Without the significance...

i had written abt my schedule n skul n ma 1st post...

it was a time when i jus knew that i was learning
"Thaithiriya Samhita" & "Thaithiriya Brahmana" in "Krishna Yajur Veda".
nothing else did i kno abt it.
bcoz v were jus taught to chant 'whatever' was given the book.
i was comfortable with it bcoz i was able to pronounce the sounds with proper modulation.
but i never even thought there exists some meaning...

the verses start like:

ishEthvOrjEthvA vAyavasthhO pAyavasthha dEvovassavithA...

and after 7-8 years, i.e recently now, i googled to kno if there exists some meaning...

and i was very much excited when i read the meaning of the fist stanza...

the page read:


i. 1. 1.

For food thee, for strength thee!
Ye are winds, ye are approachers.
Let the god Savitr impel you to the most excellent offering.
O invincible ones, swell with the share for the gods,
Full of strength, of milk, rich in offspring, free from sickness, from disease.
Let no thief, no evil worker, have control over you.
Let Rudra's dart avoid you.
Abide ye, numerous, with this lord of cattle.
Do thou protect the cattle of the sacrificer.



anyone can easily make out that these are not jus lines...!
these are hymns...!
i wonder y i didn think of searchin for the meaning even at the time i learned all these...
atleast i'd've learned it wit more interest(i learned Veda jus bcoz i had to...!) so that i'd remember the verses well...

Ofcourse, there's no use of regretting now for not remembering (i jus dont wanna use the word 'forgetting' bcoz wat i did was not intensional) watever i learnt (despite being told that forgetting Vedas is a sin than being quiet without learning...)

and the the punishment for forgettin the Vedas i was told was:
In hell, the man's tongue will be pulled out by the rakshasas over there & wil be punctured by a kitchen holder(called 'kidukki' or 'idukki' in tamil) having nails in one arm and corresponding holes on the other...

was afraid on hearing all those things, cuz i was just n 6th or 7th std. then....
but not now! :)
anyways... i've jus realized the significance & greatness of what i learned without even knowin wat it was...

now i chant Veda whenever i get time, so as to recollect & i'm hopin to get them back on my memory... :)

so... whatever u do, think abt y u r doing & wat u r doing, so that there'd be bo room for regrets n the future... :)

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