Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sukla (Shukla) Yajurveda (Simplified Version) - Chapter 11

Chapter 11 has 83 hymns

1. Before preaching to others, one has to fully realize the omniscient God.
2. With full concentration of mind, one has to strive to acquire the light of God.
3. The master of knowledge of yoga has to spread this knowledge to promote happiness among people. God will guide them in this endeavour.
4. The learned who give their knowledge to others and learn more things themselves will have their mind riveted upon God.
5. Learned people learn the truth from the sages and through their meditation and prayers
6. The material world is brought out by God only.
7. O God! Create for sustenance pleasant things.
8. O God! Help us in doing proper yajnas.
9. O Veda! Help me to do proper things.
10. O Veda! By learning you, I may be able to explore further learning.
11. The skilled artisan should use well maintained implements with knowledge on earth for proper construction.
12. O learned person, even though you are on the earth, your fame has attained great heights up to sun.
13. O artisan and master, you both! Build vehicles that that travel with speed like water and fire.
14. O friends! In all our deeds and battles, take the blessings of king.
15. O king! Appoint a commander of forces and provide safety to your subjects.
16. O learned person! We have the items for oblation ready. Please bring the agni.
17. The first and foremost God provide energy to sun to provide the world energy in turn.
18. O learned king! A swift horse travels all the way despite obstacles, and a dutiful householder performs agnihotra (his duties) despite obstacles. Similar to that you should win battles and make your country prosperous.
19. O learned king! Trample upon the foes. Preserve your sovereignty. Promote knowledge.
20. O king! Measure your strength carefully, arrange it carefully and then attack the enemy.
21. O learned persons! Earth has wealth inside her. May she bless us when we digging her for wealth.
22. People who are skilled in digging earth for wealth should do it successfully.
23. O seeker after knowledge! Understand the properties of air.
24. There is heat in side the body manifested by me (God) that sets in motion air in body.
25. O learned person! Know a person who is rich and charitable and inspire him for acts that lead to prosperity for all.
26. We unanimously select you as our commander and use your vast knowledge and strength to destroy enemies.
27. O king! You are brilliant like sun and fire. You are destroyer of wicked people. You protect air, water, forests and medicinal herbs.
28. O artisans and people with knowledge of those skills, explore earth and atmosphere and prepare useful objects.
29. O learned person! Know the water in ocean and material substances embedded in it. Sun with beams takes it from oceans and provides you the rain for your comfort.
30. O wife and husband, you are two faultless objects fit for service in many ways. Dwell peacefully in house doing deeds of virtue and worldly gain.
31. O wife and husband! Make use of your thinking faculty and energy.
32. O learned person! Be a good caretaker of cattle with your energy.
33. O king1 let learned persons make you the filler of foes.
34. O warrior, learn governance from learned people and become the destroyer of wicked people.
35. O learned person, establish good relations between king and people with your understanding of the relations between them.
36. persons who follow the proper path learned from knowledgeable people enjoy happiness.
37. O learned person assume the role of a teacher.
38. O skilled physician, with the use of pure water and medicinal plants keep people healthy.
39. O wife! Be an embodiment of fine qualities. O learned husband! Become a source of happiness, strength and well being.
40. O householder! Become a rich man, stay in a comfortable house and wear good clothes.
41. O householder! Study all sciences with your praiseworthy faculties.
42. O learned teacher! Educate well disciplines intelligent pupils with your brilliance.
43. O learned person! The child should obtain knowledge from you and be away from ignorance like sun keeps away darkness.
44. O intelligent boy! Be steady to acquire knowledge, be strong and be active to learn and use the fiery instruments.
45. O intelligent boy! Be good to he creatures of the human race. Do not trouble any object between heaven and earth.
46. O noble son, do not waste the time during your studies. Just as sun takes away waters and returns to earth for the benefit of people on earth, you should also acquire knowledge for using it later for our benefit.
47. O physician, remove from us pain of diseases.
48. O women, take care of your conception with medicines from physicians.
49. O husband take care of your wife and chastise the degraded women.
50. O water! You give comfort. Give pleasant feeling for doing good deeds.
51. O water! Give your best portion to the recipient like a mother feeds the child milk with love.
52. O water! We approach you with interest to receive the comfort you provide. Along with comfort, please purify us.
53. O man! Be a friend of all.
54. O husband and wife! Bring happiness people like sun brings happiness to people with his brightness.
55. O husband! Develop your wife’s talents as potter makes a pot.
56. O lady! With good hair and good looks, take the cooking pan from the giver.
57. The lady with a son in the womb and a son in the lap has to prepare the cooking pan for yajna.
58. O god! Establish in me – give me wealth, cattle, friend and relatives and children.
59. Let the cooking pan be baked, says she.
60. O male or female person! Let vedic priests bless you with mantras in various metres.
61. All the natural forces should help us in baking the cooking pan.
62. O woman! Protect the valuable ancestral property of your husband.
63. O woman! You should serve your husband and fill all directions with your fame.
64. O friend! I hand over this girl to you to remain without fear with you. Never separate her from yourself.
65. O man or woman! Let vedic priests make you pure with mantras in various metres.
66. Respect the wise king. Pray to God with his great names. Practice being truthful. Realize through yoga and meditation your soul.
67. All mortals use work with their arms for wealth and glory. You prosper and let others also prosper.
68. O mother! Do not disturb your child’s education. You and your son must complete this learning task worth doing.
69. O lady! you have given food and water to many persons and satisfied them. May this oblation prepared by be accepted in the yajna.
70. O man! you are fed on fruits, and ghee. You are the son of a strong and noble father. Be good in your domestic life for enjoying happiness.
71. O well qualified girl! Reject those who are equal or inferior to you in strength and learning. Marry a superior.
72. O strong person, come from even the farthest distance for my beautiful and renowned and well-behaved girl and help us in overcoming our foes.
73. O most beautiful youthful young man and woman, we put in the earthen pot all eatables for you.
74. O most youthful couple, eat whatever you can without greed.
75. They bring fodder day after day for the stabled horses. Let them enjoy a happy life.
76. We put oblations in the fire for increase of our riches. For protection or riches, we appoint a commander and army and provide them with food.
77. All people who do criminal things have to be taken care of by the king.
78. O king! Punish the criminals with your teeth, jaws and hands.
79. O king! You have to punish burglars, thieves and robbers.
80. Punish people who trouble people devoted to God.
81. The household priest should strive for the prosperity of the house.
82. The household priest with his vedic knowledge help households to do good deeds successfully.
83. O Lord! Grant us food that provides energy. Grant food for all the animals of the earth.

