Devi Suktam Mantra | Devīsūktam | Aṃbhṛnīsūktam

Devi Suktam Mantra | Devīsūktam | Aṃbhṛnīsūktam Hymn Chanted देवीसूक्तं अथवा वागाम्भृणीसूक्तं ऋग्वेदान्तर्गतम् ऋषिः वागाम्भृणी, देवता वागाम्भृणी, छन्दः १, ३, ७, ८ विराट्त्रिष्टुप्, २ पादनिचृज्जगती, ४, ५ त्रिष्टुप्, ६ निचृत्त्रिष्टुप्, स्वरः १, ३-८ धैवतः, ३ निषादः ॥ अथ देवीसूक्तम् ॥ ॐ अ॒हं रु॒द्रेभि॒र्वसु॑भिश्चराम्य॒हमा᳚दि॒त्यैरु॒त वि॒श्वदे᳚वैः । अ॒हं मि॒त्रावरु॑णो॒भा बि॑भर्म्य॒हमि᳚न्द्रा॒ग्नी अ॒हम॒श्विनो॒भा ॥ १॥ अ॒हं सोम॑माह॒नसं᳚ बिभर्म्य॒हं त्वष्टा᳚रमु॒त पू॒षणं॒ भगम्᳚ । अ॒हं द॑धामि॒ द्रवि॑णं ह॒विष्म॑ते सुप्रा॒व्ये॒ ए॒ ३॒॑ यज॑मानाय सुन्व॒ते ॥ २॥ अ॒हं राष्ट्री᳚ सं॒गम॑नी॒ वसू᳚नां चिकि॒तुषी᳚ प्रथ॒मा य॒ज्ञिया᳚नाम् । तां मा᳚ दे॒वा व्य॑दधुः पुरु॒त्रा भूरि॑स्थात्रां॒ भूर्या᳚ वे॒शयन्᳚तीम् ॥ ३॥ मया॒ सोऽअन्न॑मत्ति॒ यो वि॒पश्य॑ति॒ यः प्राणि॑ति॒ य ईं᳚ श‍ृ॒णोत्यु॒क्तम् । अ॒म॒न्तवो॒मान्त उप॑क्षियन्ति श्रु॒धिश्रु॑त श्रद्धि॒वं ते᳚ वदामि ॥ ४॥ अ॒हमे॒व स्व॒यमि॒दं व॑दामि॒ जुष्टं᳚ दे॒वेभि॑रु॒त मानु॑षेभिः । यं का॒मये॒ तं त॑मु॒ग्रं कृ॑णोमि॒ तं ब्र॒ह्माणं॒ तमृषिं॒ तं सु॑मे॒धाम् ॥ ५॥ अ॒हं रु॒द्राय॒ धनु॒रात॑नोमि ब्रह्म॒द्विषे॒ शर॑वे॒हन्त॒ वा उ॑ । अ॒हं जना᳚य स॒मदं᳚ कृणोम्य॒हं द्यावा᳚पृथि॒वी आवि॑वेश ॥ ६॥ अ॒हं सु॑वे पि॒तर॑मस्य मू॒र्धन् मम॒ योनि॑र॒प्स्व (अ॒) १॒॑न्तः स॑मु॒द्रे । ततो॒ विति॑ष्ठे॒ भुव॒नानु॒ विश्वो॒ तामूं द्यां व॒र्ष्मणोप॑स्पृशामि ॥ ७॥ अ॒हमे॒व वात॑ऽइव॒ प्रवा᳚म्या॒रभ॑माणा॒ भुव॑नानि॒ विश्वा᳚ । प॒रो दि॒वा प॒रए॒ना पृ॑थि॒व्यै ताव॑ती महि॒ना सम्ब॑भूव ॥ ८॥ ॐ शान्तिः॒ शान्तिः॒ शान्तिः॑ ॥ ॥ अथ स्वररहितदेवीसूक्तम् ॥ ॐ अहं रुद्रेभिर्वसुभिश्चराम्यहमादित्यैरुत विश्वदेवैः । अहं मित्रावरुणोभा बिभर्म्यहमिन्द्राग्नी अहमश्विनोभा ॥ १॥ अहं सोममाहनसं बिभर्म्यहं त्वष्टारमुत पूषणं भगम् । अहं दधामि द्रविणं हविष्मते सुप्राव्ये ए ३ यजमानाय सुन्वते ॥ २॥ अहं राष्ट्री संगमनी वसूनां चिकितुषी प्रथमा यज्ञियानाम् । तां मा देवा व्यदधुः पुरुत्रा भूरिस्थात्रां भूर्या वेशयन्तीम् ॥ ३॥ मया सोऽअन्नमत्ति यो विपश्यति यः प्राणिति य ईं श‍ृणोत्युक्तम् । अमन्तवोमान्त उपक्षियन्ति श्रुधिश्रुत श्रद्धिवं ते वदामि ॥ ४॥ अहमेव स्वयमिदं वदामि जुष्टं देवेभिरुत मानुषेभिः । यं कामये तं तमुग्रं कृणोमि तं ब्रह्माणं तमृषिं तं सुमेधाम् ॥ ५॥ अहं रुद्राय धनुरातनोमि ब्रह्मद्विषे शरवेहन्त वा उ । अहं जनाय समदं कृणोम्यहं द्यावापृथिवी आविवेश ॥ ६॥ अहं सुवे पितरमस्य मूर्धन् मम योनिरप्स्व अन्तः समुद्रे । ततो वितिष्ठे भुवनानु विश्वो तामूं द्यां वर्ष्मणोपस्पृशामि ॥ ७॥ अहमेव वातऽइव प्रवाम्यारभमाणा भुवनानि विश्वा । परो दिवा परएना पृथिव्यै तावती महिना सम्बभूव ॥ ८॥ ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥ Readable Roman ri’shih’ vaagaambhri’nee, devataa vaagaambhri’nee, chhandah’ 1, 3, 7, 8 viraat’trisht’up, 2 paadanichri’jjagatee, 4, 5 trisht’up, 6 nichri’ttrisht’up, svarah’ 1, 3-8 dhaivatah’, 3 nishaadah'...

