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Rig Veda - The House of Clay

Identifier

000249

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

This is a plea by the Higher spirit not to be born - to go to the house of clay.

A description of the experience

The Rig Veda [translated by Wendy Doniger]

Let me not go to the house of clay, O King Varuna, not yet.  Have mercy, great ruler; be merciful

If I seem to stumble and tremble like a puffed up goatskin, O master of stones, have mercy; great ruler, be merciful

If through weakness of will power I have somehow gone against the true current, O pure one, have mercy; great ruler, be merciful

Thirst has come upon the one who sings to you as he stands in the midst of waters; have mercy, great ruler, be merciful

If we humans have committed some offence against the race of gods, O Varuna, or through carelessness have violated your laws, do not injure us, o god, for that sin

The source of the experience

Rig veda, the

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Clay
Stone
Water

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Commonsteps

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