Shukla Yajurveda - Chapter 11 - More Detailed Meanings and Sanskrit Yajus


Chapter 11 has 83 hymns


युञ्जानः प्रथमं मनस्तत्त्वाय सविता धियः। अग्ने ज्योतिर्निच्चाय्य पृथिव्या अध्याभरत ॥

1. Before preaching to others, one has to fully realize the omniscient God.

An aspirant of superhuman power, should first of all harness his mind and intellect by practicing yoga. He has to understand the power of Agni and Light on the earth and having fully realised the power of the Omniscient God, he should show it to others on this earth.

2. With full concentration of mind, one has to strive to acquire the light of God.
3. The master of knowledge of yoga has to spread this knowledge to promote happiness among people. God will guide them in this endeavour.
4. The learned who give their knowledge to others and learn more things themselves will have their mind riveted upon God.
5. Learned people learn the truth from the sages and through their meditation and prayers
6. The material world is brought out by God only.
7. O God! Create for sustenance pleasant things.
8. O God! Help us in doing proper yajnas.
9. O Veda! Help me to do proper things.
10. O Veda! By learning you, I may be able to explore further learning.
11. The skilled artisan should use well maintained implements with knowledge on earth for proper construction.
12. O learned person, even though you are on the earth, your fame has attained great heights up to sun.
13. O artisan and master, you both! Build vehicles that that travel with speed like water and fire.
14. O friends! In all our deeds and battles, take the blessings of king.
15. O king! Appoint a commander of forces and provide safety to your subjects.
16. O learned person! We have the items for oblation ready. Please bring the agni.
17. The first and foremost God provide energy to sun to provide the world energy in turn.
18. O learned king! A swift horse travels all the way despite obstacles, and a dutiful householder performs agnihotra (his duties) despite obstacles. Similar to that you should win battles and make your country prosperous.
19. O learned king! Trample upon the foes. Preserve your sovereignty. Promote knowledge.
20. O king! Measure your strength carefully, arrange it carefully and then attack the enemy.
21. O learned persons! Earth has wealth inside her. May she bless us when we digging her for wealth.
22. People who are skilled in digging earth for wealth should do it successfully.
23. O seeker after knowledge! Understand the properties of air.
24. There is heat in side the body manifested by me (God) that sets in motion air in body.
25. O learned person! Know a person who is rich and charitable and inspire him for acts that lead to prosperity for all.
26. We unanimously select you as our commander and use your vast knowledge and strength to destroy enemies.
27. O king! You are brilliant like sun and fire. You are destroyer of wicked people. You protect air, water, forests and medicinal herbs.
28. O artisans and people with knowledge of those skills, explore earth and atmosphere and prepare useful objects.
29. O learned person! Know the water in ocean and material substances embedded in it. Sun with beams takes it from oceans and provides you the rain for your comfort.
30. O wife and husband, you are two faultless objects fit for service in many ways. Dwell peacefully in house doing deeds of virtue and worldly gain.
31. O wife and husband! Make use of your thinking faculty and energy.
32. O learned person! Be a good caretaker of cattle with your energy.
33. O king1 let learned persons make you the filler of foes.
34. O warrior, learn governance from learned people and become the destroyer of wicked people.
35. O learned person, establish good relations between king and people with your understanding of the relations between them.
36. persons who follow the proper path learned from knowledgeable people enjoy happiness.
37. O learned person assume the role of a teacher.
38. O skilled physician, with the use of pure water and medicinal plants keep people healthy.
39. O wife! Be an embodiment of fine qualities. O learned husband! Become a source of happiness, strength and well being.
40. O householder! Become a rich man, stay in a comfortable house and wear good clothes.
41. O householder! Study all sciences with your praiseworthy faculties.
42. O learned teacher! Educate well disciplines intelligent pupils with your brilliance.
43. O learned person! The child should obtain knowledge from you and be away from ignorance like sun keeps away darkness.
