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    Thank you Dr. Renuka and your friend too, who has given a nice explanation.

    Regarding the word 'reciprocally' - i wish to say that I have not studied Yaska's work in original. This has been quoted in the book by H.H.Wilson in his translation of Rig Veda, as edited by Ravi Prakash Arya and K.L.Joshi.

    Removal of the word as suggested by your friend makes the picture clearer.
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    We often hear it said that God helps those who help themselves. Here is a Vedic Mantra with the same import.

    इदा | अह्न: पीतिम् | उत | व: | मदम् | धु: | न | ऋते | श्रान्तस्य | सख्याय | देवा: |
    ते | नूनम् | अस्मे | ऋभव: | वसूनि | तृतीये | अस्मिन् | सवने | दधात RV_4,33.11

    Gods have given you the beverage of the day and its exhilaration. They are friends of only those who work hard. Rbhus, grant us wealth at this third sacrifice of the day.
    वन्देवेदमातरम्
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    Here is an interesting verse. While praising Indra, a doubt arises in the mind of the rishi. “Is there really a god called Indra?”
    So he says, worship Indra if at all he exists.”

    Why does the rishi think so?

    He gives the answer in the second half of the same mantra. “Some people say that there is no Indra. Who has seen him?”
    Then the rishi asks himself, “If there is no Indra, whom shall we praise then?”

    प्र | सु | स्तोमम् | भरत | वाज-यन्त: | इन्द्राय | सत्यम् | यदि | सत्यम् | अस्ति |
    न | इन्द्र: | अस्ति | इति | नेम: | उ| त्व: | आह | क: | ईम् | ददर्श | कम् | अभि | स्तवाम RV_8,100.3

    Striving for strength bring forth a laud to Indra, a truthful hymn if he in truth existeth.
    One and another say, There is no Indra. Who hath beheld him? Whom then shall we honour?
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    The next mantra seems to put to end all these confusions. This comes from Indra’s mouth. “Here I am. Look at me. I am the greatest. Rtam has made me very strong that I can shatter the whole world.”
    (Rtam is interpreted by Sayana as the sacrifice and Griffith takes it to mean the Eternal law.)

    अयम् | अस्ति | जरितः | पश्य | मा | इह | विश्वा | जातानि | अभि | अस्मि | मह्ना | ऋतस्य | मा | प्र-दिश: | वर्धयन्ति | आदर्दिर: | भुवना | दर्दरीमि RV_8,100.4

    Here am I, look upon me here, O singer. All that existeth I surpass in greatness.
    The Holy Law's commandments make me mighty. Rending with strength I rend the worlds asunder.
    वन्देवेदमातरम्
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    On hearing the following song from Tare Zamin Par (song beginning with bum bum bole), I am reminded of the mantra, which follows. Both wonder at the craftsman behind the creation.

    Aisi Rangon Bhari Apni Duniya Hai Kyun
    Socho To Socho Na
    Pyar Se Chun Ke In Rangon Ko
    Kisi Ne Sajaye Hai Apni Duniya
    Upar Wala Kya Hai Apni Duniya
    Upar Wala Kya Koi Kalakaar Hai

    स: | इत् | सु-अपा: | भुवनेषु | आस | य: | इमे | द्यावापृथिवी | जजान |
    उर्वी | गभीरे | रजसी | सुमेके | अवंशे | धीर: | शच्या | सम् | ऐरत् RV_4,56.3

    Sure in the worlds he was a skillful Craftsman, he who produced these Twain the Earth and Heaven.
    Wise, with his power he brought both realms, together spacious and deep, well-fashioned, unsupported.

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    With this the serial comes to an end. Thanks to the readers who visited these posts and offered valuable comments.
    Hope to meet you all in another serial, again on Rig Veda, soon.
    वन्देवेदमातरम्
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikrama View Post
    Hope to meet you all in another serial, again on Rig Veda, soon.
    Dear Sir,

    We are all waiting for the next episode of the MEGAAAAAAAAAAA Serial!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikrama View Post
    On hearing the following song from Tare Zamin Par (song beginning with bum bum bole), I am reminded of the mantra, which follows. Both wonder at the craftsman behind the creation.

    Aisi Rangon Bhari Apni Duniya Hai Kyun
    Socho To Socho Na
    Pyar Se Chun Ke In Rangon Ko
    Kisi Ne Sajaye Hai Apni Duniya
    Upar Wala Kya Hai Apni Duniya
    Upar Wala Kya Koi Kalakaar Hai

    स: | इत् | सु-अपा: | भुवनेषु | आस | य: | इमे | द्यावापृथिवी | जजान |
    उर्वी | गभीरे | रजसी | सुमेके | अवंशे | धीर: | शच्या | सम् | ऐरत् RV_4,56.3

    Sure in the worlds he was a skillful Craftsman, he who produced these Twain the Earth and Heaven.
    Wise, with his power he brought both realms, together spacious and deep, well-fashioned, unsupported.

    *****
    With this the serial comes to an end. Thanks to the readers who visited these posts and offered valuable comments.
    Hope to meet you all in another serial, again on Rig Veda, soon.
    Dear Sri Vikrama,

    Wonderful post indeed. Please let us have the treat when you find time to serve again.
    God Bless you,
    Regards,
    Brahmanyan,
    Bangalore.
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