Siva Sankalpa Suktam,
Swami Pratyagbodhananda,
Presidents’ Day Weekend Course,
6 classes,

These six verses from the Shukla-yajur-veda are a prayer urging the mind to understand its own reality, the one light of lights, jyotisam jyotirekam, which illumines it. In addition, it is a prayer for the mind to equip itself for this understanding. Through these verses, the Veda reveals the nature of reality from different standpoints, knowing which one discovers one’s fulfillment. It also shows what kind of a mind is required for this discovery, and what are the means to transform the mind accordingly.