44. O intelligent boy! Be steady to acquire knowledge, be strong and be active to learn and use the fiery instruments.
45. O intelligent boy! Be good to he creatures of the human race. Do not trouble any object between heaven and earth.
46. O noble son, do not waste the time during your studies. Just as sun takes away waters and returns to earth for the benefit of people on earth, you should also acquire knowledge for using it later for our benefit.
47. O physician, remove from us pain of diseases.
48. O women, take care of your conception with medicines from physicians.
49. O husband take care of your wife and chastise the degraded women.
50. O water! You give comfort. Give pleasant feeling for doing good deeds.
51. O water! Give your best portion to the recipient like a mother feeds the child milk with love.
52. O water! We approach you with interest to receive the comfort you provide. Along with comfort, please purify us.
53. O man! Be a friend of all.
54. O husband and wife! Bring happiness people like sun brings happiness to people with his brightness.
55. O husband! Develop your wife’s talents as potter makes a pot.
56. O lady! With good hair and good looks, take the cooking pan from the giver.
57. The lady with a son in the womb and a son in the lap has to prepare the cooking pan for yajna.
58. O god! Establish in me – give me wealth, cattle, friend and relatives and children.
59. Let the cooking pan be baked, says she.
60. O male or female person! Let vedic priests bless you with mantras in various metres.
61. All the natural forces should help us in baking the cooking pan.
62. O woman! Protect the valuable ancestral property of your husband.
63. O woman! You should serve your husband and fill all directions with your fame.
64. O friend! I hand over this girl to you to remain without fear with you. Never separate her from yourself.
65. O man or woman! Let vedic priests make you pure with mantras in various metres.
66. Respect the wise king. Pray to God with his great names. Practice being truthful. Realize through yoga and meditation your soul.
67. All mortals use work with their arms for wealth and glory. You prosper and let others also prosper.
68. O mother! Do not disturb your child’s education. You and your son must complete this learning task worth doing.
69. O lady! you have given food and water to many persons and satisfied them. May this oblation prepared by be accepted in the yajna.
70. O man! you are fed on fruits, and ghee. You are the son of a strong and noble father. Be good in your domestic life for enjoying happiness.
71. O well qualified girl! Reject those who are equal or inferior to you in strength and learning. Marry a superior.
72. O strong person, come from even the farthest distance for my beautiful and renowned and well-behaved girl and help us in overcoming our foes.
73. O most beautiful youthful young man and woman, we put in the earthen pot all eatables for you.
74. O most youthful couple, eat whatever you can without greed.
75. They bring fodder day after day for the stabled horses. Let them enjoy a happy life.
76. We put oblations in the fire for increase of our riches. For protection or riches, we appoint a commander and army and provide them with food.
77. All people who do criminal things have to be taken care of by the king.
78. O king! Punish the criminals with your teeth, jaws and hands.
79. O king! You have to punish burglars, thieves and robbers.
80. Punish people who trouble people devoted to God.

http://www.indianscriptures.com/scriptures/vedas/yajur-veda/shukla-yajur-veda/vajasneyi/shuklayajurved-samhita/chapter-11/topic-8     81 to 83 detailed Hindi and Sanskrit meanings

81. The household priest should strive for the prosperity of the house.
82. The household priest with his vedic knowledge help households to do good deeds successfully.

अन्नपतेन्नस्य नो देह्यनमीवस्य शुष्मिणः ।  प्र प्र दातारं तारिष ऊर्जम नो धेहि  द्विपदे चतुष्पदे ॥ 83 ॥

83. O Lord! Grant us food that provides energy. Grant food for all the animals of the earth.

When we interpret vedas as actions to be done by the man and other beings created by God, the interpretation is the importance of food for all in this world. The person who can produce food is to be propitiated by others for food to all. Vedas indicate the exchange economy. Certain people are good in certain activities. Others have to give them due importance at various points of time and keep up their spirits and motivate them to keep doing their activities.

