVASAM RAMASVA |
SUPATNI PATYA PRAJAYA PRAJAVATYA TVA AGNA YAGYAHA PRATI KUMBHAM GRIBHAYA ||
-------------(1/14 Atharvaveda)

These women have decorated themselves and have come here. You get up and acquire strength. May you become a good wife with a good husband, may you be blessed by good children. The yagya has reached you, fill the pot.

It is important for a women to wear good ornaments and should acquire a good husband on basis ard work, give birth to noble children, take care of the house and keep it happy and peaceful. The women are apprised of their duties, which they should adhere and accomplish.
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(52) VRISHABHO SI SWARGA RISHINARVEYANA GACHCHA |
SUKRITAM LOKE SEEDA TATRA NAD SANSKRITAM |
-------------(1/35 Atharvaveda)

You are strong and are the giver of happiness. You shall become cultured and enlightened only if you stay in the company of sages, sons of sages and other noble souls.

Humans here are advised to become mighty and dwell in happiness they should follow the ideals of the scholars and make themselves cultured.
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(53) SAMACHINUSHVANUSAM PRAYAHMAGNE PATHAHA KALPAYA DEVYANAN |
-------------(1/36,Atharvaveda)

O Agni ! unite all and create a path, which is favorable for all the Gods.

Unity will only accrue if humans have mutual intellectual equity. There fore we should follow the ideals established by the scholars. In this way we shall be successful in accomplishing our desired work.
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(54) MA NO HINSIRADHI NO BRU HI PARINO VRINGDHI MA KRADHA | 
MAM TAVYA SAMARAMAHIM |
-------------(2/20, Atharvaveda)

Do not kill us, advice us, protect us, do not become angry on us. May we not oppose you at any cost.
We should never be indignant and resentful. We should acquire knowledge by refraining from violence. We should work with unity and co-operation because opposition leads to obstacles and hurdles.
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(55) PRANAYA NAMO YASTA SARVAMIDAM VASHE |
-------------(4/1,Atharvaveda)

I prostrate before that Prana (breath) which controls the entire universe.

It is prana that helps us to maintain our existence. Our life sustains on prana. Our body is dependent upon prana (breath) for all its functions. We should bring this mighty force into our control, by practicing pranayama.
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(56) BRAHMACHARISHN ANSHCHARATI RODASI UBHE TASMIN DEVAHA SAMMANASO BHAVANTI |
-------------(5/1, Atharvaveda)

A brahmachari (a person who practices celibacy) makes the heaven and the earth favorable to tread.that is why all the Gods always reside with him. He controls the earth and heaven and fulfills his life on the basis of his penance.

A brahmachari is he who is incessantly trying to realize the eternal truth about life and works assiduously to attain immortality. He acquires intellect, sublimeness, knowledge, essence of immortality and treads on the path towards truth. All gods favour such a person and reside within him. Because of this all the elements of nature rather than creating hurdles assist him in his pursuit. Without knowledge no one can be inspired to engage in the righteous action.
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                                                            Chapter 12

(57) SA NO BHUMIRVI SRUJATAM MATA PUTRAYA ME PACHAHA |
-------------(1/10,Atharvaveda)

May earth provide us with all the things we require alike a mother who breast-feeds her child.

The earth gives us all what we need. Food grains to eat and water to drink. Alike the mother who breast feeds her child, the mother earth provides minerals etc to human who are alike her children. Therefore we should protect our mother earth by realizing her nobleness.
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(58) TA NAHA PRAJAHA SAM DUHATAMA SAMAGRA VACHO MADHU PRITHIVI DHEHI MAHYAM |
-------------(1/16,Atharvaveda)

O Motherland! May we, your subjects come together and speak softly. Bless all of us to maintain cordial relations by talking politely to one and all. Soft speech results in unity and co-operation. On the contrary harsh speech leads to hostility and obstacles.

Therefore we should all practice speaking softly and politely.
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(59) UDIRANA UDASEENASTISHTHANTAHA PRAKAMANTAHA |
PADBHYAM DAKSHINASAVYABHYAM VYATHISHMAHI |
-------------(1/28,Atharvaveda)

May we not inflict pain on anyone while walking, sitting, moving from left to right or vice-versa. The world is more in misery than in happiness, that is why one should not hurt anyone. We should not engage in any action that results in giving pain to others.
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(60) BHUME MATARNI DHEHI BHA BHADRAYA SUPRATISHTHITAM |
SAMVI DANA DIVA KAVE SHRIYAAM MA DHEHI BHUTYAAM |
-------------(1/63,Atharvaveda)

O Motherland! Bless us with a benevolent mind, make us realize each and everything day by day, and may I acquire wealth from the earth.

Here one prays to mother earth so that she blesses one with the knowledge of the earth, consisting of invaluable wealth so that we may become happy and acquire a good position in our community and on earth. One can even be blessed by diligence and assiduity, on being inspired by earth. We should therefore always engage in good actions.



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