June 22, 2022 · 5 min · TheAum

Rumi's Poem, Still.

They died, I still am He died, I still am She died, I still am I died, I still am I am still Rumi’s Poem

June 1, 2022 · 1 min · TheAum

Is Advaita a mental process? - Advaita Vedanta Q&A

An interesting question may arise when studying Vedanta: is Advaita only a mental process? I tried to analyse the question and give some references from Ramana Maharshi and Ashtavakra Gita, post is inspired by Swami Sarvapriyananda and his talks. I made a small post that should give a clear overview of this question that many people may actually have. You can find it here: Is Advaita a mental process? Hope you will enjoy!...

May 25, 2022 · 1 min · TheAum

Is Advaita a mental process? Does Advaita mean tricking the mind into believing that we are not the mind? - Advaita Vedanta Q&A

Q: Is Advaita a mental process? Does Advaita mean tricking the mind into believing that we are not the mind? - Advaita Vedanta Q&A Introduction A: An interesting question may arise when studying Vedanta: I am reading the words, I am trying to understand these words, I finally got the meaning. Where does all of this happen? It’s very simple, it all happens in the mind. So, is it correct to say that Advaita is merely a mental process?...

May 25, 2022 · 5 min · TheAum

Is there consciousness in deep sleep?

Deep sleep and consciousness Q: “Is there consciousness in deep sleep?” According to Advaita Vedanta A: Most of the times one of the question that pops up in the mind of people that follow Advaita Vedanta is if consciousness is actually present while we sleep. Advaita Vedanta gives straight away the answer: “Yes.” The objection But most people will objectify: “It’s not possible! We don’t experience anything in deep sleep. No images, no sounds, no thoughts, nothing!...

May 1, 2022 · 2 min · TheAum

According to Advaita all is Brahman, so why should one worship Shri Krishna and do Puja?

Q&A Section A new page on Advaita Vedanta Q&A has been added, this week we talk about a very complex topic that arises from this question: Q: “According to Advaita all is Brahman, so why should one worship Shri Krishna and do Puja?” This question is very important and clarifies a doubt many people actually have when it comes to talk about a personal form of God or impersonal, Saguna and Nirguna Brahman....

April 25, 2022 · 1 min · TheAum

According to Advaita all is Brahman, so why should one worship Shri Krishna and do Puja? - Advaita Vedanta Q&A

Q: “According to Advaita all is Brahman, so why should one worship Shri Krishna and do Puja? Isn’t that also Maya?” Introduction A: This question needs some clarification starting from a pure philosophical view. The concept of “worship” cannot be put on the same level of Advaita, they are on two different planes of reality. Advaita considers Brahman to be the only reality, everything else is just illusory or relative....