R.G. 83 A share of food, O Lord of Food, vouchsafe us, invigorating food that brings no sickness.
Onward, still onward lead the giver. Grant us maintenance both for quadruped and biped.
(http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/wyv/wyvbk11.htm )

Updated  26 February 2017, 17 November 2007

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Simplified Sukla Yajurveda - Chapter 12

Hymns - 117

1. A man desirous of wealth, must exhibit vitality and lead undaunted life all through his living years.

2. Powerful divine forces support sun. Night and dawn suckle him (provide nutrition to him) like two mothers.

3. God in there in the world in every form. He takes care of all bipeds, quadrupeds and all others.

4. O man! you have all organs capable of doing great deeds. Acquire knowledge, perform yajnas and attain happiness.

5. O man! understand the meanings of various groups of slokas in vedas. Know the laws of cause and effect and control various things in nature.

6. A person possessed of noble qualities be elected and accepted as a ruler because he makes judgements on the good and bad deeds of people of society for the happiness of society.

7. This hymn hints that every persons returns to god number of times. It says, return to me after acquiring knowledge, wealth, and progeny is each life.

8. This hymn repeats the above statement. O man! be your visits to earth and me hundred and thousand times. Each time uncover knowledge unknown before and create wealth.

9. O learned teacher, preach us nobles resolves again and again. Tell us again and again not to do deeds which result in losses and ill health.

10. O man! shun evil deeds to enjoy happiness with health and wealth.

11. O King I declare you as the ruler. Let all the citizens long for you as a ruler(desire you as a ruler).

12. O King! always watch people so that people observe your true and just laws.

13. O King! you have to perform your duty like the Sun who is in the sky every day before dawn.

14. God is the creator of vital breaths, and vedas(life and the knowledge that sustains the life).

15. O boy! learn from your mother sitting in her lap. Never think of putting her to grief with distress and violence.

16. O majestic king! improve the strength of your subjects. Through that stength only you can suppress your enemies.

17. O king! bring prosperity to your subjects. Do things which bring prosperity to your subjects.

18. O king! your importance in the country is like that of sun in the sky. Secondly you are a very knowledgeable man. Thirdly you are a thoughtful man who uses the knowledge purposefully. Using your noble qualities, stimulate your people to do right things. Learned people of your state should stimulate you and advise you for doing useful things.

19. O learned person! tell us your name, birth place and about your parents. Secondly tell us what special knowledge you possess. Thirdly tell us how it benefits us.

20. O learned person! I love people with special knowledge. They are leaders of men. I,in the position of judge of worth of men, spread your name in my state. All learned men in this state may accept you as one among them and recognize you for your special field of knowledge.

21. The sun helps in the growth of medicinal plants.

22. Elect him as a ruler who is bestower of wisdom, a person committed to his word and is a person who is in control of his senses.

23. Elect him as a ruler who is respected by classes of persons.

24. God has established among mortals knowledge ot make use of.

25. Know the imperishable God of manifold vitalities.

26. Have a cook who can prepare highly delicious, palatable meals.

27. Have a cook who acts upon the instructions given, knows the cooking art well and keeps good relations with family members.

28. People who want guidance approach knowledgeable people and the wise people have to guide them in right ways for incresing the prosperity.

29.O learned sages, give us advice that gives us wealth and make our sons heroic by educating them.

30. O householders, take care of learned preachers.


31. O learned person, preach us elevating thoughts that you learned from sages. Sages should nourish you with their knowledge.

32. O king only punish wrong doers and work for the welfare of people like the sun does with his rays. Do no destroy the bodies of people.
(The book says in the footnote that Vedas prohibit hanging on gallows.)

33. Only he, who has knowledge, strength, practices religious duties and has expertise in statesmanship is fit to rule.
(A foot note in the book says this hymn is the same as revealed in 12.6 and 12.21)

34. The army chief must also be a learned man, with confidence to fight the enemies visible in his face like the brightness of sun, and must be willing to stand along with the officers in the battle field.

35. O learned person, marry a girl who is also educated and have a happy and contented life. Have children and love them as your life.

36. The souls take birth again and again.

37. The souls take birth in all animate objects. They take birth as plants, as trees, as animals in water and as animal on earth.

38. Souls after cremation in the fire or in the earth, reside in the belly of mothers and take birth again.

39. The souls get the love of their mother.

40. Parent have the responsibility to protect their children from sinful conducts. Sons have to listen to their parents, remain aloof from vices, and through their conduct increase the resolve of their parents to do good deeds and remain away from evil intentions.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Simplified Sukla Yajurveda - Chapter 10

Chapter 10
Hymns 34

1. O wise persons! Collect sovereignty bestowing water.

2. The King or the aspirant for the kingship says to the assembly. I can protect you, please bestow the kingdom on the deserving me.

3. O wealthy people, O knowledgeable people, O royal women, O military persons, bestow kingdom on the deserving me.

4. O builders of cow sheds, O people of various professions, bestow kingship on deserving me.

5. O king! Learn more all the arts, sciences. Practice yoga. Follow Veda. Acquire the art of eloquence.

6. O king! focus yourself on good governanance (brahmacharya word must be interpreted as focus on the job.)

7. A good king should put children under the charge of educated and respectable nurses.

8. The king, the mainstay of political power, must be protected by warriors from all quarters.

9. O men, befriend your mother, doctors, commanders of the army, persons who studied sacred books, noble persons etc.

10., 11,12, 13, O king! Go to the east, go to the west , go to the south, go to the north, you must be praised everywhere, arrange for teaching Vedas in various places, arrange for recitation of Vedas in various places, appoint and recognize various professional people in various places.

14. O king! You must ascend the zenith in acquiring knowledge.

15. The king says: O God! You are vigorous and victorious. May my knowledge shine like yours.

16. O preacher and O commander, you both have to desirable things in the kingdom.

17. O king! We wish you brilliance like moon, luster like fire, knowledge like sun and a quick mind like lightning. Guard all acts conducive to knowledge and religion.

18. O learned generals! This is your king and our (brahmanas) king. He is the king of devotees of God and devotees of Vedas.

19. O builders of chariots and boats! Create chariots and boats that travel with great speed.

20. O God! We pray to you. Give us our heart’s desire.

21. O King! You are strong and invincible. I appoint you to guard the state politically with advice of wise statesmen.

22. O renowned king! Do not change your faith in Vedas and God. Ascend the chariot and control the reins.

23. We should behave respectfully with learned and religious minded householders.

24. Worship God alone. The kings may be mighty. There may great sages. But God’s greatness in all dimensions is many fold compared to any king or sage.

25. O God, so great are you. O king, your strength of arms depends on God.

26. O Queen! Acquire and use delight-giving knowledge. Guide all females to useful and noble deeds.

27. O queen, you also sit in court along with your husband.

28. O king! Prosperity of country depends on you. Do things that make the country prosper.

29. O king! You have to recognize and do the needful duties in order of their priority even though you are engaged in many activities.

30. The king says, I forward urged onward by God, sages, the justice based on real facts and the fiery strength to suppress the enemies.(into the battle)

31. O king! and people! Try hard to obtain knowledge and exert yourself for prosperity.

32. O learned king! Take care of old people and make sure that old people are taken care of.

33. O government officials and army men! Protect farmers from evil deeds of others. Do not allow them to do evil deeds.

34. O king! We wish: your devoted wife should serve you and take care of you. O ministers and army men! follow the rules framed by the learned and protect the citizens like father and mother.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Simplified Sukla Yajurveda - Chapter 9

chapter 9

Hymns 40

1. O virtuous king! Rules us according to vedic prescriptions.

2. O king! I accept you as my king for my prosperity and safety.

3. O king! I advise you to keep water sources pure.

4. O learned person! You are equipped with many qualities to guide us for our prosperity. I accept your directions.

5. O commander you are the means through which king wins war.

6. Longevity lies in respiration and healing medicine. Grow them. Develop them.

7. The learned have to be swift and alert to guide others.

8. O well equipped king! May all the scientists, engineers help you in the administration.

9. O king! The swiftness of falcon may be established in you.

10. I should enjoy safety and prosperity due to the actions of learned people, military commanders and king.

11. O preacher! Acquire knowledge by interacting with sages. O king! Learn from the sages statecraft.

12. O guardians of justice, be free in speech and dispense justice.

13. O learned persons and military men, identify the enemies from a distance and check their onward march.

14. the commander of the army should be able to march the army with the required speed.

15. Only the army that marches according to plan on proper routes can win battles.

16. Only expert army men, well fed and well respected, united in their approach can defeat strong thieves or enemies.

17. The state officials have to learn more by participating in various discussions of learned people.

18. O truthful government officials! Protect us in various quarrels that take place in towns and villages.

19. May I obtain the affection of mother and father.

20. For the king knowledge of all affairs of the society is essential.

21. Eyes thrive by the looking at naturally beautiful objects. Ears thrive by listening to Vedas. Questioning abilities thrive by discussions. Worship of god thrives by concentration (Brahmacharya must be interpreted as focus on single duty.)