April 25, 2022 · 8 min · TheAum

Ashṭāvakra Gita Quotes

“If you are seeking liberation, my son, shun the objects of the senses like poison. Practise tolerance, sincerity, compassion, contentment and truthfulness like nectar.” Ashṭāvakra Gita

April 19, 2022 · 1 min · TheAum

Was Adi Shankaracharya a Shaiva or a Vaishnava? What were his views on Shiva and Vishnu? - Advaita Vedanta Q&A

Q: Adi Shankaracharya taught Advaita philosophy. What was his belief on how one should see Shiva and Vishnu? Was he a Shaiva or a Vaishnava? Are Shiva and Vishnu same as per Him? A: Shankaras Advaita is called Kevala Advaita ie. Only Advaita; there is no duality at all and any duality that is perceived is just due to ignorance. Here are some features of Shankara’s philosophy: 1) Omniscience, omnipotence etc....

March 3, 2022 · 9 min · TheAum

Who controls the mind according to Advaita Vedanta? - Advaita Vedanta Q&A

Q: According to Advaita Vedanta if I am always the witness consciousness, Brahman, then who ‘controls’ the mind? Mind control is an important part of most Sādhanā, and if I am the watcher of my thoughts, how do ‘I’ control the mind? Just by shining the light of consciousness on the mind? For all of us, there is the choice to think both nice and nasty thoughts, there is the choice to engage in both right and wrong actions....

March 3, 2022 · 9 min · TheAum

Mahāvākyas

Mahāvākyas literally means “The Great Sayings” of the Upanishads The post-Śaṅkara writers on Advaita Vedānta have mentioned four sentences taken from four Upaniṣads and belonging to the four Vedas which teach the unity of the ātman and Brahman as four ‘mahāvākyas’ or great sentences. They are: Mahāvākyas Tat Tvam Asi (तत् त्वम् असि) - traditionally rendered as “That Thou Art” (that you are), (Chandogya Upanishad 6.8.7 of the Sama Veda, with tat in Ch....

February 16, 2022 · 5 min · TheAum

Before knowing God you must first know yourself.

“Before knowing God you must first know yourself.” How is it even possible that the creator of this entire universe is subject to the knowledge of “I” first? You can’t know God if you are not aware of yourself. Everything else is just an object but you, the seer, are not. While the seen may be there or not it’s just subject to you being aware of yourself. In this regard, an Apple is comparable to the concept of God: both of them comes after you are aware of yourself....

February 14, 2022 · 1 min · TheAum

Nisargadatta Maharaj's Core Teachings

The Core Teachings of Nisargadatta Maharaj - from ‘The Essential Nisargadatta’ Along with the knowledge ‘I am’ appears space and the world. When the knowledge ‘I am’ departs the world is liquidated. Appearance and disappearance, birth and death these are qualities of ‘I am’, they do not belong to you, the Absolute. Catch hold of the knowledge ‘I am’ in meditation and the realization will occur that ‘I’, the Absolute, am not the quality ‘I am’....

January 13, 2022 · 8 min · TheAum

Moksha Explained

Moksha Moksha has different connotations and different ways to “achieve” it according to traditions or mārga. Each tradition (Advaita Vedanta, Vishistadvaita and Dvaita) has its own Yog and we could summarise all of them in 4 main categories: Bhakti, Karma, Jnana, Raja. Non-dualistic view - Advaita Vedanta - Jnana Yog. To understand moksha one should first ask to himself: “What is liberation?” Of course the most common answer would be “Liberation is being freed by dukkha and samsara, cycles of death and births”...

December 11, 2021 · 3 min · TheAum

How comes Advaita doesn’t regard Krishna as a personal form of God? - Advaita Vedanta Q&A

Q: “How comes Advaita doesn’t regard Krishna as a personal form of God?” A follower asked this question and I thought I would share the answer I would give to everyone here because some may have this very same doubt. First of all we need to make a distinction between Nirguna Brahman and Saguna Brahman, what are those? As you may guess the word “Nirguna” contains “Gunas” which means qualities....

December 10, 2021 · 2 min · TheAum