22. O producers of thing from earth! Produce food grains and useful items from earth. Always respect earth.

23. May all medicines be properly prepared and medicinal plants taken care of properly in our kingdom.

24. The king should collect taxes from unwilling persons and also use to money for improving the state.

25. The king has to tour throughout the territory and takes required actions to maintain prosperity.

26. The king should be knowledgeable to rule the state.

27. King has to encourage all professionals to do noble deeds.

28. O king! Speak truthfully and kindly to us and grant us happiness.

29. Let the mother impart knowledge to her children with a sweet tongue.

30. I appoint you as king. You have strong and swift hands to take the required actions.

31. You can use vedic verses withone, two, three or four letter syllabic metres.

32. You can use vedic verses with five, six, seven and eight syllabic metres.

33. You can use vedic verses with nine, ten, eleven and twelve syllabic metres.

34. You can sue vedic verses with thirteen, fourtee, fifteen, sixteen and seventeen syllabic metres.

35. O king conduct your rule with justice and kindness.

36. O king recognize all experts from various professions.

37. O king! Advance knowledge in this state.

38. O king! We also participate along with you in battles.

39. O king! You are also useful to householder like fire.

40. O learned people, here is the king of you, king of kshatriyas, king of brahmanas, and king of all people. You help him in subduing foes.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Simplified Sukla Yajurveda - Chapter VIII

Chapter VIII

Hymns 63

1. I select you as my husbad. You have the knowledge and personality.

2. O husband! you gift of knowledge and riches may reach me soon. I may receive comfort from you.

3. O husband! guard me in this life as well as the next.

4. Marriage of learned people leads to prosperity. You have completed student life. May you enjoy the pleasures of newly married couple.

5. O entrants into married life, stick to truth, honouring the vows taken at the time of marriage.

6. O god! fountain of happiness, give us happiness and encourage us to do noble deeds in our married life.

7. O husband! I accept you as the perserver of yajna of married life.

8. O husband! I give well cooked food to you. You provide all the different kinds of comfort to me.

9. O married man! follow vedic knowledge and be the master of a loyal wife and children.

10. O husband, we should have healthy children.

11. O members of my family, protect me and my husband working together like two horses to pull the chariot of our married life.

12. O affectionate and heroic husband, you have to be invited and honoured by equally learned people throught your life.

13. O husband, you can correct the mistakes done by various people. Please correct my mistakes also.

14. O teacher! Instruct us in removing our physical disabilities.

15. O adorable teacher, lead us on the right path by telling what sages had done earlier and show us the examples.

16. O highly learned persons, show us good teachers to learn from.

17. O householder! do rightly the duties of married life.

18. O nobleminded learned people! Earnestly acquire wealth, retain it ad preserve it with the help of others. Prepare comfortable houses for you and accumulate wealth for your use and use of others. May your efforts grant the society prosperity.

19. O married people, drink pure water, take nutritious diet, sharpen your intellect and perform required yajnas.

20. O learned person, we accept you as the priest and guide for the yajna. Perform the yajna according to vedic rites and provide the prosperity to us.

21. O married people, each of you do things related to the yajna of married life in spirit of dharma.

22. O house holder! Serve your king truthfully.

23. O ruler, make good roads for comfortable journey of people.

24. O married man! With full knowledge of the qualities that lead to success, do the deeds that lead to the fulfillment of your aims.

25. O householder! We urge you to discharge faithfully the duties of married life.

26. O good tempered woman! Retain carefully dearly loved well nurtured child in the womb.

27. O husband accumulate wealth in a righteous way and guard me against mistakes.

28. The still unborn ten month child may come out as a healthy child without any trouble to mother.

29. O wife! We should have healthy babies.

30. A husband who is healthy should wish for successful pregnancy of his wife.

31. The person in whose house, wind flows smoothly, is truly a builder of good houses.

32. Well built husband and wife perform domestic yajnas properly. Please provide food and clothes to people who depend on you.

33. O married man you have to lead your life by going for various attractions and enjoying them but should restrain yourself appropriately and preserve your health and wealth.

34. O married man! You are fully educated. Lead your married life practicing sixteen traits or arts [1. pran (breathing) 2. Shraddha (devotion) 3. Kham (happiness) 4. Vayu (activity) 5. Jyoti (brilliance) 6. Apa (water) 7. Prithvi (patience) 8. Indriya (organs) 9. Manas (mind) 10. Anna (food) 11. Virya (semen, genetic organs) 12. Tapa (learning activity, religious activity) 13. Mantra (Understanding) 14. Ichha (ambition) 15. Loka (social consciousness) 16. Nam (anger or censure) ] . From Prashnopanishad.

35. O king you should set an example by leading a happy and proper married life and using sixteen dimensions of life in a exemplary way.

36. We all should pray to God give us the sixteen qualities.

37. God says, O people, do not call me first. Ask your nearest ruler, then farther rulers to solve your problems. Come to me as the last resort. I am there to take care of your burdens which are beyond your strength and capability.

38. O ruler, does of noble deeds, do more noble deeds and make us all happy and bright.

39. O powerful ruler! We accept you for granting us strength and happiness and providing safe environment for our long life till we reach god.

40. O bright ruler you are also a learned person. I pray you to arrange for spreading the knowledge and make us prosper.

41. We accept you god as the giver of ultimate knowledge.

42. O exalted wife, with your knowledge, prepare good eatable and drinkable articles. Energy should come back to me for the next sessions work.

43. O lady! You are praiseworthy, lovable, pleasure giving, adorable, knowledgeable and worthy of respect. Teach everybody the lessons of acquiring such noble qualities.

44. O General, beat our foes away.

45. O god! We pray to you for success in all our actions.

46. O God! Select as our ruler a capable man.

47. O noble king! Your speeches dispel our ignorance regarding political and economic issues.

48. O people! Do not think of illicit affairs with women.

49. O learned and educated king! I respect you for your popularity for providing security and prosperity to the country.

50. O virtuous king! Our impeller towards progress and affluence, know the sayings and conduct of learned persons and sages and do what is appropriate.

51. O married people, enjoy yourselves, produce children, rear them and share with us riches with noble intentions.

52. O learned person, due to your advice and actions, we may obtain material and spiritual knowledge and pleasure.

53. O our commander and soldiers, defeat our foes in all possible ways so that we may be rich and safe all around us on earth, in space and in sky.

54. O married people, to remain happy follow God’s ways, King’s direction and directions of a physician.

55. People, to be happy understand the use of natural elements and powers – water, wind, etc. and use them appropriately.

56. O married people in the world! Use powers of rains and thunder appropriately.

57. o learned people understand the use of various objects in the world and use them appropriately for your benefit.

58. Those who did many yajnas need to be honoured and recognized.

59. Those who are praised by aged sages for their achievement always remain happy.

60. I may receive the benefits of yajnas done by sages and capable people.

61. Thirtyfour threads weave the fabric of this universe. I also use them skillfully in developing this universe. (They are eight vasus; Sun, moon, earth, water, fire, air, sky, lightning; eleven rudras: parn, apan, vyan, udan, sman, nag, kurma, krikal, devdutt, dhananjaya, and matrishwa; twelve adityas: the twelvemonths of the year, and soul, God and matter.)

62. O sacrifice! Come back in the future as plenty of wealth and prosperity for us.

63. O married man, sacrifice appropriately for strength of the body and strength of the society.

Simplified Sukla Yajurveda - Chapter VII

Chapter VII

Hymns 48

1. O man, for realising God, be a learned man, work pure heartedly under the direction of sages, who are to be respected and listened to by you.

2. O superb man of knowledge, I attain prosperity by carrying out your instructions.

3. O man of knowledge, you have promptly crushed the demon of igorance. I follow you for longevity and acquisition of happiness.

4. O aspirant of yoga! learn control over your vital breaths, mind and organs.

5. O Yogi! gladden others with use of yoga.

6. O supreme yogi! know the best course for the observance of truth and dharma and follow it.

7. O yogi! you have the power to protect others. I instruct you to practice that power.

8. O teacher of yoga!, yoga is pain dispelling.

9. O yogi! you are endowed with noble traits.

10. O noble and friendly yogis! give us daily the speech that rightly teaches us the knowledge of yoga.

11. O student of yoga! this yoga learning will provide your comfort.

12. O yogi! elevate your soul by continuous practice of yoga.

13. O yogi! you are also a purifier people like sun.

14. O yoga students, learn the preliminary steps carefully even though you may be experiencing some difficulties. May our method of teaching be accommodated by you.

15. O yoga students, you also like your teachers resort to truth and virtuous deeds.

16. O skillful ruler, with the army I accept your laws for curbing the sinful and establishing the code of morality.

17. O king! your subordinates should follow your instructions even in the form of a signal of your finger.

18. O ruler, you are the developer of loyal subjects by making them prosperous under your rule. Support the just and suppress the unjust. Keep doing your job like sun and moon without break and rest.

19. Eleven might substances do their duty in heaven, on the earth and in respiration. Similarly, members of the kings court have to carry on their job with zeal and devotion continuously.

20. O ruler! you protect your subjects and subjects protect you. Protect the learned and all valuable things.

21. O learned people, just as a good ruler tries to improve all things in the country, you should participate in improvement efforts and encourage people to participate in them. Help the administration in improving the country.

22. O General, I appoint you for your knowledge, military skill and valour. Do your job with knowledge (veda).

23. We elect you as head of state to harness all natural forces for the betterment of people.

24. Establish the greatness of your country.

25. O god! I accept you and pray to you to make our people united.

26. O performer, all the substance sacrificed by you fill the space and air all around and will come back to the earth in larger quantitites. Carry out yajnas under the direction of learned people.

27. O educator! teach me as how to acquire sound knowledge.

28. O give of knowledge teach me yoga.

29. King says, I wish to have good subjects, I wish to have good soldiers, I want them to be energetic.

30. O king we accept you as our ruler all the time. In all twelve month of the year you are our ruler.

31. O members of the king's court! participate effectively in discussions and protect our welfare.

32. O members of the king's court! justice is your aim. Learn the related knowledge and art.

33. O teacher accept my son as a pupil. O pupil! I accept you as a seeker of knowledge.

34. O son! you are accepte by the teacher. Learn from him by obeying his directions.

35. O ruler! we like you for your good relations with people.

36. We learned accept you as our ruler for all the good work that you have done for the society so far.

37. O General! You are appointed for you knowledge and ability. Understand your military like sun understands every thing by the falling of his rays on them.

38. O head of the state! we goad you into this battle. Fortify yourself individually and fortify your military, go into the battle and bring us victory.

39. O god! you are the doer of all great deeds. We depend on you to help us in doing big things.

40. O God! like a raining cloud, you bless your worshippers profusely.

41. Like sun rays that provide light to all, the sayings of the learned people must benefit humanity.

42. Always remember God is mightier than all the natural forces and all the knowledge of learned people.

43. O God, remove from us sinful thoughts.

44. We require victory of various people to give us peace and happiness. We want victory over diseases. We want victory over external enemies. We want victory over ignorance. We want victory over trouble makers we destroy our valuable things through irreligious ways.

45. O rich persons! lead a religious life and encourage people to do proper things by giving them gold as remuneration.

46. Honour the brahmins, who are learned people, whose fathers and grandfathers are learned people and learn from them.

47. O teacher, I as a person anxious to learn commit to a life of brahmacharya for 24 years/44 years. I am handed over to you by my parents for learning. Provide me a long life with your knowledge and make me a learned person.

48. Vedic instruction is given for the benefit of soul.(The story is that when Brahma was created, he did not know what to do and started suffering. God had given him veda (knowledge) and he understood what to do)

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Simplified Sukla Yajurveda - Chapter VI

Chapter VI Hymns 37

1. O king you are a father to your subjects, bring them up. O queen! you also behave accordingly.

2. O king! your first duty is to undertake the spread of knowledge and the administration of justice. The second duty is to propagate religious truths.

3. O king! improve the military expertise, prolong the life of people, and advance the children. Advance the knowledge of vedas.

4. O men understand the God's activities and laws of creation, preservation and dissolution. Benefit from that understanding.

5. The learned people understand the lofty attributes of god.

6. O king! keep all the people and all animals under control of law.

7. O king! use learned people to increase the pleasures of your subjects and of yourself.

8. O rich sons, learn and get good training.

9. I initiate new brahmacharis by sprinkling them water and corn.May you father, mother, brothers, friends and fellow students grant you permission for my discipleship.

10. O pupil devote yourself to learning.

11. O performers of yajnas rear cows to get ghee.

12. O learned person! do not behave crookedly or proudly. Tread on the paths of truth and moral rightness.

13. Girls must be endowed with noble qualities and married to educated husbands.

14. O disciple, maintain cleanliness of your body and all its organs.

15. O disciple, listen to me and observe my actions.

16. O disciple, understand all the intricate problems.

17. O learned persons keep me away from sin.

18. O warrior! the fire of righteous indignation spur you in the battle to win victory for us.

19. O general! your orders and commands should reach all corners of your military and win the war.

20. O general! your mother, father and relative should encourage you in the battle. Just as Udan breath permeates all our organs, so you orders should go to all corners of your military and win the war.

21. O disciple go to all the places and learn from them.

22. O king! protect well, tanks, canals and forests.

23. O learned persons, waters in well, tanks and canals contribute to your purity, comfort and usefulness.

24, 25. O virgins, select your husbands from eligible bachelors with care and enjoy life with them. Both of you should do noble deeds.

26. O noble king, allow your subjects to make complaints and do justice to them. Let the queen listen to ladies and help them. Let judges listen to people and do justice.

27. People should select as king one among them who is strong, knowledgeable and will be able to guide and control people.

28. O farmer become fit to cultivate the land and produce food crops and medicinal crops.

29. O king people require maintenance in their old ages as supplied food to other when they were young. This is a proper rule.

30. O my subjects pay the tax levied on you as it contributes to efficient administration.

31. O subjects and legislators, maintain cordial relations with my officers so that they can work properly and help you.

32. We appoint you as king because you are knowledgeable, strong and quick acting. Use all your faculties and make us rich and comfortable.

33. O king with all your powers protect the yajnas (projects, businesses, occupations) of your subjects.

34. O ladies, you are the possessors of practical wisdom and you help your husbands in the yajnas. Do your sacrifice of domestic life.

35. O woman cultivate the strength of your body and soul.

36. O mother, love your children. O children you should love your mother.

37. O mighty, glorious king, make your subjects progress and make them capable of doing great deeds.

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